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Courses for Fall 2020

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INTR 101-001 TRANSNATL ISSUES GLOBAL NISHINO, TOMOHARU
PLANTAN, FRANK
TR 1030AM-1200PM This course is designed to provide students with an introduction to transnational issues and world politics and to acquaint them with some of the leading issues, theories, concepts and processes, and history that shape and define world events. It is suitable for students embarking on long-term study of international affairs as well as for students with other majors and intellectual interest who simply want to know more about how the world works and how the material covered in this class affects their lives. It is expected that students taking the course will gain an ability to analyze, understand objectively evaluate and appreciate the complex dynamics that affect "global politics" writ large, including issues relating to trade, diplomacy, people-to-people and business transactions, and shifts in demography, borders, international institutions and global governance. In additional to issues of diplomacy, statecraft, and security we will assess some of the major international issues of our time (i.e. climate change, proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, genocide and human trafficking) and debate the prospects for bringing peace and prosperity to a world that is rife with conflict and poverty.
    INTR 350-001 RES METHODS/PRAC IN IR BOWDEN, DAVID TR 0300PM-0430PM International Relations is concerned with both theory and practice so we employ a range of analytical tools to examine actors and events in world politics. The purpose of this course is to introduce students to the various research methods utilized by students and scholars in the field of IR including: case studies, historical - comparative and archival research, survey research, interviewing techniques, simulations, quantitative and statistical analysis.
      MAJORS ONLY; COLLEGE QUANTITATIVE DATA ANALYSIS REQ.; PERMISSION NEEDED FROM DEPARTMENT; QUANTITATIVE DATA ANALYSIS COURSE
      INTR 390-301 SENIOR SEMINAR FOR THESIS RESEARCH MCGUIRE, SARA W 0200PM-0500PM Seminar in International Relations. A two semester sequence including review of advanced International Relations theory and research methods for the preparation of the senior thesis.
        MAJORS ONLY; SEATS RESERVED FOR SENIORS
        INTR 390-302 SENIOR SEMINAR FOR THESIS RESEARCH BOWDEN, DAVID M 0200PM-0500PM Seminar in International Relations. A two semester sequence including review of advanced International Relations theory and research methods for the preparation of the senior thesis.
          MAJORS ONLY; SEATS RESERVED FOR SENIORS
          INTR 390-303 SENIOR SEMINAR FOR THESIS RESEARCH JAN, FARAH TR 0130PM-0300PM Seminar in International Relations. A two semester sequence including review of advanced International Relations theory and research methods for the preparation of the senior thesis.
            MAJORS ONLY; SEATS RESERVED FOR SENIORS
            INTR 390-304 SENIOR SEMINAR FOR THESIS RESEARCH MCGUIRE, SARA R 0130PM-0430PM Seminar in International Relations. A two semester sequence including review of advanced International Relations theory and research methods for the preparation of the senior thesis.
              MAJORS ONLY; SEATS RESERVED FOR SENIORS
              INTR 390-305 SENIOR SEMINAR FOR THESIS RESEARCH JAN, FARAH TR 1030AM-1200PM Seminar in International Relations. A two semester sequence including review of advanced International Relations theory and research methods for the preparation of the senior thesis.
                MAJORS ONLY; SEATS RESERVED FOR SENIORS
                INTR 395-301 SENIOR PROJECT I MCGUIRE, SARA R 0130PM-0430PM This seminar will prepare students to plan, implement, and present their senior research project. Students will draw on the experience and insight they have gained in the course of their fieldwork or internship to develop defensible policy recommendations for their target audience. As such, the seminar will introduce students to the policy formation process as they develop the practical skills needed to formulate and produce actionable policy recommendations. Students will produce a formal report and will present their findings to relevant stakeholders at the conclusion of the Seminar. This class will ensure that students develop the skills necessary to undertake a substantive research project.
                  MAJORS ONLY; SEATS RESERVED FOR SENIORS; PERMISSION NEEDED FROM DEPARTMENT