Professor of Political Science
Director of the International Studies Program
B.A., University of South Carolina
M.A., University of South Carolina
Ph.D., University of South Carolina
Linda Adams' scholarly interests include the economic exploitation of women and children, globalization, Middle Eastern politics and government, Palestinian-Israeli conflict, and terrorism. In addition to directing the International Studies program at Baylor from 1996 to the present, Dr. Adams directed the Model United Nations program at Baylor from 1991-2003, and co-directed the Laura Blanche Jackson Conference on World Affairs, 1998-2003. She is the co-author (Janet E. Adamski) Model United Nations: Student Preparation Guide and Model United Nations: An Innovative Teaching Approach. Dr. Adams has received numerous awards for outstanding teaching, from Sigma Iota Rho the International Studies Honor Society, the Golden Key International Honor Society, and Mortar Board. She recently developed innovative courses in "International Politics and Film" and "Politics and the Cold War."
Courses at Baylor:
PSC 3314 Politics and Problems of Developing Countries:
A survey of the political systems and problems of the developing states of Asia, Africa, and Latin America. Several components of political systems will be examined.
PSC 4334 Governments and Politics of the Middle East:
Political structures and processes of the Middle East nations with an emphasis on elites, political parties, interest groups, and bureaucracies. Inter-regional relations, nationalism, the impact of religion and the Arab-Israeli conflict will be considered. Problems of nation-building, regional cooperation, as well as super- and great-power penetration, will be explored.
PSC 3315 Fundamentals of International Politics:
Theories of international politics will be examined and compared in the light of the evolution of the modern states system. Attention will be given to the factors and variables that affect the formulation and implementation of foreign policies.
PSC 3335 Contemporary American Foreign Policy: An Examination of Regions and Issues:
Assessing continuity and change in foreign policy, including internationalism, isolationism, power, principle, and pragmatism to understand post-World War II American foreign policy. Analysis of evolution, patterns, and trends of American foreign policy.
PSC 3345 Making American Foreign Policy:
Values, objectives, processes, and means through which United States foreign policy objectives are formulated and sustained.