Introduction to International Studies Cooperation and Conflict (IS 212.3)

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International Studies 212 is designed to provide students with an introduction to the issues, achievements, controversies, challenges and possibilities of the contemporary world. It is well known that we live in an age of intense international engagement. Countries and peoples are tied together by economics and trade, migration, environmental realities, and popular culture while also divided by religions, values, ideologies, issues of military and economic power, and ethnic conflicts. It is difficult to make sense of the complex interactions and tensions that define our world. In IS 200, we will look at patterns of conflict in international affairs, from world wars to ideological clashes and social protests, and the processes and institutions of cooperation, which range from the United Nations and a variety of political conventions to broadly based social movements that seek to address the inequities and unfairness of the modern era.

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18 credit units at the 100-level including at least 12 credit units from ANTH, ECON, GEOG, HIST, POLS, RLST, RUSS, SOC, SPAN, UKR, WGST.


Students who have taken IS 200.6 may not take this course for credit.

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