Course Description

Course Name

Introduction to International Relations: History and Concepts

Session: VRMF3123

Hours & Credits

3 Credits

Prerequisites & Language Level

Taught In English

  • There is no language prerequisite for courses at this language level.


The course consists of in-depth historical study of main political events in international relations from Treaty of Westphalia to present. The emphasis is made on European history with underlining events that created important political concepts that are used or re-evaluated at present. The concepts will include but won?t be limited to: sovereignty, nation, nation-state, nationalism, balance of power, collective security, international organizations, international legal arrangements, globalization. The course will be essential pre-requisite to IR major in general and many of our program?s courses in particular.

*Course content subject to change