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Field Seminar: International Relations Theory

Soldiers in Afghanistan crouch in the sand as a helicopter landing causes a massive sandstorm.

Soldiers crouch in the sand in Kandahar, Afghanistan. War and conflict is discussed in Ses #8. (Image courtesy of startledrabbit III on flickr.)


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Spring 2009



Course Description

This seminar provides an overview of the field of international relations. Each week, a different approach to explaining international relations will be examined. By surveying major concepts and theories in the field, the seminar will also assist graduate students in preparing for the comprehensive examination and further study in the department's more specialized offerings in international relations.

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