Sep 18, 2020  
2019 - 2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
2019 - 2020 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

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PS 202 - International Relations

Credits: (4 credits)

Focuses on the critical issues of relations between the United States and other major countries in the 20th century, the period during which American global hegemony emerges. The role of the American presidency and State Department is also examined from the perspective of the style of leadership practiced.

Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to do the following: 

  1.   Attain a basic understanding of International Relations (IR). As such, students will become familiar with:
  • historical forces that have shaped the current international system; 
  • different theoretical orientations employed by the discipline; 
  • primary actors, institutions, and trends that currently shape the international system;
  • the role of international economic forces in shaping political outcomes in the international arena. 
  1.   Develop and apply critical analytical skills and theory in evaluating international events. Students thus will be asked to assess real world situations in in class activities and                        assessmentsl
  2.   Improve academic writing: two short papers specifically designed to push students to improve their analytical and persuasive writing capabilities will therefore be assignedl
  3.   Attain basic geographical literacy of the current nation-state system.

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