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  • Titel
    Master of Arts (MA)
  • Inhalt
    INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS

    Program Description

    The international relations curriculum is designed to enable the student to examine and understand the complexities and processes involved in the relationships among institutions of international governance. Course-work provides exposure to legal, historical, and context-sensitive socioeconomic and political factors that are key elements in a study of this nature. Examination of the dynamics, structural characteristics, and humanitarian issues operating within the global community is included.

    Program Curriculum

    The 36 credit hours required for the master of arts (M.A.) degree must include the following courses for a major in international relations:

    INTL 5000 Introduction to International Relations
    INTL 5100 Research Methods and Perspectives
    Three courses (9 credit hours) from Interstate Relations/Comparative Politics Cluster
    Three courses (9 credit hours) from Transnational Issues Cluster
    Three International Relations Elective Courses (9 credit hours)
    INTL 6000 International Relations: Theory and Practice or INTL 6250 Thesis

    The 54 credit hours required for the master of business administration (M.B.A.) with an emphasis in international relations must include the following international relations courses:

    INTL 5000 Introduction to International Relations
    INTL 5100 Research Methods and Perspectives
    Three courses (9 credit hours) from Interstate Relations/Comparative Politics Cluster
    Three courses (9 credit hours) from Transnational Issues Cluster
    INTL 6000 International Relations: Theory and Practice or INTL 6250 Thesis

    Interstate Relations/Comparative Politics Cluster (3 courses)

    INTL 5530 International Law
    INTL 5550 War and Diplomacy
    INTL 5560 U.S. Foreign Policy
    INTL 5570 Comparative Foreign Policy
    INTL 5600 Area Studies
    INTL 5860 Issues in International Politics

    Transnational Issues Cluster (3 courses)

    INTL 5400 International Political Economy
    INTL 5510 Theories of International Relations
    INTL 5540 International Organizations
    INTL 5580 Politics of Development
    INTL 5700 Humanitarian Issues in International Politics

    International Relations Elective Courses (3 courses)
    Any additional courses from the two clusters above, or any of the following:

    INTL 5300 Field Work
    INTL 5500 Professional Seminars
    INTL 5610 Non-Thesis Readings/Research
    INTL 6500 Internship
    Pre-approved courses (non-INTL) related to International Relations

    Not all of the courses listed above will be available to students at all locations.
    If the requisite course is waived, the student must choose an elective course from this major.
    The required courses and electives listed in this core may be taken as directed studies, subject to the conditions stated in the Directed Studies section under Academic Policies and Procedures.

    Course Descriptions

    INTL 5000 Introduction to International Relations (Requisite Course)
    Students examine the basics of structure and process as these relate to the ongoing operation of international affairs. Course content focuses on the complex dynamics at work within the world community.

    INTL 5100 Research Methods and Perspectives
    Students are introduced to skills, methodological issues, and bibliographic resources, which enhance their ability to evaluate critically and to conduct research in the field of international relations.

    INTL 5300 Field Work
    Students are involved actively with operations of non-academic institutions and engage in various aspects of field research. Policies and procedures as in Directed Studies. Course may be repeated for credit if content differs.

    INTL 5400 International Political Economy
    Students explore, historically and conceptually, the interplay of economics and politics at the global level. They examine such phenomena as: the clash of the market and state, the north-south conflict, and the worldwide impact of technological change, transnational corporations, and the competition for accumulation.

    INTL 5500 Professional Seminars
    Students participate in seminars designed to examine contemporary issues in international relations. The professional seminar supplements the core and elective courses in the area of international relations by focusing on issues of current and special interest. Course may be repeated for credit if content differs. This course may not be completed by directed study.

    INTL 5510 Theories of International Relations
    Students consider the growing literature on international relations theory, classical and modern, including realism, idealism, behavioralism, globalism, and Marxist and imperialist theories, and the people who have elaborated these ideas and the context in which they did so. Students methodologically critique and compare theories, as well as gain an appreciation for the relevance of theory for international relations.

    INTL 5530 International Law
    This course surveys trends and practices that are part of the process of adjudication across national boundaries. Some historical background is provided. Current cases and procedures are the major focuses of course content. May not be taken for degree credit if student has successfully completed INTL 2030. Course may be repeated for credit if content differs.

    INTL 5540 International Organizations
    Various approaches to international organizations are explored, and the contribution of these organizations to peace and economic and social progress is examined. Current issues facing the United Nations and its associated agencies are discussed within this context. May not be taken for degree credit if student has successfully completed INTL 2600. Course may be repeated for credit if content differs.

    INTL 5550 War and Diplomacy
    Students examine the evolution of diplomacy and warfare. The specific approach (conceptual or historical) and time period may vary from term to term. Course may be repeated for credit if content differs.

    INTL 5560 U.S. Foreign Policy
    Students examine the issues, agents, and models surrounding the American foreign policy decision-making process and the issues facing the United States in contemporary international relations.

    INTL 5570 Comparative Foreign Policy
    The formulation and implementation of foreign policy by major world powers are studied. Attention is given to East-West relations in the period since World War II, including the roles of such nations as China and Japan. Course may be repeated for credit if content differs.

    INTL 5580 Politics of Development
    The student examines problems of social, economic, and political development in Third World nations. Course content focuses on problems of nation building in the postcolonial era and the role of the developing nations in world politics. Course may be repeated for credit if content differs.

    INTL 5600 Area Studies
    The student examines the history, culture, politics, and economic systems of regions and countries that play an important role in world politics. Specific content varies from term to term and includes regions such as Africa, the Middle East, Latin America, Eastern and Western Europe, the Commonwealth of Independent States, and North America. The course may be repeated for credit if content differs.

    INTL 5700 Humanitarian Issues in International Politics
    This course provides a forum for investigating such transnational issues as: regionalism, the environment, human rights, and refugees. Course may be repeated for credit if content differs.

    INTL 5860 Issues in International Politics
    The student examines in depth such issues and topics as: nuclear and conventional arms control, negotiation and conflict resolution, peace studies theory, and economic conversion from military to domestic production. Course may be repeated for credit if content differs.

    INTL 6000 International Relations: Theory and Practice (Integrated Studies)
    Various contemporary theories of international relations are examined. The relationship of theory to the practice of international relations is considered. This course presents an overview for students who are completing a major in international relations. Prerequisite: completion of all other required courses in this major.

    INTL 6250 Thesis
    The student completes a thesis project under the supervision of two faculty members. The thesis option is recommended for those considering graduate study at the doctoral level

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