College of Diplomacy and International Relations
The College of Diplomacy
and International commerce students are encouraged to craft very personalized programs of study to best match their individual
needs and desires. Accordingly, our program has very limited course requirements. All students must take our foundation course
DIP 777 and be proficient in statistics. The latter requires either taking Statistics 570 or providing proof of having successfully
completed a similar class previously. Students that were not exposed to both macro and microeconomics as part of their undergraduate
education, or who desire supplementary economic work, may take an intensive two-week class (no cost and not for credit) comprised
of the College students only that is provided prior to August orientation. All students are also expected to participate
in the College´s wide range of extracurricular program activities.
DIP 777 is offered each fall and
normally includes the entire new entering class. The course is team taught by the College core faculty. This class
is designed to ensure a standard level of knowledge about diplomacy and international commerce, both substance and skills.
In addition to a basic exploration of diplomatic history and practice, it reviews major economic and international relations
theory. On the practical side, the course concentrates on developing students' professional writing and public speaking
skills, building a solid foundation for further Patterson School work.
+DIP 600A Comparative Foreign Policy
surveys the competing explanations of major states' foreign policies in international relations literature, examining
three broadly-drawn topics. First, it probes comparative foreign policy as a field of study and the methods used to study
it. Second, it analyzes the foreign policy making process – individual-level analysis, state-level, system-level, and
the impact of non-state actors on states' foreign policy. Third, it looks at the foreign policy of different types of
states, strong powers (EU, Germany, France, Great Britain), old and rising powers (Russia, China, Japan, India), regional
powers (Turkey, Iran, Nigeria, South Africa, Brazil, Venezuela), middle powers (Canada, Australia), and weaker states (Georgia
+DIP 600B European Security
international security has been characterized by a greater degree of institutionalization than anywhere in the world. Of the
several organizations that manage intra-European conflict and European relations with the rest of the world, NATO and the
European Union are only the most prominent. This course examines the history of this institutionalization, probes the current
status of such arrangements, and lays the groundwork for forming expectations for future European behavior. The course also
examines the foreign policy and security interests of several representative European powers, focusing on a few areas of potential
+DIP 600C International Ethics Practicum
affairs practitioners should have explored the ethical implications of the policy choices made by institutions (international
organizations, national governments, corporations), as well as individuals. This short seminar probes the theoretical foundation
of international ethics, with a focus on the application of ethical and moral frameworks and personal responsibility. Issues
examined include war and conflict, humanitarian intervention, use of torture, corporate ethics, globalization and climate
+DIP 600D Mediation and Conflict Resolution
seminar is designed to advance the professional development of students by exposing them in depth to one of the most essential
aspects of diplomatic activity – the use of mediation to resolve international conflict. The principal perspective examined
is that of the mediating party, with an exploration of theoretical and practical aspects of different negotiating approaches.
The merits of various mediators, and alternate strategies and tactics, will be assessed by research and analysis of a wide
range of case studies. Both interstate and intrastate/civil conflicts will be examined.
+DIP 600E Russian Foreign and Security Policy
examines the diplomatic context of Russian foreign and security policy since the collapse of the Soviet Union. The West needs
Russia's cooperation in arms control, Syria, and Iran, but as events in Georgia and Ukraine have underscored, Russia remains
a challenge for democracy promotion and conflict resolution in the post-Soviet space. This course will investigate the background
for and current development of Russian foreign and security policy and diplomatic efforts to effectively engage Moscow. There
are three parts to the course: historical roots of Russian foreign and security policy, contemporary developments, and the
unique challenges Russia poses in the post-Soviet space, Asia and the Middle East.
+DIP 600F East Asian Security
geography of the East Asian region has been transformed over the last two hundred years, a process that continues today. The
growing importance of East Asia to the global economy makes security competition in the region problematic to the entire world.
Although the region has avoided direct Great Power conflict since 1953, security institutions have been slow to develop. Ongoing
disputes over islands in the South and East China Seas highlight the potential for a clash. This course examines the security
interests of the major powers in the region, with special emphasis on areas of potential conflict.
+DIP 600G (PS 737) Transnational Organizations
The purpose of this course is to attain an understanding of the theories, processes,
and practices through which global politics are organized and political, economic, and social outcomes are governed. We examine
various actors, including international and regional governmental and nongovernmental organizations. We evaluate how these
actors conduct governance in major issue areas of security, economic development, trade, human rights, and the environment.
+DIP 700 Dynamics of Diplomacy
explores the historical evolution of diplomacy, and then focuses on post WWII diplomatic practice and especially the dynamics
of diplomacy since the end of the Cold War. Emphasis will be placed on diplomacy's role in the international system, new
tasks for diplomacy, and enhancing diplomatic skills in a new paradigm.
+DIP 712 Weak States and International Security
have been featured as a grave threat to American and European security and are the subject of research in several academic
spheres, including post-Soviet transition, African studies, development studies, security studies, and historical sociology.
This seminar examines theoretical approaches to weak states in the context of international security while reviewing concrete
examples and the specific threats they pose. The course reviews how the policy community has measured the weak state, revealing
discrepancies in the quantifiable parameters, definitions, and categorizations, and analyzes the efforts taken to address
state weakness (in particular via foreign economic and security assistance).
+DIP 715 Democracy and International
Discussion of the impact of the global spread of democracy on foreign policy and war.
+DIP 716 International Trade Policy and Practice
is designed to prepare students to function comfortably in either the trade policy formulation (public trade policy producers)
or commercial environment (policy consumers). Although the course is organized in two discrete sections, throughout the course
the implications of policy on commercial practice – and the reverse – will be stressed. Students are encouraged
to consider the present state of the nexus between the two, and to postulate how coordination might be improved. At the conclusion
of the course, students should understand (1) each of the key entities which play an important role in global trade policy
and their respective functions, (2) how international business is transacted, and (3) the implications of trade policy for
+DIP 720 Economic Statecraft
course explores how economic policy instruments are used to achieve foreign policy goals. Topics covered include trade negotiations,
the international financial system, trade and financial sanctions, energy security, counter-terrorism, and Russian and Chinese
economic statecraft techniques. The course stresses the use of economic and political theory and quantitative analysis to
address contemporary issues. Prerequisites: DIP 740 and STAT 570 or consent of instructor.
+DIP 725 Geopolitical Modeling
uses an interactive computer model of the world's political and economic systems to explore policy and intelligence questions
from a quantitative point of view. The emphasis is on long-range global issues, how assumptions can affect policy, and how
policies can affect outcomes. Topics include demographic change, economic growth, environmental change, energy security, social
instability, and war. Prerequisites: DIP 740 and STAT 570 or consent of instructor.
+DIP 726 Introduction to Intelligence
introduces the role of intelligence in U.S. national security policy-making. It examines American intelligence history, as
well as the relationship between historical events and the organizational structure of American intelligence, in order to
understand the complex relationship between various intelligence agencies and the work that they do. It concentrates on issues
affecting policy, oversight, and intelligence support to homeland defense/security and national decision-making.
+DIP 727 Analytical Methods for Intelligence
This interdisciplinary course introduces the student to the role of intelligence analysis
in US national security policy-making. The conceptual tools, frameworks, methods, and techniques used by analysts within the
Intelligence Community will be discussed and applied in practical exercises.
+DIP 730 Cross-Cultural Negotiation and Bargaining
course uses contemporary studies of negotiation and bargaining from the individual to the international level. Students will
examine both public (diplomatic) and private (commercial) examples, including case studies and practice negotiations. Group
and national differences are explored, as well as the content and environment of negotiations.
+DIP 734 Africa Development Challenges
examines the myriad challenges facing the countries of Sub-Saharan Africa in trying to develop their economic, social and
political institutions in an era of increasing globalization. It will examine development issues of key interest including
agriculture, energy, HIV/AIDS, and the role of international actions like the World Bank, IMF, and non-profit organizations.
The course concludes with a focus on three countries (Rwanda, Cameroon, and Zimbabwe) that typify the challenges and opportunities
facing Africa today.
+DIP 735 Energy Security
uses the tools of economic analysis and economic statecraft to examine energy security. It will look at the connection between
energy and the economy in both the U.S. and other states, and the connections between energy and military security and power.
It will include a detailed review of the U.S. energy economy, the international energy market, the economies of the major
Middle Eastern states, and the Russian economy. At the end of the course each student will understand the history of energy
security, be aware of the data sources for current policy analysis, be able to use the relevant tools of economic analysis
including econometrics, and be familiar with the energy security policy debate both in the United States and in key foreign
+DIP 740 Globalization
is an introduction to "international political economy" — the interaction of politics and economics within
the world economic system. The term globalization itself is used to suggest deepening economic ties among countries,
and this course will explore the nature of those ties, the impact of globalization on domestic and international economic
affairs, the policy choices facing governments, and the outlook for the future of globalization. The first half of the semester
will be devoted to a review of the history, governance, and theoretical underpinnings of international trade and finance.
The latter half of the class will focus on the north-south divide and the backlash against globalization.
+DIP 742 National Security Policy
of this course is to provide students with a foundation in the major debates on national security policy. The first third
of the course concentrates on many of the classic works of national security, as well as commentaries on those works. The
second third of the course focuses on contemporary policy debates in the United States on grand strategy and national security.
The final third examines the policy process and focuses on specific national security problems facing the United States.
+DIP 748 Master's Thesis
There is currently no master's thesis requirement, and a thesis may not be submitted
in lieu of taking the written and oral comprehensive exams. Nevertheless, some students may choose for their own purposes
to prepare a formal thesis.
+DIP 750 Defense Statecraft
will gain familiarity with the key military policy issues that confront government officials, and they will learn to evaluate
the claims of journalists and advocacy organizations that confront informed American opinion on a day-to-day basis.
+DIP 755 Politics and Diplomacy
of the Middle East and South Asia
This course studies the relationship between politics,
economics, and diplomacy in the Middle East. Beginning with the political structure and social groups in key countries, it
then moves to analyze the network of international relations both within the Middle East and between the region and other
powers. It concludes with an examination of the interaction between politics and diplomacy and a projection of future developments.
+DIP 756 Diplomacy of Nuclear Weapons
explores diplomatic issues associated with developing, maintaining, securing, restricting, and eliminating nuclear weapons.
It will include brief reviews of the science behind nuclear weapons and the history of arms control, as well as a detailed
examination of the success and failure of non-proliferation. There will be a significant focus on current challenges: strengthening
the non-proliferation regime, nuclear force modernization, missile defense, "loose nukes," strategic arms control,
and current diplomatic maneuvering regarding states pursuing nuclear weapons programs. The future of American nuclear weapons
policy will be assessed, as will that of other key nuclear weapons states.
+DIP 768 Residence Credit
for the Master's Degree
May be repeated to a maximum of 12 hours.
+DIP 777 Research Problems in International
This course focuses on the knowledge and skills needed for a successful international
career. It is designed to ensure a basic level of shared knowledge, hone professional skills, promote networking, provide
exposure to key institutions and their operations, and explore fundamental issues of responsibility and ethics.
+DIP 780 International Science
and Technology Policy
This multidisciplinary graduate course investigates policy questions
and the policy process surrounding key developments in international sciences and technology. This course focuses on the intersection
of scientific research, technological applications and change, and business and governmental activities in these areas that
impact upon international relations.
+DIP 795 Special Problems
in Diplomacy and International Commerce
Specially designed independent study course taken
under the supervision of various instructors. May be repeated for a maximum of six credits.
+AEC 510 International Trade and Agricultural
This course build on the principles of economics to analyze the problems in achieving
an efficient allocation of resources. It provides the theoretical concepts for evaluating environmental policies and the tools
necessary in the application of benefit/cost analysis.
+AEC 532 Agricultural and Food Policy
surveys a variety of current public policies that influence the agricultural and rural economies. Students are exposed to
the conflicting views of those concerned with food and agricultural policy issues in an international economy. Economic principles
are used to evaluate alternatives in terms of the general welfare of society.
+AEC 545 Resource and Environmental Economics
build on the principles of economics to analyze the problems in achieving an efficient allocation of resources. It provides
the theoretical concepts for evaluating environmental policies and the tools necessary in the application of benefit/cost
+AEC 610 International Trade
This course analytically examines current empirical research in the
area of agricultural trade.
+ANT 432 Anthropology of Eastern Europe and
An anthropological approach to the cultural, political, and economic experiences of
people living under state socialism and through its demise. We ask how everyday life and social relations in this region are
being affected by emerging market relations and democracy. Reading includes ethnographic studies and the works of essayists,
fiction writers, and scholars from the region.
+ANT 637 Sociocultural Dimensions
of Economic Development
Examination of social, cultural, and economic conditions in lesser
developed countries. Discussion of the various socioeconomic and cultural theories of change and development, and of alternative
policies for the world of the future. Considers the possible roles for social scientists in policy formulation and application.
+ANT 646 Global Health, People, Institutions,
This course presents anthropological studies of health in an international context,
attending to ways in which anthropological study can contribute to identification of issues relevant to health and development.
It will have a dual focus. First, it will deprivilege western concepts and explore both indigenous and biomedical accounts
of health. Topics may include culturally defined syndromes, international medicines and health, and illness and body from
an international, ethnographic perspective. Second, the course will explore the culture of international health agencies,
e.g., WHO, UNICEF, etc.
+ANT 731 Seminar in Social and Political Dynamics
frameworks for the analysis of political systems and processes. The seminar explores politics as action and systemic process
in contemporary, prehistoric, and historical contexts. Students are expected to formulate research questions and discuss current
theory in a critical fashion.
Food and Food Security in a Changing World
This cross-cultural seminar explores the biocultural
interactions among food, human biology, and the social, cultural, political, and economic factors that shape food-related
behaviors and nutritional status of populations. Topics include the social role of food, food beliefs and ideology, the political
economy of malnutrition, development strategies and food security, and methods in nutritional anthropology research. Readings
and discussions are research focused and approach issues from a variety of theoretical perspectives.
+CJT 619 Professional Seminar in International/Intercultural
Examines important issues in communication from a global perspective. In-depth study
of international communications systems, international information flow, problems that occur in communicating with members
of different cultures or subcultures, and development of theories and strategies for improving international communications
at the mass, organizational, and interpersonal levels.
+CJT 719 Seminar in International/Intercultural
Special Topics/Issues in International/Intercultural Communication
examines the current and the alternative perspectives in the field of study. Topics/Issues such as the New World Information
and Communication Order, Information/Communication Technologies, Communication and Development, Transborder Data Flows, etc.,
+ECO 465G Comparative Economic Systems
deals with the theoretical underpinning of the major economic systems in existence today. The classical model of competitive
market capitalism is reviewed first, followed by the Marxian and neo-Marxian (Leninist) critique of capitalism. Next, the
contemporary Keynesian and the neo-Keynesian models are analyzed. This course concludes with a review of the Lange model of
decentralized (market) socialism.
+ECO 471G International Trade
advanced economic course in international trade. The first part of the course covers the basics of why countries trade, what
explains the pattern of trade that we observe and what are the effects of trade on welfare and the distribution of income.
The second part of the course covers issues concerning trade policy and looks at the positive and normative effects of trade
policy and trade agreements as well as investigating topics of current interest. While the focus of the course is on theory,
students will also be exposed to many applications of the theory as a means of both explaining the economic intuition and
encouraging students to analyze the world around them from an economic perspective.
+ECO 473G Economic Development
study of economic progress in selected countries. This course will cover growth patterns, theories of development and capital
formation, interaction of social and economic change.
+ECO 499 Seminar: Economics
This course is an introduction to Africa focusing on economic issues. The course will
cover topics including history (slave trades, colonialism, civil wars), politics and democratization, health, migration, foreign
aid, corruption, natural resources, and education in the context of Africa and the economic development of African countries.
+ECO 590 Introduction to Quantitative Economics
to mathematical approaches to economic theory. Emphasis on linear models, constrained optimization, and techniques used in
+ECO 652 Public Policy Economics
covers principles and practices of economical resource management in the governmental sector: tax and expenditure types, intergovernmental
fiscal cooperation, debt financing, budgeting and financial planning.
+ECO 672 World Trade and
An introduction to macroeconomic and microeconomic fundamentals as
they are related to international trade and commercial policy.
+ECO 692 Econometric for
This course covers maximum likelihood estimation, ordinary least squares
regression, heteroscedasticity-consistent regression, fixed and random effects models, probit, logit and tobit models, and
identification and two-state least squares estimation of simultaneous equations models.
+ECO 674 Agriculture and
Analytical consideration of the role of agriculture in economic development
in relation to overall development strategy at various stages of growth. Theoretical and policy issues of particular relevance
to the agricultural development in underdeveloped agrarian economies with various resource, social, political, and economic
+FR 011 French Reading for Graduate Students
is designed to meet the needs of upper division and graduate students who are preparing for the graduate reading examination,
who need a reading knowledge of French in their minor, or who require a review of French grammar.
+GEO 542 Political Geography
examines how space and political activities are related. Major topics will include: history of political geographic thought;
geopolitics; nationalism and identity; the territorial state; regionalism; conflicts; borders and frontiers, and electoral
geography, at a range of scales.
+GEO 712 Development Studies
Seminar in selected topics in the policies, practices, and processes of development,
including, for example, political economy perspectives on development; anti-development and postcolonial theory; economic
restructuring and transition economies; gender and development; the relations between development and migration, transportation
and tourism; environmental management and sustainable development.
+GEO 713 Economic Geography
in economic geography, including, for example, global, regional, and local economic restructuring, global financial systems;
foreign direct investment and trade; geography of multinational corporations; geography of labor; spaces of production and
spaces of consumption; gender and economic space; space-time convergence; information and communications.
+GEO 714 Political Geography
in political geography, including, for example, electoral systems; state theory; post-Cold War democratization; the geography
of revolutionary change; critical geopolitics; political economy of environmental movements; political economy of globalization
discourses and practices.
+GER 011 German Reading for Graduate Students
is designed to meet the needs of upper division and graduate students who are preparing for the graduate reading examination,
who need a reading knowledge of German in their minor, or who require a review of German grammar.
+HIS 535 Russia in the 20th Century
exploring the cataclysmic changes that took place in Russia from the revolutions in 1905 and 1917 through the collapse of
the Soviet Union.
+HIS 541 History of Modern France since 1815
of French history since 1815, including the development of French political, administrative, legal, social, economic and cultural
achievements and institutions and their contribution to the modern world.
+HIS 542 German History, 1789-1918
examines the political, social, and cultural history of Germany during the century when it arose from utter defeat by Napoleon
to become the strongest economic and military power in Europe, then concludes with Germany's fate in World War I.
+HIS 543 German History since 1918
examines the history of Germany from the end of World War I until the present, including the Weimar Republic, the Third Reich,
the occupation regimes after World War II, East and West Germany from 1949 to 1990, and the reunified Germany since 1990.
The main focus of coverage will be on political and social history, with lesser emphasis on cultural, diplomatic, and military
+HIS 549 History of the Middle East
is on the politics of Middle Eastern nationalism, Pan-Arabism and its demise, the Arab-Israeli conflict, the politics of oil
and nuclear weapons, the Islamic revolution in Iran, and the development of the Islamic movement since 1967.
+HIS 550 Studies in Mid-East History and Politics
topics on the history of the Middle East and its politics. The specific topics for a given semester will be listed in the
class schedule book and the department's website.
+HIS 551 Foreign Policies of Middle-East States
focuses on the foreign policies of Turkey, Iran, Israel, and the major Arab countries: Egypt, Iraq, Syria, and Saudi Arabia.
It will also examine the foreign policies of the smaller Arab countries such as Lebanon, Yemen, and the UAE. The emphasis
is on the major trends of the foreign policies of these countries since WWII.
+HIS 555 British History since 1901
study of Britain in the 20th century with special consideration of Britain in World War I and World War II, and her position
in the contemporary world.
+HIS 562 Modern Mexico
Following a brief survey of Mexican political history from Independence to the present, this
course will examine topically major historical themes, such as landholding and agrarian problems, church and state, and assessment
of the 1910 Revolution.
+HIS 564 History of Brazil
Brazilian history from 1500 to the present, stressing the multiethnic dynamics of colonial society, the political transformations
of independence, and the contemporary legacies of race, slavery, abolition, and gender.
+HIS 574 The Diplomacy and Foreign Policy of
the United States to 1919
A survey designed to acquaint the student with the principles of American
foreign policy and its historical evolution.
+HIS 575 The Diplomacy and Foreign Policy of
the United States since 1919
A continuation of HIS 574. Foreign policy after the United States
became a world power.
+HIS 593 East Asian History since World War
A study of the revolutionary political, economic, and social changes occurring in China,
Japan, and Korea in the aftermath of World War II. Important political and institutional developments and their relations
to pre-war trends will be emphasized.
+LAW 900 Experimental Course: International
This course will look at institutions that comprise the international human rights system,
such as the United Nations and the International Criminal Court, as well as conceptual debates that bear on international
human rights, such as the relative standing of economic, cultural, and social rights versus civil and political rights; whether
rights are universal or culturally defined; whether rights or duties are the appropriate mechanism for advancing human interests;
and whether international, regional, or national approaches to human rights are preferable.
+LAW 923 International Environmental Law
will allow for the study of the law relating to international environmental degradation. After a brief introduction to the
problem of ensuring international environmental quality and the sources and forms of international environmental law, the
course will examine a number of issues of international pollution control. In this part of the course, we will study international
responses to the problems of global warming, ozone depletion, and transboundary pollution. We will also consider issues of
international resource management, such as those related to conservation of endangered species and preservation of biodiversity.
We should also have sufficient time to consider the relation between international trade and environmental protection.
+LAW 924 International Trade Law
a survey course on the legal regime of the World Trade Organization (WTO), which stands at the center of the current international
debate about globalization and has triggered protests from Seattle to Doha. The course will examine, among other things, the
legal structure of the WTO, dispute settlement, most favored nation and national treatment principles, trade in services,
trade-related aspects of intellectual property rights, and linkages/conflicts between trade regulation and environmental protection,
labor standards, and other important areas of domestic policy. In addition, depending upon the class's interests, we will
focus on one or two hot topics in international trade law chosen from such areas as the threat of globalization – myth
or reality; the North-South divide over trade in agricultural products; national restrictions on importation of genetically
modified organisms; the availability of patented pharmaceuticals in least developed countries; and cultural limits on trade
in audiovisual products such as films, videos, and television programming.
+LAW 925 International Law
to the legal process by which interests are adjusted and decisions reached on the international scene. Treaties, the law of
international organizations, the "common law" of nations and national laws with significant international ramifications
are examined to determine their effect on international cooperation and coercion.
+MGT 608 Comparative International Management
provides a comparison of management concepts and practices in different countries and the role of management in economic development;
an interdisciplinary approach emphasizing the impact of sociological-cultural factors, legal-political factors and education
on management development.
+MGT 610 Global Management
examines the problems of managing a business enterprise which spans international boundaries. Students will develop an understanding
of the political, social, economic, and technological factors driving globalization and will consider the impact of these
forces on competition, markets, industry structure, and organization.
+PS 427G East European Politics
is meant to provide an opportunity for advanced undergraduates and graduate students to (1) understand the historical, socioeconomic,
and philosophical context of the communist party states in Eastern Europe, (2) to learn who governs in Eastern Europe and
the structures through which they rule, (3) to assess the "dynamics" of communist politics, i.e., factors contributing
to political change vis-à-vis political continuity.
+PS 428G Latin American Government and
Study of contemporary Latin American political institutions and of the dynamics of the
Latin American political process.
+PS 429G Government and Politics in Russia and
the Post-Soviet States
Analysis of political development in the Soviet Union with emphasis
on party-government relations, Communist ideology, and major approaches to the study of Soviet politics.
+PS 430G The Conduct of American Foreign Relations
of American foreign policy from several analytic perspectives, with somewhat more emphasis on inputs and process than on substantive
+PS 433G Politics of International Economic
Examines contending theoretical approaches to global political economy, such as the
international monetary system, multinational corporations, foreign aid, and trade.
+PS 437G The Dynamics of International Law
of the politics of the development of international law and its operation in a multicultural world. Legal principles and international
political processes are discussed through illustrative issue areas: management of conflict; distribution of territorial resources;
environmental problems and human rights.
+PS 439G Special Topics in International Problems
will focus on selected advanced topics in international relations drawn from various areas of that field of political science,
taught by faculty members with special interests and competence. Past topics have been Globalization and Conflict.
+PS 474G Political Psychology
of different models of political behavior, based on concepts of psychoanalysis, behaviorism, humanism, and social psychology.
+PS 475G Politics and the Mass Media
the modern mass media affect the dynamics of politics in the United States are examined in this course. Specific topics include
the impact of television on political discourse; the structure and ownership of mass media; how new is made and how it influences
our political attitudes and behaviors; the role of the media in campaigns, elections and policy making.
+PS 538 Conflict and Cooperation in Latin American
An examination of (1) national development strategies as determinants of Latin American
foreign policies, (2) the origins and political consequences of economic nationalism, (3) historical patterns of U.S. response
to reformist and/or revolutionary change, (4) the role of extra-continental contenders for influence in the Americas, and
(5) at least one contemporary foreign policy issue in inter-American relations.
+PS 620 Comparative Politics: Theory and Method
of the evolution and development of comparative government and politics within the discipline with particular emphasis upon
the formulation, application, and limitations of the theories, taxonomies, and conceptual frameworks employed in comparative
+PS 674 Theories of International Politics
of the major theoretical approaches to the study of international systems and processes.
+PS 711 Topical Seminar in Political
Topic and instructor will vary from semester to semester. Faculty member presents seminar
on topic in which he has particular research competence or special expertise. May be repeated under different subtitle to
a maximum of nine hours. Sample topics: International Human Rights; Middle East Politics.
+PS 731 Comparative Foreign Policy
will emphasize comparative analysis of foreign policy. It will compare the foreign policies of a number of countries in order
to develop propositions and arrive at generalizations regarding foreign policy process and behavior. The comparative focus
+PS 733 International Political Economy
of the contending theoretical perspectives and substantive functional issues underlying the politics of international economic
relations, with special attention given to international trade and money, the politics of North-South relations, and comparative
foreign economic policies.
+PS 735 Democracy and International
Discussion of the impact of the global spread of democracy on foreign policy and war.
+PS 737 Transnational
Organizations and Processes
Analysis of approaches to the study of international, transnational
and regional political and economic organizations and processes within the context of world politics. An examination of the
impact of these activities and processes on contemporary problems of world order.
+PA 604 Ethics in Public Administration
are used to examine ethical dilemmas and advance ethical decision making. The philosophical foundations of ethical decision
making are covered.
+PA 622 Public Program Evaluation
is designed to provide students with the conceptual and analytical tools to evaluate the effectiveness of public programs
and policies. The focus will be on program monitoring and evaluation. Of particular concern will be program process and outcome
measurement; quasi-experimental design; multiple regression analysis; and analysis of variance models.
+PA 651 The Policy Process
course in public policy formulation and social planning. Emphasis is on the parameters of policy formulation as well as the
social planning and impact variables. Both policy processes and relevant content areas will be stressed.
+PA 661 Financial Management of Non-Profit
Organizations +PA 667 Policymaking in International Conflict
Broad-based course examining essential factors in the financial management of NGOs.
This class provides students with an understanding of the political
systems of and the implementation of policy in nations around the world. We begin by comparing the political system and the
bureaucracies of the US and Canada, which will serve as the backdrop for learning relevant concepts from modern political
science and public administration. Having mastered these concepts, we will then use them to examine Mexico, Brazil, China,
India, Japan, Nigeria, Russia, the United Kingdom, Germany, and finally, the European Union as an entity. In all cases, our
country studies will focus on who decides on policies and how, then on how policies are implemented. In selected class sessions,
the instructor will provide practice information on work in, and with professionals from the countries featured in this class.
+PA 795 Policymaking in an International Context
consists of two parts. First, I provide students with a background of the political systems of some of the major North American,
European, and Asian trading partners of the United States. We will compare them with the US, focusing on who decides on policies
and how, and then on how policies are implemented. The second part covers what are perhaps the four most significant policy
challenges affecting these countries: (i) demographic change and migration; (ii) economic change (the politics of trade, debt,
and restructuring); (iii) environmental change (ozone depletion and climate change); and (iv) security.
+PA 795 Policy Analysis and Political Economy
in an International Context
This course examines policy issues in an international context with
an emphasis on economic analysis. Topics include international trade and trade policy, income distribution, labor markets,
unemployment, migration, and related human resource issues and policies, taxation, social welfare expenditures including public
pension funding with aging populations, debt policies, and international capital flows and tax competition, and the policy
and political economy implications of international economic integration. Depending on student interest and time constraints,
the course may cover selected other policy topics in areas such as environmental policy or finance.
+CPH 601 Environmental Health
to the theory and practices of assessing, correcting, controlling, and preventing environmental health hazards that may adversely
affect the health of current and future generations.
+CPH 604 Public Health and Disease Prevention
will introduce students to issues of public health and population health status. Principles of disease prevention and the
focus on population health will be explored. The behavior of population is a major variable in health outcomes. Behavior models
resulting in positive health will be introduced.
+CPH 605 Epidemiology
of epidemiology and applications in preventive medicine and environmental health. Presents methods of epidemiologic research
with a focus on issues of study design and analysis.
+CPH 612 Infectious/Emerging Diseases Epidemiology
theory and concepts of infectious disease epidemiology, such as epidemic modeling expostulated through a systematic study
of the more recent emerging diseases.
+CPH 645 Food Systems, Malnutrition, and Public
Seminar addresses current topics of special interest or concern.
+CPH 662 Public Health Response to Terrorism
Seminar focused on the national and international challenges posed by acts of terrorism
and natural disasters from a public health perspective.
+CPH 709 Global Public Health Internship
opportunity for students to participate in an internship centered on a health related activity in a foreign country.
+CPH 751 Introduction to Global Public Health
students to major issues and challenges for public health in wealthy, emerging and impoverished nations.