Document Type

Undergraduate Syllabus


Fall 2018



Course Number

DIPL 1711

Course Description

This course provides students with the theory and historical background needed to understand contemporary international relations, including the causes, character, and consequences of conflict and cooperation in world politics. Some of issues we will cover include: What are the causes of war and peace? Is international cooperation attainable? Is globalization good or bad? Is the U.S. a declining great power? What are the most dangerous threats facing states today? As a course designed to meet the Critical Thinking Proficiency Guidelines, students will be expected to demonstrate and hone their analytical skills.