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Undergraduate Course Details
Number POL 362
Title Globalization and Geopolitics in the 21st Century
Credits 3.0
Distribution W/DIII


This course introduces to students two major analytical frameworks for understanding current global events and their possible future directions. First, globalization envisions and integrated world in which states and other players come together cooperatively to advance common interests and values. Second, geopolitics, a throwback to past eras in world history, describes and international system in which states engage in cutthroat competition with one another for power, status, resources, wealth and security. The course will emphasize extensive class discussion and a variety of writing assignments. Three lecture hours per week.