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Undergraduate Course Details
Number POL 251
Title Introduction to International Politics
Credits 3.0
Distribution DIII


Following a review of relevant basic concepts and analytical frameworks, the first part of this introductory course focuses on the contending theories of international relations and the major actors in world affairs. The second half of the course introduces students to the major issue-areas of IR--governance, security, political economy, social welfare. Note that this course does not provide in-depth analysis of specific issues in world affairs. This is undertaken in POL352 for which POL251 is very useful. Three lecture hours per week. Not open to students who have received credit for POL351.