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Term Subject Catalog # Title Credits / Units
Summer 2020 POL 012 Introduction to World Politics 4 cr.
Class Session Time Syllabus
1 5-week summer Mon - Fri POL-012-5


This course examines the "big questions" in world politics: Why do countries fight wars? Can nuclear proliferation be curtailed? Does trade help developing countries or harm them? Topics covered include rise, development and changes of the nation-state system; patterns and causes of international conflicts and cooperation; the environment, redistribution of wealth, security and human rights; international law, organizations, and transnational institutions; the roles of both state and non-state actors in international politics; and the methods used to understand this field.