Theresa J. Squatrito
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.
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
Introduction to International Relations will be very beneficial.
Class assignments and grading
Short written assignments, current events group portfolio and exams