International Theory: A Historical Introduction

Eugene Lang College Lib Arts: Political Science

Liberal Arts
Undergraduate Course
Degree Students
International Theory
Spring 2023
Taught By: Quentin Bruneau
Section: A

CRN: 10859

Credits: 4

Political units, be they kingdoms, empires or states, have never existed in isolation; they have always had to deal with some type of ‘outside’. The nature of these relations constitutes the subject matter of international theory. This course is concerned with various strands of international theory from the late Middle Ages to the present day. It approaches the study of international theory in three steps. While political theorists can readily summon a vast canon of thinkers, the same cannot be said about international theorists. The first section therefore engages in a discussion of the theoretical and methodological questions involved in the historical study of international theory. The second (and longest) section deals with different strands of international theory from the late Middle Ages to the First World War. The third and final section is devoted to contemporary international theory and evaluates the place of these debates within broader historical attempts to make sense of international relations.

College: Eugene Lang College Lib Arts (LC)

Department: Political Science (LPOL)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 18

Add/Drop Deadline: February 5, 2023 (Sunday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 16, 2023 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Open*

* Status information is updated every few minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 11:38pm EST 1/29/2023