|Theory and History of International Relations||777THRI|
|1||Undergraduate||Political Science and International Relations||6 ects|
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|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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