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INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS

University Professors M. Barnett, L.A. Etzioni, M. Finnemore, B. Wood

Professors H.L. Agnew, H.G. Askari, M.A. Atkin, W.H. Becker, E. Berkowitz, S. Biddle, A. Black (Research), B.L. Boulier, M.D. Bradley, J. Brinkerhoff, A. Brooks, M.E. Brown, N.J. Brown, J. Chaves, B. Chiswick, J.J. Cordes, W.K. Cummings, H.J. Davis, C.J. Deering, B.J. Dickson, P. Ehrenfreund (Research), R. Eisen, R.M. Entman, H.B. Feigenbaum, J. Ferrer (Research), C. Fink (Practice), J. Foster, L. Fuerth (Research), C. Glaser, E.W. Gnehm, R. Grinker, S. Hamano, J. Hershberg, H. Hertzfeld (Research), G. Kaminsky, D.K. Kennedy, R.E. Kennedy, Jr., Y.K. Kim-Renaud, P.F. Klarén, J. Kuipers, M. Laruelle (Research), J.H. Lebovic, S. Livingston, R. Maguire (Practice), M. Marquardt, C. McClintock, B.D. Miller, M.O. Moore, H.R. Nau, S. Pace (Practice), J. Pelzman, J.M. Post, M. Price, S. Rehman, W. Reich, L.P. Ribuffo, R. Robin, F. Robles, P. Rollberg, R.W. Rycroft, S. Sell, F. Sesno, D. Shambaugh, J. Sherry, S.C. Smith, M. Sodaro, R.H. Spector, R. Steinhardt, I. Sud (Practice), R. Sutter (Practice), R. Thornton, N.S. Vonortas, P. Wahlbeck, S. Waisman, R. Weiner, S. Wolchik, H.L. Wolman, J. Yang, A.M. Yezer, A. Zimmerman

Associate Professors S. Aaronson (Research), S. Aday, M. Ayyagari, S. Balla, J. Blomster, N. Blyden, A. Bowie, G. Brazinsky, Y. Captain, A. Castleman (Research), E. Chacko, M.X. Chen, R.W. Click, I. Creppell, A.S. Dent, A. Downes, D.S. Eglitis, M. Esseesy, H.J. Farrell, I. Feldman, A. Fostel, M. Gonglewski, D.A. Grier, H.E. Hale, H.M. Harrison, M. King (Research), D. Khoury, S. Lubkemann, M. Lynch, M. McAlister, E.A. McCord, S. McHale, M.M. Mochizuki, K. Morgan, D. Ollapally (Research), D.R. Rain, L.A. Riddle, S. Roberts (Practice), R.M. Samaniego, J. Shambaugh, T. Sinclair, J. Spear, J. Spencer, M.B. Stein, S. Suranovic, E.J. Teitelbaum, P.D. Williams, J.H. Williams, D. Yang, P.N. Zhang

Assistant Professors C. Arrington, M. Atia, E. Aviv, P. Carillo, L. Engel, I.L. Hanami, B. Hopkins, L. Hughes, S. Jandhyala, R. Jedwab, S. Kaplan, M. Kelso, J. Kim, G.M.S. Lambright, R. Lucea, C. Mylonas, S. Robinson, E. Saunders, D. Shaw, R.J. Shepherd, C. Talmadge, O. Timoshenko, E. Uretsky

See the Elliott School of International Affairs for programs of study leading to the Master of Arts in the fields of Asian studies, European and Eurasian studies, global communication, international affairs, international development studies, international science and technology studies, international trade and investment policy, Latin American and hemispheric studies, Middle East studies, and security policy studies. The Master of International Policy and Practice and the Master of International Studies are offered as well.

The green leaf indicates that the course addresses environmental, social or economic sustainability.
6101 International Affairs Cornerstone (3)
  Political, economic, and social theories of international relations and their applications to practice.
6118 Special Topics in International Affairs (0 to 3)
  Topics announced in the Schedule of Classes.
6119 International Affairs Capstone (1 or 3)
  A project-oriented course designed to synthesize the skills and knowledge that students have acquired in their graduate study. Open only to M.A. candidates in international affairs.
6121 International Development Studies Cornerstone (3)
  Introduction to the concepts and methods of international development. Open only to M.A. candidates in international development studies.
6122 Development Policy and Practice (3)
 
An overview of economic development in developing countries; key challenges of economic growth, poverty alleviation, and development.
6123 Qualitative Research Methods in International Development (3)
  Applied ethnographic research, drawing from anthropological methods capable of being performed in a shorter time frame than traditional academic approaches.
6133 Assessing Aid Effectiveness (3)
  The economic, political, and institutional impacts of official developmental aid; the track record, recent initiatives to improve aid impacts, and future prospects.
6137 Development Studies Pre-Capstone Workshop (1)
  Students work in teams to find a suitable client and negotiate a project, with detailed terms of reference and a work plan to be carried out in the spring semester. Open only to M.A. candidates in international development studies.
6138 Special Topics in International Development Studies (0 to 3)
 
Topics announced in the Schedule of Classes.
6139 International Development Studies Capstone (3)
  A project-oriented development course abroad, designed to synthesize the skills and knowledge that students have acquired in their graduate study. Open only to M.A. candidates in international development studies.
6141 International Science and Technology Policy Cornerstone (3)
  Introduction to the study of international science and technology policy; focus on policy issues that arise from interactions between scientific and technological developments and government activity.
6142 Technology Creation/Diffusion (3)
  Examination of the relationship between invention (inception), innovation (first application), and dissemination (diffusion) of technological knowledge; focus on the technological environment prevailing in the major developed market economies.
6145 U.S. Space Policy (3)
  Origins, evolution, current status, and future prospects of U.S. space policies and programs. U.S. civilian, military, and national security space programs and space activities of the U.S. private sector.
6146 Space Law (3)
  The underlying principles of international space law, with emphasis on issues of particular concern as the uses of space increase for exploration, commerce, and security.
6148 Special Topics in Space Policy (0 to 3)
  Topic announced in the Schedule of Classes.
6151 Environmental Policy (3)
  Examination of public policies designed to protect the human and physical environment; focus on the ways science and technology can simultaneously create new environmental problems and contribute to their mitigation and prevention.
6153 Science, Technology, and National Security (3)
  The contributions of science and technology to U.S. security in military, intelligence, and homeland security activities.
6158 Special Topics in International Science and Technology Policy (0 to 3)
  Topics announced in the Schedule of Classes.
6159 Science and Technology Policy Capstone (3)
  A seminar designed to synthesize the skills and knowledge that students have acquired in their graduate study. Open only to M.A. candidates in science and technology policy.
6160 Defense Policy and Program Analysis (3)
  Examination of how national security policy is formulated and translated into a defense budget, program priorities, and force structure. Focus on nuclear forces.
6163 Transnational Security (3)
  Overview of security concerns that transcend state borders, including terrorism, drug trafficking, organized crime, weapons proliferation, migration, and environmental degradation.
6165 Fundamentals of Intelligence (3)
  The institutional structure of the intelligence community; the intelligence production cycle, including tasking, collection, analysis, covert action, and counterintelligence; and relations between the intelligence and policy communities.
6169 Homeland Security (3)
  The central missions of a homeland security agency: domestic security, emergency preparedness, technology policy, timely intelligence, counterintelligence, and preemptive actions. How the U.S. has dealt historically with internal security matters; contemporary approaches to security problems.
6171 Introduction to Conflict Resolution (3)
  Interstate disputes, contemporary civil wars, complex political emergencies, and other forms of organized violence.
6173 Security and Development (3)
  Consideration of the relationship between security and development and the literature on core issues of trade, aid, governance, poverty, environment, and resources.
6175 Nuclear Weapons (3)
  The technology and politics associated with nuclear weapons. Strategy and deterrence, force planning and operations, and the prospect of nuclear terrorism.
6186 Special Topics in Security Policy Studies (0 to 3)
  Topics announced in the Schedule of Classes.
6189 Security Policy Studies Capstone (3)
  A project-oriented course, designed to synthesize the skills and knowledge that students have acquired in their graduate study. Open only to M.A. candidates in security policy studies.
6198 Special Topics in International Trade and Investment Policy (0 to 3)
 
Topics announced in the Schedule of Classes.
6199 International Trade and Investment Policy Capstone (1)
  A project-oriented course, designed to synthesize the skills and knowledge that students have acquired in their graduate study. Open only to M.A. candidates in international trade and investment policy.
6208 Special Topics in Global Communication (0 to 3)
  Topics announced in the Schedule of Classes.
6209 Global Communication Capstone (3)
  A project-oriented course, designed to synthesize the skills and knowledge that students have acquired in their graduate study. Open only to M.A. candidates in global communication.
6211 MIPP Seminar and Practicum (3)
  For Master of International Policy and Practice degree candidates only.
6302 Taiwan: Internal Development and Foreign Policy (3)
  The social, political, and economic development in Taiwan since World War II; Taiwan’s foreign affairs.
6318 Special Topics in Asian Studies (0 to 3)
  Topics announced in Schedule of Classes.
6319 Asian Studies Capstone (1)
  A project-oriented course, designed to synthesize the skills and knowledge that students have acquired in their graduate study. Open only to M.A. candidates in Asian studies.
6321 European and Eurasian Studies Cornerstone (3)
  Survey of current research on Europe and Eurasia. Research paper required. Required of M.A. candidates in European and Eurasian studies; open to others with permission of the instructor.
6338 Special Topics in European and Eurasian Studies (0 to 3)
  Topics announced in the Schedule of Classes.
6339 European and Eurasian Studies Capstone (3)
  A project-oriented course, designed to synthesize the skills and knowledge that students have acquired in their graduate study. Open only to M.A. candidates in European and Eurasian studies.
6341 Latin American and Hemispheric Studies Cornerstone (3)
  Multidisciplinary foundation course for the Latin American and hemispheric studies program.
6342 Drug Trafficking in the Americas (3)
  A historical, comparative, and contemporary picture of drug trafficking in the Americas and the anti-narcotics policies to combat this trade.
6357 Pre-Capstone Workshop (1)
6358 Special Topics in Latin American and Hemispheric Studies (0 to 3)
  Topics announced in the Schedule of Classes.
6359 Latin American and Hemispheric Studies Capstone (3)
  A project-oriented course, designed to apply the skills and synthesize the knowledge that students have acquired in their graduate study. Open only to M.A. candidates in Latin American and hemispheric studies.
6361 Middle East Studies Cornerstone (1)
  Multidisciplinary foundation course for the Middle East studies program. Introduction to key issues.
6364 Religion and Society in the Modern Middle East (3)
  Comparative overview, both historical and current, of religious and social trends in the Middle East.
6378 Special Topics in Middle East Studies (0 to 3)
  Topics announced in the Schedule of Classes.
6379 Middle East Studies Capstone (3)
  A project-oriented course, designed to synthesize the skills and knowledge that students have acquired in their graduate study. Open only to M.A. candidates in Middle East studies.
6501 Applied Quantitative Analysis (3)
  Overview of quantitative measurement, data summary, statistical inference, and elementary modeling such as linear regression.
6502-3 Professional Skills (1 each)
  Short courses that focus on developing specialized skills for international affairs professionals. Topics announced in the Schedule of Classes.
6504 Intermediate Conversation (1)
  Short courses designed to develop professional language skills for international affairs students. Specific languages announced in the Schedule of Classes.
6505 Elliott School Seminars (0 to 3)
  Topics announced in the Schedule of Classes.
6515 Graduate Internship in International Affairs (0)
  Limited to Elliott School M.A. degree candidates. Internship and research paper involving experience at an international organization or with international issues.
6516 Independent Study and Research (1 to 3)
  Limited to Elliott School M.A. degree candidates. Written permission of instructor required.
6521 U.S. Foreign Policy Summer Program (3 or 4)
  The institutions and ideas that shape U.S. foreign policy, including the U.S. Congress and administration, foreign embassies, international organizations, think tanks, interest groups, and media outlets. A separate section of the course covers issues of reporting on foreign policy issues.
6998-99 Thesis Research (3-3)
  Open to Elliott School M.A. candidates who have selected the thesis option.
 

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