America and World Politics

University College Dublin

Course Description

  • Course Name

    America and World Politics

  • Host University

    University College Dublin

  • Location

    Dublin, Ireland

  • Area of Study

    American Studies, International Relations

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations

    Upper

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    Hours & Credits

  • ECTS Credits

    5
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    2.5 - 3
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    3.75 - 4.5
  • Overview

    This module examines America's role in international politics in the 21st Century. It begins by developing a framework within which to think about the subject by drawing upon the historical modules in the first semester and also by exploring international relations theories such as idealism, realism and some of the various critical theories. The remainder of the module examines some of the key geopolitical challenges facing the United States, such as terrorism, cyberwarfare and decline relative to outher countries, as well as important bilateral relationship such as those with the European Union and China.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.

ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) credits are converted to semester credits/quarter units differently among U.S. universities. Students should confirm the conversion scale used at their home university when determining credit transfer.

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