Bachelor of Arts in International Relations and Diplomacy
Sept | Jan
40 months / 4 years
120 American credits
Heidelberg, Madrid, Paris and Online
WHAT are You going to learn?
Learn-by-living in different international locations and acquire the knowledge, experiences, skills, and global mindset to become a Smart Global Professional.
Graduates of this Bachelor’s Degree in International Relations and Diplomacy will be able to:
- Understand key GLOBAL POLITICAL ISSUES affecting the world today, including global governance, conflict resolution, or human rights, and propose effective solutions.
- Get the skills to analyze GLOBAL ECONOMIC PROBLEMS including globalization, trade, and financial regulation and make recommendations to promote sustainable and inclusive economic growth.
- Learn to navigate complex relationships between STATE AND NON-STATE ACTORS to promote cooperation and dialogue.
- Study INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS roles, challenges and opportunities and be prepared to work effectively within them.
- Participate and propose innovative solutions in new 21ST CENTURY CHALLENGES for the international community, including cybersecurity, climate change, and pandemics.
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Required General Education Courses
|AR 222||Art History||3|
|PSY 1021||General Psychology||3|
|HI 226||European History – Napoleonic Period to Present||3|
|FR/GE/SP 101||Beginning Foreign Language 1||3|
|MGF 1107**||College Mathematics||3|
|FR/GE/SP 102||Beginning Foreign Language 2||3|
|EN 111||English Composition: Expository Writing||3|
|IR 221**||Introduction to International Relations||3|
|EN 112**||English: Research and Writing||3|
|SO 137||Science and Society||3|
|PS 221**||Introduction to Political Science||3|
Required Core Courses
|IR 341**||Concepts of International Relations||3|
|IR 370||Writing For Foreign Affairs||3|
|EC 452**||Resources & the Environment||3|
|BA 384||Behavioral Aspects||3|
|EC 457**||Economy of Developing Countries||3|
|IR 456**||The European Union||3|
|IR 331**||Modern Diplomacy||3|
|BA 437||Multinational Enterprise||3|
|IR 335**||American Foreign Policy||3|
|GEB 1350**||Introduction to International Business||3|
|IR 353**||The Political Economy of North South Relations||3|
|ECO 2013**||Principles of Microeconomics||3|
|IR 450**||Practical Diplomacy||3|
|ECO 2023**||Principles of Macroeconomics||3|
|IR 481**||Selected Topics in International Relations||3|
|EN 200**||Cross Cultural Communications||3|
|IR 470**||International Economic Policies & Institutions||3|
|EN 373||Public Speaking||3|
|PS 370**||American Political System||3|
|IR 356**||International Relations of the Pacific Region||3|
|ACG 2001||Accounting I||3|
|BA 439||International Business Policy||3|
|ACG 2011||Accounting II||3|
|BA 469||Entrepreneurship & New Ventures||3|
|MAR 2011||Principles of Marketing||3|
|EC 352||Economic Geography||3|
|BA 427||Marketing Management||3|
|BA 261**||Principles of Business Law||3|
|EC 454**||Monetary Theory and Comparative Banking Systems||3|
|FR/GE/SP 201||Intermediate Foreign Language 1 (or any 200-400 electives)||3|
|PSY 376||Organizational Psychology||3|
|FR/GE/SP 202||Intermediate Foreign Language 2 (or any 200-400 level electives)||3|
|IT 103||Applications of Computers||3|
|IR 436||The Middle East||3|
|EN 490||Intercultural Communication||3|
|BA 369||Introduction to Sustainable Development||3|
|HI 225||European History to 1815||3|
|BA 370||Business Communications||3|
|MAT 172||Applied Mathematics||3|
|BA 401||Human Resources||3|
|EC 455||International Trade & Finance||3|
|EC 310||Intermediate Economic Theory||3|
* Curriculum subject to change. Each campus and program may have extra requirements and exceptions. Additional UoR Final Thesis required if applying for dual degree.
** Course with double evaluation system with UoR if applying for dual degree