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This class does a good job of outlining the fundamental topics you need to study international relations as an undergrad. It has plenty of reading like any other PolySci class, and other than participation, you are only graded on 3 shorter papers, a midterm paper, and a final paper. It's not that bad, but Professor Williams is a very old-school professor, so be prepared for him to not use any slides or visuals. He just talks to you in lectures, and the discussion sections often miss the opportunity to be interesting/engaging. I would recommend taking the class with a different professor if you want something more modern, but Williams certainly covers the IR foundation.

This class does a good job of outlining the fundamental topics you need to study international relations as an undergrad. It has plenty of reading like any other PolySci class, and other than participation, you are only graded on 3 shorter papers, a midterm paper, and a final paper. It's not that bad, but Professor Williams is a very …Read more

Chill and RelaxedConstant Reading
4hrs / week Some difficulty High value Would not take again
PSCI01093 months ago

There is a good amount of reading, but if you're interested in international relations or global politics, they are mostly interesting and relevant. Professor Williams is clear in the lectures, and will help to make sure you understand the material.

Fast-PacedConstant ReadingFair Grading
4hrs / week Average difficulty High value Would take again
PSCI01093 months ago

While this class is incredibly reading-heavy, much of the material is covered and clarified in the lectures. While Professor Williams initially appears strict, he is incredibly passionate and accommodating toward students. His lectures make the content interesting, and discussions are beneficial. Workload includes mandatory readings, three short (500-750 word) response papers, a midterm paper, and final paper.

While this class is incredibly reading-heavy, much of the material is covered and clarified in the lectures. While Professor Williams initially appears strict, he is incredibly passionate and accommodating toward students. His lectures make the content interesting, and discussions are beneficial. Workload includes mandatory readings, …Read more

Fast-PacedConstant ReadingFair Grading
4hrs / week Some difficulty High value Would take again
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