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Curriculum

The M.A. in Political Science - United Nations and Global Policy Studies is a 36 credit (12 courses) program designed to meet the flexibility required in light of the professional commitments many of our students have.

All students enrolled in M.A. Program in United Nations and Global Policy Studies are required to take the following Core Courses:

  • 790:500 Introduction to the United Nations: Theory, Institutions, Policy and Processes
  • 790:501 Theory and Method in the Study of Global Affairs
  • 790:599 Capstone Seminar in United Nations and Global Policy Studies

Concentrations

In addition to core courses, the UNMA curriculum is organized around five areas of concentration that are meant to offer a specialization which a student can present to an prospective employer. Concentrations, however, are not meant to constrain the choice of courses that are of interest to UNMA students. If students are planing to take any courses outside of the UNMA Program they need to get an approval from the Executive Director of the UNMA Program.



Democracy, Participation, and Community

Course Title Credits
16:790:590 Research Internship in United Nations and Global Policy Studies 3
16:790:510 Democracy in Crisis: Problems of Consolidation  3
16:790:511 United Nations: Politics, Institutions and Practices 3
16:790:512 Politics of Globalization in Theory and Practice  3
16:790:513 Indigenous Political Theory 3
16:790:514 Post-Communism Transitions in Easter Europe and Central Asia  3
16:790:515 Globalization and Forced Migration 3
16:790:516 Theories of Democratic Transitions 3
16:790:517 Education for Global Citizenship 3
16:790:532 "Mutually Reinforcing": Democracy, Development and Human Rights 3
16:790:537 Gender Equality, Women's Empowerment and the United Nations 3
     

Human Rights, Gender Equality, and International Law

Course Title Credits
16:790:590 Research Internship in United Nations and Global Policy Studies 3
16:790:530 International Criminal Law and Anti-Corruption 3
16:790:531 Human Trafficking and the United Nations 3
16:790:532 "Mutually Reinforcing": Democracy, Development and Human Rights  3
16:790:533 Islam, Women and Development 3
16:790:534  Human Rights and the United Nations 3
16:790:535 International Women's Rights 3
16:790:536 International Law and the United Nations 3
16:790:515 Globalization and Forced Migration 3
16:790:554 Transitional Justice and Constitutionalism in a Globalized World 3
     
     

Conflict Resolution, Counter-terrorism, and Cyber Security

Course Title Credits
16:790:590 Research Internship in United Nations and Global Policy Studies 3
16:790:550 Theory and Method in the Study of Conflict Resolution 3
16:790:551 Theories and Practices of International Negotiations 3
16:790:552 Theories of Military and Diplomatic Policy 3
16:790:553 Politics, Economics and Security in East Asia 3
16:790:554 Transitional Justice and Constitutionalism in a Globalized World 3
16:790:555 Origins of Radicalism & Political Instability in the Contemporary Middle East 3
16:790:556 State Building after Civil Wars: The Role of the UN & International Community 3
16:790:557 Global Politics of Internet Security (Spec Topic) 3
Special Topics Global Politics of Internet Security 3
Special Topics Cyber Security and Artificial Intelligence  3
     

Entrepreneurship, Sustainable Development & Security

Course Title Credits
16:790:590 Research Internship in United Nations and Global Policy Studies 3
16:790:570 International Trade 3
16:790:571 Global Governance of Financial Crises 3
16:790:572 Politics of Water and Security 3
16:790:573 Global Business Models & Socially Responsible Investment 3
16:790:574 Political Risk Analysis and Business Intelligence  3
16:790:575 International Business Ethics Regulations and the State 3

Development, Environment, and Public Health

Course Title Credits
16:790:590 Research Internship in United Nations and Global Policy Studies 3
16:790:580 Global Environmental Politics and the United Nations 3
16:790:581 Political Economy of the UN Sustainable Development Goals 3
16:790:582 The Politics of Global Food (In)Security 3
     

Supplemental Courses

Internship in United Nations and Global Policy Studies

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