Required International Affairs Courses Offered fall 2020:

IA 200: Globalization and It’s Critics

*Special Note: IA 200 is a requirement for the class of 2020 and beyond. 

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.

von Wahl TR 11:00 – 12:15   OCGE 216; Stewart Gambino TR 1:15 – 2:30   OCGE 216

IA 280: 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.

MW 2:45 – 4:00  OCGE 216; Fischer-Hoffman TR 9:30 – 10:45   OCGE 216

Elective International Affairs Courses Offered fall 2020:

IA 240: Pursuing Global Sustainability  

This course investigates the challenge of achieving global sustainability by looking at a selection of international sustainable development goals. Students will investigate progress toward sustainability across the world, with an emphasis on transnational connections and the holistic nature of the sustainability challenge. Students will explore the importance of measurement and monitoring for global sustainability through direct engagement with and analysis of key sustainability data sets.

Gallemore  MW 11:00 – 12:15   Simon G4

IA 250: Atrocity, Genocide, and Reparations  

This interdisciplinary course studies the emergence of reparations as reaction to atrocities and genocide on a national and international level across time and place. It introduces conceptual nuance by focusing on the theoretical and practical implications of the emergence and development of nationalism for state violence. The course situates past atrocities historically and discusses cultural, societal and social reactions that have led to symbolic and/or material reparations.

von Wahl  TR 2:45 – 4:00   OCGE 101

IA 310: Mapping World Cities  

This course introduces students to the diversity of empirical methods used in International Affairs research, focusing on multi-method ways to address global and international questions. Students learn to formulate effective research questions, to select and apply appropriate methods for collecting and analyzing data to answer them. After completing this course, students can construct and defend research designs appropriate to questions of interest to International Affairs and practitioners and conduct research independently.

Gallemore TR 11:00 – 12:15   Pardee 28

IA 330: Global Extraction and Resistance 

This course examines global extraction of non-renewable resources such as metals, rare-earth minerals and fossil fuels: coal, oil, and natural gas. We will investigate the relationship between extraction and global economic development, but also how our dependency upon non-renewable resources undermines the environmental well-being and human rights of the communities where resources are extracted. We will also examine how social movements are organizing to transform the extractive industry and the global economy.

Fischer-Hoffman  MW 1:15 – 2:30   OCGE 101

IA 340: Will the Revolution be Televised? 

The purpose of this course is to develop a critical understanding of development and to explore the relationship between communication and development in different political, social, and cultural settings. This includes exploring how Information and Communications Technology (ICT), radio, television, mobile communications, the internet and social media can be useful tools in working for social justice. We will read about development communication models and theories in different parts of the world – Asia, Africa, Latin America, and the United States.

Fischer-Hoffman  MW 11:00 – 12:15   OCGE 101


IA Core Courses Fall 2020

International Affairs Regional Concentrations

IA Regional Concentrations Courses Fall 2020

International Affairs Thematic Concentrations

IA Thematic Concentrations Courses Fall 2020