Requirements for Major » Thematic Concentrations
GLOBAL HEALTH & ENVIRONMENT
(Core course: I202)
Focus is on the international dimension of health and environmental issues through the study of global diseases, local responses to disease prevention and environmental disasters, and the attitudes and values behind human interactions with environments.
(Core course: I203)
Focus is on the interaction between social, political and economic forces and human development conditions at global, national and subnational scales.
HUMAN RIGHTS & INTERNATIONAL LAW
(Core course: I204)
Focus is on universal struggles for social change and international accords on human rights through cross-cultural, interdisciplinary and historical perspectives as well as the manner in which international law is interpreted and enforced in local contexts.
INTERNATIONAL COMMUNICATION & THE ARTS
(Core course: I205)
Focus is on forms of cultural expression and the production and circulation of ideas, images and information from comparative and global perspectives. Issues include the role of digital media, communication modes and the arts in defining complex group identities and in local responses to global phenomena.
IDENTITY & CONFLICT
(Core course: I206)
Focus is on the role group identities play in shaping national and international discourses, actions and policies, and on the emergence and development of conflicts around the world. Issues include the prevalence of nationalistic movements, the salience of ethnic and religious identification and the importance of conflict resolution.
DIPLOMACY, SECURITY, GOVERNANCE
(Core course: I210)
Focus is on issues of global governance through understanding the development of the international states system and the efficacy of diplomatic efforts in addressing global security concerns.