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Course Code: IRLS211 Course ID: 3732 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Undergraduate

This course analyzes international relations from 1945 to the present. Students will become thoroughly familiar with events and major interpretive issues. Topics include the Cold War, decolonization, the role of the United Nations and other non-governmental organizations, the development of international terrorism, the Arab-Israeli and Persian Gulf conflicts, and the Korean and Vietnam Wars. (Prerequisite: IRLS210)

Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Start Month Session Weeks
07/27/2021 - 12/31/2021 01/03/2022 - 02/27/2022 January Winter 2022 Session B 8 Week session
08/31/2021 - 02/04/2022 02/07/2022 - 04/03/2022 February Winter 2022 Session I 8 Week session
09/28/2021 - 03/04/2022 03/07/2022 - 05/01/2022 March Winter 2022 Session D 8 Week session
10/26/2021 - 04/01/2022 04/04/2022 - 05/29/2022 April Spring 2022 Session B 8 Week session
11/30/2021 - 04/29/2022 05/02/2022 - 06/26/2022 May Spring 2022 Session I 8 Week session
12/28/2021 - 06/03/2022 06/06/2022 - 07/31/2022 June Spring 2022 Session D 8 Week session

Current Syllabi

After successfully completing this course, you will be able to:

CO-1 Compare contending theories of international relations related to changes in the world system from 1945 to the present.
CO-2 Apply IR levels of analysis to current international political issues.
CO-3 Examine globalization as a force for integration and disintegration.
CO-4 Apply alternative international relations theories to global social issues
CO-5 Analyze contemporary methods for conflict resolution.

Forum discussions – 25 percent

Students are required to provide a substantive initial post by Thursday at 11:55 pm ET and respond to more than 2 classmates by Sunday 11:55 pm ET. Forum posts are graded on timeliness, relevance, knowledge of the weekly readings, and the quality of original ideas.

Progress Assignment 1 - 25 percent

This assignment is a one entry annotated bibliography. Please see the information located under the assignments link for more explanation.

Progress Assignment 2 – 25 percent

This assignment is an essay. Please see the information located under the assignments link for more explanation.

Progress Assignment 3 - 25 percent

This assignment is an essay. Please see the information located under the assignments link for more explanation.

Grade Instruments

Percentage

Forum Discussions (8)

25

Progress Assignment 1

25

Progress Assignment 2

25

Progress Assignment 3

25

Total

100

After successfully completing this course, you will be able to:

CO-1 Compare contending theories of international relations related to changes in the world system from 1945 to the present.
CO-2 Apply IR levels of analysis to current international political issues.
CO-3 Examine globalization as a force for integration and disintegration.
CO-4 Apply alternative international relations theories to global social issues
CO-5 Analyze contemporary methods for conflict resolution.

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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Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.