Introduction to International Relations
This collection contains the California Open Educational Resources Council (CA OER) list of peer-reviewed textbooks for Introduction to International Relations (common course-id POLS 140), one of the top 50 college courses identified for inclusion in the California Open Online Library for Education (COOLforEd).
General Course Description: POLS 140:
An introduction to international relations theory with an examination of national, international, transnational, and sub-national actors and their institutions, interactions and processes as they relate to global issues.
Minimum Units: 3.0
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
- Explain international relations theory.
- Identify international institutions.
- Describe the roles of national, international, transnational, and sub-national actors
- Analyze and evaluate key topics such as globalization, conflict, cooperation, diplomacy, international law, human rights, and international political economy.
- Discuss contemporary issues in international relations.
- Apply relevant theoretical concepts to events.
May include as appropriate:
- In-class or take-home examinations
- Research papers or projects
- Written assignments
- Analytical papers
- Oral presentations
- Participation in class discussions and debates