POL 213 Twenty-first Century Politics (3 credits)
Crisis areas in humanity's future - war, revolution, racism, poverty, automation, crime, civil liberty, education, the arts and urbanism. Preconditions, contemporary problems, and prospects for the decades ahead are examined. Worldwide, regional and local experiences are contrasted with other cultures.
POL 219 International Politics & Economic Organizations (3 credits)
The relationship between political objective and economic policies will be reviewed. Institutions such as the IMF, the World Bank, the GATT/WTO, OECD, OPEC, and the EC will be viewed as affecting the global political order. The work and policies of such institutions as the World Health Organization, the FAO, and the ILO will be assessed. The political nature of the global economy will be examined.
POL 296L Topic: Environmental Politics (3 credits)
This course will focus on how politics and environmental concerns manifest themselves in an urban setting. A history of legislation such as the Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, NY State Environmental Quality Act, Noise and Air Space Regulations will be reviewed and applied to New York City. Confronting the environmental problems that downtown New York faces in relationship to the aftermath of 9/11/01 will also be a topic of analysis. This course will be jointly offered to students in the Environmental Studies major so that a team approach can be developed in analyzing public policy and the environmental consequences of decisionmaking and non-decisionmaking.
POL 302I Workshop: Freedom & Sustainability in the 21st Century: Global Comparisons (3 credits)
This course explores the meaning of "sustainable development" in international and comparative politics and law. You will read various definitions and come up with your own interdisciplinary definition and case study based on the theories and perspectives of conservation biology, restoration ecology, international environmental law, trade, and the "triple bottom line" of economic, environmental, and social concerns.
POL 301, 303 Politics Workshop: Community, Environment & Politics; United Nations (3 credits each)
Special studies are chosen from a challenging list of topics dealing with Political Science, constitutional issues, world affairs, public policy, and political leaders. Workshops prepare students for various international conferences, simulations and for United Nations models, with different countries assigned for representation and different issues to be addressed each time.
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