Colgate University

First-Year Course Offerings — Fall 2022

POSC 232   Fundamentals of International Relations (IR)
Credits1
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Pre-Requisites
Co-Requisites
DistributionSocial Relations,Inst.& Agents
Core AreaNone

An introduction to the basic approaches to international relations, such as realism, idealism, and the interdependence school. Students also consider fundamental problems of national security, the uses of power, the causes of war, the nature of international institutions, the relationships among security, deterrence, conflict escalation, and nuclear proliferation. (IR)