College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences > Academics > Applied Diplomacy > Undergraduate > Applied Diplomacy (BA) > Concentration Requirements > Diplomacy & Critical Theory
“As it stands today, diplomatic theory and practice is for the most part the story of the European man: his triumphs, technologies of the self and methods for mediating otherness, hence the need to come up with an idea of diplomacy predicated on different subjectivities and set of ethico-politico considerations.” - Sam Okoth Opondo, “Decolonizing Diplomacy: Reflections on African Estrangement and Exclusion,” Sustainable Diplomacies, 2010
The Diplomacy and Critical Theory 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 Diplomacy and Critical Theory concentration are advised to take INT 206: Identities and Boundaries, before taking five additional courses from the following list. At least three of these must be at the 300-level.
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