Dec 02, 2023  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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POSC 470 - Contemporary Issues in International Relations

Focus on specific contemporary issues in the field of international politics, with an emphasis on in-depth analysis and utilization of available research tools. Subject matter will vary with the instructor and with the changing nature of world politics. May be repeated by sub-topic two times, for a maximum of 10 credits.

Credits: (3-5)

Learner Outcomes:
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Identify, describe, and explain concepts and theories relevant to contemporary international politics (politics, policy and relationships between nations or across the global geo-political system)
  • Analyze, discuss and assess contemporary issues in sub­field and controversies surrounding politics and policy of such issues experts in the field as well as political practitioners
  • Develop and ask appropriate question(s) and prepare appropriate research design methodologies such as qualitative or quantitative cross-national approaches to specific topic or controversy in course subject matter and/or current event(s)
  • Utilize, illustrate and apply political science models and research tools to come to an appropriate conclusion as well as relate political science literature to “real world” political and policy issues of the day

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