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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:

  1. Describe and discuss the evolution of modern nation states.
  2. Compare and contrast competing international relation theories.
  3. Discuss and analyze international economic institutions.
  4. Compare and contrast the cross-cultural dimensions of the contemporary global arena.
  5. Demonstrate an understanding of international leaders and critical decision makers.
  6. Demonstrate the ability to conduct appropriate research on an international relations topic.
  7. Objectively analyze contemporary political events in written and verbal modes.


COURSE CONTENT: Topical areas of study include -  

  • IMF
  • International legal systems
  • UN
  • Political socialization and culture
  • World Bank
  • Diverse policymaking and impact
  • Economic theories
  • Democratization and globalization
  • International conflict and resolution

 
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