|Business and Social Sciences Division|
|POLI 15H||HONORS INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS/WORLD POLITICS||Fall 2011|
|4 hours lecture.||4 Units|
|Total Quarter Learning Hours: 48 (Total of All Lecture, Lecture/Lab, and Lab hours X 12)|
|Lecture Hours: 4||Lab Hours:||Lecture/Lab:|
|Note: If Lab hours are specified, see item 10. Lab Content below.|
|Course Status: Active||Grading: Letter Grade with P/NP option|
|Degree Status: Applicable||Credit Status: Credit|
|Degree or Certificate Requirement: AA Degree, Foothill GE|
|GE Status: Social & Behavioral Sciences|
|Articulation Office Information -|
|Transferability: Both||Validation: 07/01/2007;1/27/11|
|Cross Listed as:|
|Related ID:||POLI 15|
|1. Description -|
|Analysis of the contending theoretical formulations of international relations,the international political economy,factors of sovereignty, nationalism, relations between the core, semi-periphery and peripheral countries, the role of the World Trade Organization in international trade relations, international terrorism and global warming. The impact of international terrorism and international security on world politics are systematically analyzed in the context of an increasingly unipolar world as the struggle for hegemony ensues. As an honors course, it is a full seminar with advanced teaching methods focusing on major writing, reading, and research assignments, student class presentations, group discussions and interactions.|
|Prerequisites: Demonstrated proficiency in English by placement into ENGL 1A as determined by score on the English placement test or through an equivalent placement process; Honors Institute participant.|
|Advisory: Not open to students with credit in POLI 15.|
|2. Course Objectives -|
| A. Analyze range of theoretical formulations of international relations theory. |
B. Compare and contrast contending views of international political economy.
C. Understand and utilize current research trends in international relations theory.
D. Analyze semi-peripheral and peripheral nation states relations with core nations in global economy.
E. Evaluate the role of the United States in the international community.
F. Analyze role of non-governmental organizations (NGOs)in global trade relations.
G. Analyze the impact of terrorism on international relations.
|3. Special Facilities and/or Equipment -|
|4. Course Content (Body of knowledge) -|
| A. Introduction to the intellectual foundations of International Relations as an academic discipline. |
|5. Repeatability - Moved to header area.|
|6. Methods of Evaluation -|
Professor meets in extra session with all seminar students in a series of individual and small group learning communities, out-of-class, to work together on students' research and presentation preparation.
|7. Representative Text(s) -|
|Representative Texts: |
Goddard, C. Roe, Patrick Cronin and Kishore C. Dash. International Political Economy: State Market Relations in the Changing Global Order. 2nd ed. Boulder, CO: Lynne Reiner Publishing, 2003.
Handleman, Howard. The Challenge of Third World Development. 4th ed. New Jersey: Pearson/Prentice Hall, 2006.
Mingst, Karen A., Essential of International Relations, 4th Edition, W.W.Norton & Com. Ltd. New York, 2007
Seligson, Mitchell and John T. Passe-Smith. The Political Economy of Global Inequality. 3nd ed. Boulder, CO: Lynne Reiner Publishers, 2008.
World Policy Journal articles
Wallerstein, Immanuel. The Modern World System III: The Second Era of Great Expansion of the Capitalist World Economy, 1730-1840. San Diego,CA: Academic Press INC., 1980.
McWilliams, Wayne C. and Harry Piotrowski. The World Since 1945: A History of International Relations. 7th ed. Boulder, CO: Lynne Reiner Publishers, 2009.
Viotti, Paul R. & Kauppi, Mark V., International Relations & World Politics: Security, Economy, Idenity, 3rd Edition, Pearson/Prentice Hall, N.J. 2008
Foreign Affairs Journal
Foreign Policy Journal
Latin American Perspectives,School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), Johns Hopkins University.
(All texts listed provide currency in the field and meet course requirements)
|8. Disciplines -|
|Political Science |
|9. Method of Instruction -|
|10. Lab Content -|
|not applicable. |
|11. Honors Description - No longer used. Integrated into main description section.|
|12. Types and/or Examples of Required Reading, Writing and Outside of Class Assignments -|
|13. Need/Justification -|
|This course is a required core course for the AA degree in Political Science and also satisfies the Foothill GE Requirement in Area IV, Social and Behavioral Sciences. It meets the CSU GE and IGETC GE approval as well. |
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