AWPM:           World Politics:  Comparing International Governments, Political

                         Power, and Institutional Political Economic Decision-Making [in English]

Dozentin: Angela Oberbauer, M.A.

Goals: To grow knowledge of political history and theory.

Also compare governmental systems, the social and

economic issues that influence economic decision making

by World Leaders, their Governments and

International Organizations.

Further Goals: Communicating within the International Political and

Financial World. Looking at International Decisions

influenced by Political Philosophies. The pursuit of

power through conflict and by forming alliances. Also,

the pursuit for peace through International Law and

Collective Security. Emphasis in learning “Why” many

Political Economic decisions affect the International

Community: i.e. "Brexit" and its economic aftermaths.

We will also cover Demographic, Social, and Cultural

Issues in each Country. In addition, we will analyze

Human Rights’ Issues, the preservation of the

Environment, trends in the Global Marketplace, and

Transformations in the Political World.

Instruction Methodology: Lectures, seminars, working in groups, handouts,

PowerPoints, critical thinking, reading assignments

Requirements: Interest in International Trade and Communication

in the Political World.

Learning Tools: Zoom Lectures, PowerPoints, Political Material (PM)

Danziger: Understanding the Political World

Sargent: Excerpts, Contemporary Political and Economic

Ideologies to read and have class discussions

Rejai: Excerpts from Political Ideologies

Sodaro: Comparative Politics, A Global Introduction

Klesner: Excerpts to read and group discussions

Cotton et al: Excerpts The Market Leader discussions

Limit of Students In-Person Classes, 30 Students, Zoom Open

Each Lecture in English 90 minutes

Final, also in English In-Person Written Final Exam, Time: 60 minutes