Spring 2022 - POL 344 D100
International Law (4)
Class Number: 6028
Delivery Method: Remote
Course Times + Location:
Tu 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
Exam Times + Location:
Apr 12, 2022
11:59 PM – 11:59 PM
TAKE HOME-EXAM, Burnaby
1 778 782-4346
Prerequisites:Six lower division units in political science or permission of the department.
Sovereignty, nationality, jurisdiction, arbitration. Examination of selected cases exemplifying present trends in the international legal order.
The course surveys the nature, sources, development and functions of International Law. We explore the extent to which international legal rules, principles, norms, institutions, and processes provide a framework for the resolution of international disputes, and provide a basis for international cooperation in various issue-areas. The course adopts a broad approach that examines critically the relationship between law, politics and values in international relations. We examine prominent cases and adjudications in international law where necessary to acquaint students with the principles that underpin legal decisions and their interpretation and application.
There will be a synchronous 90 minute lecture once a week via zoom and asynchronous weekly participation in discussions via canvas.
- Participation in discussions 10%
- Assignment 1 (Cases or Briefs) 20%
- Assignment 2 (Research Essay) 35%
- Final Exam (Take Home) - Due: April 12, 2022; 11:59pm. 35%
All required readings are available electronically on canvas.
Department Undergraduate Notes:
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