International Security and Foreign Relations

Sample courses for International Security and Foreign Relations focus

Please note:
These are an example of the courses that would fulfill this complimentary policy requirement.
We cannot guarantee when or if these courses will be offered.

Political Science

512. Topics in Government and Politics. (3, no limit Δ)
A course exploring a topic not covered by the standard curriculum but of interest to faculty and students in a particular semester.
T: Issues in American National Security
T: American National Security Policy & Procedure
540. Pro-Seminar in International Relations. (3)
Course emphasizes investigation, evaluation, and discussion of areas of specialized knowledge or inquiry relevant to the profession or field of study.



512. Political Sociology. (3)
Examines power, authority, states, and nations within a global and transnational context. Focuses on Latin America and other regions in context of globalization; authoritarian/democratic regimes, political culture, immigration, revolution, and both state and non-governmental actors.

520. Racial and Ethnic Relations. (3)
Historical and comparative analysis of race and ethnic relations in the U.S., with comparative reference to Western Europe, Latin America, Asia. Origins and maintenance of slavery; minority community development; causes and consequences of prejudice.

Communication and Journalism

514. Seminar: Intercultural Communication. (3)
An overview of the trajectory of theory and research in intercultural communication, which includes questions and critiques of diversity in and across local, national, and global contexts.

517. Culture, Identities and Subjectivities. (3)
An overview of theory and research in culture, identities, and subjectivities with special emphasis on the faculty member's expertise, which may include: nationality, race, gender, ethnicity, sexuality, class, multivocality, intersectionality, positionality, agency, etc.

518. Culture, Places and Spaces. (3)
An overview of theory and research in culture, places, and spaces with special emphasis on the faculty member's expertise, which may include: transnationalism and globalism, migration, borderlands, social activism and change, sustainability, etc. 


Global & National Security

540. Globalization and National Security. (3)
This course reviews and assesses the main features, concepts and issues related to the global security environment. In the process, this course surveys global security policies and strategies.
581. American National Security Policy and Procedure. (3)
This course is designed to help you develop skills and knowledge in the field of national security policy. You will receive an introduction to the principal threats and challenges to United States foreign policy and national security.


Public Administration

524. Intergovernmental Administrative Problems. (3)
Organization of federal system, focusing on relationships and problems among agencies on different levels of government. Considers interstate, interlocal and regional organizations and implementation of intergovernmental programs and policies.