Diplomacy and International Relations
This concentration provides students with insights and tools to become practitioners, policymakers, analysts, and future scholars in areas that concern relations between governments, states and global diplomatic networks. Through the various required and elective courses, students will examine different perspectives on political, social, economic, and environmental concerns within the international arena, providing a rich, interdisciplinary focus for understanding the inherent possibilities, priorities and challenges of working for governments in the diplomatic corps. They will learn about the ways states understand and assert their global relationships and priorities, the increasingly important role played by official development assistance (ODA) in doing so, and the role of international organizations, states, and other stakeholders involved in implementing and responding to global political and economic pressures.
Students graduating with this concentration will have a foundation valuable for a wide range of experiences and careers, including: working for the U.S. Department of State or other foreign ministries; working in international development organizations; as policymakers and public advocacy practitioners; working in non-governmental organizations or public service; working on legal issues; and pursuing further education in a graduate program or law school.
INTL 422 Aid to Developing Countries *Requires INTL 240 as a pre-requisite.
INTL 431 Cross Cultural Communications
EC 380 International Economic Issues
ENVS 435 Environmental Justice
GEOG 441 Political Geography
GEOG 445 Culture, Ethnicity and Nationalism
GEOG 463 Geography, Law and the Environment
HIST 451 American Foreign Relations
INTL 345 Africa Today
INTL 420 International Community Development *Requires INTL 240 as a pre-requisite.
INTL 423 Development and the Muslim World
INTL 431 Cross‑Cultural Communication
INTL 442 South Asia Development and Social Change
INTL 444 Development and Social Change in Southeast Asia
INTL 445 Development and Social Change in Sub-Saharan Africa
INTL 446 Development & Social Change in Latin America
INTL 447 Comparative “Tribalisms”
PPPM 327 Global Leadership and Change
PS 326 US Foreign Policy I
PS 340 International Political Economy
PS 347 Political Power/Influence/Control
PS 410 Asian Environmental Issues
PS 420 International Organization
PS 455 Theories of International Politics
PS 477 International Environmental Politics
PS 480 Intro to Rational Choice
SOC 303 World Population and Social Structure
SOC 420 Political Economy
SOC 464 Systems of War and Peace
SOC 465 Political Sociology