Fall/Winter Timetable

POL2200Y1Y L0101

Core Course: International Politics


The basic purpose of the core course in international relations is to familiarize doctoral students with competing and complementary theoretical approaches to international politics; to develop students’ ability to assess these literatures critically; and to help students refine the theoretical foundations of their subsequent dissertations. Among the topics to be considered are: metatheory; levels of analysis; norms and identity; the state and transnational forces; and basic principles of research design. The course covers the security, international political economy and global/transnational relations subfields.

Format and Requirements

A minor paper, a major paper, seminar participation/presentations, and a course exam.