Part - A
- The modern state system-history, basic features, evolving forms.
- International Relations as a field of study, Basic Approaches- Power, Balance of Power, Imperialism, Nationalism.
- Interaction between states-diplomacy, International Law, international economic and trade linkages-pressures in world politics.
Part - B
- Evolution of the International System since 1815 (Congress of Vienna) Historical Overview.
- World War III. Decolonization, Rise of the Third World Alliance System (NATO, SEATO. CENTO, WARSAW PACT) Peaceful coexistence: Non-Aligned Movement Theories of Peace and Security in Nuclear Age (Deterrence. Limited war. Crisis Management etc) Détente
Part - C
- Foreign Policies of the Superpowers, major powers (USA. USSR. China) with special reference to South Asia (India. Pakistan, etc.).
- Issues in global Politics.
- Nuclear Proliferation.
- Superpower rivalry in the Indian Ocean.
- International economic order.
- Regional Security issues and crises (Afghanistan Crises Iran-Iraq war, Palestine problem, Apartheid and South Africa, Namibia, Polish crises, Eurocommunism, Central American crises etc.)
- Arms Control and disarmament.