BGPA205 HISTORY OF CONTEMPORARY INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS

This course will examine important contemporary themes in international relations since World War I. We will focus on the causes of major wars, the development and retreat of imperialism, the rise of nationalism and the third world, the transformation of international institutions, and international diplomacy. Although we will pay special attention to how historians use historical methods to interpret these major events, we will also look at how international theorists explain them. Students will develop the ability to grasp key concepts in international relations history, to analyze historical events with the help of theoretical tools, and to conduct international relations research that is historically grounded.

Pre-requisite: None