POLSCI 160 - Introduction to World Politics
Section: 001
Term: WN 2008
Subject: Political Science (POLSCI)
Department: LSA Political Science
Credits:
4
Requirements & Distribution:
SS
Other Course Info:
F, W, Su.
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

This course provides an introduction to the scientific study of world politics. It focuses on theories used to explain international and domestic politics central to world politics in its full generality. The evidence for such theories lies in patterns of behavior over time, although extensive examples and cases will be presented both to illuminate the concepts of the theories and to help the student see how theories try to explain individual events. The course begins with an introduction to world politics. The three central concepts of power, preferences, and perceptions are This course provides an introduction to the scientific study of world politics. It focuses on theories used to explain international and domestic politics central to world politics in its full generality. The evidence for such theories lies in patterns of behavior over time, although extensive examples and cases will be presented both to illuminate the concepts of the theories and to help the student see how theories try to explain individual events. The course begins with an introduction to world politics. The three central concepts of power, preferences, and perceptions are explained in detail. The course then uses these three concepts to assess structural, domestic, and strategic theories of war and how states prepare for the possibility of war. After this section on security and conflict, the course turns to analyze cooperation and conflict in the international political economy. Specific issues of trade, monetary affairs, and the environment are discussed next. The course ends by examining questions of values and the state system in world politics.

POLSCI 160 - Introduction to World Politics
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 
12850
Open
114
 
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MW 10:00AM - 11:00AM
002 (DIS)
P
12851
Open
3
3LSA Hnrs
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MW 3:00PM - 4:00PM
003 (DIS)
P
12852
Open
2
 
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TuTh 12:00PM - 1:00PM
004 (DIS)
P
12853
Open
1
 
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MW 2:00PM - 3:00PM
005 (DIS)
P
12854
Closed
0
 
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TuTh 1:00PM - 2:00PM
006 (DIS)
P
12855
Closed
0
 
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TuTh 2:00PM - 3:00PM
007 (DIS)
P
12856
Closed
0
 
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MW 1:00PM - 2:00PM
010 (DIS)
P
12859
Closed
0
 
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MW 4:00PM - 5:00PM
011 (DIS)
P
12860
Open
3
 
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TuTh 4:00PM - 5:00PM
012 (DIS)
P
20418
Open
2
 
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TuTh 3:00PM - 4:00PM
013 (DIS)
P
21663
Open
3
 
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F 9:00AM - 11:00AM
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