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Diplomacy, Culture & Identity Concentration

“’A society’s culture,’ says Ward Goodenough, ‘consists of whatever it is one has to know or believe in order to operate in a manner acceptable to its members.’ The same might be said of the manifest culture of the international society, the diplomatic culture.”
- James Der Derian, On Diplomacy, 1987

The Diplomacy, Culture and Identity concentration provides a foundation for those interested in pursuing multiple career trajectories, including preparation for advanced studies in the field. Students will have the opportunity to place the study and practice of diplomacy into conversation with the disciplines of history, sociology, anthropology, international studies, peace studies, political science and religious studies.

Students in the Diplomacy, Culture and Identity concentration are advised to take GEO 172: Cultural Geography, before choosing five additional courses from the following list. At least three of these must be at the 300-level.

  • ABD 100 Introduction to African and Black Diaspora Studies
  • ABD 200 Africa: Peoples, Cultures, Ideas and Movements
  • ABD 206 Afro-Caribbean and Afro-Latin America: Peoples, Cultures, Ideas, and Movements
  • ABD 230 Stereotypes and Black Identity
  • ABD 235 Harlem Renaissance and Negritude
  • ABD 254 African Politics (Crosslist with PSC)
  • ABD 305 Pan-Africanism
  • ABD 345 The Literature of Identity
  • GEO 269 Cultural and Political Ecology
  • HST 241 World Refugee Crisis
  • INT 204 Cultural Analysis
  • INT 326 General and International Studies
  • LST 201 Struggle and Resistance in Latin America
  • LST 202 Constructing Latino Communities
  • LST 207 Afro-Caribbean and Afro-Latin America: Peoples, Cultures, Ideas, and Movements
  • LST 217 Work in a Globalized World
  • LST 252 Latin American Politics (Crosslist with PSC)
  • LST 303 Border Matters: Literature and Culture in the Latino/a Borderlands
  • LST 321 Globalization in the Americas
  • LST 348 Indigenous Political Struggles
  • PAX 228 Identity, Privilege, and Social Change
  • PAX 268 Disability Studies: An Introduction
  • PSC 218 African-American Politics
  • PSC 250 European Politics
  • PSC 251 Russian Politics
  • PSC 252 Latin American Politics
  • PSC 253 Asian Politics
  • PSC 254 African Politics
  • PSC 255 Middle East Politics
  • PSC 350 Japanese Politics
  • PSC 352 Chinese Politics
  • PSC 353 Comparative Democracy and Dictatorship
  • PSC 358 Global Gender Issues
  • REL 202 Ethical Worlds: Moral Issues Across Cultures
  • REL 217 Muslim Cultures in Global Contexts
  • REL 246 Traditions of Chinese Popular Culture (Crosslist with AAS 224)
  • REL 260 Religion and Political Conflict
  • REL 262 Religion and Globalization
  • REL 263 Religion and Politics in the Middle East
  • REL 264 Colonization, Religion and Resistance
  • REL 278 Women and Religion