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Week
1

Week 1

3 hours to complete

Birth of the science and classical tradition

3 hours to complete
8 videos (Total 55 min), 2 readings, 2 quizzes
8 videos
About the course3m
Introduction10m
Origins of the classical tradition8m
Decline of the classical tradition6m
Machiavelli and Hobbes8m
Clash of Leviathans: The Thirty-year War7m
Westphalian peace8m
2 readings
About the University10m
Rules on the academic integrity in the course10m
1 practice exercise
Classical tradition30m
Week
2

Week 2

1 hour to complete

Origins of Liberalism

1 hour to complete
5 videos (Total 45 min)
5 videos
Stages of liberalism8m
Thirty-year war and rise of liberalism9m
Power of Enlightenment8m
Free-trade and the Revolutions8m
1 practice exercise
From Christianity to Liberalism: Idealistic Tradition in IR Theory30m
Week
3

Week 3

2 hours to complete

The beginning: the World Wars and genesis of the IR science

2 hours to complete
6 videos (Total 68 min)
6 videos
WWI and the great debates10m
The post-WWI liberalism11m
Decline of the post-WWI order11m
The realist critique of idealism9m
Hans Morgenthau and political realism13m
1 practice exercise
World Wars and birth of IR science30m
Week
4

Week 4

2 hours to complete

Kenneth Waltz and Structural Theory

2 hours to complete
5 videos (Total 53 min)
5 videos
Basic assumptions10m
System and structure9m
Neorealism and political analysis11m
Structural realism today10m
1 practice exercise
Kenneth Waltz and Structural Realism30m

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