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College of Extended Learning

Ethics and International Politics

Subject Course No. Credit Value
Political Science POLS 3614 Three (3) credit hours

This course aims at providing a set of ethical frameworks and concepts with which we can assess the issue of how members of national states should treat “outsiders”, under contemporary conditions of globalization. We also explore the practical implications of that issue in relation to international challenges of migration and refugees, international aid and development, political violence and warfare, humanitarian intervention, making and sustaining peace, and global poverty.

Instructor: Dr. Ahmad Rahmanian (please contact the instructor if you need an up-to-date syllabus)
Prerequisite: None

Why take this course?

  • See who the key actors in world politics are today, what roles they play, and what ethical impacts they have on the world.
  • Develop the ability to critically analyze and engage in debate, and appreciate different ethical perspectives on a broad range of contemporary global political issues.
  • Carefully reflect on one’s own moral beliefs about the international political order, assess their ethical weights, and determine how, if at all, they should be changed.

Course details

Students have six months from the registration date to complete the course. All course exams and/or assignments must be completed by the designated end date.

Assignments & Examinations

  • 8 x Critical analysis & discussion assignments (40%)
  • 1 x Midterm Exam (15%)
  • 1 x Research essay (15%)
  • 1 x Final Exam (30%)

Fees and payments

There is a $150 non-refundable/non-transferable online fee per course in addition to applicable tuition & fees. Learn more about tuition and fees and methods of payment.