Introduction to International Relations: History and Concepts

The American University of Rome

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Introduction to International Relations: History and Concepts

  • Host University

    The American University of Rome

  • Location

    Rome, Italy

  • Area of Study

    History, International Relations, Political Science

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

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    Hours & Credits

  • Credits

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

    The course consists of in-depth historical study of main political events in international relations from Treaty of Westphalia to present. The emphasis is made on European history with underlining events that created important political concepts that are used or re-evaluated at present. The concepts will include but won?t be limited to: sovereignty, nation, nation-state, nationalism, balance of power, collective security, international organizations, international legal arrangements, globalization. The course will be essential pre-requisite to IR major in general and many of our program?s courses in particular.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Eligibility for courses may be subject to a placement exam and/or pre-requisites.

Some courses may require additional fees.

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


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