Course Descriptions

POS 206 - International Politics - WR (formerly POS 220)

3 Credits

This course critically analyzes the structure and principles of the global system. The objective of this course is to give students a fundamental understanding of contemporary international affairs through a systematic examination of those theories, concepts, and events that directly relate to the global system. Topics relating to both state and human security will be addressed. This includes war and peace, terrorism, foreign policy-making, nationalism, and those areas of security relating to the environment, health, and economy. The important function of international law and organizations, and the international political economy will also be introduced. Emphasis will be placed on the role of state and non-state actors, as well as an analysis of both important historical and current events. Three class hours. (SUNY-OWC)

Course Learning Outcomes
1. Describe the important terms and concepts associated with the study of international relations
2. Identify and explain the important current developments in international relations
3. Compare and contrast theories associated with the academic study of international relations
4. Describe the institutions associated with the study of international relations
5. Appraise the diversity and complexities of the international system
6. Show how major global events have impacted the evolution of the international system
7. Examine the impact of globalization on the interaction of state and non-state actors in the international system
8. Identify and describe the major issues and problems associated with the international system
9. Utilize writing to communicate an understanding, application, analysis, or evaluation of material covered in this course.

Course Offered Fall and Spring

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Fall Semester 2017
Intersession 2018
Spring Semester 2018