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International Relations

Mr. W. Timothy Homan
Social Studies

Students taking International Relations will be provided with a framework for studying the complexities of timely international issues and examining International foreign policy by using the model United Nations format. In this course, students will pay close attention to current events, global problems, and their historical context. Students will be expected to participate in regularly held discussions, debates, and simulations related to international relations.

Students will role play the part of a chosen nation and deal with real life current global situations in a mock forum of the United Nations 

Students may also wish to increase their skills in joining the Model UN Club it is strongly advised but not required for the course

By the end of the course, you should be able to:

Identify the causes and consequences of global events

Recognize and evaluate the competing theories for explaining international interactions.

Explain how foreign policy is formulated.

Assess the causes and consequences of violence between and within states.

Identify and describe the major actors in international relations, including states, intergovernmental organizations, and nongovernmental organizations.

Use the knowledge and theoretical tools developed in the course to explain contemporary global events.

Identify nation, regions, states and other important features of political geography.   

Course Expectations:

 Students are responsible for being on time, coming prepared to class with their Tablets and notebook, and pen/pencil. Students are expected to participate in class discussions and activities. Students are also expected to behave in a respectful manner in this classroom.

Course Evaluation:

Students will be evaluated by organized notebooks with all work, class work, tests, quizzes, and participation in activities.


Students should have their Tablets with them every day 

1 notebook, pencils/pens. A notebook with a folder is recommended for loose handouts given in class. This notebook will be used for this class only. Please bring materials EVERY DAY!

Grading System:

My grading system is very simple—the total number of points you receive divided by the total possible points for those assignments. One grade will be Class Writing Work 20 % Homework is 20% and Test and Quiz grades 60%

The Research Paper is due in Feb. topics to be discussed

Extra Help is available on either Monday after classes in Room   309 (I usually have detention duty so I am here for at least one hour)


We have read the material on International Relations/Model United Nations        


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Past Assignments


Rough Draft of Joint Resolution due in class today 


You received your country assignment for the First Semester by Thursday you should have a country fact sheet completed. This is graded as a test (100 pts.) It must be done on google docs and submitted by Thursday on the class page in Google Classroom