Introduction to International Relations

Course Code: GC301

Course Description: This course offers an introduction to contemporary analysis of international relations. Students will learn major theories of international relations and apply them to understand international situations and issues in the modern world. Emphases are on clearly comprehending the relationship between international conflicts and cooperation and on recognizing the shift from “internationalization” to “globalization”. Extensive use of internet information, articles from professional journals and newspapers will enable students to update information about imminent international issues today and to think about them critically.

This course is constructed under guidance of sir Khuda Dino Gopang, Professor of International Relations.

Course Objectives
By the end of this course, students will be able to:
  1. Demonstrate comprehension of theories of international relations including realism, idealism, liberalism, neorealism, integrationism, interdependence, dependency, world system and regime;
  2. Tell exact locations of major countries on a world map and explain what problems those countries are facing;
  3. Demonstrate understanding of the causes and processes of modern international issues;
  4. Differentiate the concept of internationalization from that of globalization;
  5. Skillfully use extensive sources of information including internet, government publications, professional journals, and newspaper;
  6. Demonstrate critical thinking skills through research paper writing and discussion

Course Contents
Course Outcomes
Students are expected
  • to demonstrate understanding of aesthetics of modernist poetry.
  • to do a critical analysis of poems through close reading of the text.

Further Readings
  1. Blair, John G. The Poetic Art of W.H. Auden (n.p., n.d.).
  2. Drew, Elizabeth T.S. Eliot: The Design of his Poetry.(London,1950)
  3. Gardener, Helen. The Art of T.S. Eliot. (London, 1968)
  4. Jeffares, A.N. W.B. Yeats, Man and Poet.(London, 1949)
  5. Leavis, F.R. New Bearings in English Poetry. (London 1961 ed)
  6. Macneice, Louis The Poetry of W.B. Yeats.( London, 1967)
  7. Spears, Monroe K. The Poetry of W.H. Auden. (New Jersey, 1981)
  8. Unterecker, J. W.B. Yeats: A Reader’s Guide (London, 1988).
  9. Ferguson, M. Salter, M. J., Stallworthy, J. (2005). The Norton Anthology of Poetry. New York: W.W. Norton & Co.
  10. Untermeyer, L. (2011). Modern British Poetry. Whitefish, MT: Literary Licensing

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