Course Overview

This course is designed to introduce students to major theoretical approaches to international politics, to explore important historical and contemporary questions and debates in international affairs, and to teach students to think critically about international relations.


Although we will not be able to cover all the subjects normally associated with an introductory course in international relations, we will be able to touch upon the basics of the three major strands of thought in IR theory: Realism, Liberalism, and Constructivism. These theoretical approaches should be thought of as lenses through which to view the behavior of states and other actors within the international system. During the final week, students will work on a research project and present what they have learned to the class. Our course goals are to provide students with a basic understanding of the discipline of international relations an opportunity to develop their research and presentation skills.

The Details

  • June 22 - July 3 (Available all sessions)

  • 10 AM - 12 PM EDT; M-F

  • Grades 9-12

  • 20 hours of Live Instruction

  • Max. 12 students per class

  • Instructor Office Hours Available

  • Certificate

  • Program Fee: $1,295

Faculty

International Relations

Anna Castriota

Dr. Castriota holds a philosophy degree, a MA in History of Fascism, a PhD in Political History and since 2006 has been teaching Politics and Terrorism at St Clare's International College, Oxford (Liberal Arts and University Foundation Courses). Dr. Castriota has published two books and several academic articles and reports on hate crime, far-right and xenophobia today. Her area of research is fascist ideology and far-right groups. She is also member of the board of a British philosophical society " British Personalist Forum" and in this role, she edited a personalist philosophy volume published in the United States in 2018. She lives in Oxford, UK.