CRC19: Courses

POLS 310 Introduction to International Relations

Units: 3

Hours: 54 hours LEC

Prerequisite: None.

Advisory: ENGWR 101 with a grade of "C" or better; or equivalent skills demonstrated through the assessment process for eligibility for ENGWR 300.

Transferable: CSU; UC


This is an introduction to international relations and a survey of the nation-state system, techniques of interaction, the issue of war, nationalism, power alignments, international actors, transnational movements, diplomacy, political economy, and perceptions in world politics. Particular emphasis is placed on an analysis of the world outlook of Central and Eastern Europe, Russia, the United States, the major western allies, China, and the lesser developed world.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

discuss the field of International Relations and global analysis (SLO #1)