WII 304: International and Foreign Policy Studies

Credits 3

This is an intensive academic seminar drawing on the talent from several sectors, including the State Department and other government agencies, foreign policy think tanks, international non-governmental organizations and embassies. Through academic and professional work, students will explore the contours of international relations in the 21st century. Study includes such vital diplomatic and national security questions as America’s role in the tumultuous post Arab Spring Middle East, the future of Afghanistan, the continued challenge posed by transnational actors such as Al Qaeda and the foreign policy implications of the declining world economy. Sample internships include U.S. Department of State, U.S. Department of Defense, Woodrow Wilson Center, Embassy of Kuwait, Atlantic Council, U.S. Coast Guard and Amnesty International. Graded by WII faculty.

  • Completion of four Liberal Education Core Areas.