Foreign Affairs Electives

POL 408A: Islamic Movements in the Contemporary Muslim World (Cross-listed: MENAS 408A)

The course objectives are (1) to acquaint students with traditional literature and contemporary research on Islamic movements, and 2) to introduce students to the historical and ideological basis of an emerging globalized political Islam.

POL 403: Globalization and Indigenous People (Cross-listed: AIS 403)

Globalization is a term often heard and read in academic circles and in national news, but less often understood by the average person. However, because it is the world political, economic, and social system currently in place as the next evolution of capitalism, everyone should have a basic notion of the definition, and what effects it has and will continue to have on the lives of everyone. 

POL 397A: Advanced Model United Nations Workshop

This course has two principal objectives:  1) to prepare students for the annual Arizona Model UN Conference, and 2) to provide a broad introduction to the institutional structure and activities of the United Nations.

POL 388: Immigration and Refugee Policy (Cross-listed LAS 388)

Analysis of constitutional, legal, historical and political consequences of U.S. immigration and refugee policy. Recent trends. Foreign and domestic policy effects of migration.

POL 301: Methods of Political Inquiry

The primary goal of this course will be to understand the proper use and interpretation of quantitative analyses of political problems.

POL 297A: United Nations

The practical application of theoretical learning within a group setting and involving an exchange of ideas and practical methods, skills, and principles.

POL 462: Armed Conflict and Conflict Management

This course will survey the many issues surrounding the management and resolution of international and domestic conflicts.

POL 459: German Politics

This course will introduce students to Germany's politics and society. Starting with a survey of modern German history from World War II until today, the course continues with a discussion of its political system and selected policies such as immigration and energy policy. Germany's post-war history, politics and policies are deeply interwoven with Europe. The increasingly prominent German role in the European Union and the world will also be analyzed. The class ends with a unit on Berlin, the artistic and multicultural capital of Europe.

POL 454: Theories of International Relations

Introduction to theories of international relations on the levels of man, the nation-state, and the international system, with a logical and empirical evaluation of approaches and theories.

POL 451: Russian Foreign Policy

Surveys Russian power capabilities, foreign policy, and engagement of the world system. Attention to the Soviet period, but focus on the post-1991 era. Relations with the U.S., Germany, and China are highlighted, as are relations with former Soviet Union (FSU) countries.

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