Three credit hours.
Introduction to the Political Science subfields of Comparative Politics and International Relations. Analysis of the variety of different types of political structures that exist around the world and how they shape the behavior of individuals and groups. Examination of the interaction of various actors on the international stage, such as states, multinational organizations, activists, and transnational terrorist groups. Introduction to the study of these phenomena as a social science, the major theoretical and empirical approaches in both subfields, and enduring questions of domestic and international politics.
- Course credit hours: 3