Schedule of Classes Course Description

John Jay College of Criminal Justice
Course Prefix: POL                                     Course Number: 450                                    
Course Title: Senior Seminar in International Relations and Comparative Politics
Subject: Political Science
Minimum Credits: 3.0                                     Maximum Credits: 3.0                                     Hours per week: 3.0


This course will expose advanced undergraduate students to an in-depth analysis and assessment of key concepts, methods, issues, and debates in the fields of international relations and comparative politics. Main topics in this course will include: contending theoretical approaches to understanding international and comparative politics; diverse methodologies; the role of the state in an increasingly interdependent world; evolving perceptions of sovereignty; the impact of domestic and international institutions on political outcomes; and the nature and function of the international legal process. Particular emphasis will be placed on the examination of certain major contemporary issues that include the globalization of financial markets, the challenge of terrorism, and the quest for accountability in world politics. The course aims at providing students with the social scientific training necessary to produce a major research paper as they complete the government major.

Prerequisite: GOV 101, ENG 102 or ENG 201, and senior standing.
Start Date:    12/11/2009                         End Date: