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International Relations Graduate Seminar

Course Number: 84-726

In this graduate seminar, we will explore major puzzles, problems, and questions that define the field of international relations (IR). IR is a diverse subfield of political science that attempts to explain the interactions of states and other actors across international borders. We will grapple with both foundational contributions to the field as well as state-of-the-art theoretical, empirical, and applied research. Our focus will primarily be on solving the puzzles and answering the questions that animate modern IR scholarship, and less on identifying major paradigms or "grand theories." In doing so, this seminar will give you the practical tools you need to understand world politics, explain foreign policy choices, and make original contributions to the field of IR.

Academic Year: 2024-2025
Semester(s): Fall
Units: 12
Location(s): Pittsburgh

Fall 2024
Tuesday and Thursday
12:30-1:50 PM