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2016-2017 Academic Catalogue 
2016-2017 Academic Catalogue [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

IS 381 - Science, Technology, and International Affairs

Lecture Hours: 3
Lab Hours: 0
Credit Hours: 3

This course focuses on the intersection of scientific research, technological applications and change, and business and governmental activities in these areas that impact upon national security and international relations. In international politics, states seek to gain power over other states. In addition, NGO’s compete for influence over international affairs in both direct and more subtle manners. Science and technology applications enhance both state and NGO power profiles, and hence, their ability to affect international relations. In other cases, such applications result in the deterioration of state and NGO power and in increase in international chaos. An important dimension of this course is the training of students in problem solving, information management, and procedures in policy-making for this growing area of international concern.