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Political Science 4356

International Law

CRN: 80085
This course will examine the nature, sources, and development of international law as both a legal and political process. Areas to be studied include the law of treaties; acquisition of personality; territorial jurisdiction; the law of the sea, land, and air; diplomatic immunities; nationality; state responsibility; human rights; and the law of war. Students will do research on contemporary international problems. (May be used to satisfy Group III requirements.)
  • 6 assignments
  • 2 exams, proctored at a testing center
  • Students in this course may submit no more than two assignments each week.
  • Textbook:

Shaw, Malcolm N. International Law, 7th edition, 2014. ISBN: 9781107612495

  • Course Materials:

POSI 4356 online course content

  • Instructor: Bob Gorman, PhD
  • Tuition: $838.74 (This cost includes the online course fee.)

Acquiring Course Materials

Required textbooks and other course materials can be purchased from an online vendor of your choice, such as,, or, or from a brick-and-mortar bookstore. Please note that the Office of Distance and Extended Learning is currently working with the Texas State University Bookstore to stock required materials for correspondence course offerings. However, at this time, materials for our courses may not be available at the University Bookstore unless they are used for on-campus courses. When purchasing required materials for this course from any vendor, be sure to purchase the correct edition of the material and to verify that the material's International Standard Book Number (ISBN) matches that listed above. Note that if you are purchasing course materials from an online vendor, you may need to enter the ISBN without dashes (enter the numbers only) when searching. Should you require any assistance in locating course materials, please contact the Office of Distance and Extended Learning.

This course is now available online!

To access the course website, contact the Office of Distance and Extended Learning. A $10-per-credit-hour online fee applies.

Before enrolling in this online correspondence self-paced course, take the Online Learning Readiness Self-Assessment, which will help you determine if online correspondence self-paced courses are a good fit for you.

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