International Relations Theory 2
Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú
Area of Study
Recommended U.S. Semester Credits0
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Hours & Credits
The course builds upon a prior course, International Relations Theory 1, which is a prerequisite for those students enrolled in the International Relations major. The course further extends the range of theoretical schools and approaches under review in that course by incorporating newer analytical tools drawn from approaches such as Constructivism, the so-called "English School," and a vast range of Critical Theory approaches (such as Feminism or Gender Studies, Post-Colonialism, and other Post-Modern approaches to world politics).
In this context, the course is organized in two sections:
The first one serves as an introductory period in which students update their IR Theory 1 knowledge; while the second section (which is the core of the semester) focuses on the new schools of thought and theoretical approaches per se. The evaluation format of the course is simple: there are two written exams, one is a mid-term exam, while the other is a final exam. Both are take-home exams, where the students can consult the texts and class notes for the drafting of their answers. There are also a series of 6 practical exercises throughout the semester, which complement the final grade of the course.
Please note that there are no beginning level courses offered in this program.
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.