International Politics GNED2010 – Online Course


Assignment and Exam Dates


Blog assignment (epoch to be immovable)  20%

Mid-term trial (week of Oct. 16-23)                                   25%

Discussion consideration (each week from Sept. 11 to Dec. 4)                 15%

Online Symposium (week of Dec. 4-11)                                         10%

Final exam (week of Dec. 11-18)                                                    30%

Required Textbook

Taylor, Philip M.  Munitions of the Mind: A History of Propaganda from the Ancient

     World to the Present Day (Manchester University Press, 2003).

Recommended readings:

Alleyne, Mark D.  Global Lies? : Propaganda, the UN and World Order (Palgrave

     Macmillan, 2003).

Arndt, Richard J.  The First Resort Of Kings: American Cultural Diplomacy In The

     Twentieth Century (Potomac Books, 2005).

Baum, Matthew.  Soft News Goes to War: Public Opinion and American Foreign Policy in

     the New Media Age (Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press, 2003).

Melissen, Jan.  The New Public Diplomacy : Soft Power in International Relations

     (Palgrave Macmillan, 2005).

Riordan, Shaun.  The New Diplomacy (Polity Press, 2002).

Rugh, William A.  Engaging the Arab and Islamic Worlds Through Public Diplomacy (The

     Public Diplomacy Council, 2004).

Rutherford, Paul.  Weapons of Mass Persuasion: Marketing the War Against Iraq

     (University of Toronto Press, 2004).

Taleb, B.A.  The Bewildered Herd: Media Coverage of International Conflicts & Public

     Opinion (iUniverse, Inc., 2004).