International Relations

International Relations provides a survey of the formal relations among sovereign states in the international system, emphasizing the operation of diplomacy. The procedures for settlement of disputes and various methods of international conflict resolution are included. This course examines power, interdependence, global development, and international organizations. 

Students in the Shepard Academy will study the topic of International Relations through the lens of social justice.  They will examine the manner in which the international community addresses the needs of specific populations.  Students will also explore the relationships between sovereign nations and the impact these associations have on citizens.