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International Politics (INR 2002)
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In this 3-credit course, students will study government in Europe, the operation of international organizations, the practice of international law, the outcomes of regional cooperation (especially economically), and diplomacy by experiencing them first-hand in Paris at the French Parliament and United Nations’ agencies. Students will also visit Strasbourg’s European Union, Council of Europe, and the European Court of Human Rights. Cultural activities include tours of Paris with reserved trips to the Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame Cathedral, and other beautiful sites in the “City of Lights,” along with exploration of the famous areas of world heritage in Strasbourg, France.
This course will primarily involve analysis of world politics, focusing on the role of nation-states and international organizations and on selected foreign policy issues. This is an introductory survey course in international relations designed to help the student relate, organize, and analyze in a meaningful way the welter of political events that occur on the international level. We will touch on a range of questions: What are the causes of important international outcomes? What are the sources of power in the international arena? What role do states, international organizations, and transnational movements play in international politics? What trends are most interesting or important for understanding the present and predicting the future? It is a Gordon Rule course which requires a significant amount of student writing in assignments before the international travel and in a final paper to be submitted following the study abroad. Minimum grade of C in the course is required if INR 2002 is used to satisfy Gordon Rule and general education requirements.
This program will receive partial funding by Valencia's Student Development Office, the Valencia Foundation, and the SAGE Office. These departments will be contributing a percentage towards the cost of participation. Funding is limited to a set number of students per program.
Eligible students can use their financial aid to cover part or all of the final payment and/or additional program costs (airfare, accommodations, meals, etc.) as long as the course satisfies your degree requirements. Complete a MY EDUCATION PLAN or meet with an Academic Advisor for details. It is important that this course count towards your degree or certificate program; otherwise, your financial aid payment may be reduced.
All Meetings are required, unless noted.
All Meetings are required
Please note that the program may be altered or cancelled at any time at the discretion of Valencia College, and, in many circumstances, airfare or other transportation costs incurred by the student may not be refundable. Dates and prices are subject to change without notice before the application deadline.