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Theresa J. Squatrito
SIS 426
Seattle Campus

World Politics

Nation-state system and its alternatives; world distributions of preferences and power; structures of international authority; historical world societies and their politics. Offered: jointly with POL S 426.

Class description

The study of world politics includes three particular areas of study—international security, international cooperation and international political economy. This course is an advanced survey of these three areas of study. In this course, you will learn about the core theoretical perspectives that guide the study of world politics. In addition, you will learn about world politics through exploration of the following topics: war and peace, ethnic conflict, globalization, global oil economy, global environmental politics, NGO politics, and human rights. The course is both highly interactive and relevant to current policy debates.

Student learning goals

General method of instruction

Lectures, discussion and multimedia

Recommended preparation

Introduction to International Relations will be very beneficial.

Class assignments and grading

Short written assignments, current events group portfolio and exams

The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by M Jane Meyerding
Date: 10/16/2008