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)
|Registration Dates||Course Dates||Session||Weeks|
|11/30/20 - 04/30/21||05/03/21 - 06/27/21||Spring 2021 Session I||8 Week session|
|12/28/20 - 06/04/21||06/07/21 - 08/01/21||Spring 2021 Session D||8 Week session|
|01/25/21 - 07/02/21||07/05/21 - 08/29/21||Summer 2021 Session B||8 Week session|
|02/22/21 - 07/30/21||08/02/21 - 09/26/21||Summer 2021 Session I||8 Week session|
|03/29/21 - 09/03/21||09/06/21 - 10/31/21||Summer 2021 Session D||8 Week session|
|04/26/21 - 10/01/21||10/04/21 - 11/28/21||Fall 2021 Session B||8 Week session|
|05/21/21 - 10/29/21||11/01/21 - 12/26/21||Fall 2021 Session I||8 Week session|
|06/28/21 - 12/03/21||12/06/21 - 01/30/22||Fall 2021 Session D||8 Week session|
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
|Week 2 Forum||5.00 %|
|Week 3 Forum||5.00 %|
|Week 5 Forum||5.00 %|
|Week 7 Forum||5.00 %|
|Week 8 forum||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 %|
- Required Course Textbook
The required text for this course is: This course does not utilize a course text. All readings are available as links in the classroom.
- External websites and other assigned reading found in the Lessons area of the classroom.
- 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|
Not current for future courses.