This course is a basic introduction to International Relations. In part it explores models for how nations interact to gain better understanding of the factors broadly shaping our world. Interests and institutions are highlighted – with attention in particular to international law, the environment, trade & finance. We will also discuss more applied topics of practical current international relations in the regions we’ll be visiting. Classroom time will include substantial time for interactive discussions, debate, and differences in worldviews are encouraged.
Field WorkCountry: Italy
Day: 1 - Saturday, 19 September
For this Field Lab held in Italy, we will travel into Rome on a route passing many notable and ancient sites. We’ll then visit John Cabot University, where we hear from and discuss topics with the Chair of their Department of Political Science and International Affairs. This University’s campus is notably located in an historic and striking area by the banks of the Tiber River. Afterwards we’ll explore on foot this larger region chock full of beautiful buildings & history. We will have our Lunch in these neighborhoods located so near the heart of Rome. Academic objectives: 1. To see Rome on foot and visit a University in heart of Rome 2. Learn about a topic in International Relations from viewpoint of a European academic 3. Discuss topics in International Relations, consider alternative & European perspectives