International Studies: Diplomacy + Security
A concentration in diplomacy and security gives students the opportunity to gain historic and cultural perspectives on the politics of nations around the globe-and think analytically and critically about these influences on war, peace and everything in between. Students will get a thorough grounding in politics, history, economics and the art and science of statecraft and diplomacy, as well as develop a deep appreciation for cultures around the world. In the process, they will develop an understanding of how to engage and negotiate on the interstate and the transnational level.
2013-2014 Academic Catalog to find course titles, numbers and descriptions. Requirements for a Major in International Studies: Diplomacy + Security
The program is designed for the student who hopes to one day become knowledgeable or a practitioner of world affairs and foreign policy. This new major offers the academic and hands-on training to comprehend the international issues and events of our time. Students will get a thorough grounding in the art and science of statecraft and diplomacy. They will also learn about world politics, history, and economics, as well as develop a deep appreciation for cultures around the world. In the process, they will develop an understanding of how to engage and negotiate on the interstate and the transnational level. All the courses are taught by members of the contributing departments to the major and as such contribute to a truly interdisciplinary experience. Students will have special opportunities for internships, study abroad, and participation in the Model UN, as well as Foreign Service Preparation.
Required Courses: (7)
ECON2113/POLSC2409 The Politics of International Economic Relations
POLSC1301 Introduction to Comparative Government and Politics
POLSC1401 Introduction to International Relations
POLSC2413 International Law and Institutions
SOC2129 Cultural Geography Research Methods Course (HIST2701, or POLSC2701, or SOC2113)
GLST4100 International Studies Senior Seminar (SP semester senior year)
(One course must be from the following History offerings. Two courses must be from the 3000-level.)
History (1) Choose one of the following courses:
HIST2120 Europe in the Era of World War
HIST2125 History of Modern Latin America
HIST2140 History of Modern Middle East
HIST3111 United States and Global Issues: 19th and 20th Centuries
ECON3103 The International Economy
ECON3109 Emerging Economies ECON3115 Economics and the Environment
MGMT2211 Leadership: Person and Process
POLSC2401 American Foreign Policy
POLSC2415 In the Footsteps of Thucydides
POLSC2417 Statecraft & Globalization
POLSC2419 The Geopolitics of Democracy
POLSC2421 Model United Nations
POLSC3301 Comparative Politics of Developing States
POLSC3403 Human Issues in International Relations
POLSC3405 Strategies of War and Peace
SOC2205 War and Peace
SOC3115 The Sociology of Globalization
(Courses must be from the same region and must build on concentration and be from more than one department)
(Majors are required to achieve foreign language speaking skills at least at the intermediate level of proficiency or above by successfully completing two foreign language courses at the 2000-level or above)
Study Away strongly recommended
Learning Goals + Outcomes
At the completion of the International Studies degree, the student will:
Demonstrate an understanding of the broad-based foundation of the major in world history, culture, politics, and economics.
Understand how international relations, conflict and change, and a heightened sensitivity to diverse cultures defines international studies.
Demonstrate a practical application of concepts and theories of the discipline of international studies.
Be able to orally communicate effectively.
Develop a distinct understanding of non-Western governments.
Develop an understanding of the interactions in the international arena.
Learn more about career paths--from diplomacy to public policy--open to students of diplomacy and security through the
Emmanuel College Career Center.