Washington Semester Program


Washington Semester Class Schedule






 Class Name and Times


IRP 403

6-9 PM

IRP 404

6-9 PM

IRP 401, 402

Times vary


Global Policy Seminar
IRP 401 Section M001, SU Course # 11415 

Fall 2017 Syllabus for IRP 401 and IRP 402

(3 credits) This traveling, all-day weekly seminar on how U.S. foreign and national security policy is made and "How Washington Works" features guest speakers and visits to agencies and institutions such as Congress, the National Security Council, the State Department, various foreign embassies, think tanks, and NGOs.

Professor Ryan Williams ( bio) instructs this course.  

Global Policy Practicum
IRP 402 Section M001, SU Course # 11417 

(3 credits) Integrated with IRP 401. Course description same as above.

Professor Ryan Williams ( bio) instructs this course.  


Global Issues
IRP 403 Section M001, SU Course # 11419 

Fall 2017 Syllabus

(3 credits) An evening seminar on global policy issues such as weapons of mass destruction proliferation, human rights, AIDS, global warming, energy, and drugs.  Features class discussion, debates, and decision making simulation.  Examines the factors decision-makers must consider. 

Professor James Keagle ( bio) instructs this course.  

International Political Economy Issues
IRP 404 Section M001, SU Course # 11421 

Fall 2017 Syllabus

(3 credits) An evening seminar on topics such as trade, energy, domestic economic interests, impacts of globalization, tradeoffs between economic and political priorities.  Focus on the economic dimension of political/military issues and the politics of economic issues; guest speakers from international economic organizations and institutes in the nation's capital. 

Professor Wayne Morrison instructs this course.


Global Internship
IRP 471 Section M001, SU Course # 11423 

Fall 2015 Syllabus

(3 credits) An internship with a U.S. government office, international agency, non-governmental organization, or in the private sector, usually three days a week. 

Professor Ryan Williams ( bio) instructs this course.

For more information contact maxwellindc@maxwell.syr.edu.