IR 10000 Introduction to International Relations

GE-Human Culture: Foreign Culture/Human Diversity A global Second Great Depression? A massive nuclear conflict? A technologically-driven era of prosperity that will end famine and poverty? In this course, you will learn about the trends and decisions that shape the economic, social, and political life of everyone on earth. You’ll explore the forces that shape global relationships as you acquire the tools to assess their impact on your life. We will talk about how the World Wars and other twentieth-century events shaped our international system; how countries use military, economic, and other forms of power to achieve strategic goals; the influence of political ideology on foreign and domestic policy; global issues such as human rights and economic development; terrorism and counterterrorism; and the proliferation of nuclear and other weapons of mass destruction.