International Relations

College of Arts & Sciences

Introduction to International Relations

CAS IR 271

Undergraduate required principal course. Study of basic factors in international relations, Western state systems, the concept of balance of power, nationalism, and imperialism. Primarily for majors and minors. Carries social science divisional credit in CAS. 4 cr. Tuition: $2400

Summer 1 (May 21-June 25)

Summer 2 (June 30-August 6)

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Diplomatic Practice

CAS IR 330

Introduces the practice of diplomacy as management of a country's foreign relations with a view to secure or restore peace. The nation state in diplomatic relations; foreign ministries, diplomatic missions, embassies, and consulates; the peacekeeping role of international law and international government organizations. 4 cr. Tuition: $2400

Summer 1 (May 20-June 26)

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History of International Relations, 1900-1945

CAS IR 349

The causes and consequences of the First World War; the search for postwar reconstruction and stability during the twenties; economic collapse, revolutionary nationalism, and fascism during the 1930s; the Second World War and the advent of the bipolar world. Also offered as CAS HI 332S. 4 cr. Tuition: $2400

Summer 1 (May 21-June 25)

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History of International Relations Since 1945

CAS IR 350

The causes and consequences of the Soviet-American Cold War from its origins in Europe to its extension to Asia, Africa, and Latin America. The rise of the multipolar international system, the emergence of the nonaligned blocs, and inter- and intra-alliance conflicts. Also offered as CAS HI 334S. 4 cr. Tuition: $2400

Summer 2 (June 30-August 6)

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International Human Rights

CAS IR 352

Studies the growing international influence on politics of human rights principles, documents, and organizations, drawing especially on African cases such as Congo, Zimbabwe, and Sudan. Topics include universality vs. cultural relativism, individual vs. group rights, and issues in human rights enforcement. 4 cr. Tuition: $2400

Summer 1 (May 21-June 25)

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Contemporary East Asian Economics

CAS IR 368

Prereq: ((CAS EC 101 & CAS EC 102) or (CAS EC 111 & CAS EC 112)). An introduction to the economics of Japan, Korea, and Taiwan. Topics include Japanese firms, labor markets, finance, monetary and fiscal policies, industrial policies, and Taiwanese and Korean post-1960 economic development. 4 cr. Tuition: $2400

Summer 2 (June 30-August 6)

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Immigration and Development in Asia

CAS IR 441

Transnational immigration and economic development in Asia, focusing on China, India, and South Korea. Cases examined include the rise of manufacturing prowess in China, India's software industry, and Korea's corporate competitiveness in the world. 4 cr. Tuition: $2400

Summer 1 (May 20-June 26)

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Islam in Middle East Politics

CAS IR 509

Analysis of Islam in the classical and popular forms; examination of the role of the Muslim religion in the international politics of the modern Middle East, especially Iran, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Lebanon, Syria, Iraq, and Libya; their interrelationships and their attitudes toward the West. 4 cr. Tuition: $2400

Summer 2 (July 1-August 7)

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Congress and National Security

CAS IR 521

Seminar on the constitutional, historical, and practical role of the U.S. Congress in foreign defense policy. Analyzes the powers of the relevant committees and illustrates Congress' role in war making, treaties, appointments, and broad policy directions. 4 cr. Tuition: $2400

Summer 1 (May 20-June 26)

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