Globalization has dramatically increased the scope of treaties and international institutions. The result has been a surge of interest in international law - to govern trade and economic activity; deal with the movement of greater numbers of people; cope with the scourge of conflict and violence; and commit to human rights and humanitarian goals. Students learn the basic concepts and terms of international law; apply effective reading and interpretation of treaties and international legal decisions; and explore the relevance of international law.

Course Notes

Students who receive credit for POL 205 cannot receive credit for POL 305.

Course Outlines

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