Washington Center

International Policy

Day and Time: 
Tuesday, 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Quarter Dates: 
January 9 to March 13, 2018
Semester Dates: 
January 9 to April 18, 2018
Core Seminar

This seminar is designed to help you to engage critically and think systematically about crucial questions of international and global affairs. Through weekly news briefings, student research, and course readings, we will engage with a wide range of issues and problems that are international or global, while identifying and trying to understand the behavior of major actors in the international political arena of the 21st century. This is a research seminar, but the approach is applied, civic, and polemical, rather than academic and theoretical. Over the course of term, each student will conduct research and complete several written, visual, and oral assignments on a contemporary political or policy problem of their choice that is global in scope.


Draft Syllabus

*Required for all semester students enrolled in the Congress, Supreme Court, International Development, International Policy and Media seminars:  

The last four weeks of this semester (March 21 to April 18) 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 (forthcoming). Please contact Dr. Diascro at jennifer.diascro@ucdc.edu with questions. 

Dr. Danielson will officially be your instructor of record for the term, responsible for computing and submitting final course grades at the end of the term.

**NO additional registration required.

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