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Term Subject Catalog # Title Credits / Units
Summer 2018 POL 012 Introduction to World Politics 4 cr.
Class Session Day Time Classroom Enroll Limit Syllabus
1 4-week summer Mon - Fri 14:30 - 17:00 Bd#1 RM 228-B 50 POL-012-4-A
2 6-week summer Mon - Fri 14:00 - 15:40 Bd#1 RM 228-C 50 POL-012-6-A
3 4-week summer Mon - Fri 14:30 - 17:00 Bd#1 RM 228-B 50 POL-012-4-A
4 6-week summer Mon - Fri 14:00 - 15:40 Bd#1 RM 228-C 50 POL-012-6-A

Description

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.

Prerequisite(s)

None.