Lecture No. Lecture Topic Teaching Methodology Learning Outcomes
Lecture 1 Definitions of International Relations Discussion on the definitions of IR by the different scholars and presentation about the explanation of the definitions To enable the learners to know about what is International Relations
Lecture 2 Importance of International Relations Presentation about the importance and scope of International Relations as multidisciplinary field of study, along with a handout To let the learners know about the importance/scope of International Relations
Lecture 3 States and Other Actors Keynote lecture and presentation about states and other actors, moderating discussions amongst the learners through newspaper excerpts To explain the role of sovereignty, nationalism, states, IGOs, TNAs, territory, borders and regions, European integration
Lecture 4 Theories of International Relation Presentation about the key theories of International Relations and discussion about them as group work during class To introduce the learners with the underlying theories of International Relations
Lecture 5 Normative theory Lecture the class along with the handout explaining the normative theory To introduce learners with the concept of normative theory
Lecture 6 Epistemological theory Lecture the class along with the handout explaining the epistemological theory To introduce learners with the concept of epistemological  theory
Lecture 7 Positivist theory Lecture the class along with the handout explaining the positivist theory To introduce learners with the concept of positivist theory
Lecture 8 Realism Lecture the class along with the handout explaining the realism theory To introduce learners with the concept of realism theory
Lecture 9 Liberalism Lecture the class along with the handout explaining the liberalism theory To introduce learners with the concept of liberalism theory
Lecture 10 Neoliberalism Lecture the class along with the handout explaining the neoliberalism theory To introduce learners with the concept of neoliberalism theory
Lecture 11 Regime theory Lecture the class along with the handout explaining the regime theory To introduce learners with the concept of regime theory
Lecture 12 First Assessment Definitions of International relations, scope of International relations, and theories of International relations (studied so far) To assess the learners on definitions of international relations, scope of international relations and theories of international relations
Lecture 13 Post-positivist/reflectivist theories Lecture the class along with the handout explaining the Post-positivist/reflectivist theories To introduce learners with the concept of Post-positivist/reflectivist theories
Lecture 14 Constructivism Lecture the class along with the handout explaining Constructivism To introduce learners with the concept of Constructivism
Lecture 15 Marxism Lecture the class along with the handout explaining Marxism To introduce learners with the concept of Marxism
Lecture 16 Levels of Analysis

 

Presentation about the levels of analysis to enable the learners to use their critical thinking skills such as inference making about IR To prepare the learners as IR analysts by explaining them about sovereignty, power, national interest, power blocs, polarity, diplomacy, sanctions, religion, status quo, etc.
Lecture 17 Post-structuralist theories Lecture the class along with the handout explaining the post-structuralist theories To introduce learners with the concept of post-structuralist theories
Lecture 18 Feminism, Queer and Transgender perspectives Lecture the class along with the handout explaining feminism, Queer and Transgender perspectives To introduce learners with the concept of Feminism, Queer and Transgender perspectives
Lecture 19 Evolutionary perspectives Lecture the class along with the handout explaining the evolutionary perspectives To introduce learners with the concept of evolutionary perspectives
Lecture 20 Green Theory Lecture the class along with the handout explaining the green theory To introduce learners with the concept of green theory
Lecture 21 Political Sciences and International Relations Presentation about the collaboration of social, economic and political issues; national and international To enable the learners to corelate the political sciences with international relations
Lecture 22 Power and Balance of Power Discussion about economic and military power with presentation based on small powers, middle powers, regional powers, great powers, superpowers, hegemons and balance of power To have the learners an insight about the power dynamics
Lecture 23 War, Intervention and Peace Lecture about wars, with consequences of wars and reasons behind wars, prompting discussions about intervention and peace for conflict resolution To discuss about wars, intervention and peace to prepare the learners for conflict resolution in a changing world
Lecture 24 Second Assessment Theories and perspectives (green, feminism, evolutionary), Levels of analysis, war/peace, power, political science and international relations To assess the learners on theories and perspectives (green, feminism, evolutionary), Levels of analysis, war/peace, power, political science and international relations
Lecture 25 International Law Lecture with presentation about the significance of laws, what are international laws and how do the international laws work To emphasize the learners on importance of law and international principles, rules or treaties
Lecture 26 Foreign Policy Lecture about foreign policy, 20th century, and need for a general theory of foreign policy To assert the knowledge about foreign policy
Lecture 27 Concept of Globalization Presentation and discussion on the process of globalization through international culture, ideas and trade To introduce the learners with the concept and process of globalization
Lecture 28 World as Global Village Keynote lecture on the understanding of world as a global village through the media To make the learners understand the world as a global village
Lecture 29 Global Issues Discussion about the global issues such as global warming, violence, pollution, weapons of mass destruction, corruption, unemployment, etc To give awareness to the learners about the global issues
Lecture 30 Culture and International Relations Presentation and discussion about the relation of culture and internation relation such as popular culture, assimilation, acculturation, and role of culture in foreign policy To elaborate the learners about the impact of international relations on culture
Lecture 31 Future World Order Analyzing the emerging world order: the future of globalism To prepare the learners to analyze the future world order
Lecture 32 Final Project Foreign policy To develop foreign policies as analysts of international relations
Lecture 33 Final Project Globalization To understand the process and impact of globalization