ERIC Number: ED183452
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Jan
Reference Count: 0
POS 591: International Relations Seminar "The Modern World-System."
McGowan, Patrick J.
The syllabus outlines a college level international relations seminar with a neo-Marxist theoretical orientation. The objective of the seminar is to present an historical and comparative approach to a study of the evolution of the international political economy. Following an introduction explaining seminar objectives, grading, and course requirements, the syllabus is presented in 16 categories--one for each week of the course. Topics are course organization, overview of the modern world system, origins of capitalism, origins of the modern world system (1450-1560), key features of the modern world system, crisis in the system, the mercantilist world system (1600-1800), British dominance (1650-1789), industrial revolution, the French Revolution, adaptations to change, class struggle in the 19th and 20th centuries, revolution and crises, the American world system (1939-?), and the possibility of a socialist world system. For each topic, information is presented on background, required reading, and recommended reading. Readings are selected from the disciplines of economic, social, diplomatic, and political history. Required and recommended references are coded as to whether they represent a typical capitalist or Marxist viewpoint. (DB)
Descriptors: Bias, Course Descriptions, Curriculum Guides, Diplomatic History, Economics Education, Educational Objectives, Futures (of Society), Higher Education, History Instruction, International Relations, Marxian Analysis, Marxism, Political Influences, Political Science, Social History, World Affairs
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A