An introduction to a conceptual, analytical, and, historical understanding of international, relations. Emphasis on the international system, and the opportunities and constraints it places on, state and nonstate behavior. Cooperation and, conflict, sovereignty, the rich-poor gap,, determinants of national power, interdependence,, the process of globalization, international, institutions, and the role of transnational, phenomena. Designed for students who have no, previous background in the study of international, relations.

Introduces students to political, social, and, economic issues facing African states (primarily, sub-Saharan), covering both domestic and, international dimensions. The course explores the, historical origins and contemporary dynamics of, challenges associated with democratization, civil, conflict, and underdevelopment, as well as, emerging opportunities and prospects. Students, gain specific country expertise, and are also, equipped to make sense of the variation in the, experiences of a range of African countries.

The political setting of international law, its, changing content, its influence on the foreign, policies of states, the special problems of, regulating war, and developing and implementing, human rights. Focus on insights from social, science theories and perspectives, not on, technical understanding of international law.
Introduces major debates surrounding the, militarization of relief, politicization of aid,, and armed interventions. Addresses tensions, surrounding the appeal to "care for distant, strangers," management of violence, and the, response of various actors, from NGOs and, international institutions to individuals, media,, celebrities, and businesses. Students will become, familiar with the key actors, agencies, and ideas, in the development of modern humanitarianism,, explore lessons from major past and present, crises, and engage with the stories of people, affected.