Fall 2020

International Relations Gone Viral

Listed in: Political Science, as POSC-216

Moodle site: Course

Faculty

Eleonora Mattiacci (Sections 01 and 02)

Description

This class offers an introduction to the study of international relations in the age of a pandemic. In its exploration of both classic and cutting-edge research, the class sheds light on enduring debates in studies of global politics. Thus, this class will address foundational puzzles in international relations while tracing the unfolding of the recent pandemic, including: when are countries more likely to cooperate while facing global crises? When do crises ignite nationalism, thus pushing countries to compete for resources? When is global trade more likely to come to a halt, and why? How do major crises proliferate across issue areas, affecting cooperation on other areas such as climate change? What is the origin and the purpose of multilateral international organizations such as the World Health Organization? When do such organizations fail or succeed? What are the implications of framing the COVID-19 pandemic as a “war”? This class fulfills requirements 1 or 2 for the IR Five-College Certificate.

Limited to 20 students.  Fall semester. Assistant Professor Mattiacci.

If Overenrolled: Preference will be given to First-year students and Majors.

Keywords

Attention to Speaking, Attention to Writing

Offerings

2020-21: Offered in Fall 2020
Other years: Offered in Fall 2020