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IRLS301 - International Organizations

Course Details

Course Code: IRLS301 Course ID: 3760 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Undergraduate

Examines the role of and interrelationship of international organizations, nation-states, and non-state actors in the global system. North-South and East-West relations are discussed in terms of specific global issues: crisis management, conflict resolution, human rights, refugee problems, international finance, developmental assistance, world trade, and globalization.

Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Session Weeks
12/31/18 - 05/31/19 06/03/19 - 07/28/19 Spring 2019 Session D 8 Week session
01/28/19 - 06/28/19 07/01/19 - 08/25/19 Summer 2019 Session B 8 Week session
02/25/19 - 08/02/19 08/05/19 - 09/29/19 Summer 2019 Session I 8 Week session
03/25/19 - 08/30/19 09/02/19 - 10/27/19 Summer 2019 Session D 8 Week session
04/29/19 - 10/04/19 10/07/19 - 12/01/19 Fall 2019 Session B 8 Week session

Current Syllabi

CO-1: Examine the various theoretical approaches to the study of international organizations.

CO-2: Evaluate the roles and influence of international structures and regimes.

CO-3: Discuss the positive and negative aspects of the interaction between international organizations and developing nations.

CO-4: Analyze the decision making processes within international organizations.

CO-5: Evaluate the role of UN in regional peacekeeping and conflict resolution initiatives.

CO-6: Assess the effectiveness of international organizations in addressing global problems.

NameGrade %
Forums 25.00 %
Week One 3.13 %
Week Two 3.13 %
Week Three 3.13 %
Week Four 3.13 %
Week Five 3.13 %
Week Six 3.13 %
Week Seven 3.13 %
Week Eight 3.13 %
Final Project 25.00 %
Final Assessment 25.00 %
Progress Assignments 50.00 %
Progress Assignment 1 Week 2 25.00 %
Sustainable Development Goals 25.00 %

External websites and other assigned reading found in the Lessons area of the classroom.

Weekly Lesson Notes and videos or audio files are found in the Lessons area of the classroom.

Book Title:To find the library e-book(s) req'd for your course, please visit to locate the eReserve by course #. You must be logged in to eCampus first to access the links.
Author: No Author Specified
Book Title:The New Dynamics of Multilateralism - E-book available in the APUS Online Library
Publication Info:Perseus Books Group
Unit Cost:$47.15
Book Title:Various resources from the APUS Library & the Open Web are used. Please visit to locate the course eReserve.
Author: No Author Specified

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.