History 104 (101) Topics in World History (Restricted to CAP students)

Instructor(s)

Term

1

Course Level

Undergraduate

Credits

3

Days Met

T
Tr

Course Times

11:00 am to 12:30 pm

Description

This course is an inquiry into the emergence of the global international order over the past five centuries, based on the theme of state intervention. Starting from papal adjudication of claims arising from Columbus’ voyage in 1493 and ending with Canada’s now repudiated policy known as R2P (Responsibility to Protect), we examine cases from Europe, Asia, and the Americas to explore why states intervene in the affairs of other states, how intervention has been justified, and how the legality of intervention has changed over time. We work we do in this course will help to reveal how international law emerged to moderate the power of states and negotiate their coexistence, and how that law is constantly changing.

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