|授業科目名||Lecture(Advanced Theories of International Relations)／Special Lecture(Advanced Theories of International Relations)／特殊講義（Advanced Theories of International Relations）|
|履修条件||The minimum TOEIC score needed for this course, therefore, would be somewhere around 700, with strong reading and speaking skills.|
|科目の目的・到達目標||This course introduces students to major theories of international relations. Its aim is to help students develop theoretical understandings of world affairs and understand important theoretical debates on the nature of international relations, causes of war and conflicts, the role of states and non-state actors, the role of ideational/cultural factors vis-à-vis material factors, the utility of force, etc. In so doing, students will learn various theoretical approaches and concepts that are significant in conducting systematic analysis of international affairs and foreign policy making.|
|授業の概要||*IMPORTANT! This is a reading-intensive course primarily designed for graduate and advanced-level students. Those who have difficulties in reading original International Relations articles/book chapters are advised not to take this course unless they are highly motivated.
This course is a joint course with the Graduate School of Policy Studies, and thus requires an extremely high level of English competence. In order to survive in this course, students need to read each week at least 50 pages of original English texts often used in U.S. undergraduate & graduate courses on International Relations Theory. Students are also expected to make a presentation on chosen readings every two to three weeks. The minimum TOEIC score needed for this course, therefore, would be somewhere around 700, with strong reading and speaking skills.
Based on lecture and seminar-style discussions. Students must do the assigned readings before coming to class, and are expected to make a presentation every two to three weeks.
|授業計画||* Topics are subject to change, depending upon the needs of students enrolled.
2. Concept, Theory, and Paradigm: What is theory, causality, scientific progress?
3. Realism (1): Overview and Basic Concepts (Power, Anarchy, Security Dilemma, etc.)
4. Realism (2): Structural Realism and After
5. Liberalism (1): Economic Interdependence, Domestic Politics, and Neoliberal Institutionalism
6. Realism vs. Liberalism: Game Theories and Cooperation/Conflicts in International Relations
7. Formal Model Theories and International Relations
8. Summary So Far
9． Constructivism (1): Overview
10. Constructivism (2): System, Norms, Actors
11. Critical Approaches
12. Student Presentations 1
13. Student Presentations 2
|評価方法||Class attendance & active participation 50%
Occasional Papers & Presentations 50%
|テキスト・参考文献等||No textbook required. (Readings will be distributed.)
Students may find various undergraduate textbooks on international relations theories useful. They are available at the Faculty of Policy Studies Library.
|授業外の学習活動||Do the reading and other assignments at home, and come to class prepared to discuss what they read.|