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Diplomacy & International Relations Concentration

“From quite early on, diplomacy has been as much about the negotiation of meaning, value and knowledge as of the negotiation of interests and positions .”
- Costas Constantinou and Paul Sharp, “Theoretical Perspectives in Diplomacy,” The SAGE Handbook of Diplomacy, 2016

The Diplomacy and International Relations concentration provides a foundation for those interested in pursuing careers in the foreign service or advanced studies in the field. Students selecting this concentration will study international relations, comparative politics, and their relationship to the study and practice of diplomacy.

Students in the Diplomacy and International Relations concentration are advised to complete the core course, PSC 140 Introduction to International Relations, before taking six courses from the following list. At least three of these must be at the 300-level.

  • INT 202 International Conflict and Cooperation
  • GEO 316 The European Union
  • PAX 218 Human Rights: Promises and Problematics
  • PAX 312 Transcending Coexistence: Truth, Justice and Reconciliation
  • PSC 242 American Foreign Policy
  • PSC 243 U.S. – Russian Relations
  • PSC 244 Latin American – United States Relations
  • PSC 245 Foreign Policies of Western Europe
  • PSC 246 Asian Foreign Policy
  • PSC 247 U.S. – Africa Relations
  • 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 259 Country Studies
  • PSC 281 Model UN
  • PSC 351 Revolution and Terrorism
  • PSC 356 Ethnic Conflict
  • PSC 316 Religion, Nationalism, and Politics
  • PSC 340 The European Union
  • PSC 342 Arms, Security and War
  • PSC 346 The United Nations and World Problems
  • PSC 347 Ethics in World Politics
  • PSC 354 Political Representation in Comparative Perspective
  • PSC 356 Ethnic Conflict in the Third World
  • PSC 366 National Security and the Constitution
  • PSC 367 Immigration Law