BYU Independent Study - Online Courses

Introduction to International Politics

POLI 170


$ 579.00

Instructor: Kendall Wayne Stiles PhD
Credits: 3.00

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Basic forces, practices, institutions, and foreign policies of major powers; problem areas in international politics.

Course Content:

Unit 1: Introduction
Unit 2: International Relations Theories
Unit 3: World Politics to 1945
Unit 4: World Politics Since 1945
Unit 5: Power
Unit 6: The Making of Foreign Policy
Unit 7: Explaining War
Unit 8: Ethnic Conflict and Terrorism
Unit 9: Arms Control, Alliances, and Negotiation
Unit 10: Global Security Efforts
Unit 11: Interdependence Among Rich States
Unit 12: Developing States in the International Political Economy
Unit 13: Regional Economic Integration
Unit 14: The Global Environment
Unit 15: Globalization

Online Courses:

Course materials are accessed online, and all assignments must be submitted online. Optional course readings may be available but do not include the self-check assignments or graded assignments.


Satisfies Brigham Young University core Global and Cultural Awareness requirement.