POLSCI 160 - Introduction to World Politics
Fall 2020, Section 001
Instruction Mode: Section 001 is  Online (see other Sections below)
Subject: Political Science (POLSCI)
Department: LSA Political Science
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Details

Credits:
4
Requirements & Distribution:
SS
Consent:
With permission of instructor.
Other Course Info:
F, W, Su.
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

Description

This course provides an introduction to the analysis 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. Six principles focus our attention on the key things we need to know to understand why events happen in world politics. The first part of the course presents and explains these six principles. The second third uses these principles to explain why war occurs, how states prepare for the possibility of war, and the consequences of war afterwards. The final third of the course addresses issues in international political economy and other issues. Specific issues of trade, monetary affairs, finance, the environment, and human rights are covered in this third. The course ends by examining why the state system dominates world politics.

This course is in the World Politics subfield.

Course Requirements:

Students are expected to attend all of the lectures and all of the meetings of their discussion section. The lectures will present material beyond that presented in the readings. Students are also expected to submit their papers by the due dates and take the examinations at the scheduled times. Late papers will suffer a reduction of at least one grade.

Intended Audience:

Primarily for first and second year students

Class Format:

Lecture recordings from last year will be made available to the students asynchronously to complement the reading. Lectures will by synchronous active learning sessions that will be recorded. Sections will be synchronous with a mixture of remote and blended depending on the GSIs preference.

Schedule

POLSCI 160 - Introduction to World Politics
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 Online
12668
Open
10
 
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TuTh 6:00PM - 7:30PM
Note: STUDENTS ARE AUTO-ENROLLED IN LECTURE WHEN THEY ELECT A DISCUSSION.
002 (DIS)
 Online
12669
Closed
0
 
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W 12:00PM - 1:00PM
003 (DIS)
 Online
12670
Closed
0
 
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W 1:00PM - 2:00PM
004 (DIS)
 Online
12671
Closed
0
 
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W 2:00PM - 3:00PM
005 (DIS)
  Hybrid
12672
Open
2
 
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W 4:00PM - 5:00PM
006 (DIS)
  Hybrid
12673
Closed
0
 
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Th 3:00PM - 4:00PM
008 (DIS)
  Hybrid
12675
Closed
0
 
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Th 1:00PM - 2:00PM
009 (DIS)
 Online
12676
Open
2
 
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Th 2:00PM - 3:00PM
011 (DIS)
  Hybrid
23779
Open
1
 
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F 9:00AM - 10:00AM
013 (DIS)
  Hybrid
20177
Open
4
 
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F 11:00AM - 12:00PM
014 (DIS)
 Online
25315
Closed
0
 
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W 5:00PM - 6:00PM
016 (DIS)
  Hybrid
25316
Open
1
 
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F 2:00PM - 3:00PM

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