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  • Locations: Virtual, International
  • Program Terms: Spring
  • Restrictions: Non-IILE applicants only
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2022 02/04/2022
Rolling Admission 01/24/2022 05/28/2022

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Program Description:
This course provides students with a survey of international relations history with a focus on European diplomacy. The main aim of this course is to deliver the historical background of the current affairs in international relations. With a broad introduction to European history, students are provided an in-depth explanation of the historical development of ideas, institutions, regulations, systems, and actors of international relations.

In this course, the modern history of the European civilizations and nations are examined and discussed by referring to the interactions between nations and their impact on the shaping of the current international relations, systems, beliefs, institutions, economic ties, and diplomacy. The course, therefore, focuses on the diplomatic interactions and the social, economic, political, and cultural contexts in which they take place in Europe.

Topic covered includes The Thirty Years’ War and The Peace of Westphalia, The Great Powers, The French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars, The Congress of Vienna, The Concert of Europe System, The Unifications of Italy and Germany, World War I and II, The Russian Revolution, The Rise of Communism and Fascism, The Cold War, Decolonization, Fall of Berlin Wall, Dissolution of the Soviet Union, and Post-Cold War period to the present.

At the end of the course, the significant periods, events, and historical diplomatic perspectives will be covered, and the most important details of each will be discussed. On completion of the course, students will be able to analyze the system of international relations from the past to present with a historical perspective. 

Course Days and Times
Tuesday and Thursday, 19:00-20:15 (Bishkek Time). 08:00-09:15 (New York Time). 14:00-15:15 (Vienna Time).

Görkem Atsungur

Course Level

3 US / 6 ECTS

OSUN Partner Offering Course
American University of Central Asia (AUCA)

This program is currently not accepting applications.