POLSCI 160 - Introduction to World Politics
Section: 101
Term: SP 2010
Subject: Political Science (POLSCI)
Department: LSA Political Science
Requirements & Distribution:
Waitlist Capacity:
With permission of department.
Other Course Info:
F, W, Su.
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

This course provides an introduction to the study of world politics, focusing on the theories and concepts used to explain international events and the behavior of international actors. The course will begin with an introduction to the three key concepts that will frame our approach to world politics — power, preferences, and perceptions.

These concepts will then serve as the foundation for assessing structural, bureaucratic, domestic, and strategic theories of international conflict and cooperation. In addition to these questions of war and peace, the course will also examine international institutions, international law, political economy, values and beliefs in international relations, and international society.

POLSCI 160 - Introduction to World Politics
Schedule Listing
101 (LEC)
TuWThF 12:00PM - 2:00PM
NOTE: Data maintained by department in Wolverine Access. If no textbooks are listed below, check with the department.

ISBN: 1933633913
The cleanest race : how North Koreans see themselves--and why it matters, Author: B.R. Myers., Publisher: Melville House 2010
ISBN: 0300117019
Yemen : dancing on the heads of snakes, Author: Victoria Clark., Publisher: Yale University Press 2010
ISBN: 0520254422
The three faces of Chinese power : might, money, and minds, Author: David M. Lampton., Publisher: University of California Press 2008
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