Political Science
 

Ethics and International Affairs

Ethics and International Affairs
Ethical considerations in study and practice of international politics. Realism, idealism, and other theories of state behavior subjected to ethical standards.
POLI
374
 Hours3.0 Credit, 3.0 Lecture, 0.0 Lab
 PrerequisitesPoli 200.
 Taught 
 ProgramsContaining POLI 374
Course Outcomes: 

Political Process, Theory, and Thought

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.

Effective Research and Analysis

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.

Be spiritually strengthened

Be able to articulate principles of faith in political analysis

Faith and Political Analysis

Be able to articulate principles of faith in political analysis.

Critical Thinking and Analysis

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

Faith and Political Analysis

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

Political Process, Theory, and Thought

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

Political Process, Theory, and Thought

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.

Effective Research and Analysis

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

Political Process, Theory, and Thought

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

Critical Thinking and Analysis

Think critically, analytically, and synthetically.

Critical Thinking and Analysis

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