MIR 609 International Relations and World Politics


Through this course, students will obtain the opportunity to analyze and explain contemporary international phenomena, including the identification and assessment of positions and interests of key international subjects. Students will draw on theoretical insights from more than one discipline.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Understand key aspects of governmental institutions and processes, such as political participation and elections, federalism, the nation-building process, presidential vs. parliamentary rule, and their impacts on foreign policy.
  • Critically discuss different international, European and domestic legal frameworks.
  • Apply these critically to specific international phenomena such as migration and human rights violations.
  • Develop rigorous arguments whether social scientific, ethical or legal as applied to a global or international context.