International Relations

This course is a survey of a wide range of topics in international relations. The course will cover several widely used theories that explain recurring patterns in international relations, including Liberalism, Realism, Marxism, and Constructivism. The course will introduce institutions that have been pillars of the world order since World War II, such as the United Nations, the Bretton Woods monetary system, and the world trading system.
Designed for

Students who are interested in learning about International Relations


High school students

Class format

One-on-one and small group (Max. 7 students/class)

Class Introduction

The group classes serve as an introduction to how to do research commonly used in social science. Students will become familiar with research and evaluation concepts, methods, and applications; learn how to consume and analyze research critically; and propose an appropriate research project to inform a critical issue.

The one-on-one classes will help students create an independent research paper in a pre-designed area of the teacher’s expertise or the student’s interest. Students prepping to enter higher education will learn research methodology and structure, how to use theoretical frameworks, develop research questions, and proper APA citations in preparation for the rigors of advanced academic research. 

Upon completion of this course, students will have produced a polished, 10-15-page research paper, receive a recommendation from the instructor and a certificate of completion from Aralia Education

  • Understand the international political system and the ability to apply a general conceptual framework and theoretical tools to interpret, analyze and evaluate issues and events in international politics
  • To help students think about practical solutions to complex international problems
  • To encourage students to think of themselves as active participants in international affairs
Class Content
1Overview of the course syllabus
  • Introductions
  • Basics of Research
  • Roadmap of the project
  • Academic/Scholarly Writing
Introduction to International Relations
2Purpose of Study
3Theoretical Frameworks
4How to Conduct Literature review
5Research design
6Data gathering and analysis
7Citation Styles

Students and their parents will receive brief feedback after each class regarding the student’s general participation in class. Students will also receive feedback on graded assignments via email. 

2024 Summer Group Classes: Open for Registration

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