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Course Description

This course introduces the major theories and concepts of international relations and applies them to contemporary policy issues. We will examine several conceptual designs intended to make order out of the essential anarchy in international relations, from a technical assessment of the nation-state and the nature of national power to an exploration of behavior among nation-states. We will also cover the ultimate problem of war and peace and an appraisal of the factors that give an age its particular characteristics.

Some of the topics covered include:

  • Trade
  • Finance
  • Revolutions
  • Migrations
  • International law
  • Human rights
  • Environmental policy
  • Ethics

Basic Enrollment Requirements:

Academic Year (Fall/Spring): Unofficial Transcript – High School Diploma or current high school transcript (for high school students only in applicable classes), Bachelor’s Degree, or progress towards a Bachelor’s Degree + 3.0 GPA.

Summer: None.

Refund Policy: The refund policy for Courses at Tufts offerings is dependent on the course length. Please refer to the section details to confirm any exceptions to the standard refund policy. The refund policies are viewable here: https://universitycollege.tufts.edu/policies#Refunds 

Remission Eligible: Yes; first day of term; all university policies apply.

Affiliated With:

  • School of Arts and Sciences