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Diplomacy & Critical Theory Concentration

“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.

Course Title Quarter Hours
INT 206IDENTITIES AND BOUNDARIES4
Choose five from the following: 20
INT 302
CRITICAL SOCIAL THEORY
INT 305
CULTURE AND INEQUALITY
INT 306
GLOBAL EMPIRES
INT 307
RACE, SEX, AND DIFFERENCE
INT 308
NATURE, SOCIETY AND POWER
INT 317
READING MARX'S CAPITAL
INT 318
SOCIETY, POLITICS AND CULTURE IN THE MIDDLE EAST
INT 326
GENDER AND INTERNATIONAL STUDIES
INT 327
POSTCOLONIALISM AND INTERNATIONAL STUDIES
INT 362
LANGUAGE AND THE POLITICS OF TERROR

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