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.