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INR 2002   INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS

credits: 3  
"G" Prerequisite: POS 2041 or equivalent. This course is an introductory study of the factors that affect relations among nations, including the development of nationalism; the elements that determine national power; the formulation of foreign policy; the art of diplomacy; the history and application of international law; international economics; international organizations; militarism and war; case studies involving the above; and contemporary events in international relations. This course partially satisfies the writing requirements outlined in the General Education Requirements. 47 contact hours.

INR 2002H   HONORS INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS

credits: 3  

"G" Prerequisite: (POS 2041 and appropriate scores on the SPC placement test) or POS 2050H or approval of the Dean. This course is an introductory study of the factors that affect relations among nations. Through various teaching and learning methodologies, the student will become familiar with the various theories of international relations, the development of nationalism; the elements that determine national power; the formulation of foreign policy; the art of diplomacy; the history and application of international law; international economics; international organizations; militarism and war. The course will cultivate independent scholarship, active learning and enhanced student participation. This course will encourage the use of logical reasoning, in-depth analysis, and critical thinking skills when examining historical and contemporary events in international relations. This course partially satisfies the writing requirements outlined in the General Education Requirements. Credit is not given for both INR 2002H and INR 2002. 47 contact hours.

INR 2500   MODEL UNITED NATIONS

credits: 3  

Prerequisite(s): POS 2041. This course will introduce students to the history of the United Nations, the structure of the UN system, Main Bodies of the United Nations, and the role of diplomacy in solving global issues. This course places strong emphasis on research and experiential learning. Students will be encouraged to understand the blocks of states that exist in the UN and how they engage diplomatically with each other. In particular, students will be required to assume the role of a member state and understand its views with regard to a few, selected international issues. Students will develop the ability to defend their country’s position towards these international issues in formal, written format as well as orally using parliamentary-styles of debate. Students will become Knowledgeable not only on their assigned country but on the topics that they will be asked to analyze and discuss.

INR 4030   DIPLOMACY

credits: 3  

Prerequisite: Admission to the Public Policy and Administration BS Program. This course provides foundation into the principles of diplomacy on an international, national, state and local level. Emphasis will be placed on combining theoretical and practical applications addressing governments, businesses and citizen groups in the development of diplomatic techniques and the basic principles of protocol. Case studies and class exercises are employed to help students develop skills in multi-party negotiations, conflict resolution, crisis and resource allocation and decision making. Course content is guided by an understanding that the relationship between diplomacy in an era of globalization and instant communications is integral in facilitating, mitigating and dealing with the challenges we face in the 21st. century. 47 contact hours


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