Fac. Minor IR-I: Theory of Intern. Rel.

Faculteit Letteren
Jaar 2021/22
Vakcode LYX123B10
Vaknaam Fac. Minor IR-I: Theory of Intern. Rel.
Niveau(s) facultaire minor
Voertaal Engels
Periode semester I
Rooster rooster.rug.nl

Uitgebreide vaknaam Faculty Minor IR-I: Theory of International Relations
Leerdoelen 1) acquire and organize knowledge and understanding at an intermediate level of key classic and contemporary theories and approaches in the analysis of international relations;

2) apply logical reasoning and the capacity to theoretically organize unstructured problems;

3) apply theoretical knowledge and understanding to critically and systematically evaluate various international themes and cases;

4) appreciate the role of theory in International Relations discourse and research;

5) process effectively and efficiently large amounts of conceptual and theoretical textual material on international relations.
Omschrijving The module offers an introduction to the most important schools and approaches within International Relations (IR) theory. In the course normative IR theory, classical and neo-realism, classical and neo-liberalism, the English School, marxism, constructivism, critical theory, post-structuralism, feminism, as well as green theory will be dealt with. In the 3-hour seminars introductory chapters provide the background with which the main characteristics of the respective approach will be reconstructed and then located in exemplary primary texts. The conceptual, logical and empirical/normative merits of each approach will be explored and discussed. Seminar attendance is mandatory.
Uren per week 3
Onderwijsvorm werkcollege
Toetsvorm schriftelijke opdracht(en)
Vaksoort bachelor jr 3
Coördinator dr. C. Humrich
Docent(en) J.D. Bakker, MA. , D.A.L. Cadier, PhD. , L.C.A. Hemminga, MA. MSc.
Verplichte literatuur
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Selected readings (articles downloadable from the university library internet site, free for RUG students): to be announced in the course guide;
The Oxford Handbook of International RelationsOxford: Oxford University Press, 2008, Ch. 19 (to be provided in pdf format for free via Nestor) Christian Reus-Smit, Duncan Snidal (eds.)
International Relations Theories: Discipline and Diversity, fifth revised edition, Oxford: Oxford University Press 2021. With exception of Chs. 2, 4, 8, 12 and 15 Tim Dunne, Milja Kurki, and Steve Smith (eds.). 978-0198707561 ca. €  45,00
Opmerkingen Registration via Progress in the enrollment period.
You can enroll for a group via self-enrollment before the end of August.
Opgenomen in
Opleiding Jaar Periode Type
Course units for exchange students 3 semester I keuze
BSc International Business/IB  (minor International Relations) 3 semester I verplicht
Facultaire Minor International Relations 3 semester I verplicht