International Policy in the Modern Age

Schools of Public Engagement: Social Sciences

Liberal Arts
Undergraduate Course
Degree Students
International Policy
Fall 2023
Taught By: Glynn Torres-Spelliscy
Section: A

CRN: 15722

Credits: 3

This course is an overview of contemporary international issues that shape society on a daily basis. As the world becomes more and more fully integrated, communities become global in scope and we, as both observers and participants, are faced with the challenge of grasping complex issues of international politics and law. Understanding these issues has never been more important, but headlines and news bulletins often do not provide enough background information to enable readers and viewers to comprehend and analyze factors underlying the latest crises or to imagine ways to address them. Students learn to engage in close examination of these issues and to discuss them in a constructive manner. After a unit on conducting foreign policy analysis, 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, which are then presented in a peer group setting. Through lectures and visual presentations, students learn about important geographical and geostrategic factors contributing to the political crises to be examined.

College: Schools of Public Engagement (NS)

Department: Social Sciences (NSOS)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Modality: Online - Asynchronous

Max Enrollment: 21

Add/Drop Deadline: September 11, 2023 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: November 19, 2023 (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: 7:50pm EDT 5/28/2023

Meeting Info:
Building: Online Course
Room: 999
Date Range: 8/28/2023 - 12/17/2023