Courses Catalogue

Contemporary International Relations Since The Twentieth Century

COURSE CODE: HIS 1201
COURSE CREDIT UNIT: 3
ACADEMIC PROGRAMME: Arts (Secondary), B.Ed
COLLEGE/SCHOOL/FACULTY: College of Education, Open and Distance Learning
STATUS: Core
PROGRAMME TYPE: Undergraduate

Course Description

COURSE JUSTIFICATION

The study of the contemporary International relations provides significant content knowledge and a basis for understanding the present and predicting the likely future occurrences inter-state conflicts.  This course focuses on the forces and processes that continuously contribute to diplomacy and international laws.

 COURSE DESCRIPTION:

This course examines relations of nations.  It focuses on issues such as theories and philosophy of international relations; evolution of nation-state; concepts about state and non-state actors; powers inter-state conflicts, international law and organizations; diplomacy; cold war etc.  The course is designed to acquaint students with the different forces that have influenced change in the world order particularly in the twentieth century.

 

COURSE AIM:

To equip students with the knowledge, understanding and critical analysis of the different phases that international order has gone through.

 

 

COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES

By the end of the course, the students will be able to:

  • Have a deeper understanding of the nature of inter-state relations and the motivations behind foreign policy formulation
  • Have an overview of the key foreign policy relations that have shaped world history
  • They will have a good perspective of theories of international relations and their application in specific interpretations of key world events