PS205: Introduction to International Relations
Ronald B. Mitchell
Lecture Notes Currently Available Online
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- Week 1, Tuesday, Lecture 1
- Week 1, Thursday, Lecture 2 -- use revised Lecture 2/3 notes from Week 2, Tuesday, Lecture 3
- Week 2, Tuesday, Lecture 3
-- use revised Lecture 2/3 notes
- Week 2, Thursday, Lecture 4 -- use revised Lecture 4 notes -- Powerpoint
- Week 3, Tuesday, Lecture 5 -- Powerpoint
- Week 3, Thursday, Lecture 6 -- Powerpoint
- Week 4, Tuesday, Lecture 7 -- Powerpoint
- Week 4, Thursday, Lecture 8 -- Powerpoint
- Week 5, Tuesday, Lecture 9 -- Powerpoint
- Week 5, Thursday, Lecture 10 -- Powerpoint
- Week 6, Tuesday, Midterm -- essay question is available via Announcements on Blackboard -- Bring your own Exam Books for the essay -- we will supply scantron forms for the multiple choice part of the exam.
- Week 6, Thursday, Lecture 12 -- Powerpoint
- Week 7, Tuesday, Lecture 13 -- Powerpoint
- Week 7, Thursday, Lecture 14 -- Powerpoint
- Week 8, Tuesday, Lecture 15 -- Powerpoint
- Week 8, Thursday, Lecture 16 -- Powerpoint
- Week 9, Tuesday, Lecture 17 -- Powerpoint
- Week 9, Thursday, Lecture 18 -- Powerpoint
- Week 10, Tuesday, Lecture 19 -- Powerpoint
- Week 10, Thursday, Lecture 20 -- Review Session -- Powerpoint
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- They do not provide complete coverage of the topics that will be discussed during any given lecture and may have very little relationship to the content of a lecture.
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