Document Type

Undergraduate Syllabus


Fall 2003



Course Number

DIPL 1001

Course Description

The purpose of this course is to expose Freshman students to three key topics in international affairs, taking advantage of the special research and teaching interests of three of the Whitehead School’s full-time faculty members. Students will gain an appreciation not only for the topics covered, but also for the complexity, variety, and appeal of international affairs as a course of study. An additional purpose of this course is to provide students with important skills that will be useful to them throughout their undergraduate careers and beyond, such as effective reading and writing skills.

Professor Philip Moremen will teach the module on International Environmental Politics; Dr. Anthony Wanis-St. John will teach the module on Games of International Relations, and Dr. Margarita M. Balmaceda will teach the module on The Politics of Ethnicity and Nationalism. Each group of students will have an introductory meeting with the faculty member in charge of their section, as well as at least four additional meetings on the module taught by him or her. The group will spend weeks 6-9 on module 2 (Prof. Wanis-St. John) and weeks 10-14 on module 3 (Prof. Balmaceda).