POL S 203 A: Introduction To International Relations

Meeting Time: 
MWF 12:30pm - 1:20pm
Location: 
KNE 220
SLN: 
19390
Instructor:
David Balaam

Syllabus Description:

Pols 203  Introduction to International Relations

This course is a broad overview of the historical and contemporary political, economic, and social actors including states and decision makers and international and non-governmental organizations that influence the distribution of power and wealth in the global community. Special topics include the transformation of the global security and economic structures, globalization and integration, the rise of authoritarian-nationalist states and leaders, terrorism, continuing conflict in the Middle-East, the increasing influence of China, migration and refugees, and energy and the environment. Students are expected to complete all assigned readings. Tests include 2 midterms, 2 short papers, and participation in and completion of section assignments.   

Catalog Description: 
The world community, its politics, and government. Offered: AWSpS.
Department Requirements: 
Introductory Courses
GE Requirements: 
Individuals and Societies (I&S)
Credits: 
5.0
Status: 
Active
Last updated: 
November 14, 2017 - 9:26pm