Here’s the second lecturelet for SIS-301, Spring 2009. This one provides context for our discussion of Machiavelli.
The first lecturelet for SIS-301, Spring 2009. This one’s on Thucydides.
Here’s the course syllabus for SIS-301.001, Spring 2009, “Theories of International Relations.”
So upon closer examination, the only thing I didn’t like about last year’s fourth podcast was the crappy sound. So I played with it a bit and here is a modified version of the podcast — unfortunately, in making the sound better I managed to eliminate the chapter menus, so if you want the version with those you should go here instead.
As promised, here’s the 2008 edition of the constructivism podcast. Yes, it’s about an hour long, but it’s also the only “reading” you have to do for class on Tuesday…
Upon re-watching some of my podcasts from last year’s course I think that they’re still about as good as I can do for the moment, so the first two podcasts will be the same as last year’s:
For realism, go here.
For liberalism, go here.
At this point I am planing to re-do the constructivism and critical challenges lectures for 2008.
The grand finale of SIS-680, in which I discuss the differences between science and politics, as well as the differences between the various styles of research discussed in the class.
Here are the four pieces of your final paper, as discussed in class today:
1) scholarly literature you’re debating/engaging with;
2) research question and methodological proposal for answering it;
3) gather some information…start doing the project;
4) tell me what else needs to be done!
The tenth, and final, lecture for SIS-206, Summer 2008. Topic: “Choosing a Research Methodology, or, PTJ’s sermon on social science as a vocation.”
This is a shorter one than usual.
Here’s the ninth lecture from SIS-206, Summer 2008. Topic: “Monistic Causation II: Discourse Analysis.” Due to a technical glitch, this is just the slides — no audio recorded, even though I delivered the lecture live in the classroom. Oh well — if you weren’t there, you missed my witty banter.
Pay special attention to the last slide, which gives the four things I’d like to see in the monistic causation research proposal due next week.
Click here for the slides.