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Course Code: IRLS402 Course ID: 4590 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Undergraduate

This course focuses on the role that international law and international regimes play in global governance. Students will examine the international legal framework that governs state relations, including international organizations and norms, ordering principles, treaties and international regimes.

Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Start Month Session Weeks
07/27/2021 - 12/31/2021 01/03/2022 - 02/27/2022 January Winter 2022 Session B 8 Week session
08/31/2021 - 02/04/2022 02/07/2022 - 04/03/2022 February Winter 2022 Session I 8 Week session
10/26/2021 - 04/01/2022 04/04/2022 - 05/29/2022 April Spring 2022 Session B 8 Week session
12/28/2021 - 06/03/2022 06/06/2022 - 07/31/2022 June Spring 2022 Session D 8 Week session

Current Syllabi

After successfully completing this course, you will be able to:

  1. Describe the origin, structure and role of regimes in international relations
  2. Explain the sources of international legal norms and strategies for securing international compliance
  3. Apply international legal norms within international relations
  4. Evaluate the arguments for the creation and diffusion of international norms
  5. Analyze the way in which international regimes shape and are shaped by international relations

Forum discussions – 25 percent

Posts should reflect an assimilation of the readings. Students are required to provide a substantive initial post by Thursday at 11:55 pm ET and respond to 2 or more classmates by Sunday 11:55 pm ET. Forum posts are graded on timeliness, relevance, knowledge of the weekly readings, and the quality of original ideas.

Midterm assignment - 20 percent

This assignment is a take-home essay assignment of 2 questions. Each answer will be 2-3 pages in length (double-spaced, 12pt font). The questions are designed to test your knowledge and assimilation of the course objectives. The exclusive use of required texts and readings from this course is mandatory. The assignment will be available in the “Assignments” folder.

Multimedia Assessment - 35 percent

This assignment is a multi-media video project that allows student to simulate testimony to a U.N. agency.

Final assignment – 20 percent

This assignment is a take-home essay assignment of 2 questions. Each answer will be 2-3 pages in length (double-spaced, 12pt font). The questions are designed to test your knowledge and assimilation of the course objectives. The exclusive use of required texts and readings from this course is mandatory. The assignment will be available in the “Assignments” folder.

After successfully completing this course, you will be able to:

  1. Describe the origin, structure and role of regimes in international relations
  2. Explain the sources of international legal norms and strategies for securing international compliance
  3. Apply international legal norms within international relations
  4. Evaluate the arguments for the creation and diffusion of international norms
  5. Analyze the way in which international regimes shape and are shaped by international relations
Book Title:Various resources from the APUS Library & the Open Web are used. Please visit http://apus.libguides.com/er.php to locate the course eReserve.
ISBN:ERESERVE NOTE
 
Book Title:International Law: Contemporary Issues and Future Developments - e-book available in the APUS Online Library
ISBN:9780813344713
Publication Info:Lib
Author:Silverburg
Unit Cost:$65.47
 
Book Title:All Politics Is Global - e-book is available in the APUS Online Library
ISBN:9780691096421
Publication Info:Lib
Author:Drezner
Unit Cost:$29.75
 

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.