Introduction to International Relations - PLS 241 at Southwest Virginia Community College

Effective: 2023-08-01

Course Description

Provides an introduction to the causes of international conflict and cooperation. Focuses on the modern state, diplomacy, war initiation, crisis bargaining, international terrorism, nuclear strategy, interstate economic relations, economic growth, international law, human rights, and environmental politics. This is a UCGS transfer course.
Lecture 3 hours. Total 3 hours per week.
3 credits

The course outline below was developed as part of a statewide standardization process.

General Course Purpose

To enable students to demonstrate a well-rounded knowledge of international relations; foster creative thinking about pressing global issues; and, to foster critical thinking and cross-cultural understanding to guide them in that process.

Course Prerequisites/Corequisites

Prerequisites: ENG 111 or Department Consent

Course Objectives

Major Topics to be Included

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