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Concentration Requirements

The graduate program in Applied Diplomacy offers six concentrations through which students will prepare for a variety of vocational paths:

  • Diplomacy and International Public Service
  • Diplomacy and Global Public Health
  • Urban Diplomacy
  • Diplomacy and Migration
  • Diplomacy and Critical Ethnic Studies
  • Critical Approaches to Diplomacy

Regardless of concentration, a wide variety of internships, community-based courses, and study abroad programs will deepen students’ understanding of the practice of diplomacy, and build the experience and networks necessary to make a difference.

Diplomacy and International Public Service

The Diplomacy and International Public Service concentration provides students with a foundation for applying the tools and understanding of diplomatic practices to mediation, conflict resolution, advocacy, and leadership within international non-governmental organizations. Students will have the opportunity to place the study and practice of diplomacy in conversation with the disciplines of management, ethics, international political economy, public policy, and international relations.

Students in the Diplomacy and International Public Service concentration are required to take four courses from the following list:

Course Title Quarter Hours
Choose four from the following: 16
MPS 510
INTERNATIONAL DIMENSIONS OF PUBLIC SERVICE
MPS 513
VOLUNTEERISM
MPS 520
VALUES-CENTERED LEADERSHIP
MPS 525
WORKING WITH NONPROFIT BOARDS
MPS 529
STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT AND PLANNING
MPS 594
ETHICAL LEADERSHIP IN PUBLIC SERVICE
MPS 611
MANAGEMENT OF INTERNATIONAL NGOs
MPS 612
INTERNATIONAL POLITICAL ECONOMY
MPS 613
COMPARATIVE PUBLIC POLICY
MPS 614
INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS SEMINAR
MPS 615
MANAGEMENT OF INTERCULTURAL DIVERSITY
MPS 616
INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS AND CONFLICT MANAGEMENT

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Critical Approaches to Diplomacy

The Critical Approaches to Diplomacy concentration provides a foundation for those interested in interrogating the power and practices associated with the field of diplomacy. The concentration provides preparation for a variety of careers, as well as advanced studies in the field. Students selecting this concentration will study critical social theory, culture and identity, and the impact of post-colonial studies on the practice and study of diplomacy.

Students in the Critical Approaches to Diplomacy concentration are required to take four courses from the following list:

Course Title Quarter Hours
Choose four from the following:16
INT 401
CRITICAL SOCIAL THEORY
INT 405
CULTURE AND INEQUALITY
INT 406
GLOBAL EMPIRES
INT 407
RACE, SEX AND DIFFERENCE
INT 408
NATURE, SOCIETY, AND POWER
INT 409
CRITICAL DEVELOPMENT THEORY
INT 517
READING MARX'S CAPITAL

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Diplomacy and Critical Ethnic Studies

The Diplomacy and Critical Ethnic Studies concentration provides students with a foundation for applying the tools and understanding of diplomatic practice—mediation, conflict resolution and advocacy—on behalf of marginalized communities. Students will have the opportunity to place the study and practice of diplomacy into conversation with the disciplines of critical race theory, ethnic studies, forced migration studies, history, and international studies.

Students in the Diplomacy and Critical Ethnic Studies concentration are required to take four courses from the following list:

Course Title Quarter Hours
Choose four from the following:16
CES 401
CRITICAL ETHNIC STUDIES
CES 402
MOBILITY AND THE STATE
CES 403
CITIES AND RACIAL FORMATION
CES 404
BORDERS AND MIGRATION
CES 405
RACE AND THE MEDIA
CES 410
SPECIAL TOPICS IN CRITICAL ETHNIC STUDIES
INT 407
RACE, SEX AND DIFFERENCE

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Diplomacy and Global Public Health

The Diplomacy and Global Public Health concentration provides students with a foundation for applying the tools and understanding of diplomatic practices to mediation, conflict resolution, advocacy and leadership in the field of international public health. Students will have the opportunity to place the study and practice of diplomacy into conversation with the disciplines of behavior theory, health care, forced migration and public policy.

Students in the Diplomacy and Global Public Health concentration are required to take four courses from the following list:

Course Title Quarter Hours
Choose four from the following:16
MPH 502
INTRODUCTION TO EPIDEMIOLOGY
MPH 551
GLOBAL HEALTH INEQUITIES
MPH 552
MATERNAL AND CHILD HEALTH
MPH 553/FMS 405
PUBLIC HEALTH AND FORCED MIGRATION
MPH 554
GLOBAL PUBLIC HEALTH PRACTICE
MPH 595
SPECIAL TOPICS IN PUBLIC HEALTH
WGS 405
MOTHERING. WORK AND REPRODUCTIVE JUSTICE

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Diplomacy and Migration

The Diplomacy and Migration concentration provides students with a foundation for applying the tools and understanding of diplomatic practices--such as mediation, conflict resolution, advocacy and leadership—to the pressing challenges posed by forced migration. Students will have the opportunity to place the study and practice of diplomacy into conversation with the disciplines of history, forced migration studies, human rights law, public health, and international relations.

Students in the Diplomacy and Migration concentration are required to take four courses from the following list:

Course Title Quarter Hours
Choose four from the following:16
FMS 402
PRO-SEMINAR IN THE HISTORY OF FORCED MIGRATION
FMS 403
INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS AND POLICY
FMS 404
INTERNATIONAL CONFLICT MANAGEMENT
FMS 405
PUBLIC HEALTH AND FORCED MIGRATION
INT 404
MIGRATION AND FORCED MIGRATION
MPS 616
INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS AND CONFLICT MANAGEMENT
WGS 445
WOMEN, WAR AND RESISTANCE

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Urban Diplomacy

The Urban Diplomacy concentration examines the practice of diplomacy within the boundaries of a single city. Students learn how to apply the tools and understanding of diplomatic practices like mediation, conflict resolution, advocacy, and leadership within the context of local government, community organizing, and globally-connected business.

Students in the Urban Diplomacy concentration are required to take four courses from the following list:

Course Title Quarter Hours
Choose four from the following:16
CES 403
CITIES AND RACIAL FORMATION
INT 405
CULTURE AND INEQUALITY
MPS 526
LOCAL GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION
MPS 571
METROPOLITAN PLANNING
MPS 573
HOUSING AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT
SOC 420
URBAN SOCIOLOGY
SOC 426
URBAN DEVELOPMENT POLICIES
SOC 465
RACE AND ETHNIC RELATIONS
SUD 401
SUSTAINABLE URBAN DEVELOPMENT I: PLANNING, POLICY & COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT
SUD 402
SUSTAINABLE URBAN DEVELOPMENT II: GREEN INFRASTRUCTURE & THE ENVIRONMENT
SUD 403
BROWNFIELDS REDEVELOPMENT: PRACTICE AND IMPLEMENTATION
SUD 420
SUSTAINABLE URBAN FOOD SYSTEMS
SUD 430
SUSTAINABLE URBAN TRANSPORTATION
SUD 451
SUSTAINABLE CITIES AND FOOD JUSTICE
WGS 414
ANTIRACIST FEMINISMS
WGS 420
TRANSFORMATIVE JUSTICE: THEORY AND PRACTICE
WGS 465
GLOBALIZATION, TRANSNATIONALISM, AND GENDER
WGS 475
FEMINISMS OF THE BLACK DIASPORA
WGS 485
WOMEN, GENDER, AGENCY, AND SOCIAL CHANGE
WGS 488
QUEER THEORY: AN INTRODUCTION

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