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The purpose of this course is to provide you with a basic introduction to the study of
world politics, or “international relations” as it is sometimes (perhaps inaccurately)
called. Our avenue of approach to this extremely large subject-matter will be through an
investigation of the major theoretical positions in the academic discipline of
International Relations (IR), and a critical examination of how these theories hold up to
the actual events of world politics both past and present (and perhaps even future). Our
goal will be to develop critical, creative, and sustainable positions regarding three big
issues—security, prosperity, and justice—as they relate to a variety of empirical
settings. Students should expect to do a lot of arguing, debating, and reflecting over the
course of the semester, and should also expect to come out of the course with a better
sense of your own take on some globally important questions.

World Politics - 200‪7‬ American University

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The purpose of this course is to provide you with a basic introduction to the study of
world politics, or “international relations” as it is sometimes (perhaps inaccurately)
called. Our avenue of approach to this extremely large subject-matter will be through an
investigation of the major theoretical positions in the academic discipline of
International Relations (IR), and a critical examination of how these theories hold up to
the actual events of world politics both past and present (and perhaps even future). Our
goal will be to develop critical, creative, and sustainable positions regarding three big
issues—security, prosperity, and justice—as they relate to a variety of empirical
settings. Students should expect to do a lot of arguing, debating, and reflecting over the
course of the semester, and should also expect to come out of the course with a better
sense of your own take on some globally important questions.

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    • 54 min
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