This course provides students with an overview of contemporary international issues and the knowledge necessary to engage in a detailed examination and constructive discussion of these issues. Focus is placed on three broad categories: conflict, security and terrorism; globalization and the international economy; and, international human rights and justice. Students will craft solutions to these issues and present them in a peer group setting. Students will learn about important geographical and geostrategic factors contributing to the menu of political crises examined. The class is debate-driven, meaning issues are examined based on differing viewpoints and the merits of each. Students will engage in a substantive case study of international diplomacy through the use of a Model UN Module, where students will represent nations, draft written submissions, and engage in debate about a current issue in the international arena.
Admission to: PPA-BS