BLMC 340 Current Issues in International Studies

Building on material learned in BLMC 240, this team-taught course will employ a case-study approach combining political, economic, historical, and socio-cultural modes of analysis to problems of global significance. The course is intended to provide students with a solid understanding of important contemporary international issues and events, and to hone the analytic tools by means of which students may understand future developments in international relations. Cases might include problems in the Mid-East, Northern Ireland, Cuba, Canada, or Bosnia; famine in North Korea; financial difficulties in Asia; global environmental concerns; terrorism; the role of the United Nations; U.S.-China relations and Most Favored Nation (MFN) status; genocide in Africa (or elsewhere); and so forth.




BLMC 240