Examine world politics in the context of globalization and international organizations such as the United Nations and regional organizations such as the European Union. Course material covers the history of international relations and the institutions that govern state practice and policies; transnational relations of non-state actors such as nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) and multinational corporations; and trans-governmental relations of sub-national governments and government agencies that shape global policy.
Economics for Global Affairs
Learn how to apply micro- and macro-economics in cross-national settings and how international trade and finance impact the global economy. This course is designed for students without an economics background. You may take a more advanced economics course if you pass a placement exam.
Quantitative Approaches to International Affairs
Learn to use software applications for planning, policy analysis, and decision-making. Develop skills analyzing data quality, managing information, developing policy models, monitoring projects, and measuring program performance. Emphasis is placed on summarizing information meaningfully for policy makers and stakeholders.
Improve your understanding of international security issues. The first part of this course covers deterrence, alliances, collective security, conventional war, and the nuclear revolution. The remaining portion analyzes transnational threats such as terrorism; the proliferation of nuclear, chemical, and biological weapons; tensions between economic globalization and homeland security imperatives; weaponry technology; and cyber warfare.
International and Comparative Public Management
Study public service institutions and administrative practice in cross-national political, bureaucratic, and legal settings. Compare the managerial structures of international organizations such as the United Nations, foreign ministries, and the functional agencies of national governments, provinces, and cities engaged in trans-governmental relations. Alternate course option: Foundations of Public Management.
Statistics for International Affairs Managers and Policy Analysts
Master the statistical methods commonly used by international affairs professionals and in academic policy research. Present the findings of your own analysis of real world data using regression analysis and other statistical methods.