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Graduate Certificate in
International Affairs

Courses

To earn the online graduate certificate in international affairs, you must successfully complete four required 3-credit courses.

Required Courses (12 credits)
Title Abbreviation Description Credits
Foundations of Diplomacy and International Relations Theory INTAF 802

Address the central tenets of diplomacy and international relations and theories and concepts that underpin the study of international relations.

3 credits
The Role of Intelligence in International Relations INTAF 812

Examine how governments gather intelligence, how intelligence is analyzed, and what impact it has on policymakers.

3 credits
Weapons of Mass Destruction and International Security INTAF 817

Explore how nuclear weapons revolutionized thinking about war and peace among major powers and how they can become a primary focus of international diplomacy.

3 credits
Colloquium INTAF 890

Continuing seminars that consist of series of individual lectures by faculty, students, or outside speakers. Introduces students to quantitative methods applicable to various issue areas, including international relations, economics, business, law, education, health, and environment.

3 credits

*In some cases, at the discretion of the head of the certificate program, substitution of one (3-credit) relevant course from an appropriate unit may be possible.

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