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Washington Summer Practicum

Courses

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 6-8:40 p.m. 6-8:40 p.m. Times vary no class


IRP 401 | Global Policy Seminar |  Fulton Armstrong 

(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.

IRP 402 | Global Policy Practicum |  Fulton Armstrong 

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

IRP 403 | Global Issues | James Keagle

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

IRP 404 | International Political Economy Issues | Christopher Casey 

(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.

IRP 471 | Global Internship | Mark Jacobson 

(variable 3-6 credits) An internship with a U.S. government office, international agency, non-governmental organization, or in the private sector. Students typically intern 20-30 hours a week.

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