Course ePortfolio: Introduction to International Relations
Course ePortfolio Description:
This collection contains the California Open Educational Resources Council (CA OER) list of peer-reviewed textbooks for Introduction to International Relations (common course-id POLS 140), one of the top 50 college courses identified for inclusion in the California Open Online Library for Education (COOLforEd).
An introduction to international relations theory with an examination of national, international, transnational, and sub-national actors and their institutions, interactions and processes as they relate to global issues.
This course seeks to provide a basic understanding of foreign affairs and the fundamental...
This course seeks to provide a basic understanding of foreign affairs and the fundamental principles of international relations within a political science framework. It will examine the theories of realism and liberalism, which will serve as the foundation for more advanced study in international relations and help students develop the critical thinking skills needed in order to analyze conflicts between states. Additionally, the course will explore issues that relate to the politics of global welfare, such as war, world poverty, disease, trade policy, environmental concerns, human rights, terrorism, the global distribution of wealth, the concept of the balance of power, and what happens in the international system when the balance of power collapses. This free course may be completed online at any time.