Government Courses and Opportunities
If you are interested in the international relations and politics, a career in government or diplomacy could be for you. The following Global Studies courses are available for undergraduates, these courses connect students interests to possible careers.
GLOB 241/POLS 241 INTRODUCTION TO GLOBAL POLITICS
Introduction to the field of global politics focused on the development of the nation-state system and political interactions among countries over issues of war and peace, human rights, economic and environmental policies. Also explores the evolution and work of international institutions and non-governmental organizations.
HIS 351 HISTORY OF MODERN EUROPE: 1815 TO THE PRESENT
This course examines the major political, economic and intellectual developments since 1815. It emphasizes the significant events, patterns, and themes in Western history within the context of the modern world.
POLS 361 COMPARATIVE POLITICS
This course examines government/citizen interactions in various countries around the world. Topics include the historical evolution of modern democracies, different governmental and citizen participation processes within today’s democratic countries, historical and contemporary non-democratic systems, and the processes of political and economic liberalization in authoritarian countries.
POLS 363 LATIN AMERICAN POLITICS
Students explore the social and political foundations of Latin American societies, and their contemporary political institutions and practices. This course focuses on the varying roles played by political culture, the main political actors, foreign intervention, and developmental issues in Latin American politics.
POLS 463 ETHICS AND INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS
“All’s fair in love and war” used to effectively summarize global politics, but, in recent years, moral considerations have become major, but still controversial, components of many policy discussions. This course will examine issues such as the ethical constraints on the use of force, human rights norms, issues created by global inequality and by development programs, and ethical implications of the global economy and multinational corporations.
POLS 464 POLITICAL IDEOLOGIES: OLD AND NEW
This course undertakes a comparative examination of the political ideologies, both old and new, which underlie the structures of power and inspire the political arguments that define the contemporary world. It explores and compares the diverse values and beliefs of Liberalism, Conservatism, Socialism, Anarchism, Fascism, Feminism, Environmentalism/Ecologism, Nationalism, Religious Fundamentalism, and Multiculturalism.
COM 361 PUBLIC RELATIONS
COM 365 LANGUAGE, CULTURE AND COMMUNICATION
ECO 471 INTERNATIONAL TRADE
HIS 377 GANDHI AND MANDELA
LGLS 211 THE LEGAL ENVIRONMENT OF BUSINESS
LGLS 381 GLOBAL DIMENSIONS OF LAW
LGLS 386 HISTORY, LAW AND THE HOLOCAUST
LGLS 412 LAW OF FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS
LGLS 443 LEGAL ETHICS
LGLS 443 INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS LAW
LCS 379 ASIAN AMERICAN STUDIES
LCS 380 LATIN AMERICAN STUDIES
LCS 385 COMPARATIVE RELIGIONS
LCS 389 COMMUNITY ETHNOGRAPHY
LCS 457 ETHICS
POLS 256 GOVERNMENT AND SOCIETY IN AMERICA
POLS 351 UNITED STATES FOREIGN POLICY
POLS 351 THE POLITICS OF GOVERNMENT AND BUSINESS IN AMERICA
POLS 353 POLITICAL PARTIES AND ELECTIONS
POLS 361 COMPARATIVE POLITICS
POLS 363 LATIN AMERICAN POLITICS
POLS 364 EUROPEAN POLITICS
POLS 365 THE MIDDLE EAST IN WAR AND PEACE
POLS 366 POLITICS OF ASIA
POLS 456 THE PRESIDENCY IN MODERN AMERICAN POLITICS
POLS 462 INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS
POLS 471 RUSSIAN AND EAST EUROPEAN POLITICS
POLS 481 POLITICS OF DEVELOPING COUNTRIES
POLS 483 POLITICS OF INTERNATIONAL ECONOMIC RELATIONS
PSY 465 CROSS-CULTURAL PSYCHOLOGY
PSY 470 SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY
PSY 486 JUDGEMENT AND DECISION MAKING
SOC 354SL GLOBALIZATION AND CHILDHOOD
SOC 370 CRIME AND JUSTICE
SOC 451 POPULATION AND SOCIETY
SOC 453 RACE AND ETHNICITY
Intern/Project Assistant, Central and West Africa, National Democratic Institute, Washington D.C.
The intern will be responsible for assisting with implementation of democratic development programs in Guinea, Niger, and other countries in the region. The intern will research and share foreign and domestic newspaper, provide administrative support on assigned country programs, assist with program logistics and translate documents and other tasks.
Intern/Project Assistant, Program Coordination, National Democratic Institute, Washington D.C.
The National Democratic Institute for International Affairs (NDI) is seeking an Intern/Project Assistant who will be a member of Program Coordination, an administrative team that serves as the primary point of contact with donors on agreement-related issues, in-house resource on compliance with donor regulations and NDI policies, administrator of the Institute’s global awards and custodian of award documents. The intern assists in coordinating internal team workflow processes, information management, team functions and administrative tasks, and the grants management database.
Summer 2016 Internship: U.S. Department of State Internship Program
The U.S. Department of State Student Internship is an unpaid, intensive internship offering U.S. citizen undergraduate and graduate students a chance to participate in the formulation and implementation of U.S. foreign policy, working closely with representatives of the U.S. Department of State’s Foreign and Civil Services. The program is both professionally and academically beneficial, providing participants with hands-on experience and insight into the substance and daily operations of U.S. foreign policy.
Office Director, Department of State, Washington D.C.
This position is located in the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor, Office of Security and Human Rights, where the incumbent serves as Director, responsible for overseeing the development of Department policies and the execution of programs on the national security domain, ensuring consistency of human rights policy and programs with the objectives of U.S. foreign policy. This includes promotion of human rights and national security; effective integration of human rights and national security with broader political and economic foreign policy; and coordination with Congress, other government agencies, and public and private organizations.
Foreign Affairs Officer, Department of State, Washington D.C.
This position is located in the Office of Multilateral Affairs within the Counterterrorism (CT) Bureau's Directorate of Homeland Security and Multialteral Affairs (HSMA). The incumbent is responsible for developing and coordinating U.S. government counterterrorism policy and capacity building programs in regional and multilateral fora and organizations such as the African Union (AU) and African Regional Economic Communities (RECs), the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), the Arab League, the G-7 and its Roma-Lyon Group, NATO, and others depending on the region of assignment.
Foreign Affairs Specialist, Department of State, Washington D.C.
Department of State, Washington
This position is located in the Department of State's (DOS) Bureau of Counterterrorism (CT), Office of Programs. The Bureau exercises policy and budget oversight for all State Department counterterrorism programs, including training, and works closely with the regional bureaus. The incumbent serves as Foreign Affairs Specialist, providing CT program planning, implementation, and performance oversight.
Foreign Affairs Officer, USAJOBS Opportunity
Duties include researching, identifying, and recruiting qualified U.S. experts from multiple thematic areas of strategic importance to the Department for the purpose of furthering U.S. diplomacy.
Foreign Affairs Specialist, USAJOBS Opportunity
The incumbent will serve as the Regional Affairs Analyst/Desk Officer, responsible for identifying and focusing senior policy attention on international issues with the Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security (DHS) or international security implications. Duties include initiating independent analysis of highly-complex international policy, strategy, concept, and program issues, overseas force posture alternatives, and implication of broad changes to the international maritime environment.