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PSC 231 - Introduction to International Relations

(3 units) CO6, CO11
Introduction to the study of international relations. Explores policy making institutions, foreign policies and politics of various nations.

Grading Basis: Graded
Units of Lecture: 3
Offered: Every Fall and Spring

Student Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
1. use their understanding of the conceptual framework to interpret world events through critical reading, observation and conclusion formation.
2. explain the major theoretical approaches as applied to world affairs, including realism, liberalism, and social constructivism.
3. articulate the levels of analysis in international politics and how the levels help explain world events.
4. discuss and apply other interpretations of world events that include, but may not be limited to dependency theory, Marxian analysis, and World Systems Analysis.
5. review the history behind the international state system and the historical information needed to understand the evolution of the modern state system.
6. explain the basic tenets of international security and how leaders perceive security issues.


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