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SEMESTER AT SEA COURSE SYLLABUS Fall 2010 Discipline: International Studies PLIR 1558-501: Global Studies - The Quest for Peace, Prosperity and Preservation (A-day) PLIR 1558-502: Global Studies - The Quest for Peace, Prosperity and Preservation (B-day) TRANSCRIPT TITLE WILL APPEAR AS “Topics in Global Studies” Lower Division Faculty Name: Peter M. Sanchez, Ph.D. Pre-requisites : None COURSE DESCRIPTION This course is designed to provide a critical approach with which to study the world; explore some of the paramount goals of the global community and ways in which to achieve them; and provide essential information on the history, economics, culture, and politics of the countries that we will visit on our voyage. First, in order to analyze our world, we will examine two ways in which global interactions can be understood and explained – one focusing on power and the other on principles. A focus on power assumes that countries are concerned mainly with the pursuit of their own national interests and that they amass power to achieve those interests. A focus on principles assumes that nations and global organizations emphasize universal values, such as human rights and economic development, in order to promote the interests of the entire global community. Throughout the course, we will consider three basic goals of the world community – the quest for peace, for prosperity and for ecological preservation. We will also address how these three goals intersect with the voyage’s focus on how nations perceive themselves (their values, their history, and their political destinies) and how they project those visions outside their geographical borders. Although many global citizens agree on their key goals, substantial disagreement remains on how to realize those goals. Consequently, we will consider mechanisms and strategies for achieving global peace, prosperity and ecological
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