Ch 8: MTTC Political Science: International Relations

About This Chapter

Review the international relations topics you'll need to know when you're taking the MTTC Political Science examination. This chapter's online video lessons address key subject matter and include self-assessment quizzes.

MTTC Political Science: International Relations - Chapter Summary

Prior to sitting for the MTTC Political Science examination, brush up on topics such as international politics, non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and the birth of NATO. This chapter will also help prepare you for MTTC Political Science test questions about:

  • The history of the United Nations
  • The purpose of the International Monetary Fund (IMF)
  • The history and purpose of OPEC
  • Major European Union developments over time
  • The role of multinational corporations in globalization
  • Transnational criminal organizations
  • The impact of religion on international politics
  • Various foreign policy tools

Experienced teachers preside over the video lessons, which are interactive and self-paced. Watch the lessons, and you'll add to your knowledge of international relations as you prepare to pass the MTTC Political Science examination. Video tags permit you to go from topic to topic, and clickable links allow you to learn more about important terminology. Submit any questions via the Dashboard, read over the transcripts and take the short quizzes that follow the videos.

13 Lessons in Chapter 8: MTTC Political Science: International Relations
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State & Non-State Actors in International Politics

1. State & Non-State Actors in International Politics

While states still reign supreme on the world stage, they are by no means the only significant actors playing the game of international politics. In this lesson, you'll learn about state and non-state actors on the world stage.

The United Nations' History & Role in International Politics

2. The United Nations' History & Role in International Politics

One of the most influential and far-reaching intergovernmental organizations in the world today is the United Nations. In this lesson, you'll learn about the United Nations, including its history, structure, and role in international politics.

The Theory of Containment & the Birth of NATO

3. The Theory of Containment & the Birth of NATO

In this lesson, we explore the foreign policy of the U.S. and Western Europe directly after WWII. We will look at its theory of containment regarding communism, and the birth of NATO.

European Union Expansion: Events & Timelines

4. European Union Expansion: Events & Timelines

In this lesson, we briefly explore the piecemeal formation of the EU and discuss the nature of the Union today and its role as the political authority for most of Europe.

The International Monetary Fund (IMF): History & Purpose

5. The International Monetary Fund (IMF): History & Purpose

International stability requires economic stability. In this lesson, you'll learn about how the International Monetary Fund helps establish economic stability by examining its history and purpose. A short quiz follows.

Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC): History & Purpose

6. Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC): History & Purpose

Oil is an indispensable and scarce commodity required for energy and modern products. A world without it would look drastically different. In this lesson, you'll learn about the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries, including its history and purpose.

Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) as International Political Actors

7. Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) as International Political Actors

States aren't the only actors on the world stage. Nongovernmental organizations play an important role in our international system. In this lesson, you'll learn what nongovernmental organizations are and how they affect the world. A short quiz follows.

Multi-National Corporations as International Political Actors

8. Multi-National Corporations as International Political Actors

Multinational corporations are serious players on the world stage. In fact, they are often more influential than many states. In this lesson, you'll learn about multinational corporations and their role in international relations. A short quiz follows.

Terrorist & Criminal Organizations as International Political Actors

9. Terrorist & Criminal Organizations as International Political Actors

The globalization process doesn't just involve business. Criminals and terrorists have 'gone global,' too. In this lesson, you learn about terrorists and transnational criminal organizations as actors on the world stage.

Indigenous People's Movements, Governments & International Politics

10. Indigenous People's Movements, Governments & International Politics

The Age of Discovery introduced European explorers to new worlds to settle. These lands really weren't new - they were already inhabited, but that didn't matter. In this lesson, you'll learn about indigenous people's movements and their relation to international politics.

The Role of Religious Movements in International Politics

11. The Role of Religious Movements in International Politics

Religion has reentered the world of international relations with religious-based terrorist groups. However, religious movements are not limited to acts of terror. You'll learn about the role of religious movements in international politics.

Tools of Foreign Policy

12. Tools of Foreign Policy

This lesson will explain some of the different tools used in foreign policy. It will focus on diplomacy, sanctions, containment, collective security, deterrence, and military force.

The Economics of National Security Policy

13. The Economics of National Security Policy

The national security interest of the United States is broad, complex and involves far more than mere military security. In this lesson, you'll learn how economics fits into the overall national security policy of the United States.

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