Fattor131.2 - CURRENT WORLD PROBLEMS POLS 131-002...

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CURRENT WORLD PROBLEMS POLS 131—002 Instructor: Eric Fattor E-mail: [email protected] Office: Clark C334 Office Hours: Monday/Wednesday/Friday 10-12 a.m. Teaching Assistants: Greg Boyle Meredith McKee [email protected] [email protected] Office: Clark C 341 C/D Office: Clark C341 A/B Office Hours: Tuesday/Thursday 10-11 a.m. Office Hours: Mondays/Wednesdays 1-2:30 Catherine Olukotun [email protected] Office: Clark C344G Office Hours: OVERVIEW Regardless of your chosen occupation or profession, forces of profound strength from overseas affect the way you work and live. In this class, you will be introduced to these global forces and study how they impact human activity around the world. Of key interest will be the perennial problems of global politics (namely war and other forms of conflict among states) as well as newer challenges that have the potential to drastically alter the way human beings from around the world interact with one another (globalization, terrorism, and environmental degradation). These new global challenges are on such a scale that they require individuals to think beyond their own immediate surroundings and see their own lives as intimately tied up with the fate of others around the world. Thus, these current world problems require not only your understanding, but your participation in their solutions. OBJECTIVES Students who participate in this course will gain a broad knowledge of present day global issues. By the end of the course, students will have a solid foundation of those issues that have been recurrent in history and how they affect the world today, as well as newer problems that are the result of recent changes in how states interact, the globalization of the world economy, and the empowerment of greater multitudes of people through the spread of democracy and faster communications technology. By the end of the course, students will a basic understanding of international politics, international political economy, and international institutions, and these various actors interact with each other in addressing current world problems.
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GUIDELINES: DOS AND DON’TS Dos: Please do come to class regularly. I form exam questions heavily from in-class lectures and discussions. Plus, missing class is like forfeiting several hundred dollars of your hard won money. Please
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Fattor131.2 - CURRENT WORLD PROBLEMS POLS 131-002...

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