Loyola University Chicago

Department of Political Science

PLSC 102: International Politics

PLSC 102: International Relations
Professor Endless
MWF 9:20 / LSC

This course introduces students to fundamental issues and concepts in international politics. The focus of analysis will be the relations of states 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
Professor Sanchez
TTh 8:30 / LSC

This course will provide an introduction to global politics and globalization. First we will examine the key theories and ideas used to explain relations among nations and the rise of globalization. We will then look at the three most important problems facing the global community today – the quest for prosperity, peace and ecological preservation. During the semester, we will also discuss and debate prominent issues and problems in international politics, with the goal of considering possible solutions to global problems.  This course is an option in the "Societal and Cultural Knowledge" section of the core curriculum." 

 

PLSC 102: International Relations
Professor Williams
MWF 10:00 / LSC

This introductory course in international relations will consider both historical and current issues in international relations, focusing on the role and interactions of states. New challenges (terrorism, globalism, ecology) will be discussed, together with enduring issues such as human rights, conflict resolution, international security, and international organizations. This course is an option in the "Societal and Cultural Knowledge" section of the core curriculum." 

 

PLSC 102: International Relations
Professor Henripin
TTh 11:30 / 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 an analytical “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
Professor Melin
MWF 12:35 / 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
Professor Grigorescu
TTh 1:00 / LSC

This course introduces students to the major concepts and approaches in the study of international relations.  It seeks to treat the subject in an analytical and theoretical manner.  We will first discuss different approaches used in study of the field, as well as the assumptions and consequences involved in the use of such approaches.  The course will rely on examples from different areas of the world and from different moments in history.  In the second part of the courses, we will focus on specific issues that are of interest to the study of international politics such as military conflict, the global economy, the environment, and human rights.  This course is an option in the "Societal and Cultural Knowledge" section of the core curriculum." 

 

PLSC 102: International Relations
Professor Basar
MWF 2:45 / LSC

This course serves an introduction to international relations and key topics in the study of world politics. It examines the interrelationships among nations, groups and peoples in the contemporary global system. It surveys the evolution of the 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. It also engages with the major international relations (IR) theories such as realism, liberalism and constructivism. Lectures will help the students understand basic foundations of political science research through critical examination of theoretical debates and empirical examples. 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."