International Relations (Offered 2021-2022)
Note: Offered alternate years as Political Science
International Relations provides a survey of the formal relations among sovereign states in the international system, emphasizing the operation of diplomacy. The procedures for settlement of disputes and various methods of international conflict resolution are included. An understanding of U.S. foreign policy decision-making and the U.S. relationship with global policies will be studied. This course examines power, interdependence, global development, and international organizations, such as the United Nations. Participation in the Model U.N. club is strongly encouraged.