Pardee School of Global Studies

College of Arts & Sciences

Fundamentals of International Politics

CAS IR 230

Introduction to basic concepts of international politics: the state system and types of states, modern ideologies, legal frameworks of international transactions, and political regions. Also raises key issues such as population, the environment, war, and international law. Carries social science divisional credit in CAS. 4 cr. Tuition: $2800

Summer 2 (July 2-August 8)

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Introduction to International Relations

CAS IR 271

Explores major issues in international relations, including conflict, cooperation, and governance. Addresses dominant international relations theories and their application. Investigates state system, international law and organization, transnational actors, state behavior, and globalization. Carries social science divisional credit in CAS. This course fulfills a single unit in each of the following BU Hub areas: Social Inquiry I, Global Citizenship and Intercultural Literacy. 4 cr. Tuition: $2800

Summer 1 (May 21-June 27)

Summer 2 (July 2-August 8)

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Topics in International Relations

CAS IR 300

Topic for Summer 2019: Women and the Women's Movement in Africa. This course studies the evolution and current status of the women's movement throughout select African countries on issues such as politics and media culture. Its goal is to provide a broad understanding of women's lives in the region, both in relation to and separate from globalization. 4 cr. Tuition: $2800

Summer 2 (July 2-August 8)

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Diplomatic Practice

CAS IR 330

This course is designed to familiarize students with the "art of the possible," emphasizing the evolution of diplomatic practice. Students will be able to understand how foreign policy is formulated and promulgated and how diplomacy works on a daily basis. The course explores the role and importance of multilateral diplomacy/international organizations (liberalism) in today's world and examines how multilateral diplomacy functions. Students will grasp the core principles of diplomatic negotiations and demonstrate them in simulations. This course fulfills a single unit in each of the following BU Hub areas: Global Citizenship and Intercultural Literacy, Research and Information Literacy, Teamwork/Collaboration. 4 cr. Tuition: $2800

Summer 1 (May 21-June 27)

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Religion and Politics

CAS IR 337

Introduction to the comparative study of the political role of religious institutions and beliefs. Covers issues such as religion's relationship to violence and terrorism, democracy and human rights, group identity, gender and sexuality, and modernity and secularism. 4 cr. Tuition: $2800

Summer 1 (May 21-June 27)

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History of International Relations, 1900-1945

CAS IR 349

What were the causes and the consequences of the two World Wars? What was the nature of political, economic, and military relations among the major powers of the world from the beginning of the twentieth century to the end of the Second World War? What was the effect of domestic factors (political, economic, religious, and ideological) on the foreign policies of individual states? Seeking to provide a genuinely multinational perspective on world affairs, this course assesses the ways in which powerful nation-states in this period competed and cooperated in the international system. This course fulfills a single unit in each of the following BU Hub areas: Historical Consciousness, Global Citizenship and Intercultural Literacy, Research and Information Literacy. 4 cr. Tuition: $2800

Summer 1 (May 22-June 26)

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History of International Relations since 1945

CAS IR 350

What are the causes and consequences of the global Cold War? How was the twentieth-century international system transformed by East-West conflict, North-South disparity and South-South cooperation and competition? What lessons can be drawn from this recent past? These are some of the questions examined by this course. The course contextualizes present-day international and regional conflicts and cooperation in the recent past, collectively analyzes primary source documents, and discusses policy implications. This course fulfills a single unit in each of the following BU Hub areas: Historical Consciousness, Global Citizenship and Intercultural Literacy, Research and Information Literacy. 4 cr. Tuition: $2800

Summer 2 (July 1-August 7)

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Intelligence in a Democratic Society

CAS IR 378

The intelligence process and its role in democratic societies; the organization and functions of the U.S. intelligence community; techniques of intelligence collection, analysis, counterintelligence and covert action; assessment of problems and attempted solutions in the United States and other democracies. 4 cr. Tuition: $2800

Summer 1 (May 21-June 27)

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International Political Economy

CAS IR 390

Prereq: (CAS EC 101 & CAS EC 102). Emphasizes the dynamic interaction between politics and economics to understand and explain historical and contemporary issues in international political economy, including international monetary, trade, investment, financial, and environmental relations. Considers emerging challenges and structures in the international political economy. 4 cr. Tuition: $2800

Summer 1 (May 22-June 26)

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North-South Relations

CAS IR 395

Employs a multidisciplinary approach to analyze the relations between the industrialized nations of the "North" and the developing nations of the "South." Addresses historical and current issues in North-South relations, including trade, investment, migration, regional economic integration, and the environment. 4 cr. Tuition: $2800

Summer 1 (May 21-June 27)

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Conflict and Cooperation in Asia

CAS IR 501

Prereq: junior standing or consent of instructor. Investigates patterns of conflict and cooperation in South and East Asia surrounding issues ranging from water resources and health to borders and war. Analyzes how such issues contribute to instability in the region, as well as methods of cooperation. 4 cr. Tuition: $2800

Summer 1 (May 22-June 26)

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The Middle East Today

CAS IR 511

A critical survey of the rise and development of modern nations, states, and economies in the Middle East and North Africa since 1900 that provides context and perspective essential for understanding contemporary issues (e.g., peace process, gender relations, religion's roles, democracy). 4 cr. Tuition: $2800

Summer 1 (May 21-June 27)

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Political Economy of China

CAS IR 527

Prereq: junior standing or consent of instructor. How did China implement economic reform? What were the progresses and limitations? How is China's political-economic development influencing the global system? Discussions are conducted in a comparative perspective. Countries of reference include Japan and India. 4 cr. Tuition: $2800

Summer 1 (May 21-June 27)

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