MA Global Affairs and Management

  • This is the second of two courses which cover major theories and concepts in international relations. This second course focuses on the roles of power and principles in international relations. The roles of nationalism, state power, and sovereignty are examined and assessed in comparison to the roles of nongovernmental organizations, intergovernmental organizations and principles of international justice.

  • This is the first of two courses which cover major theories and concepts in international relations. This first course focuses on levels-of-analysis determinants of foreign policy. Individual/subnational, domestic state/society, and international systems/structural determinants of foreign policy are examined and applied.

  • This course covers research methodologies and analytical techniques used to analyze global issues. Tools used by international relations practitioners as well as researchers are emphasized. Topics include research design, quantitative methods, qualitative methods, policy analysis, and database resources.

  • This course covers fundamentals of global affairs including (1) major theories of international relations; and (2) key concepts and issues such as the nation-state and national interest, diplomacy and the use of force, international law, international organizations such as the United Nations, and the role of ethics in international affairs. A core theme of the course are the roles of power and principles in international relations. The role of political economy is incorporated in the separate course in Political Economy.

  • In Fundamentals II major emphasis continues to be on the development of speaking and listening proficiency, but increased attention is also given to reading and writing. Authentic materials in the target language reflect situations
    relevant to the international manager, except for non-Latin based languages or Asian languages.

  • Fundamentals I is intensive and emphasizes interactive activities that develop oral proficiency. Participants study the four communicative skills (listening, speaking, reading, and writing)with emphasis on the development of oral interaction. The use
    of a cassette player may be required. Classes meet four times a week.

  • This course is a continuation of Fundamentals I and II. It aims to help students further develop communicative skills in listening and speaking, with an additional emphasis on reading texts. The emphases of this course are: a) building up more vocabulary and grammatical structures for communications purposes, b) integrating the linguistic and cultural knowledge acquired in Fundamentals I and II with the new knowledge, c) introducing business content and terminology in instructions and activities.

  • This is an introductory course for beginning language learners. No prior knowledge is required. Students study language fundamentals such as pronunciations, vocabulary and grammar. The emphases are: a) establishing a solid foundation in pronunciations; b) building up vocabulary and sentence patterns in communicative contexts; c) introducing writing systems and preparing students to read characters. In addition, cultural and social information that go along with language use are also included in the teaching.

  • The learning program of this internship is largely supported by the sponsoring organization with some faculty involvement. Since academic credit is granted, it is required for the student to coordinate with the Faculty Advisor who facilitates the learning process throughout the internship. The student must discuss with the Faculty Advisor, regarding the academic paper (minimum 4-5 pages of a special internship topic) and the progress of the work during the internship (at least one session during the trimester).

  • The learning program of this internship is largely supported by the sponsoring organization with some faculty involvement. Since academic credit is granted, it is required for the student to coordinate with the Faculty Advisor who facilitates the learning process throughout the internship. The student must discuss with the Faculty Advisor, regarding the academic paper (minimum 4-5 pages of a special internship topic) and the progress of the work during the internship (at least one session during the trimester).

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