Summer course in International Law and International Relations
What is the character of international legal rules? Do they matter in international politics, and if so, to what degree? How effective can they really be? What should we expect from international law in shaping international relations?
This Summer / Short Course from Stanford University Summer Session will provide introductory knowledge of the foundation principles and sources of public international law and a brief review of the most prominent IR-theories. Besides exploring how these theories address the role of IL in international politics, will also consider a set of practical problems, where IL and IR intersect most dramatically, such as intervention by force, human rights, and enforcement of criminal law.
- Introduction to International Relations recommended but not required
- Be at least 18 years of age by the start of the Summer / Short Course
- Have graduated from high school or secondary school or equivalent
- Have graduated or have completed your requirements from your university or post-secondary institution
- Be able to verify fluency in the English language, using one of the methods described in the English Language Proficiency below
- Internet-Based Test of English as a Foreign Language (iBT TOEFL) Minimum score of 95 for the iBT TOEFL, International English Language Testing System: Academic (IELTS: Academic) Minimum overall band score of 7.0, or Cambridge Assessment English Minimum score of 180 on the Cambridge English Advanced, CEFR Level C1
- Grading Basis:Letter Grade
- Unit-Range Information:Flexible to accommodate student workload, units needed, and availability.
- Limited Enrollment Details:The setting of this class is limited to a number of students in order to maintain the course's seminar setting with intense and lively discussions, debates, etc. Registration for this course is not finalized until confirmed by the instructor during the first week of class. All interested students (registered or not) must attend the first class meeting for an in-depth discussion of the syllabus and other course policies. At that (mandatory) meeting, a selection process will be conducted to determine final course enrollment.
- Intensive Studies:This course is offered as part of the International Management Intensive and must be taken for 5 units. See the Intensive Studies page for more information on how to receive an official Document of Completion.
Stanford University Summer Session invites visiting undergraduate, graduate, and high school students to experience Stanford University during its fourth academic quarter. During the eight-week course, Summer Session students are enrolled in the same courses as matriculated Stanford students, and earn...
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