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Number:PS410
Name:Contemporary Topics in Politics, Policy, and National Securi
Description:Advanced and special topics in politics and policy are surveyed.
Credit(s):3
Offered (DAY schedule):
Instructor Permission Required:N
Pre-Requisite(s): PS111
Permission of instructor

Course Objectives

Students will be exposed to advanced topics in international policy including the formulation of policy options for U.S. interests in a backdrop that includes diverse frameworks such as emergence of the European Union, the development of Western Europe since the Cold War, Middle Eastern conflict and compromise, the growth of industry and western sentiment in China, hyperinflation and economic instability in South America, and the role of international organizations such as the IMF, World Bank and others.
Gain an understanding of U.S. security interests in times of peace and conflict.
Learn to assess actual and potential threats to U.S. interests.
Be able to offer and evaluate options for national security policy.

Books Previously Used in this Course

Term Year Title ISBN Author Edition Publisher
S 2013 National Security for a New Era 0-205-77903-4 Snow, Donald M. 4TH 11 Longman, Inc.
F 2012 Campaigns and Elections 0-393-93262-1 Sides, John 2012 W.W. Norton & Co.
F 2011 NATIONAL SECURITY FOR A N 0-205-77903-4 SNOW 4 LONGMAN
S 2011 NATIONAL SECURITY FOR A N 0-205-77903-4 SNOW 4 PEARSON EDU
S 2011 National Security for a New Era 0205622259 Snow 3 Longman
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