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    Skidmore College
   
 
  Oct 23, 2017
 
Catalog 2017-2018 
  
Catalog 2017-2018
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PL 201 - Principles of International Politics


Credits: 4
An essential foundation for advanced study in international relations. Students investigate the tumultuous international political events from the nineteenth to the mid-twentieth century and the big concepts of the period-balance of power, extreme nationalism, diplomacy, and international organization. Students explore the causes and effects of the Napoleonic Wars, the 99 Years' Peace, German and Italian unification, the arms race, and World Wars I and II. The League of Nations and the United Nations are central themes. Students study the Cold War and its thaw following the Cuban Missile Crisis.
Prerequisites:   or IA 101 .



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