1 - Goldstein and Pevehouse - Introduction to International Relations
-$79 new / $56 used (UW Bookstore guy says there are "plenty of used copies")-
-This is the primary textbook for the course - I'm definitely assigning this one.
2 - Course reader
-$7-10 through StudentPrint
-This is a set of supplemental articles. I can either make them buy it as a reader, or just assign the readings and let the students print their own. Frankly, I don't think they'd do it on their own.
3 - Schelling - The Strategy of Conflict
-$21.95 new / $17 used ("only a few" used from the bookstore)
-This is a classic, and I plan to teach them a very Schelling-esque version of International Relations.
4 - Axelrod - The Evolution of Cooperation
-$21.50 new / $15 used ("some" used available from the bookstore)
-Another classic, although I probably wouldn't assign the entire thing. Probably 2 or 3 chapters, though, which makes me feel kind of squiggerly about copying the pages for the course reader instead of assigning the book.
Copies of everything will be available for 2-hour checkout in the reserve library, and the University has lots of copies of the Schelling and Axelrod books for check-out at various campus libraries.
So what do you think? Too much for a 100-level intro course? Drop the Axelrod book? Put a chapter or two of the Axelrod book in the reader? Assign what I want and let them figure out which ones to buy and which to read at the library?