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POLS2206 – Global Politics pdf

Credits: 3 (3/0/0)
Description: Meets MnTC Goal Areas 5 and 8. This course is an introduction to the field of global and international politics, with an emphasis on the history, structure and processes of global relations. Students will study the role of state and non-state actors such as nations, international conflict, war, global economic relations and international organizations. The course will also address current global challenges such as terrorism, arms control, the use of foreign aid in the developing world and/or other pressing issues facing the international political system.
Prerequisites: (None)
Corequisites: (None)
  1. Analyze the history of global and international relations.
  2. Explain the dominant theories that political scientists have used to analyze the international political system.
  3. Describe the role of nation states in the global political system.
  4. Discuss how non-state actors influence the political, economic and military actions of nation states.
  5. Analyze the role of political culture in determining the actions of societies, states and groups in the international political system.
  6. Analyze the use of war and physical force as tools of international diplomacy.
  7. Describe diplomacy as a tool in the conduct of foreign affairs and international relations.
  8. Assess the use of trade policy as a factor in international negotiations and relations.
  9. Discuss monetary policy, aid and other macroeconomic factors in relation to their influence on the global political system.
  10. Describe the history and methods of international organizations and regional associations in maintaining economic, military and political stability in the world.
  11. Explain the foreign policy-making process in the United States, with specific emphasis on its implications for the system of international relations.
  12. Apply the material learned in the course to current global problems such as, but not limited to, terrorism, economic globalization, arms control and genocide.
MnTC goal areas:
  • (5) History and the Social and Behavioral Sciences
  • (8) Global Perspective

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