This course introduces students to the study of international affairs and political issues. The purposes of the course are to (1) explain the behavior of state and non-state actors with different, and perhaps competing, interests and ideas; (2) learn about crucial contemporary issues confronting societies; and (3) analyze, with the assistance of international relations theories, the policy responses of political and other leaders to these issues.
Topics include international conflict, trade, international institutions and interests, and the local and global impacts of civil society, economics, and politics on international relations. The goal is to enable students to evaluate present-day issues of critical international concern, with the focus on port regions of the world.
Field WorkCountry: Croatia
Date: February 2, 2022