Jan 24, 2022  
Mercy College 2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
Mercy College 2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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POLS 340 - The Art and Science of International Relations


Credit(s): 3
Cross-Listed With: IRDP 370  
This course is an introduction to the theory and practice of international relations. A spectrum of issues is addressed, including differing perspectives on the state, sovereignty, the international system, international organizations, international law, regional integration, conflict and cooperation, international finance, trade, transnationalism, interdependence, human rights, international development, environmental issues, the role of diplomacy, and foreign policy. Students will be introduced to the variety of theoretical perspectives in political philosophy and learn to apply these frameworks to current affairs issues. This course emphasizes both theoretical and practical approaches to international relations.



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