PO 211 - (UC) Introduction to International Relations
(3 cr.) Students are introduced to the study of politics on the global level. The course focuses on the nature of the international system of nation-states, including the importance of state sovereignty, the political interactions between states, and the causes of war and peace. Additional topics include understanding the domestic bases for foreign policy decisions, the different tools available for state action in the international realm (diplomacy, espionage, military intervention), the increasing importance of international economic relations, and the function and evolution of international law and organizations. Prerequisite: PO 101, PO 131, QU 101 or FYS 101; Every Year, Fall and Spring

Fall 2016   |   Spring 2017