Political Science

POLS2703Introduction to International Relations3 ch (3C)

Provides a comprehensive overview of the political science subfield of International Relations (IR): the study of global politics as an international system. The course focuses on core IR concepts and theories, and explores how these are used to analyse how power works in global politics; why states go to war; why states and other actors sometimes cooperate address global challenges; and why there are global inequalities. Students are strongly encouraged to complete 3 ch of POLS at the 1000-level before enrolling in this course.