POLS 318 Global Studies: Central Asia
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Advisory: ENGWR 300
Transferable: CSU; UC
Global Studies courses cover the government and politics of selected nations within a distinct geopolitical area of the world in order to gain understanding of the institutions and dynamics of the area. This Global Studies survey course is designed to give students an understanding of Central Asia. It covers the region's history, its natural resource situation, socio-economics, ideology, conflict and resolution and foreign and domestic policies on a country-by-country basis. The course includes an examination of dominant political institutions, actors, processes and belief systems within the context of political culture and history and an analysis of area political economy and foreign policy in the environment of global interdependence. The course concludes with a summation of the region as it stands today and an assessment of where it is likely to go in the near future.
Student Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:
SLO #1: Explain the origins, evolution and organization of area cultures and politics.