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Searching for international or global returned 36 classes
  • CAS IR 373

    Global Governance and International Organization

    Introduces the concept of global governance and examines roles of international organizations in select issue areas, taking into account perspectives of both industrialized and developing countries. Effective Fall 2018, this course fulfills a single unit in each of the following BU Hub areas: Social Inquiry I, Global Citizenship and Intercultural Literacy.

    [ 4 cr.]

    Offered: Either sem.

    • Social Inquiry I
    • Global Citizenship and Intercultural Literacy
  • SPH PH 507

    Controversies in Global Health

    Prereq: For undergraduates in Geneva Internship Program only. Does not carrySPH graduate credit.

    This course introduces students to the global health organizations active in the field of public health by examining the international character of health, particularly with the emergence of HIV/AIDS, multinational droughts and famine, humanitarian crisis?, and the threat of infectious pandemics. This course will place an emphasis on issues involved in best coordinating the efforts of agencies involved to achieve the greatest benefit for afflicted people. Through a series of lectures with international health specialists and structured visits to international aid institutions students will learn about the administration of international health organizations, the international difficulties arising from third party relief work, social determinants of health, healthcare and gender issues, and global pharmaceutical trade. For students in Geneva Internship Program only. Does not carry graduate credit at SPH.

    [ 4 cr.]

    Offered: Either sem.

  • CAS PO 384

    Global Governance and International Organization

    Provides an overview of major theoretical perspectives on the creation and function of international organizations, comparative case studies of selected organizations, and an examination of present and future roles of international organizations in selected issue areas. Effective Fall 2018, this course fulfills a single unit in each of the following BU Hub areas: Social Inquiry I, Global Citizenship and Intercultural Literacy.

    [ 4 cr.]

    Offered: Either sem.

    • Social Inquiry I
    • Global Citizenship and Intercultural Literacy
  • CAS IR 271

    Introduction to International Relations

    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. Effective Fall 2018, this course fulfills a single unit in each of the following BU Hub areas: Social Inquiry I, Global Citizenship and Intercultural Literacy.

    [ 4 cr.]

    Offered: Either sem.

    • Social Inquiry I
    • Global Citizenship and Intercultural Literacy
  • CAS PO 171

    Introduction to International Relations

    Undergraduate core course. 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. Effective Fall 2018, this course fulfills a single unit in each of the following BU Hub areas: Social Inquiry I, Global Citizenship and Intercultural Literacy.

    [ 4 cr.]

    Offered: Either sem.

    • Social Inquiry I
    • Global Citizenship and Intercultural Literacy
  • CAS EE 535

    Global Land Conservation: Theory and Practice

    Prereq: junior standing or consent of instructor

    In-depth treatment of the theory and practice of global land conservation. Global drivers of ecosystem degradation. Scale and effectiveness of public and private responses. Implementation of instruments, including regulatory, market- based, community-driven, and supply-chain approaches. International and domestic case studies. Effective Fall 2018, this course fulfills a single unit in the following BU Hub areas: Oral and/or Signed Communication, Research and Information Literacy.

    [ 4 cr.]

    Offered: Either sem.

    • Oral and/or Signed Communication
    • Research and Information Literacy
    • BU Hub Pathway:
        Environment & Society
  • CAS IR 421

    Global Governance, Economic Development, and Human Rights

    Prereq: enrollment in the Geneva Global Governance, Economic Development, and Human Rights Program.

    Examines the roles of international "governing" institutions (the UN, NGOs, etc.) in the development of lower-income countries and the integration of human rights policies into such activities. Includes guest speakers from global organizations such as the WHO and the UN.

    [ 4 cr.]

    Offered: Either sem.

  • GRS IR 621

    Global Governance, Economic Development, and Human Rights

    Prereq: enrollment in the Geneva Global Governance, Economic Development, and Human Rights Program.

    Examines the roles of international "governing" institutions (the UN, NGOs, etc.) in the development of lower-income countries and the integration of human rights policies into such activities. Includes guest speakers from global organizations such as the WHO and the UN.

    [ 4 cr.]

    Offered: Either sem.

  • MET AD 764

    Multinational Tactics, Strategy, and Positioning

    Prereq: MET AC 730 and AD 731.

    Grad Prereq: MET AC 730 and MET AD 731.

    Introduces the student to the contemporary word of international business through an examination of the social, cultural, economic, ecological and commercial aspects that impact global operations. Emphasis is on both the thorough understanding of the effect that international business has on the different functional aspects of the enterprise as well as the manner in which firms organize, operate and formulate strategies in order to maximize their chances of successful operations.

    [ 4 cr.]

    Offered: Either sem.

  • SPH PH 506

    Global Health and the World Health Organization

    Prereq: For undergraduate students in Geneva Internship Program only. Does not carry SPH graduate credit.

    Global Health and the World Health Organization is designed for students with an interest in the theory and practice of health management in developing countries. There are no prerequisites: students with a background in international relations, politics, and economics will all find that the course touches on issues relevant to their main field of study. The course is divided into six topics, including nutrition, maternal and child health, and infectious diseases. Policy issues involving research into the causes of illness and the treatment of disease in the developing world will also be discussed. The course will be directed and partly taught by Dr Philip Jenkins, who has worked on public health issues at the World Health Organization for eighteen years. There will also be many specialized guest lectures by international experts from the World Health Organization or other health-care organizations based in Geneva and field-trips to some of these organizations. This course is for undergraduates enrolled through the Geneva Internship Program only.

    [ 4 cr.]

    Offered: Either sem.

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CAS College of Arts & Sciences
CFA College of Fine Arts
CGS College of General Studies
COM College of Communication
EGS College of Engineering and Graduate School of Arts & Sciences
ENG College of Engineering
EOP Center for English Language & Orientation Programs (CELOP)
GMS Graduate Medical Sciences
GRS Graduate School of Arts & Sciences
HUB BU Hub general education program
KHC Questrom School of Business
LAW School of Law
MED School of Medicine
OTP Officer Training Program
PDP Physical Education Recreation and Dance
QST Questrom School of Business
SAR Sargent College
SDM Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine
SED Wheelock College of Education & Human Development
SHA School of Hospitality Administration
SPH School of Public Health
SSW School of Social Work
STH School of Theology
XRG Cross Registration