Washington Center

International Policy

Credits: 
4
Instructor: 
Day and Time: 
Fridays, 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Quarter Dates: 
January 13 to March 17, 2017
Semester Dates: 
January 13 to April 21, 2017
Campus: 
UCDC
Category: 
Core Seminar
Description: 

This course’s first objective is to provide academic background and guidance to students whose internships involve international policy, international organizations, globalization, and international relations in general. Its second objective is to introduce participants to the latest literature and current debates on international and global change. What are the major actors in the international political arena of the 21st century? What are the characteristics of governmental, non-governmental, and intergovernmental actors engaged in international policy making?  Can we somewhat appraise the type of international system that we will live under during the next decades? Will the United States continue to be a major global power? In order to take advantage of our location in Washington, I will bring in practitioners from different policy communities to speak to us about their work. 

Syllabus:

*Required for all semester students enrolled in the Congress, Supreme Court, International Relations, International Development and Media seminars:  The last four weeks of this semester (March 20 – April 2, including Spring Break) will be spent in a special topics module taught by Professor Jennifer Diascro on Wednesdays, 6:30-9:30 p.m. This module will account for 15% of the core seminar final course grade. See syllabus below. Please contact Dr. Diascro at jennifer.diascro@ucdc.edu with questionsProfessor Danielson will teach the International Policy seminar on Fridays, from January 13-March 16. He will be your official instructor of record for the term, responsible for computing and submitting final course grades at the end of the semester.

**NO additional registration required.

Four Week Module Syllabus (forthcoming).

Course ID: 
UCDC101E01W17