Ch 26: International Law - MTEL Political Science/Political Philosophy

About This Chapter

This chapter on International Law includes lessons designed to prepare you for the related section of the MTEL Political Science/Political Philosophy exam. Let this chapter shore up your knowledge of international law so that you don't miss a beat on the test.

MTEL Political Science/Political Philosophy: International Law - Chapter Summary

This chapter looks at key aspects of international law and global politics, covering every facet of the subject that you'll need to know on the exam. Easy-to-follow video lessons will guide you through the following topics:

  • Sources of international law
  • International court of justice: role of jurisdiction
  • International conventions and world politics
  • International protocols in global politics
  • International business treaties

The features of the chapter are designed to help you master the material in a manner best suited to your learning style, with both a video and transcript of the lesson at your disposal. For efficient review, each video includes a timeline that allows you to jump to specific main points, while important terms within the transcript are highlighted in bold. After every lesson, you'll find a practice quiz where you can make sure you understand the lesson material and familiarize yourself with the sort of questions you'll be answering on the exam.

MTEL Political Science/Political Philosophy: International Law Chapter Objectives

The MTEL political science/political philosophy test is a computer-based exam composed of 100 multiple-choice questions and two open-response items. These questions are split into six separate subtests, with the material in this chapter applying to the third subtest on comparative government and international relations, which as a whole will count towards 15% of your total score on the exam. A portion of this subtest includes subjects such as international relations and the purposes and functions of international law and organizations, for which this chapter will come in handy.

5 Lessons in Chapter 26: International Law - MTEL Political Science/Political Philosophy
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Sources of International Law

1. Sources of International Law

You often hear people talking about the importance of international law, but where does it come from? This lesson explains many of the sources of international law, from ancient treaties to modern courts.

International Court of Justice: Role & Jurisdiction

2. International Court of Justice: Role & Jurisdiction

When talks break down between people over issues, lawsuits are often filed. Between countries, wars were often fought. However, with the creation of the International Court of Justice, a new forum for disputes exists.

International Conventions & World Politics

3. International Conventions & World Politics

This lesson explains the use of conventions in world politics. It highlights the Geneva Convention, the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development, and the United Nations Convention against Torture.

International Protocols in Global Politics

4. International Protocols in Global Politics

This lesson will explain the different uses of the word 'protocol' within political science. In doing this, it will highlight protocol as rules of courtesy, as well as focusing on agreements like the Kyoto Protocol.

Treaties Under Article II of the U.S. Constitution

5. Treaties Under Article II of the U.S. Constitution

Treaties are an important part of international law. A treaty is a legally binding agreement made between two or more government entities. This lesson explains the difference between bilateral and multilateral treaties.

Chapter Practice Exam
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