• POL 201, Global Politics
  • SUNY Oswego, Spring 2022
  • Tue/Thu, 2:20-3:40
  • 201 Mahar Hall

This introductory course combines a broad survey of two complementary subfields of political science: comparative politics (politics within countries) and international relations (politics between countries). We'll start by examining comparative politics, covering topics such as nations and society, state power, political economy, political violence, and various forms of government. Then we'll look at international relations, addressing foreign policy, international organization, war, human rights, environmental politics, and other issues. Throughout the semester, you'll be encouraged to use your personal values and experiences to develop your own, informed understanding of global politics.