NWCCD 2018-19 Catalog 
    Jun 06, 2023  
NWCCD 2018-19 Catalog [This is an Archived Catalog.]

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POLS 2310 - Introduction to International Relations

This course is a broad study of how individual states, international organizations, governmental and non-governmental entities, economics, and other forces affect the world.  Introduction to International Relations (IR) is a combination of many approaches including the application of theory, economics, history, sociology, and more.

Credits: 3

General Education Requirement: Global Diversity
POLS 1000 - American and Wyoming Government, or instructor consent

Minimum Student Competencies
Upon completion of POLS 2310 Introduction to International Studies, the student will:

  1. Illustrate familiarity with the major theoretical IR perspectives.
  2. Contrast the various units of analysis approaches.
  3. Summarize the ways in which economics affect foreign relations.
  4. Characterize how historical approaches inform our understanding of IR.
  5. Identify the significance of the phenomenon of Globalization.
  6. Summarize the major factors in global governance.
  7. Illustrate how 20th Century conflicts either did, or did not result in actual warfare.
  8. Characterize the changes that have taken place in the Post 9/11 world.
  9. Contrast traditional Realist approaches to IR with alternative approaches.

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