Loyola University Chicago

Department of Political Science

PLSC 102: International Politics

PLSC 102: International Relations in an Age of Globalization
Professor Hasselmann
TTh 2:30pm / LSC

This course introduces students to the study of world politics, and the approaches political scientists use to understand international relations, with a primary focus on the events of the 20th century and their implications for the 21st.  There are competing explanations for most interesting puzzles in international relations, and this course is designed to help you develop a toolkit with which you can better explore and understand these alternative explanations.  The goal is for you to develop the critical skills necessary to determine for yourself which explanations you find most compelling.  This course is an option in the "Societal and Cultural Knowledge" section of the core curriculum."

 


PLSC 102: International Relations in an Age of Globalization
Professor Endless
TTh 11:30am / LSC

This course introduces students to fundamental issues and concepts in international politics. The focus of analysis will be the relations of states and globalization in the contemporary world. Topics examined will include competing perspectives on international politics, conflict resolution, security issues, international political economy, diplomacy, and international organizations. This course is an option in the "Societal and Cultural Knowledge" section of the core curriculum."

 

PLSC 102: International Relations in an Age of Globalization
Professor Melin
TTh 8:30am / LSC

This course is designed to introduce students to the major actors, processes, problems, and issues in the arena of global politics.  The focus of the course is on both theoretical and empirical knowledge that has accumulated for the academic study of the interactions of international actors.  We will conduct a broad overview of the puzzles on which IR scholarship focuses and the theoretical approaches to understanding contemporary debates.  Lectures will cover issues at both a theoretical level and with empirical examples and current events.  Students will become familiar with the contending theories and approaches in the study of IR, will come to understand the conceptual bases of rigorous social science, and will assimilate knowledge of historical and current events in the process. This course is an option in the "Societal and Cultural Knowledge" section of the core curriculum." 

 

PLSC 102: International Relations in an Age of Globalization
Professor Henripin
MWF 9:20am / LSC

This course provides an introduction to international relations, one of the four main subfields of political science. It focuses on the causes, character, and consequences of conflict and cooperation among states in security and economic affairs. Throughout, the emphasis is on developing a “toolkit” which you can use to understand international relations.  This course is an option in the "Societal and Cultural Knowledge" section of the core curriculum."

 

PLSC 102: International Relations in an Age of Globalization
Professor Baser
MWF 11:30am / LSC

This course serves an introduction to international relations and key topics in the study of world politics. It surveys the evolution international system and nation-state system, as well as the major global actors and problems facing the global community. The topics covered in this course include, but not limited to, international conflict and cooperation, human rights, international political economy and development. Lectures will help the students understand basic foundations of political science research through critical examination of theoretical debates and empirical examples. The students will gain factual knowledge about major issues in global politics and the theories of international relations. This course is an option in the "Societal and Cultural Knowledge" section of the core curriculum."

 


PLSC 102: International Relations in an Age of Globalization
Professor Mbengue
MWF 1:40pm / LSC

This course introduces you to the study of international relations. The course begins with an analysis of historical trends and intellectual traditions, most notably the major theoretical debates that have dominated the study of international relations. We will then focus on the historical evolution of the contemporary international system and the role of foreign policy within that system. We will finally focus on trends in international relations in various regions of the world, including the Middle East, Africa, Asia, Europe and Latin America.  This course is an option in the "Societal and Cultural Knowledge" section of the core curriculum."


PLSC 102: International Relations in an Age of Globalization
Professor Loontjer
MWF 8:15am / LSC

This course guides students in considering key topics within global politics. It surveys the evolution of the international system and the nation-state, the rise of international institutions, and the globalization of security, economic, and human rights issues. Students will gain factual knowledge, learn the fundamental theories of realism, liberalism, and constructivism, and exercise creative capacities. They will analyze and critically evaluate global political issues, and will developing writing skills useful for a career in international affairs. This course is an option in the "Societal and Cultural Knowledge" section of the core curriculum."