Written and oral communications, aviation and space applications of subject matter, and computer skills are emphasized in each course offered throughout the Worldwide Campus.
Written and oral communications, aviation applications of subject matter, and computer skills are emphasized in each course offered throughout the Worldwide Campus. Use of APA format in writing recommended.
Topic 1: Trend and Transformation in World Politics
Course Overview & Methods of Study 6, 7, 8, 9 Syllabus Course requirements, ERAU on-line resources, research, communication development, documenting research.
Interpreting World Politics 1 Kegley, Ch 1 “Reading” the world political system in today’s environment.
Theories of World Politics 1 Kegley, Ch 2 The modern state system.
Topic 2: The Globe’s Actors and Their Relations
Great-Powers Rivalries and Relations 3 Kegley, Ch 4 Great power hegemony, The Cold War; unipolarity; multipolarity.
The Global South in a World of Power 3, 5 Kegley, Ch 5 Global South; underdevelopment; trade, aid, investment, debt relief.
Nonstate Actors and the Quest for Global Community 2 Kegley, Ch 6 The UN, the World Bank, the WTO, the IMF, the EU, and other non-state actors.
International Decision Making 2 Kegley, Ch 3 The role of super-powers, regional powers, economic powers, and governmental units in global decision making.
Topic 3: Confronting Armed Aggression
The Threat of Armed Aggression to the World 3, 4 Kegley, Ch 7 A review of the recent armed aggression and the threat it poses to the world community.
The Military Pursuit of Power Through Arms and Military Strategy 4 Kegley, Ch 8-9 Arms proliferation used as a power outreach mechanism.
Alliances and the Balance of Power 2, 3 Kegley, Ch 8-9 Alliances used between and among nations as a means to improve power stature.
Negotiated Conflict Resolution and International Law 2, 3 Kegley, Ch 8-9 The international system of world politics has developed several means of resolving conflict. The scope, role and limitations of law in the international arena.
Institutional Approaches to Collective Security 2, 4 Kegley, Ch 8-9 Cooperation, collective security, leveraging the economic options, collective security arrangements and mutual defense arrangements.
Topic 4: The Politics of Global Welfare
The Globalization of International Finance 5 Kegley, Ch 10 Finance has gone truly international and has a critical role in the globalized economy.
International Trade in the Global Marketplace 5 Kegley, Ch 11 Globalized trade is today’s compelling economic force for large and small nations alike.
The Demographic and Cultural Dimensions of Globalization 2 Kegley, Ch 12 The world mosaic of human distribution and cultures.
People Power and the Promotion of Human Rights 3 Kegley, Ch 13 The resilience of the human spirit is examined in the context of the worldwide awareness of human rights.
Pressures on the Global Environment 3 Kegley, Ch 14 Trends in environmental awareness and activism, the integrated world environment, newly industrializing states
Topic 5: Thinking About the Future of World Politics
Looking Ahead at Global Trends and Transformations 2, 3, 4, 5 Kegley, Ch 15 Pulling together all of the course topics in an examination of where these could lead the world political environment.
Mid-term and Final Exams 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 8 Kegley,
Chs 1-15 Learning Outcome-based assessments which effectively measure the level of learning expected for each Learning Objective
Research Paper 6, 7, 8, 9 Independent Research Assigned or chosen topic for the research project.