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PLSC 130 International Relations

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Minimum Grade for Prerequisites

Unless otherwise indicated, a grade of C or higher is required for all prerequisite courses.

Course Description

Introduction to the nature of relations among nation-states, and non state actors within the global system. Basic forces affecting the formulation of foreign policy and the dynamics of international politics will be analyzed. Covers the nation-state system, sources of national power, instruments of national policy, international law and organization, and 21st Century challenges presented by globalization and terrorism.

Units: 3
Degree Credit
Letter Grade Only
  • Lecture hours/semester: 48-54
  • Homework hours/semester: 96-108
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
AA/AS Degree Requirements: Area E5b
Transfer Credit: CSU (CSU GE Area D), UC (IGETC Area 4)
C-ID: POLS 140