PSC/IR 106 (2012)


PSC 106: Introduction to International Relations
Professor Hein Goemans
Spring 2012
Lecture: MW 12:00-12:50 Goergen 101
Recitation: F 12:00-12:50, 2:00-2:50 Morey 401
Office Hours: W 1:00-2:00 Harkness 330; F 1:00-2:00 Morey 401
Email: (Do NOT email my address.)

Week 16: Final Final Review
Some terms.

Week 15: Final Review
Do your evaluations!!!

Slides here.

Only have 35 seconds before the final? No problem. Here’s every slide from the class in 35 seconds.

Week 14 (Recitation): Practice Final
Here’s what we went over in recitation. My notes are handwritten on the PDF. Note that we directly covered a lot of these topics in recitation, and I list the appropriate weeks on each question (where applicable).

Friendly reminder: collective action problem will be on the final.

Please fill out your course evaluations. If 95% of you do, I will add 3.333333333% (etc.) to everyone’s recitation grade. (This is a full 1% of your overall grade!) To do this:

  1. Log on to using your NETID and password.
  2. Click on the “Student Access” tab.
  3. On the left column, click on the “Course Evaluations” link.
  4. Select my recitation (I’m William, still) and fill out the evaluation.

There will be a review session on Monday, May 7 at noon in Harkness 330. (This is the big conference room right next to my office.) The final exam is Tuesday, May 8 at 8:30 am.

Finally, remember our readings triage: first abstracts, then introductions, then conclusions, then everything else.

Week 14 (Lecture): The Rise of China
Notes for the lecture are here.

Week 13: Constraints on Nuclear Proliferation
Slides here.

Week 12: No Recitation
However, you have a homework assignment: memorize the definition of collective action problem and think of some examples. This will be an identification term on the final.

Week 11: Suicide Terrorism and Nuclear Proliferation Preview
Notes here.

Week 10: Intervention Isn’t Easy
Notes here.

Week 9: Midterm Returned & International Courts
Notes here. If you missed class, you can pick up your midterm in the Harkness third floor cubbies.

Week 8: Midterm
There will be no recitation or office hours next week. Instead, there will be a review session on Monday at 1 pm in Harkness 329. (Note that this takes the place of the office hours I had originally scheduled at that time.)

Week 7: Battle of the Sexes, Focal Points, and Review

Download the terms we discussed in class here.

Week 6: Trade, Comparative Advantage, and Tariffs
Comparative advantage, in video form:

Week 5: Preventive War
The 2pm recitation voted almost unanimously to cover preventive war this week, so that’s what we will be doing. The notes are here. The same warning about grammatical errors applies. Please email me when you find mistakes.

I don’t think we will get through all of the examples in class, but that is fine. They are a little redundant anyway. Having time to discuss the theory is more important.

Week 4: War’s Inefficiency Puzzle
Notes here.

I offer these as-is. I have done absolutely no proofreading on them. There are probably a bunch of embarrassing grammatical errors. Please email me if (when) you see one so I can change it. Thanks.

Week 3: Schools of Thought in International Relations
Slides here.

Week 2: Introduction to Introduction to International Relations
Slides here.

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