IRS 310: Theories of International Relations

Learning Outcomes

At the end of the course, the students should be able to:

  1. explain the concept of balance of power;
  • discuss the concept of national interest;
  • identify the various theories of war;
  • explain the meaning of propaganda; and
  • apply the basic theories of international relations, such as power theory, the realist theory, linkage theory, systems theory.
Course Contents

An examination of the following basic concepts and theories: Power, Conflict and Accommodation, Systems’ Theory. Linkage Politics. The Theory of Coalitions and Alliances. Games and Simulation. Balance of power, National Interest, propaganda, theories of war.