Debates in Global Affairs: The Ethics of Justice
If you are considering a career in global affairs, then take this course for a basic introduction to international relations theory and the major debates in foreign relations. Program content will help you to prepare you for AP exams and college course work, and the written and verbal exercises will help you to develop the necessary skills to construct and deliver effective position statements. This class provides a window into the continually evolving world of global affairs and the many pressing issues that affect the lives of people around the world. We will ask pertinent questions and seek the answers to them: Why do nations and nonstate actors enter into conflict? How does the UN system operate in the 21st century? What is the “responsibility to protect” and how should the global community respond to this mandate? What is the International Criminal Court and how does it operate both during and after conflicts? Historical and current case studies will introduce you to the skill of crafting arguments and the special considerations required when addressing complex peace and security issues.
You'll Walk Away with
- The skills to craft arguments and an understanding of the special considerations required when addressing complex peace and security issues
- A basic introduction to international relations theory and the major debates in foreign relations
- High school students who have completed grades 9, 10, or 11
- High school students interested in a career in global affairs