276, 376. Special Topics in International Politics
Topics may include comparative foreign policy, terrorism and human rights, the new economic order, political economy, disarmament and detente, imperialism, world federalism and European integration.
276A. Women in Politics
290A. Israeli-Palestinian Conflict
Research methods course in fulfillment of government major and minor requirements. Students can expect to learn how to conduct research in the discipline of political science while learning about the history, roots and complexities of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Counts towards Major Requirement
361. American Foreign Policy
A study of the formulation, conduct and administration of United States foreign policy, particularly since 1945. The course will examine the directions of U.S. foreign policy since 1989 and the goals and values that have guided foreign policy in the new environment. What directions should American policy take in contemporary foreign relations and what goals and values should guide that policy direction? Prerequisites: Government 108 or permission of instructor; junior or senior standing. Prerequisites: 108 Introduction to International Politics
362. International Law
A study of the development of the rules and principles of international law and of their current applications. Examination of the contributions of international organization to the development of conventional international law. Preparation of topics for class presentation. Prerequisite: Government 108 or permission of the instructor. Also offered as Environmental Studies 362 and through Global Studies.
363. International Organizations
A survey of general and regional international organization, with emphasis upon the United Nations and its contribution to international peace and security. With the abeyance of the Cold War, the United Nations has gained an enhanced role in the “new world order.” The course examines this new security role and the contributions the United Nations makes to both political security and economic development. Prerequisite: Government 108 or permission of instructor. Also offered through Global Studies.
364. Terrorism and Human Rights
This course examines the challenges facing democracies combating terrorism in the post 9/11 setting. States tend to become less democratic when combating terrorism, however, the goal of this course is to examine alternative strategies to the "war" on terror; strategies that lean even more towards human rights observance rather than democratic deficit. This course is interdisciplinary and interactive, largely based on class discussion rather than lectures. We tackle questions of law, policy, and the psychology of fear. Prerequisites: 108. Introduction to International Politics
372. Canada in World Affairs
A broad survey of the Canadian experience in international politics. Ultimately it is an inquiry into the relationship among the international system, the elusive Canadian national interest and the limited set of foreign policy tools at the disposal of the Canadian government. Prerequisite: Government 108 or permission of instructor.
376A. International Political Economy