POLSCI 190 - First-Year Seminar in Political Science
Section: 002 International Law and U.S. Exceptionalism
Term: FA 2017
Subject: Political Science (POLSCI)
Department: LSA Political Science
Requirements & Distribution:
Waitlist Capacity:
With permission of instructor.
Advisory Prerequisites:
Enrollment restricted to first-year students, including those with sophomore standing.
May not be repeated for credit.
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One of the most significant issues facing the world today is the United States’ stance toward international law, which includes cooperating with and/or leading the rest of the world. The press frequently puts forth statements on the subject, and the topic is likely to be a topic of debate in every presidential election in the near future. Employing a political science perspective, we will examine the United State's stance toward international law, including whether it is "exceptional" in any meaningful ways. Using a rigorous theoretical framework and actual data, we will place the US’s behavior in perspective and thereby gain some true insight on the issue of US Exceptionalism with respect to how it exercises its power and its attitude toward international law more generally.

This course is in the World Politics Subfield.

POLSCI 190 - First-Year Seminar in Political Science
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002 (SEM)
MW 4:00PM - 5:30PM
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