Jun 06, 2023
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.
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:
- Illustrate familiarity with the major theoretical IR perspectives.
- Contrast the various units of analysis approaches.
- Summarize the ways in which economics affect foreign relations.
- Characterize how historical approaches inform our understanding of IR.
- Identify the significance of the phenomenon of Globalization.
- Summarize the major factors in global governance.
- Illustrate how 20th Century conflicts either did, or did not result in actual warfare.
- Characterize the changes that have taken place in the Post 9/11 world.
- Contrast traditional Realist approaches to IR with alternative approaches.
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