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Pathways in World Politics

Program(s): Immersion

International relations explores the consequences of the world having multiple, interacting national governments, rather than a single world government. International relations offers conceptual tools for understanding the causes of and possible solutions to many of the challenges facing the world today, including global pandemics, wars, nuclear proliferation, economic crises, and climate change. This three-week course will introduce students to the scientific study of world politics, focusing on such issues as the creation of international organizations like the United Nations, the regulation of the global economy, and applied diplomacy. The course is a combination of standard classroom material (lectures, readings, and discussion) and diplomacy simulations. Students will come away with a comprehension of politics among nations, which can bolster a future career in business, government, journalism, education, law, or nonprofit organizations, as well as make students better informed global citizens poised to make informed decisions and interventions in an increasingly complex world.

See sample syllabus here.

Remote or Residential

✓ Residential (On-Campus)


Course Considerations

Writing Intensive
Reading Intensive
Discussion Intensive

Course Overview

Start Date

July 10

End Date

July 26

Current Grade / Education Level

9th Grade
10th Grade
11th Grade



Class Details

Course Code

PLSC 10200 94

Class Day(s)

Mon Tues Wed Thurs Fri

Class Duration (CST)


3:00 P.M.


Session II

Course Length

3 weeks

HS Orientation Date

July 08
July 09

Primary Instructor

Paul Poast

Secondary Instructor

Bobby Gulotty

Academic Interest

Law and Politics
Social Sciences (e.g., history, sociology)