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Karen T Litfin
POL S 203
Seattle Campus

Introduction to International Relations

The world community, its politics, and government. Offered: AWSpS.

Class description

This course offers an overview of contemporary world politics with an emphasis on global issues like development, population, militarization, hunger, and ecological interdependence. One area of emphasis is the impact of the end of the Cold War on the world political system. TOTAL: 100%

Student learning goals

General method of instruction

Recommended preparation

Texts. Tentative texts: “Global Issues 98/99” (Dushkin); Thinking Theory Thoroughly (Rosenau and Durfee).

Class assignments and grading

Assignments. Requirements: One short paper, midterm, final.

Grading. Exams: 60% Papers: 20% Class/quiz participation: 20%


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Additional Information
Last Update by Suman C. Chhabra
Date: 11/22/2005