GOVT-349 Honors Seminar: International Politics
Fall for 2007-2008
This seminar prepares students to write a senior honors thesis in International Politics. To achieve these goals, the semester is divided into three sections. First, we examine how scholars choose research questions, evaluate possible answers, and select research strategies. A critical initial task is to frame an important yet manageable question. Second, we spend five weeks discussing some major questions and arguments in the IPOL literatures on international institutions and rules, trans-state actors, security, foreign policy, and international political economy. These are the subfields that make up the IPOL major. We then spend the last two weeks of the semester discussing and critiquing initial drafts of the introductory chapters.
This course counts toward the International Relations distribution requirement.
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