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IRLS210 - International Relations I

Course Details

Course Code: IRLS210 Course ID: 3731 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Undergraduate

An overview of the field of international and global politics. The nation state, factors of power, collective security, international trade, regional and international organization, sources of conflict and convergence are addressed.





Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Session Weeks
05/27/19 - 11/01/19 11/04/19 - 12/29/19 Fall 2019 Session I 8 Week session
06/24/19 - 11/29/19 12/02/19 - 01/26/20 Fall 2019 Session D 8 Week session
07/29/19 - 01/03/20 01/06/20 - 03/01/20 Winter 2020 Session B 8 Week session
08/26/19 - 01/31/20 02/03/20 - 03/29/20 Winter 2020 Session I 8 Week session
09/30/19 - 02/28/20 03/02/20 - 04/26/20 Winter 2020 Session D 8 Week session

Current Syllabi

After successfully completing this course, you will be able to

CO-1 Describe the actors in the international system.

CO-2 Identify the characteristics of the international system.

CO-3 Describe the current and expanding roles of IGOs, NGOs, MNCs and networks.

CO-4 Identify how politics and economics are intertwined aspects of international relations.

CO-5 Assess the impact of global issues on the international system.

Forum discussions – One initial post by Thursday (350 words); more than two follow-up posts (150 words) to classmates by Sunday. Specific questions found in Forums tab of the classroom.

Midterm assignment – identify the theoretical perspective that fits the three leaders identified in the instructions or the assignment and support your analysis with specific examples.

Progress assignment – Respond to three short essay questions.

Final assignment – write a letter on a local problem.

NameGrade %
Forum Discussions 25.00 %
Week 1 Forum 3.57 %
Week 2 Forum 3.57 %
Week 3 Forum 3.57 %
Week 5 Forum 3.57 %
Week 6 Forum 3.57 %
Week 7 Forum 3.57 %
Week 8 Forum 3.57 %
Midterm Assignment 25.00 %
Midterm Assignment 25.00 %
Progress Assignments 25.00 %
Progress Assignment 25.00 %
Final Assignment 25.00 %
Final Assignment 25.00 %
Extra Credit 2.00 %
Zombie Forum 2.00 %
Book Title: International Relations: A Very Short Introduction - e-book available in the APUS Online Library
Author: Wilkinson
Publication Info:
ISBN: 9780192801579
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Publication Info:
ISBN: N/A
Book Title: Various resources from the APUS Library & the Open Web are used. Please visit http://apus.libguides.com/er.php to locate the course eReserve.
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Publication Info:
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Book Title:International Relations: A Very Short Introduction - e-book available in the APUS Online Library
ISBN:9780192801579
Author:Wilkinson
Unit Cost:$9.61
Book Title:To find the library e-book(s) req'd for your course, please visit http://apus.libguides.com/er.php to locate the eReserve by course #.
Author: No Author Specified
Book Title:Various resources from the APUS Library & the Open Web are used. Please visit http://apus.libguides.com/er.php to locate the course eReserve.
Author: No Author Specified

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.