This course will introduce students to the major issues and actors in international relations.
You will analyze the origins and evolution of the international system, the legacy of the Cold War, and the role of the state, the nation, international organizations, ethnic groups, and other non-state actors.
Going beyond war and peace, this course addresses ways of dealing with terrorism, crime, the global economy, the environment and human rights.
Students will engage in debates and presentations on global issues and represent other countries in a model United Nations or comparable simulation. Together, these lectures and simulations give you background and hands-on experience to make informed judgments about our global society.
Sample reading list:
International Politics on the World Stage, Brief (8th Edition)
Cases in International Relations (6th Edition)
Current Debates in International Relations (1st Edition)
Essentials of International Relations (6th Edition)