5:30 to 8:20 pm Tuesday
Office Hours: By appointment, please call 940-397-4746
POLS 4333 is an advanced hour, undergraduate lecture course on the history, theories, sources, and enforcement of international law. Topics to be covered include treaties and customary international law; the significance of states and institutions; international dispute resolution; international law and the United States; immunity and the act of state doctrine; the allocation of legal authority among states; international human rights; the use of force and arms control; the law of the sea; the law of airspace, aviation, and outer space; international environmental law; and, international criminal law.
The primary goal of this course is for each student to become better informed about, more interested in, and more aware of the role law plays in international relations. The course seeks to demonstrate to students the important relationship between international law and politics within the existing world system.
The two midterm and the final examinations consist of a series of short answer, essay questions. The second exam tests only the material covered since the first exam. The final exam, however, is cumulative.
In order to pass this class, a student must participate. Participation means coming to and preparing for class. Particular diligence needs to be paid to preparation of case briefs.
Make-up exams will only be given once an appropriate, written excuse has been presented to the instructor.
Attendance will be checked by signature sheet.