International Relations 1B University of Tsukuba
The aim of this course is to introduce students to some of the main theories of conflict and cooperation in international relations. Students are expected not just to understand the main arguments of various theories, but also to apply theories to explain actual cases. Students are also expected to consider policy implications of various theories, and explore what they mean for today’s international relations.
Goals of the Course: Through studying various international political issues and major International Relations theories, students will be able to acquire "expertise," and "research ability" needed to understand how theories can be applied. Students will also improve “communication ability,” broaden their “global awareness,” and learn the significance of the "capacity to leverage academic knowledge."
Competences: Generic Competences: Capacity to Leverage Academic Knowledge; Communication Ability; Global Awareness Specific Competences: Research Ability; Expertise Acquisition
Grades will be based on classroom participation (20%), presentation (30%), and a term paper (50%).
Organizational Meeting and IntroductionRealism after the Cold WarChoosing Primacy: US Strategy after the Cold WarJapan’s Security Policy in the Abe EraChina under XiOrder in East AsiaNuclear TabooExtended DeterrenceDeclining Hegemon Doesn’t Always FightDealing with a Declining Hegemon
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