Dec 03, 2021  
2021-2022 General Catalog 
    
2021-2022 General Catalog
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POL 121 - International Relations


3 credits
This course is an introduction to the study of international affairs and global politics, including major concepts and theories relating to international systems, international security, international law, international conflict and cooperation, foreign policy, diplomacy, international organizations, and international economics. It examines the main theories of international relations including realism, liberalism, and constructivism. The course is designed to give students a better understanding of international relations in the world today by addressing global problems such as war and terrorism, nuclear proliferation, pandemics, and climate change. In addition, the historical and contemporary influences of American politics on international relations are explored. Knowledge of international affairs, an understanding of global problems, and an awareness of linkages between national and global politics, are important skills for achieving success in many occupations and professions, while also directly contributing to civic responsibility and a higher quality of life.

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