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UNDERSTANDING INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS

Description

The course aims at equipping the learners with the basics of International Relations in order to help them gain insights into the undercurrents of global context. This basic knowledge will enable the learners with the knowledge of the fundamental concepts of International Relations and help them acquire skills of application in analysing power- dynamics, affecting individual states in the International system. The nature of national interests, the decision-making process and the way the relations between nations are negotiated and conducted will be explained.

The Course will truly enable the learners to comprehend the broad global character of the political world, organised into nearly 200 nation states. The learners will be equipped with the ability to understand the relationship between domestic affairs and foreign policy and evidently the pragmatic situation of their own individual lives in the present world milieu.

Learners may gain the skills to analyse the current international affairs and may inculcate the skills in global leadership and decision-making.

Duration- 5 Week Long Programme

Total – 5 Units

5 videos Each Unit

References / Reading material / video/ Movie

Quizzes for assessment

E-Certificate

COURSE OUTLINE

I WEEK

UNIT- I

MAKING SENSE OF INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS

  1. Defining International Relations
  2. International Relations and International Politics
  3. Trajectory of the subject

II WEEK

UNIT-II

TOOLS TO STUDY INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS

  1. Approaches to the Study International Relations- Traditional & Modern
  2. Game Theory
  3. Decision-Making

III WEEK

UNIT-III

INTERESTS AND INSTRUMENTALITIES

  1. National Interest
  2. Foreign Policy and Domestic Policy; Determinants
  3. Instrumentalities of foreign policy

IV WEEK

UNIT-IV

INTERNATIONAL LAW

  1. Is International Law a Law?
  2. International Law Commission
  3. The Arbitration of International disputes

V- WEEK

UNIT V

VIEW LOCALE

  1. Principles of the Foreign Policy of India
  2. India and Regional Groupings
  3. India as a Soft power

 

What Will I Learn?

  • Enables the learner to comprehend the broad global character of the political world;
  • Helps the learner to gain insights into the undercurrents of global context;
  • Enables the learner to acquire skills of application in analysing power- dynamics;
  •  Helps the Learner to gain the skills to analyse the current international affairs and may help inculcate the skills in global leadership and decision-making;
  • Enhances the capacity of the learner for problem-solving while addressing the issues of immediate international concern.

Topics for this course

30 Lessons30h

Welcome to the Course

Introduction to the Course4:34

UNIT I

UNIT II

UNIT III?

INTERESTS AND INSTRUMENTALITIES 1. National Interest 2. Foreign Policy and Domestic Policy; Determinants 3. Instrumentalities of foreign policy

UNIT IV

UNIT V?

View Locale: This Unit will help you study the Principles of the Foreign Policy of India; India and Regional Groupings and India as a Soft power

About the instructors

Currently Assistant Professor at the Department of Political Science , St Aloysius College (Autonomous), Mangaluru-575003. She holds a Masters in Law (Mangalore University) and Masters in Political Science (IGNOU ) and has a Post Graduate Diploma in Labour and Service Law (Karnataka Law University). She has cleared her KSET examination in Political Science in 2018. In the year 2017 she has completed her UGC Sponsored minor research project “Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme and Women Empowerment- A case study of Meenja Grama Panchayath”. Recently she has completed 16 weeks online Annual Refresher Programme (ARPIT) titled Gender/ Women Studies offered by UGC-Human Resource Development Centre, Jamia Millia Islamia, Central University, New Delhi with A Grade. Her area of Interests are International Relations, Business and trade Laws, Labour Laws, Social Movements in India.
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Material Includes

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Target Audience

  • OPEN FOR ALL