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IRLS211 - International Relations II

Course Details

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)





Prerequisites

Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Session Weeks
04/29/19 - 10/04/19 10/07/19 - 12/01/19 Fall 2019 Session B 8 Week session
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 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

Each week, a discussion question is provided and posts should reflect an assimilation of the readings. 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

NameGrade %
Forum Discussions 18.74 %
Week One 3.12 %
Week Four 3.12 %
Week Five 3.12 %
Week Six 3.12 %
Week Seven 3.12 %
Week Eight 3.12 %
Progress Assignment 1 25.00 %
Progress Assignment 1 25.00 %
Progress Assignment 2 25.00 %
Progress Assignment 2 25.00 %
Progress Assignment 3 25.00 %
Progress Assignment 3 25.00 %
Combined Forum 6.26 %
Combined Forum for Weeks 2 and 3 6.26 %
Extra Credit 3.00 %
Extra Credit 3.00 %
Unassigned 0.00 %
RealizeIT 0.00 %
  • Required Course Textbook

The required text for this course is: This course does not utilize a course text.

Various resources from the APUS Library are used. Please visit http://apus.libguides.com/index.php to locate the course eReserve.

  • Weekly Lesson Notes and videos or audio files are found in the Lessons area of the classroom.
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.