Required International Affairs Courses

IA 200: Globalization and It’s Critics

*Special Note: IA 200 is a requirement only for the class of 2020 and beyond. However, we highly encourage sophomores (class of 2019) to consider taking IA 200 as an elective during Fall 2017 or Spring 2018.

This interdisciplinary course introduces students to the scholarly literature on the origins, development, and current realities of globalization. It covers the arguments of main proponents and critics of globalization from a political, social, economic, and environmental perspective. It also enhances students understanding of the basic trends and power dynamics of globalization. The course utilizes quantitative, qualitative and spatial data analysis to illuminate and critique global economic, political, and social trends.

Gallmore  MWF 10:00-10:50   OCGE 107

IA 261: Research Methods in International Affairs

The course introduces students to the research methods utilized in the study of international relations. Emphasis is on the interdisciplinary nature of the discipline. Quantitative and qualitative methods are examined. The goal is to provide students with the ability to critically read the sophisticated literature of the discipline and understand its methodology.

Gallmore  (01) 
MW 11:00-12:15   OCGE 101

Gallmore  (02) MW 12:45-2:00   OCGE 101

IA 362: Capstone Seminar

Designed as a capstone seminar to provide an opportunity for the major to bring together, through research and the completion of several papers, his or her various experiences in the discipline. Normally, the seminar explores a topic or topics of current international interest through an interdisciplinary approach.

This class is for SENIORS ONLY and is offered during Spring semesters.

 

Elective International Affairs Courses offered Fall 2017:

IA 200: Globalization and It’s Critics

*Special Note: IA 200 is a requirement only for the class of 2020 and beyond. However, we highly encourage sophomores (class of 2019) to consider taking IA 200 as an elective during Fall 2017 or Spring 2018.

This interdisciplinary course introduces students to the scholarly literature on the origins, development, and current realities of globalization. It covers the arguments of main proponents and critics of globalization from a political, social, economic, and environmental perspective. It also enhances students understanding of the basic trends and power dynamics of globalization. The course utilizes quantitative, qualitative and spatial data analysis to illuminate and critique global economic, political, and social trends.

Gallmore  MWF 10:00-10:50   OCGE 107

IA 320: Gender and Development

This course examines the construction of the western notion of “development” in historical perspective, especially the gendered assumptions in both the economic and political frameworks. Students examine the gendered allocation of the benefits of growth in various models for development-both theoretically and in specific cases. Students explore the policy ramifications for aid (both private and international).

Stewart-Gambino  MW 2:45-4:00   OCGE 216

IA 380: Contemporary Europe: Between Crisis & Cooperation (*New)

von Wahl  (01) TR 9:30-10:45   OCGE 101

von Wahl  (02) TR 1:15-2:30   OCGE 101

http://catalog.lafayette.edu/en/current/Catalog/Courses/IA-International-Affairs

International Affairs Regional Concentrations

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International Affairs Thematic Concentrations

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