History 432 (001) International Relations of the Great Powers in the 20th Century
This course explores the history of international relations during the twentieth century. It seeks to understand how countries have dealt with questions of war, peace, and the balance of power. But it also looks at alternative forms of ruling the world, particularly international organizations. We will consider the historical factors that have determined the structure, ethos, and efficacy of particular international systems and why they arose in the first place. The course will combine that historical awareness with examinations of broader economic, cultural, and social trends in global history.