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Undergraduate Catalogue: International Relations Course Descriptions

The following outlines of course content are correct at the time of writing, although the material (or the order in which it is covered) may be subject to change.

1. All courses are 3 credit hours each, unless otherwise indicated.

2. Normally, a course will not be run without a minimum enrolment of students.

INT101: Introduction to Global Politics

This introductory course explores and discusses power and contemporary international politics since World War II with emphasis on the role of the superpower. (Note: this may also be counted as a General Education course.)

INT102: Foreign Policy, Diplomacy and International Relations

This introductory course explores international politics with emphasis on framework of analysis, concepts and theories; together with the processes associated with diplomacy in establishing and maintaining relations between governments, and the advantages and challenges resulting from modern technologies. (Note: this may also be counted as a General Education course.)

INT201: International Relations in the Developing World

Various aspects - conflict and security issues, international economic relations - are considered in the context of their historical background and theoretical framework.

INT202: Geopolitics of Resources

This examines the relationship between geographical and geological factors and the international affairs of a state.

INT203: International Institutions and Global Governance

This considers the formation and evolution of international institutions, and their significance for global governance and the developing world in the areas of trade, investment, environment and development. The problem is addressed of how to get states to cooperate to their mutual benefit, despite the incentives to cheat.

INT204: International Law

This looks at the nature, function and role of international law in world politics.

INT301: International Politics and Security

Various models of international relations - realism, liberalism, institutionalism, and constructivism are considered, as the basis for explaining major foreign policy events in the last century.

INT302: Cambodian Foreign Policy

This studies Cambodian foreign policy: objectives, approaches, problems and issues affecting Cambodian foreign policy.

INT303: American Foreign Policy

This course discusses American foreign policy: objectives, approaches, challenges, and issues shaping and/or influencing American foreign policy.

INT401: Special Topics in International Relations

These will be set, based upon topical issues which are evolving at the time.

 

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THE UNIVERSITY OF CAMBODIA RESERVES THE RIGHT TO MAKE CHANGES TO THESE CATALOGS AS IT SEES FIT, SO THAT WE HAVE THE NECESSARY FLEXIBILITY IN AN EVER-EVOLVING WORLD.

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Last modifiedMay 1, 2007 15:28
University of Cambodia, 2007