Dec 03, 2023
POLS 211 - Introduction to World Politics
PREREQUISITES: Demonstrated competency through appropriate assessment or earning a grade of “C” or better in ENGL 093 - Introduction to College Writing and ENGL 083 - Reading Strategies for College or ENGL 095 - Integrated Reading and Writing , or ENGL 075 - Co-Requisite Integrated Reading & Writing
PROGRAM: Social Sciences
CREDIT HOURS MIN: 3
LECTURE HOURS MIN: 3
DATE OF LAST REVISION: Spring, 2019
This course investigates the interaction of modern international political institutions, leaders, and events. Further discussion includes comparative analysis from a global perspective and the impact of international relations on individual lives.
MAJOR COURSE LEARNING OBJECTIVES: Upon successful completion of this course the student will be expected to:
- Describe and discuss the evolution of modern nation states.
- Compare and contrast competing international relation theories.
- Discuss and analyze international economic institutions.
- Compare and contrast the cross-cultural dimensions of the contemporary global arena.
- Demonstrate an understanding of international leaders and critical decision makers.
- Demonstrate the ability to conduct appropriate research on an international relations topic.
- Objectively analyze contemporary political events in written and verbal modes.
COURSE CONTENT: Topical areas of study include -
- International legal systems
- Political socialization and culture
- World Bank
- Diverse policymaking and impact
- Economic theories
- Democratization and globalization
- International conflict and resolution
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