POLSCI 160 - Introduction to World Politics
Section: 001
Term: FA 2009
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 central concepts of actors, capabilities, preferences, and perceptions are explained in detail. The course then uses these concepts to assess different 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)
 
15709
Open
14
 
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TuTh 10:00AM - 11:00AM
002 (DIS)
P
15711
Closed
0
 
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TuTh 2:00PM - 3:00PM
003 (DIS)
P
15713
Closed
0
 
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TuTh 2:00PM - 3:00PM
004 (DIS)
P
15715
Open
1
 
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TuTh 3:00PM - 4:00PM
005 (DIS)
P
15717
Open
1
 
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TuTh 3:00PM - 4:00PM
006 (DIS)
P
15719
Open
1
 
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MW 2:00PM - 3:00PM
007 (DIS)
P
15721
Open
8
 
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MW 2:00PM - 3:00PM
008 (DIS)
P
15723
Closed
0
 
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MW 1:00PM - 2:00PM
009 (DIS)
P
15725
Closed
0
 
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TuTh 12:00PM - 1:00PM
010 (DIS)
P
15727
Open
2
 
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MW 10:00AM - 11:00AM
011 (DIS)
P
44776
Closed
0
 
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MW 4:00PM - 5:00PM
012 (DIS)
P
15729
Closed
0
 
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TuTh 1:00PM - 2:00PM
013 (DIS)
P
44778
Closed
0
 
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MW 11:00AM - 12:00PM
014 (DIS)
P
15731
Closed
0
 
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MW 12:00PM - 1:00PM
015 (DIS)
P
15733
Open
1
 
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TuTh 1:00PM - 2:00PM
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