Political Science Options

POLS 4155. International Relations (3-0-3) Prerequisite: POLS 2101. A study of the nature of interaction among states with specific reference to contemporary international issues of major importance.

POLS 4166. International Law and Organizations (3-0-3) Prerequisite: POLS 2101. A study of various attempts by the United Nations and other organizations to bring about peaceful settlement of international disputes. Disarmament and worldwide coordination of economic and social activities through efforts of international organizations are examined as well as legal settlement of international disputes and restraint of force in contemporary world problems. Course will also focus on international endeavors to develop law and order in interstate relations.

POLS 4176. American Foreign Policy (3-0-3) Prerequisite: PPOLS 2101. Foreign policy of the United States with focus on procedures and resources used for the development and execution of America's foreign policy with particular emphasis on contemporary era.

POLS 4177. American Defense Policy (3-0-3) Prerequisite: POLS 2101. Evolution, formulation, and implementation of American defense policy to include such topics as arms control, nuclear strategy, guerilla warfare, and terrorism.

POLS 4178. U.S. Foreign Policy in East Asia (3-0-3) Prerequisite: POLS 2101. The development of U.S. relations, conflicts, and alliances with Japan, the Koreas, and the nations of southeast Asia from the early 1800s to the present.