International Politics Honors

This honors-level senior elective introduces students to the complexities of global politics. The course gives students a deeper understanding of traditional international political methods such as diplomacy and war, while introducing them to new alternative global forces such as transnationalism, globalization, and international organizations such as the United Nations.

Students are expected to master the political theories outlined in the textbook and apply them to current world events and issues, such as the crises in Darfur and Sudan, climate change, and the global recession.

Throughout the course, students are encouraged to become active participants in the world political stage instead of mere spectators. They have the opportunity to join NGOs which promote human rights around the world, sign petitions, take part in peaceful political protests, and attend lectures by international figures.

Permission of the Humanities Department Chair

(Offered alternating years, not available in 2020-2021)