An introduction to how competing political philosophies and ideologies explain different economic practices of states, how political forces and institutions affect the operation of international markets, and how global economic institutions operate. Emphasis will be given to developing world economies and issues of social and political justice.
Introduction to Politics & International Studies (POL‑121)
Introduction to Politics & International Studies
An introduction to the study of politics, including forms of government, the building blocks of politics, and the various visions that people bring to political life.
Introduction to International Relations (POL‑208)
Introduction to International Relations
A study of contemporary relations among states, including an analysis of basic concepts and issues such as power, sovereignty, nationalism, security, diplomacy, war and peace, international law and organization, transnationalism and independence. Attention is also given to different approaches to the study of international relations.