Special Topics in International Relations I
Seoul, South Korea
Area of Study
Taught In English
Course Level Recommendations
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Recommended U.S. Semester Credits3
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units4
Hours & Credits
These are exciting and troubling times to study global politics. The world has entered a period of
dramatic and confusing change. Many of the institutions that shaped and regulated our world's
political life are undergoing rapid evolution or decay, and new institutions are emerging equally
quickly. This course serves as an introduction to international relations. It provides theoretical
tools and frameworks of analysis that permit us better to understand the international system.
The course introduces the fundamental concepts, theories, issues, and problems of international
relations. This class is designed around a number of interlocking elements. In the first place,
lectures present the major theoretical approaches such as realism, liberalism, and constructivism
etc. In the second place, this course will discuss major issues of current international relations.
This course will provide an opportunity for students to understand the workings of international
politics and to analyze states? action in response to them.
The students are required to read the materials before they come to class. Students are expected
to answer questions and conduct discussions based on the assigned readings. Active participation
is greatly encouraged.
Textbook and other Course Materials:
Art, Robert J. and Robert Jervis. International Politics: Enduring Concepts and Contemporary
Issues, 11 th edition. Longman (A & J)
Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.
Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.
Please reference fall and spring course lists as not all courses are taught during both semesters.
Availability of courses is based on enrollment numbers. All students should seek pre-approval for alternate courses in the event of last minute class cancellations
Please note that some courses with locals have recommended prerequisite courses. It is the student's responsibility to consult any recommended prerequisites prior to enrolling in their course.