International Policy: Solving the World's Greatest Problems

Schools of Public Engagement: BPATS

Liberal Arts
Undergraduate Course
Degree Students
International Policy
Fall 2024
Taught By: Glynn Torres-Spelliscy
Section: A

CRN: 15722

Credits: 3

Do you find yourself yearning for the skills and techniques necessary to become a global problem-solver? This course provides students an overview of major global issues and uses real-world examples and assessments to build the skills necessary to solve such multi-faceted international problems. We focus on major global issues, divided into three broad categories: conflict, security, and terrorism; globalization and the international economy; and international human rights and justice. The class attempts not only to understand these problems but also to develop solutions. Develop briefing skills, research skills and presentation skills as you complete assignments that emulate activities of a professional policy analyst. Learn different techniques for analyzing complicated fact scenarios and understanding complex legal regimes. Use peer group settings to hone your research and lobbying proficiency. By the end of the semester, you will know how to construct reasoned solutions to intractable problems and have the skills and confidence necessary to present your ideas in a compelling way. For the term project, students choose an issue of international significance and craft a potential solution before presenting their findings in both oral and written formats.

College: Schools of Public Engagement (NS)

Department: BPATS (BPAT)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Modality: Online - Asynchronous

Max Enrollment: 21

Add/Drop Deadline: September 9, 2024 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: November 17, 2024 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Open*

* Status information is updated every few minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 11:38pm EDT 4/14/2024

Meeting Info:
Building: Online Course
Room: 999
Date Range: 8/26/2024 - 12/15/2024