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POS 104 Contemporary Issues in World Politics
Credit Hours:  3
Effective Term: Fall 2017
SUN#: POS 1120
AGEC: Global/International Awareness   Social and Behavioral Sciences  
Credit Breakdown: 3 Lectures
Times for Credit: 1
Grading Option: A, B, C, D, F

Description: A study of the international system, its actors and their capabilities; ends and means of foreign policy; international tension; conflict and cooperation in an age of increasing globalization. Prerequisite or corequisite: RDG100.

Prerequisites: RDG100

Corequisites: RDG100

Recommendations: None

Measurable Student Learning Outcomes
1. (Analysis Level) Relate specific political, social and military events with the appropriate historical and contemporary figures and the correct historical era.

2. (Comprehension Level) Describe and discuss international terms and geopolitical issues as they relate to contemporary world issues.

3. (Analysis Level) Distinguish specific social, religious, cultural and ethnic minority groups and explain how their specific world view both shapes and is shaped by globalization.

4. (Application Level) Apply various theories and explanatory models to contemporary events in an attempt to understand current events and predict future outcomes.

5. (Analysis Level) Explain and analyze the social, economic, cultural and political impact of globalization on developed and developing nations.

6. (Evaluation Level) Compare, contrast and evaluate the benefits and costs of the use of diplomacy, economic sanctions, military intervention and terrorism as an effective tool for achieving political goals.
Internal/External Standards Accreditation