2019 - 2020 College Catalog 
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2019 - 2020 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

GOVT 130 - World Affairs

Credit Hours: 3
Lecture Hours: 3
Laboratory Hours: 0

Prerequisite(s): None

Restriction(s): None

Corequisite(s): None

This course examines the basics of international relations, including growth of the nation state, evolution of power politics, and historic and contemporary foreign policies of the great powers. Current problems in world politics are also addressed.

Student Learning Outcomes of the Course: At the end of this course the student will be able to:

  1. Identify key issues facing the contemporary world and identify key environmental, political social and cultural factors shaping these key issues;
  2. Identify important persons, institutions shaping past & contemporary global affairs;
  3. Identify key geographic hotspots;
  4. Articulate key ways in which contemporary global issues impact his/her life;
  5. Demonstrate an ability to compare and contrast essential cultural and social similarities and differences between his/her own and other cultures;
  6. Apply theoretical models for cross-cultural comparisons;
  7. Identify major trends that are likely to shape global events in the next 5-10 and 20-year periods.