Schedule of Classes Course Description

John Jay College of Criminal Justice
Course Prefix: POL                                     Course Number: 250                                    
Course Title: International Law and Justice
Subject: Political Science
Minimum Credits: 3.0                                     Maximum Credits: 3.0                                     Hours per week: 3.0


An introduction to the key concepts and processes of the international legal system. Special emphasis will be placed on the foundations and justifications for international law, the relationship between treaties and custom, state sovereignty and recognition, and the use of force by states in the international system. An examination and assessment of the relation of municipal and international law, the role of the International Court of Justice, and the prospects for a permanent international penal tribunal.

Prerequisite: ENG 101 and GOV 101.
Start Date:    08/31/2001                         End Date: