Courses in this area are designed for students who are interested in working in the field of international relations without specific geographic location. Courses focus on international organizations, diplomacy, global issues, and international trade and finance. 

 Core  Courses:

1.     IS 240: Introduction to International Studies

2.     One course on international systems, structures and processes

3.     One course on the nature and analysis of culture

4.     IS 488: Senior Seminar

5.     Language: A fourth semester of a second language is required. If a student is majoring or minoring in a language, that student may substitute the language requirement with a course from the list in the student’s chosen emphasis.

6.    Off Campus Study: students must study off campus for at least a se- mester. Study abroad in an appropriate program is strongly recom- mended. However, students in the Diplomatic Studies Concentration may also study for a semester in an appropriate domestic program (e.g. Washington Semester, Drew New York program). The off campus program must be approved by the International Studies Program Direc- tor and the coordinator of the Diplomatic Studies Team.

 

Peace and Security Emphasis:

A)  EITHER History 354: US Foreign Relations since 1914 OR Political Science 303: International Law and Organizations

AND

B)   Four of the following courses, no more than two from one department:

History 202: World War II in the Pacific (CH)

History 223: The Two World Wars

History 353: US Foreign Relations to 1914  (CH)

History 354: US Foreign Relations since 1914 (CH)

Political Science 303: International Law and Organizations

Political Science 212: International Politics of East Asia (G)

Political Science 305: Theories of International Relations (W)

International Studies 222/322: International Human Rights (AV)

German 230: German for Human Rights (AV)

German 418: German culture since 1945 (CHC, W)

Physics 239: Problems of Nuclear Disarmament (PSI, G)

Religion 112: Religion and Violence (G)

Religion 133: Islam and the Modern World (CHC, G)

Religion 333: From Mecca to Malcolm X  (CHC, G)

 

OR

 

Globalization and Political Economy Emphasis:

A)  EITHER Economics 351: International Trade OR Political Science 345: International Political Economy

AND

B)   Four of the following courses, no more than two from one department:

Economics 351: International Trade

Economics 352: International Finance

Economics 355: Economics of Developing Economies (G)

Business Administration 451: International Business

History 227: The Bloody History of Afternoon Tea: The British Empire and Asia

Political Science 303: International Law and Organizations

Political Science 322: Politics of the European Union

Political Science 345: International Political Economy

Political Science 360: Comparative Environmental Politics (cross listed with  Environmental Studies 360)  (CSI, G)

Political Science 361: Globalization and Development (cross listed with Environmental Studies 361)  (CSI, G)

Religion 110: Religions of the World (CSI, G)

Religion 133: Islam and the Modern World (CHC, G)

  

Minor Sequence in Diplomatic Studies: At least two courses must be at the 300-400 level.

1)   Core Courses: International Studies 240: Introduction to International Studies (G)

2)   One course on the analysis of systems, structures, and processes (selected from the core)

3)   One course on the analysis of culture (selected from the core)

4)   Three courses from either the Peace and Security emphasis or the Globalization Political Economy emphasis.

 

*Special Topics courses must be approved by the International Studies Director and the Coordinator of Diplomatic Studies as an appropriate class.