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
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