Curricular Unit:Code:
Theory and History of International Relations777THRI
1UndergraduatePolitical Science and International Relations6 ects
Learning Period:Language of Instruction:Total Hours:
Winter SemesterPortuguese/English78
Learning Outcomes of the Curricular Unit:
Introduction to international politics history; the object of International Relations. Understanding and comparison of the main theories in International Relations.
The unit intends to promote the ability to understand and implement the information provided in the classroom; understanding the international politics reality; Critical assessment skills of national and international political issues; Interpersonal and inter-group communication skills; Self-oriented research and development skills.
Unit I: International Relations: history.
1. An overview on the ‘pre-history’ of European international relations.
2. The Westphalian state system: origin and development.
3. The nineteenth century.
4. The first half of the twentieth century: wars and world order.
5. The world post-1945.
Unit II: International Relations: theory.
6. International Relations in the framework of political and social sciences: theory and methodology.
7. Theoretical frameworks of international relations.
8. Typology of international organizations.
9. Integration theories: brief reference.
Demonstration of the Syllabus Coherence with the Curricular Unit's Objectives:
1. This unit intends to allow students to understand the theoretical and methodological field of historical context o finternational relations as well as to develop their academic work skills.
2.Presentation of the theoretical perspectives of study in international relations, in particular the role of the state; to promote their critical reflection about institutional mechanisms and their effective results; to promote the autonomous and critical work of students.
Teaching Methodologies (Including Evaluation):
Teaching methodology includes theoretical lecturing, research, reading and discussion of specific references, as well as thematic debating and critical reflection. Assessment is continuous and based on two written tests (45%+45%), as well as a research team work discussed in class(10%).
Demonstration of the Coherence between the Teaching Methodologies and the Learning Outcomes:
1 – Theoretical presentation of contents: concepts, theories and scientific issues knowledge; ethics compromise. 2 – Theoretical presentation of contents to characterize the thematic, development of analysis and synthesis abilities, oral and written communication, information management and problems resolution; interdisciplinary communication, practical knowledge, research and autonomous work.
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