Selasa, 10 Februari 2009

Introduction to IR Sylabbus


Course syllabus

The aim of this course is to learn about international relations and a way in which international relations can be understood. The focus is on the modern world from World War I onward and on recent theorizing about international relations.




The essential reading materials for this course are prepared by the lectures in the form of course reading materials. The students are obliged to read all these reading materials as they have to discuss the materials relevant for specified topic in the class.


Regular attendance and participation are expected. These affect final grade. The students must attend at least 75% of the 14 scheduled classes, otherwise no grade will be issued.


The final grade is based on the following components, as weighted:

Assesment of (quality of) class participation 10%

4 Assignments, weighted 10% each 40%

Mid-Semester Take Home Exam 20%

Final Paper ( A Subtitute for final exam) 30%

Course Schedule

Part I

Class I : Introduction

Class II : Why Study International Relations

Robert Jacson & Georg Sorensen (2005), chap. 1

Class III : Historiography of International Relations

Brian C. Schmidt (1998), chap. 1

Part II

Class IV : The Making of International Relations: From Modernist Tradition to Cod War Discipline

Jim George (1994), chap. 3

Class V : Systems, History, Theory and the Study of International Relations

Barry Buzan & Richard Little (2000), chap. 1

Part III

Class VI, VII : Theoretical Approaches to International Relations

James E. Dourgherty & Robert L. Pfaltzgraff, Jr (1990), chap. 1

Part IV

Class VIII : Actors, Issues, and Their Interaction

Kegley Jr., Charles W & Eugene R. Witkopf (1997), chap. 1, 6

Class X : Non State Actors in World Politics: Ethnonational Groups, religious Movements, Terrorists, and Multinational Corporations

Kegley Jr., Charles W & Eugene R. Wittkopf (1997), chap. 7

Part V Seminar

Class XI : Seminar: International Relations in Southeast Asia

Class XII : Seminar: International Relations in East Asia

Class XIII : Seminar: International Relations in Middle East

Class XIV : Seminar: International Relations in Africa

Reading List:

Buzan, Barry & Richard Little (2000) ‘International Systems in World History, Remaking The Study of International Relations’, New York, Oxford University Press.

Dourgherty, James E. & Robert L. Pfaltzgraff, Jr. (1990),’ Contending Theories of International Relations, A Comprehensive Suvey, Third Edition, New York, Harper Collins Publishers Inc.

Jason, Robert & Georg Sorensen (2005) ‘Pengantar Studi Hubungan Internasional’, Yogyakarta, Pustaka Pelajar.

Schmidt, Brian C (1998) ‘The Political Discurse of Anarchy-A Disciplinary History of International Relations’, USA, State University of New York.

Kegley Jr, Charles W, & Eugene R. Wittkopf (1997),’ World Politics, Trend and Transformation, Sixth Edition’, New York, ST. Martin’s Press.


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