International Relations/ Political Science Courses 2012-2013
Political science as a discipline of international relations has to take the major changes that have affected the international system over the last decade into account. The end of the Soviet Union and the increasing attention being given to trans-national issues such as the environment, human rights, and refugees, the increasing importance of international transactions and globalization raise a major challenge to the theoretical approaches to the study of world politics.
Under these circumstances, the Institute does not attempt to offer courses that track current events and policy fashions closely and immediately, since such topics change relatively rapidly. The aim instead is to provide students with the analytical tools and empirical background to understand a wide range of topics. More specifically, the goal is that anyone obtaining a MIS or PhD from the Institute will have a solid grounding in political science, especially in the study of linkages between domestic and international affairs, an overview of some recurring issues in the field, and detailed knowledge of some substantive areas.
* Please note that students must have successfully completed Statistics I or another graduate-level statistics course in the preceding four years before taking Statistics II.
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