Portland-State-University 2014-2015 Bulletin

PS 441 World Politics

This course introduces students to the various levels of analysis used in explaining world political events. Examined are a number of conceptual elements of world politics, e.g., power, interdependence, integration, and levels of analysis, as well as certain substantive elements, e.g., international law and organization. Contrasts are drawn between power seeking and order-seeking behaviors of nation states. Also offered for graduate-level credit as PS 541 and may be taken only once for credit. Expected preparation: PS 205.


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