International Relations - CEA Courses
IRS320 International Organizations
This course analyzes the emergence, role and function of non-state actors in a global order no longer wholly state-centric and in which intergovernmental and transnational organizations are exercising ever-greater influence over the setting, monitoring and implementing of today's international agenda. Focus is placed on the UN System, regional efforts & non-governmental bodies. Credits: 3
IRS330 Spain & America: A Special Relationship
The bilateral relationship between Spain and the American continent has not only been a defining factor in the development of modern America (and, by extension, the modern world itself) but for long periods constituted one of the main pillars of global international relations and the world state system. These special ties will be analyzed from all possible angles and will cover political, economic, historical, cultural and religious perspectives. Credits: 3
IRS331 Globalization: Politics, Culture & Global Governance
Addressing the cliché and confusion surrounding the word "globalization," this course investigates, analyzes and reassesses the historical and social concept of globalization. This interdisciplinary investigation, while using the tools of sociology and the methods of political science, analyzes the issues of migration, trade, public goods, ideology, law and security. Prerequisites: introductory course in international relations, political science or sociology.
IRS340 The Politics of European Integration: an Italian Perspective
A comprehensive overview of contemporary Europe in terms of nationalism, multiculturalism, ethnicity, migration and integration, and an analysis of the range of factors that define the identities of Europeans (religion, geolinguistics, geogenetics, demography, geopolitics, regionalism and federalism). The problems of racism and xenophobia are set against multiculturalism and social pluralism. Credits: 3
IRS350 Ireland: Conflict Transformation & Reconciliation
This course interactively investigates the issue of conflict with specific reference to the Irish situation as well as other related international issues. You will examine a range of theoretical frameworks relating to conflict and will explore a variety of practical approaches presented by active practitioners aimed at transformation and reconciliation between individuals and communities. Prerequisites: One introductory course in Politics, International Relations, or History. Credits: 3.
IRS361 China in Global Politics
This course examines the development, structure, and operations of China's modern political system and situates its foreign policies within the larger context of globalization and international relations. Focus is placed upon China's development over the last three decades, from 1978 to the present, during which China not only carried out its domestic reforms but also integrated itself into the world arena. Prerequisites: Introductory courses in political science or international relations. Language of Instruction: English Credits: 3.
IRS451 Terrorism & Global Security
This course investigates and analyzes international terrorism, one of the most intractable political struggles taking place in the world today. Through case based simulations you explore the challenges and dilemmas members of the diplomatic, communications, security, and intelligence communities face in the daily struggle against this current global threat. Credits: 3