Students in the International Relations Stream enrol in two Trinity One seminar courses and a co-requisite:
TRN150Y - National Versus International
The international system today faces extraordinary challenges. Understanding these challenges requires looking at the past. This seminar course briefly reviews the origins and development of the international system from the 17th century through the age of empires and the great wars of the 20th century. It then concentrates on the clash of nationalism with internationalism in the world since 1945, looking at such issues as what drives nationalism and what alternatives there are to it. We will study ideas and ideologies as well as institutions.
TRN151Y - Global Governance
Terrorism, the proliferation of arms (including weapons of mass destruction), environmental degradation, globalization, technological change, and the rise of non-state actors all pose challenges to statecraft and the management of global order. This seminar course explores the changing dynamics of global politics and the responses to them by states (and others). Topics will include an examination of new forms of international collaboration that have developed in the wake of crises in the years following the Second World War (1939–45).
A first-year full credit course in History, Political Science, Economics or Sociology; or a course taken with the permission of the Director.