International Law

International Law
Nature and function of international law; recognition, succession, jurisdiction rights, and immunities of states; nationality and jurisdiction over nations.
 Hours3.0 Credit, 3.0 Lecture, 0.0 Lab
 PrerequisitesPoli 200.
 ProgramsContaining POLI 373
Course Outcomes

Faith and Political Analysis

Students will discuss the moral issues surrounding issue of international law.

Politics, International Relations, and Political Philosophy

Students will learn the role of legal norms in international relations and will be able to discuss the relative importance of international law in constraining the actions of states.

Political Process, Theory, and Thought

Students will learn the legal perspective of important events of world history and current issues of international conflict and cooperation.

Effective and Professional Writing

Students will write either a legal brief for a mock argument before an international tribunal or a research paper that conforms to the conventional expectations for a research paper in a political science class.

Critical Thinking and Analysis

In class discussions, writing, and course readings, students will practice analyzing and evaluating the logic and arguments used in international legal decisions themselves and discussions of international legal issues.

Participation in Political Process

Students will learn the history of the development of international legal norms and how those norms affect important political issues in the United States.