International Relations/American Foreign Policy is a course designed to provide students with a wide‐ranging knowledge base, as well as a working understanding of how the complex systems of international relations works. This course will also introduce the students to the processes of creating American foreign policy, as well as how the system(s) of international law function through the cooperation of, and for the benefit of, the greater global community. This course will provide students with an exposure to, and the opportunities for a deeper understanding within the areas of: 1) the creation of American foreign policy, 2) the procedures, institutions and actions common to conducting international relations, 3) the creation and enforcement of international law. Students will be engaged in discussion(s), research, debate, and activities involving topic areas such as: international trade, international law creation and enforcement (including international law enforcement mechanisms), the United Nations (history, members, roles, institutions, etc.), and controversial issues tied directly to modern international issues (genocide, terrorism, oil and other natural resource shortages, boundary issues (land and sea), environmental laws (global warming), etc.