Contending theories of international relations. Realism, neorealism, theories of integration and interdependence, constructivism, postmodernist and feminist approaches. Paradigmatic changes and major debates. Prerequisites: POLS 101, POLS 242.
Nature and function of international law. Analysis of trends in its development. Principles of public and private international law. Prerequisite: POLS 101.
In depth coverage of twentieth century diplomatic history. Causes and consequences of the two world wars, the emergence of the bipolar system, post-Cold War developments and conflicts. Prerequisite: POLS 101
International economic relations since World War II, globalization of finance, trade and production. Prerequisite: POLS 101
Political development and dynamics of environmental issues, with reference to both domestic and international contexts. Green movement and its implications for post-industrial politics. Environmental consequences of current political attitudes. Prerequisite: POLS101
Historical evolution of the modern Middle East since the decline of the Ottoman Empire. Fundamental issues of the Middle East in contemporary world politics. Prerequisite: POLS 101.
Typology of international organizations, nature of decision making processes in IGOs. The role and impact of international organizations in world politics. Prerequisites: POLS 101, POLS 217, POLS 242
Historical and contemporary political developments in Eastern Europe within a comparative perspective, with emphasis on the post-Cold War developments. Prerequisites: POLS 101, POLS 205.
The interdependence of economic and political factors at the international level with special emphasis on the politicization of international economic relations. Prerequisites: POLS 101, EC 101, EC 102
Political dynamics and developments in the Caucasus and Central Asia in the Post-Cold War period. Prerequisite: POLS 101
Social and political dynamics of Balkan states with emphasis on the causes and consequences of instability in the region. Prerequisite: POLS 101
Critical aspects of scripts in diplomatic correspondence. Formats of diplomatic correspondence and their usage in other fields. Prerequisites: POLS 101, POLS 242
Methods and strategies of conducting diplomatic negotiations. Prerequisites: POLS 101, POLS 242, POLS 437
Survey of the theoretical literature on the study of diplomacy of selected countries. Prerequisite: POLS 101
Current developments in issues and problems areas of international politics. Prerequisite: POLS 101, POLS217
The logic of the post-war bipolar system based on nuclear deterrence, the arms race, disarmament and arms control negotiations. Prerequisites: POLS 101, POLS 242
Comparison of the Cold War and post-Cold War eras. The search for a new security architecture of Europe. Prerequisites: POLS 101
Changing power configuration in Europe and Asia after the dissolution of the Soviet Union, with emphasis on foreign policy implications. Prerequisite: POLS 101
Review of conflict theories. Understanding the causes of international conflict. Dynamics of conflict escalation, management, settlement, and resolution. Prerequisites: POLS 101, POLS 242
The political processes of Middle Eastern countries and the impact of internal dynamics on the international politics of the area. Prerequisite: POLS 101
Politics of the Black Sea region, with special emphasis on implications for regional and global politics. Political, economic, and security aspects of the region. Prerequisite: POLS 101
Developing countries in global politics in the post-World War II period, with special emphasis on alternative explanations of inequality among nations, and the consequences of the end of the Cold War for the future of North-South relations. Prerequisites: POLS 101
Analysis of Japanese political culture, political processes. The dynamics of Japanese democracy, society, and economic life. Prerequisite: POLS 101.
Change in power configuration in Asia. Global implication of the rise of China and India. Prerequisite: POLS 101.
Survey of psychological, social, political and religious factors shaping conflict. Analyses of theories of peace, peacebuilding, and reconciliation. Management, transformation and resolution of conflict. Prerequisite: POLS 101.
Examination of the politics or outer space, the polar regions, open seas, and the deep seabed. Prerequisites: POLS 101, POLS 242
Development and nature of the principles, structures, and legal processes of international institutions, with special emphasis on the United Nations. Prerequisite: POLS 101
Introduction to human rights in the European and international contexts. The definitions and foundations of human rights, instruments for their protection, their juridicial application at international, regional and domestic levels. Prerequisite: POLS 101.
Investigation of media and communication systems' connection to globalization. Survey of key debates on media, globalization and politics, the use of media by global political activism and the role of the state in responding to these processes. Prerequisite: POLS 101
Advanced seminar on selected topics in international relations. Prerequisites: POLS 101, POLS 242