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2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

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HPS 202 - International Relations

Credits: 4 credits

Examines different social, economic and cultural factors which have given rise to the unique political institutions in several selected countries. An effort will be made to examine the ties between the developed and developing countries.

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. 

2.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  assessments

 3. Improve academic writing: two short papers specifically designed to push students to improve their analytical and persuasive writing capabilities will therefore be assignedl

4.  Attain basic geographical literacy of the current nation-state system.


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