Peter Sandby-Thomas

Full Time Lecturer

Political Science

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Liberal Arts 309

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Helps students relate, organize, and analyze political events that occur on the international level. Students will learn how to think critically about international relations and its impact on lives and well-being in the present and future. The concept of power, the factors that shape the foreign policies of states, the politics of economic relations, the use of force, and a broad range of global issues are examined.

Writing in Political Science. Variable topics course used for instruction in political science writing methods.

Examination of the role played by the United Nations in dealing with important issues and challenges in the arena of international politics. Students perform the role of delegates representing individual countries and, through the format of simulations, learn about the statecraft of foreign policy, diplomacy and international relations.

Examination of the role played by the United Nations in dealing with important issues and challenges in the arena of international politics. Students perform the role of delegates representing individual countries and, through the format of simulations, learn about the statecraft of foreign policy, diplomacy and international relations.

Students will learn how to study politics "scientifically" using theories, hypotheses, and concepts to explore the relationships among variables. Students will also learn how to define and critique concepts commonly used in professional journals. The course includes an overview of descriptive statistics using the SPSS software, exposure to some inferential statistics, and their application to data analysis in Political Science. Students learn how to present quantitative data in a manner consistent with the expectations of the discipline.

Policy choices made by the United States and the actors, institutions, and influences that affect those decisions. Students gain an understanding of the foreign policy positions of presidential candidates and presidents, the various influences on the making of American foreign policy and the American foreign policy process, and the impact of the changing international environment on American foreign policy.

Available topics seminar in the field of Comparative Politics. Repeatable with change in content.

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Helps students relate, organize, and analyze political events that occur on the international level. Students will learn how to think critically about international relations and its impact on lives and well-being in the present and future. The concept of power, the factors that shape the foreign policies of states, the politics of economic relations, the use of force, and a broad range of global issues are examined.
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Available topics seminar in the field of Comparative Politics. Repeatable with change in content.
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