POL S 426
The nation-state system and its alternatives, world distributions of preferences and power, structure of international authority, historical world societies and their politics. Offered: jointly with JSIS B 426.
Description: Description: This is an advanced course in international relations that explores topics such globalization, terrorism, ethnic conflict, NGOs, and environmental politics. I follow a non-traditional teaching style that includes (along with the traditional lectures) class discussions, group projects, and audio-visual delivery of knowledge via documentaries. By the end of the course, I hope all of you will develop a more nuanced understanding of world politics and feel empowered to contribute to policy debates.
Student learning goals
General method of instruction
Texts: Karen Mingst And Jack Snyder, Essential Readings In World Politics.
Class assignments and grading
Grading: Individual paper and group projects.