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Course Details

Course Code: IRLS492 Course ID: 3171 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Undergraduate

This senior capstone course allows students majoring in International Relations to analyze specific issues at the global level that would include: armaments, disarmament and proliferation; nationalism and world order; terrorism; peacekeeping; drug wars; political development and revolutionary change in less developed countries; and the organized use of force. This course will provide students with the opportunity to complete an approved academic research exercise that demonstrates knowledge of a selected field of study. This is a capstone course to be taken after all other International Relations courses have been satisfactorily completed. (Prerequisite: Completion of a minimum of 106 hours towards your program)

Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Start Month Session Weeks
03/29/2022 - 09/02/2022 09/05/2022 - 10/30/2022 September Summer 2022 Session D 8 Week session
04/26/2022 - 09/30/2022 10/03/2022 - 11/27/2022 October Fall 2022 Session B 8 Week session
05/21/2022 - 11/04/2022 11/07/2022 - 01/01/2023 November Fall 2022 Session I 8 Week session
06/28/2022 - 12/02/2022 12/05/2022 - 01/29/2023 December Fall 2022 Session D 8 Week session
07/25/2022 - 12/30/2022 01/02/2023 - 02/26/2023 January Winter 2023 Session B 8 Week session

Current Syllabi

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

CO-1: Examine the theory and politics of security, conflict, diplomacy, economic development, trade and globalization.

CO-2: Assess the relevancy of emerging concepts in international relations: security, modernity, liberal democracy.

CO-3: Comprehend the norms and purposes of international structures and regimes.

CO-4: Understand the various forms of globalization and their impact on various political, economic and social systems.

CO-5: Explain the co-existence of integration and disintegration regimes in the global community.

Forum discussions – 25 percent

In Week 1, all students are required post an introduction with more than 2 follow-ups by Sunday at 11:59 pm ET.

In Weeks 2, 3, 5, and 7, students are required to provide a substantive initial post by Thursday at 11:55 pm ET and respond to more than 2 follow-ups to 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.

In Weeks 4 and 6, there are no forum discussions because major assignments are due.

In Week 8, you will present a 150-word summary of your final assignments in the forum, due Thursday at 11:59 pm ET with more than 2 follow-ups by Sunday at 11:59 pm ET.

Midterm assignment - 25 percent

This assignment is a take-home essay assignment of 1 question, 3 pages, to test knowledge and assimilation of the course objectives. The exclusive use of required texts and readings from this course is mandatory.

Progress assignment - 25 percent

Specialized Exercise – Policy Analysis Image and Audio Presentation

Final assignment – 25 percent

Policy Analysis Video Presentation

NameGrade %
Discussions 25.00 %
Week 2: Applying Theory in IR Research 5.00 %
Week 3: Non-State Actors States and Security (and Policy Analysis Issue Proposal) 5.00 %
Week 5: Globalization and Changes to State Sovereignty 5.00 %
Week 7: Strategies for Non-Proliferation 5.00 %
Week 8: Executive Summary - limit: 150 words 5.00 %
Midterm Assignment 25.00 %
Week 4 Midterm Assignment 25.00 %
Progress Assignment 25.00 %
Week 6 Image and Audio Presentation 25.00 %
Final Assignment 25.00 %
Week 8 Video Presentation 25.00 %

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

CO-1: Examine the theory and politics of security, conflict, diplomacy, economic development, trade and globalization.

CO-2: Assess the relevancy of emerging concepts in international relations: security, modernity, liberal democracy.

CO-3: Comprehend the norms and purposes of international structures and regimes.

CO-4: Understand the various forms of globalization and their impact on various political, economic and social systems.

CO-5: Explain the co-existence of integration and disintegration regimes in the global community.

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.