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Unformatted text preview: Click to edit Master subtitle style POLSCI 121-A WORLD POLITICS Course Objectives u Overview of international affairs: concepts, theory, history, current issues u Practice critical thinking and analytical writing u Practice thinking globally THINKING GLOBALLY: NOT SOMETHING Click to edit Master subtitle style #1) All Politics is Global Case in Point: MODULE 1: Thinking Globally u Thinking globally u Grasping jargon and basic concepts u Thinking past them Click to edit Master subtitle style #2) Theory Matters Why is the conflict in the Middle East so persistent and intractable? Module 2: Theory and History u Understand and evaluate four theories of world politics, through reference to history / current events: Realism Liberalism Constructivism Feminism Click to edit Master subtitle style #3) The More Things Change, the More They Stay the Same ? Case in Point: u A global economy, energized by technological change and unprecedented flows of people and money, collapses in the wake of a terrorist attack .... The world has changed, and we must change with it.The world has changed, and we must change with it....
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This note was uploaded on 03/04/2009 for the course POLI SCI 121 taught by Professor Peterson during the Spring '08 term at UMass (Amherst).

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