A Course Of Study In International Affairs

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Doctor of Arts (D.A.)


International Studies


It is unusual for a course of study in international affairs to be offered in the undergraduate curricula of small, liberal arts colleges. Yet, there is a great deal of interest nationally, in government as well as in academic circles, in remedying what is perceived as a curricular weakness. The course of study proposed in this paper introduces the undergraduate student to some of the major theories in international affairs while also surveying problem areas of the world in the 1980's. Since international affairs is an interdisciplinary field of study, the course includes materials from the disciplines of political science, economics, sociology, history, and geography. Both theoretical and factual information are introduced and analyzed. The intent is to broaden the student's perspective of the world and assist in developing skills in analysis and critical thinking.


Political Science, International Law and Relations

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