Undergraduate Course Code: POL486H1S L0201
Topics in International Politics I
This course examines and compares several core domains of international law, including the use of force, international human rights law, international environmental law, international trade law, and international investment law. The course considers international law in a broad political and historical context and pays particular attention to the forces that create and shape international law. The course also examines current issues in international law, including the recent withdrawals from the International Criminal Court, the legal responsibility of transnational corporations, and the decline of US leadership in the international order.
Format and Requirements
The course requires close reading of texts, active participation in seminars, including in-class presentations, and several course papers.