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POLSC 140 curated list - Introduction to International Relations

POLSC 140 curated list

Course Syllabus:


International Relations 3rd Edition.  (Shiraev, E. and V. Zubok.) (2020) (course reserve 53.06)

Evidence for Hope: Making Human Rights Work in the 21st Century. (Sikkink, K).  (2017) (course reserve 53.12) (available unlimited eBook access)

Suggested textbooks:

Foundations of International Relations. (McGlinchey) (2022) new edition.  (CC BY-NC) E-International Relations has partnered with Bloomsbury to produce a fully featured textbook for beginners. With a diverse set of authors and chapters covering topics including race, colonialism, gender, sexuality, digital globalization, the environment and security studies, this textbook takes into account the historical development of International Relations and the web of dynamics that forms the subject, resulting in a clear analysis of the field from a variety of perspectives.

Foundations International Relations. (McGlinchey) (2017) (CC BY-NC)

The chapters build up the foundations for understanding how the world works and then explore the key global issues that concern the discipline – taking readers from no knowledge to competency. The journey starts by examining how the international system was formed and ends by reflecting that International Relations is always adapting to events and is therefore a never-ending journey of discovery. 

MLA Handbook, 8th edition

Book (Print)- (CCC)

MLA Citation Guide- (CCC Online)

Handouts (CCC-print)

Films and Videos

Films on Demand- International Relations

Academic Videos online- International Relations


E-International Relations- eBooks on international relations (2022) (CC BY-NC)

Political Ideologies and Worldviews: An Introduction (2021) (CC BY-NC)

Open Educational Resources and practices for International Relations faculty and students (various) (2021) (CC BY)

Simulation Workbook: International Relations (Franco) (2020) (CC BY-NC)

OER Repositories

OpenStax – Political Science (2022) CC-BY-NC-SA

OER Commons – Political Science (2022) CC-BY-NC-SA

LibreText – Political Science (2022) CC-BY-NC-SA 3.0

MERLOT Political Science Portal (2022) CC BY

Sample Canvas Shell

Sample International Relations Canvas Shell

Note: The library can buy both print and electronic copies of titles like those listed.  In the past, the library has purchased up to 3 print copies of a reserve title.  We are not able to buy multiple copies of eBook titles. When possible, the library buys eBooks that can have unlimited simultaneous users.  However, per the publisher, some eBooks are limited to 3 or even 1 user at a time.  The library does not buy class sets of books.  For class sets please contact Maritez Apigo for a grant application.