POLI212 International Relations
Department of Social & Behavioral Science: Political Science
- I. Course Number and Title
- POLI212 International Relations
- II. Number of Credits
- 3 credits
- III. Minimum Number of Instructional Minutes Per Semester
- 2250 minutes
- IV. Prerequisites
- V. Other Pertinent Information
- VI. Catalog Course Description
- The study of international relations. An introduction to geopolitics, emphasis on diplomacy, crisis solving techniques, ideology, nationalism, and international problem solving.
- VII. Required Course Content and Direction
- The student will develop an awareness and understanding of the functioning of various forms of government.
- The student will develop an awareness and understanding of historical movements that have shaped the modern world.
- The student will develop an awareness and understanding of the interdependence of the world’s peoples.
- The student will develop an awareness and understanding of the interrelationships between political science, geography, economics, sociology, psychology and history.
- The student will learn to discuss issues rationally and logically.
- The student will learn to think analytically.
- The student will learn to read critically.
Planned Sequence of Topics and/or Learning Activities:
- The Nation-State system and the nature of power
- The Cold War: A Retrospective
- The North-South Struggle: imperialism, colonialism, and nationalism
- Political Power Struggles of our time
- Military and economic conflicts
- The struggle for order: diplomacy
- The Struggle for order: International law
- The Struggle for Order: The United Nations
- Regionalism and Political Order
- The Military Struggle for order
- The Economic Struggle for order
- Order and the global economy
- Perception and Reality in world politics
Assessment Methods for Core Learning Goals:
Reference, Resource, or Learning Materials to be used by Students:John G. Stoessinger, The Might of Nations (New York: Random House, latest edition)
- VIII. Teaching Methods Employed
- Lecture, discussion, film
Review/Approval Date - 10/98