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SIS-301 Spring 2012 lecture 4

February 9th, 2012 | Posted by ptj in SIS-301 - (0 Comments)

The fourth lecture for SIS-301 Spring 2012 — this one’s on Locke.

There’s good news and there’s other news. The good news is that I fixed the recording problems from last week, so this file actually plays with intelligible sound. The other news is that I had to completely change my recording set-up, so this file is a .mov rather than a .m4a. It should play in a larger number of players, but the video is a tad lower quality and the file size is much larger. And it’s not chaptered, the way the .m4a files were. That said, it actually works, so overall I think it’s a net gain.


SIS-301 Spring 2012 lecture 3

February 2nd, 2012 | Posted by ptj in SIS-301 - (0 Comments)

The third lecture of the semester — Hobbes and the Enlightenment project.

UPDATE — there was some kind of a recording error on this version of the lecture, so it’s inaudible for about the first 25 minutes. Sigh. I don’t have the time to re-do it just at the moment so might I suggest that you listen to the older version here, and then maybe catch the last 10-15 minutes of this one which are properly audible.

SIS-301 Spring 2012 lecture 2

January 27th, 2012 | Posted by ptj in SIS-301 - (0 Comments)

Lecture 2, Machiavelli. As before, best results in iTunes and QuickTime Player 7.

SIS-301 Spring 2012 lecture 1

January 19th, 2012 | Posted by ptj in SIS-301 - (0 Comments)

Podcast lecture 1 for SIS-301, Spring 2012. Topic: Thucydides. Note that this enhanced AAC file (.m4a) has both slide images and a voice track; in my experience it plays best in QuickTime Player 7 or in iTunes. QuickTime Player 10 and other media players sometimes fail to show the slides.

Here are the slides I used in the first class session of SIS-301 “Theories of International Politics” for Spring 2012.

Here is the course syllabus. (Note that this version is slightly modified from the one I showed in class — I added in the Electronic Communications Policy I mentioned, corrected a couple of typos, and clarified the reading assignments for three class sessions in April.)

2011 World Politics lecture 2

September 27th, 2011 | Posted by ptj in SIS-105 - (0 Comments)

Upon re-listening to this lecture from a past year I don’t think I can really improve on it, so in lieu of a new recording of the same old material I offer this: IR Liberalism.

Note that in order to get this to play with both the audio and the video at the same time you need to download the file to your computer, and then import it into iTunes (where it seems to work fine) or play it with QuickTime Player 7.6.6 (not the 10.1 version of the QuickTime player that ships with newer Mac computers — the older player is a free download from Apple’s website, and it works with every MacOS back to about 10.4, I believe. QuickTime Player 10.1 thinks that .m4a files are audio-only, so it doesn’t look for the video track.

2011 World Politics lecture 1

September 21st, 2011 | Posted by ptj in SIS-105 - (0 Comments)

Apologies for the slight technical difficulties here, but I have the lecture only in two parts: a pdf of the slides, and an audio file of the spoken part. These are supposed to go together in one file, but just at the moment this isn’t working … hopefully it will be resolved soon and I will be able to upload the correct version. But for the moment, here are the slides, and the audio is below (you can listen to it via your web browser, or download it to your hard drive for offline listening).

UPDATE: apparently the podcast works properly if you download it — it has audio and video synched together. Still working on precisely why this is less seamless than it always has been in the past, but for now, you have several options: listen to the audio below and watch the pdf slides; download the file and play it in your web browser; download the file and play it in some other version of QuickTime Player. Ah, technology — love it and hate it.

Here’s the fourth podcast for SIS-105. This one’s on the limitations of IR theory and the potential for more radical challenges to state-centric ways of thinking about world politics and international relations. The podcast also spends some time trying to helpfully order the various forms of IR theory that we’ve considered thus far. Apologies for the way that the sound gets a bit iffy from time to time; I have to remember to push the microphone away when I get going.

World Politics 2010 podcast #3: constructivism

September 16th, 2010 | Posted by ptj in SIS-105 - (0 Comments)

Here’s the third podcast lecture for World Politics for Fall 2010. This one’s on constructivism, and the role of identity and notions of community in world politics.

World Politics 2010 podcast #1: realism

September 5th, 2010 | Posted by ptj in SIS-105 - (0 Comments)

Here’s the first podcast lecture for the Fall 2010 edition of my World Politics class. The topic is “realism.” it’s an m4a file as usual — chaptered audio with slides — so your best bet is to drop it into iTunes or QuickTime Player in order to view/listen to it. (Apologies for the distorted visuals if you play it through the media player here on the site; downloading is almost always a better idea.)