Robert Darst

Associate Professor

Political Science

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Education

1984University of North Carolina Chapel HillB.A.
1987University of California BerkeleyM.A.
1994University of California BerkeleyPh.D

Teaching

Programs

Teaching

Courses

Introduction to the College of Arts and Sciences. This course facilitates a smooth transition to college life through academic and life skills enhancement and the development of enduring relationships between students, faculty and advisors, and classmates. Topics include utilizing campus resources, the importance of co-curricular activities, time management, reading and notetaking, information literacy, and career and major/minor exploration.

Introduction to the College of Arts and Sciences. This course facilitates a smooth transition to college life through academic and life skills enhancement and the development of enduring relationships between students, faculty and advisors, and classmates. Topics include utilizing campus resources, the importance of co-curricular activities, time management, reading and notetaking, information literacy, and career and major/minor exploration.

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.

Examination of the political conflicts and public policy problems that arise from human relationships with our fellow animals. Specific topics to be covered may include animal domestication, animal sports, animal captivity, animal testing, animal worship, the use of animals for food, feral animals, endangered species, species reintroduction, and species extinction.

Teaching

Online and Continuing Education Courses

Internship completed for credit at an off-campus private, public or not-for profit organization with a focus on politics, law, government,public policy, or organizational behavior. Students are responsible for securing their own placements, and all placements must be approved in advance by the instructor. Students are required to keep an internship journal, write a final paper based on the experience, and complete all other course assignments in addition to their work hours.
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Research

Research Interests

  • International relations
  • Environmental politics
  • Human rights

Select publications

Robert Darst (2001).
Smokestack Diplomacy: Cooperation and Conflict in East-West Environmental Politics

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