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GOVT 325 : International Studies

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College of Arts & Sciences (WARSC)
International Studies
An overview of the land, the people, the culture, and the history of one region of the world, this course emphasizes current events and policies on the global scene. Specific content varies from year to year.

The goal of this course is to provide an introduction to a region of the world and any conflicts between western modernism as it relates to the region under examination. Students will compare the culture of the country (countries) with that of the US in an attempt to explain how and why they differ.

Upon completion of the course, students will be able to do the following:

1. Locate the country as well as its major cities and landmarks on a map.

2. Discuss the terrain and climatic conditions, in regard to the development of the area.

3. List landmark dates and historical events which shaped its (their) culture.

4. Discuss current trends of the region, politics, and the increasing role played by economics.

5. Analyze the traditional and alternative approaches of a particular region to world politics.

6. Research and explore issues of concern relating to a particular region as the region reacts to a contemporary world political environment.

7. Use in-depth knowledge of issue(s) dominating national politics of a particular region and issues to assess problems and solutions in the international scene.

8. Assess the value of more than one issue in a region and gain a skill in prioritizing national issues

9. Identify traditional national economic approaches to world politics and be aware of alternative approaches to world economics.

Located on the Daytona Beach Campus, the Jack R. Hunt Library is the primary library for all students of the Worldwide Campus. The Chief Academic Officer strongly recommends that every faculty member, where appropriate, require all students in his or her classes to access the Hunt Library or a comparable college-level local library for research. The results of this research can be used for class projects such as research papers, group discussion, or individual presentations. Students should feel comfortable with using the resources of the library. 

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a. Reference publications/supplemental readings: International Affairs, Foreign Affairs, major newspapers, handouts on topics discussed b. Audio/Video visual materials c. Internet American Psychological Association. (Jan. 2011) Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 6th Edition. American Psychological Association: Washington, D.C. ISBN: 10: 1-4338-0561-8.

Written assignments must be formatted in accordance with the current edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA) unless otherwise instructed in individual assignments.

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Undergraduate Grade Scale

90 - 100% A
80 - 89% B
70 - 79% C
60 - 69% D
0 - 60% F

Graduate Grade Scale

90 - 100% A
80 - 89% B
70 - 79% C
0 - 69% F
Written and oral communications, aviation applications of subject matter, and computer skills are emphasized in each course offered throughout the Extended Campus.
Walter Miszczenko - 3/31/2015
Tommy Walter, Ed.D - 3/31/2015
Alan R. Bender, Ph.D. - 3/31/2015
Dr. James Schultz – 3/31/2015
1-14 General Education PO1 – Apply knowledge of college level mathematics to defining and solving problems;
PO2 – Apply statistical methods in the analysis and interpretation of data for the purpose
of drawing valid conclusions relating to the solutions of problems;
PO3 – Communicate ideas in written form in both technical and non-technical areas;
PO4 – Communicate ideas in non-written form, such as through oral presentations or
visual media;
PO5 – Recognize the importance of professional, ethical and social responsibility;
PO6 – Understand the natural world, to include the impact of the environment on
aerospace operations and aerospace operations on the environment, as well as
everyday life and professional experiences;
PO7 – Use digitally-enabled technology to organize and manipulate data, perform
calculations, aid in solving problems, and communicate solutions, ideas, and
PO8 – Use scientific information in critical thinking and decision-making processes;
PO9 – Function on multi-cultural and/or multi-disciplinary teams;
PO10 – Apply economic principles to identify, formulate, and solve problems within
professional and personal environments;
PO11 – Identify and participate in professional and personal development activities
through organizations and self-directed learning;
PO12 – Understand contemporary issues in society;
PO13 – Recognize the complexity and diversity of the human experience, including
cultural, aesthetic, psychological, philosophical, and spiritual dimensions;
PO14 – Conduct and report research in accordance with professional standards.
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