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POLS 341: Theories of International Conflict and Cooperation
Christopher K. Butler, Associate Professor
For May 1: Iklé pp. 59-161
For May 3: Troubetzkoy ch. 17
Essay 2 (due May 3): Write a short essay of at least seven paragraphs in which you (1) identify and correctly summarize three things you learned as a result of this class, (2) argue why each of the three things you learned as a result of this class were important to your understanding of theories of conflict and cooperation, and (3) suggest one improvement for the class with a justification of how that suggestion would make the class better. Please email this essay to me, preferrably as a PDF.
The final research paper is due on Tuesday, May 8! Extensions will only be given for special circumstances. You may email your paper as a PDF, but be sure either to include your international interaction game worksheet in the PDF or turn in a hard-copy of your marked up international interaction game worksheet.
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From Thursday, March 22:
Class Meetings: Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2:00 to 3:15 in Dane Smith Hall 234
Revised Reading Schedule
Instructor's Office: SSCI 2051
Office Hours: Tuesdays from 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM, Wednesdays from 1:30 to 3:30 PM, and by appointment.
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Research Paper Instructions
Understanding your conflict-episode information sheet
International Interaction Game Worksheet
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