POS 217 Politics of Global Issues (3 credits)

This course explores contemporary global issues from the perspective of the state system. Global trends that result from political, military, economic, environmental, and social forces will be analyzed in their impact on and relationship to the state, inter-governmental organizations, and non-governmental organizations. The degree to which the states and the state system can address these global challenges will be the focus. Human security versus state security will be analyzed on issues including, but not limited to: sustainable development; climate change; international trade; international financial institutions; migration and refugees; human rights; terrorism; weapons of mass destruction; global crime; women's status; and pandemic disease. Prerequisite: Placement in ENG 103.