Intro. to International Relations & Security

Dublin City University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Intro. to International Relations & Security

  • Host University

    Dublin City University

  • Location

    Dublin, Ireland

  • Area of Study

    International Relations

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • ECTS Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    Module Aims: To introduce students to the study of international relations. To give them an awareness of the classic theoretical debates in IR Theory. To introduce the range of issues covered in contemporary International Relations and Security.

    Learning Outcomes
    1. Identify the main international relations theories
    2. Understand the central debates in contemporary Security Studies
    3. Distinguish between the main theories of international relations
    4. Choose an appropriate theory to examine a particular issue in International Politics

Course Disclaimer

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