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Washington Summer Practicum


Washington Semester Class Schedule
Day Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Class Name no class IRP 403 IRP 404 IRP 401, 402 no class
Time no class 6-9 p.m. 6-9 p.m. Times vary no class

Global Policy Seminar

IRP 401 Section M001, SU Course #11415

Spring 2020 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 Fulton Armstrong 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 Fulton Armstrong instructs this course.

Global Issues

IRP 403 Section M001, SU Course #11419

Professor Keagle's Spring 2020 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 instructs this course.

International Political Economy Issues

IRP 404 Section M001, SU Course # 11421

IRP 404 Spring 2020 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 Christopher Casey instructs this course.

Global Internship

IRP 471 Section M001, SU Course # 11423

Global Internship 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.

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