PLSC 1053 International Relations 3 Credits
This course examines the dynamics of the nation-state and the interrelationship among states. Attention will be given to the position of the United States as a world power in the past, present, and future. Topics will include the history of international relations; U.S. foreign policy and security challenges; the problems faced by less developed countries; international organizations; "globalization" and the dynamics of the world economy; and regional and national perspectives. An emphasis will be placed on current events and areas of conflict around the world.