Graduate Courses

POLS 522 Developing Countries in International Politics Credits 3

Examination of the role of the developing countries in international politics with particular focus on increased differentiation within these state with the emergence of NICs. The implications of the end of the Cold War for the future of South and North-South relations.

POLS 525 Current Issues in World Politics I Credits 3

New forces in world politics and the evolution of the contemporary system. Case studies of selected problem areas in regional and global politics.

POLS 526 Current Issues in World Politics II Credits 3

Theoretical implications of current developments in regional and global politics. Discussion of selected issues.

POLS 527 International Politics of the Balkans Credits 3

Examination of the role of the Balkans in international politics with special emphasis on the politics of the post-Cold War era.

POLS 528 Nationalism and Ethnicity in World Politics Credits 3

Examination of nationalism, nation-building, the nation, state and the nation-state system. Special emphasis on ethnicity in the post-Cold War era.

POLS 529 International Law and Organizations Credits 3

Examination of nature and evolution of international law and organizations, with particular emphasis on the United Nations.

POLS 590 Research and Reading In International Relations Credits 3
POLS 591 Research and Reading in International Relations Credits 3
POLS 631 International Migration and Refugees Credits 3

Study of the causes and consequences of international migration and refugee movements with particular emphasis on the role of government, IGOs, and NGOs in the management and resolution of problems associated with migration and refugees.

POLS 644 Politics of Black Sea Cooperation Credits 3

Examination of the Black Sea region and the problems and prospects for cooperation and stability in the area.

POLS 651 Politics of Soviet Successor States Credits 3

Examination of prospects for the former republics of the Soviet Union, with special emphasis on problems of transition to democracy, market economy, and their position in the emerging international system.