POLI 374

Ethics and International Affairs

Political Science College of Family, Home, and Social Sciences

Course Description

Ethical considerations in study and practice of international politics. Realism, idealism, and other theories of state behavior subjected to ethical standards.

When Taught

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Be spiritually strengthened

Learning Outcome

Be able to articulate principles of faith in political analysis

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Faith and Political Analysis

Learning Outcome

Course participants will inquire into how Latter-day Saint perspectives might contribute to better understanding of ethics and international relations.

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Effective Research and Analysis

Learning Outcome

Students will acquire analytical tools with which to address international issues having ethical implications, focusing on realism and idealism, and be able to apply these tools to a variety of significant case studies.

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Critical Thinking and Analysis

Learning Outcome

Students will become acquainted with and analyze the concept of just and unjust wars, drawing on historical and contemporary examples as illustrations.

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Political Process, Theory, and Thought

Learning Outcome

Within a historical and theoretical context, students will demonstrate understanding of the ethical challenges confronting international policymakers and the challenge of including ethical analysis in foreign policy decision-making.

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Political Process, Theory, and Thought

Learning Outcome

In the context of the course’s overarching themes, students will survey war, international law, war crimes and crimes against humanity, genocide, human rights, human trafficking, torture, humanitarian intervention, democratization, reconciliation, economic justice, and other concepts lending themselves to ethics-based understanding.

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Critical Thinking and Analysis

Learning Outcome

Students will demonstrate increased confidence in their abilities to assess and express the ethical implications of international relations.

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Political Process, Theory, and Thought

Learning Outcome

Students will demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the watershed historical and current events that lend themselves most readily to ethical analyses.

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Faith and Political Analysis

Learning Outcome

Be able to articulate principles of faith in political analysis.

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Political Process, Theory, and Thought

Learning Outcome

Possess a factual and theoretical knowledge of countries, political processes, political theories, and political thought.

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Effective Research and Analysis

Learning Outcome

Use appropriate methods of analysis and research, including qualitative and quantitative methods, historical comparison, and textual interpretation to answer political questions.

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Critical Thinking and Analysis

Learning Outcome

Think critically, analytically, and synthetically.