Undergraduate Course Code: POL486H1S L0101
Topics in International Politics I
Advanced Theory Workshop on Change in International Relations
POL 486/2205 H1S is an advanced undergraduate and graduate International Relations (IR) theory seminar dedicated to studying change in IR. While most IR theories implicitly evoke some kind of change in IR, little attention has been given so far to theorizing change (and stability) itself. The seminar’s first section will examine how change has implicitly and explicitly been studied in IR theory. The seminar’s second section will suggest new ways of thinking about change in IR. In the seminar’s third section, students will present and discuss their own seminar papers on IR change. We will conclude the workshop by asking whether studying change in IR can contribute not only to IR theory more generally, but also to addressing IR’s practical issues and problems.
Format and Requirements
One two-hour seminar per week. Course requirements TBA.