The American Foreign Policy Certificate provides an understanding of U.S. foreign policy and the history of its conduct since America became a world power. Students may choose the study of selected arts of statecraft and American relations in key areas of the world. This program prepares students for careers in diplomacy, policymaking, and non-governmental organization work.
Program Learning Outcomes
- Students will demonstrate knowledge of basic terms, concepts, history, theories, and geography related to American foreign policy.
- Students will demonstrate an understanding of the current and future foreign policy challenges facing the United States.
- Students will demonstrate knowledge of the principles of the American founding and their relevance to U.S. national security and foreign policy.
- Students will demonstrate the ability to assess arguments, identify logical flaws, and obtain supporting or corrective information.
- Students will demonstrate the use of clear, effective and persuasive communications.
- IWP 608 Sources of American Political Thought (2 credits)
- IWP 635 History of American Foreign Policy
- IWP 638 US Foreign Policy: Current and Future Challenges
One Area-Study Course
- IWP 603 Russian Politics and Foreign Policy
- IWP 604 Islam and Geopolitics in Eurasia
- IWP 623 U.S.-Latin American Relations: Threats and Opportunities
- IWP 630 Chinese Grand Strategy: Foreign and Military Policy
- IWP 639 U.S.-African Relations
- IWP 645 Islam in Contemporary Global Politics
- IWP 653 The Contemporary Balkans
- IWP 658 Contemporary Conflict in the Greater Middle East
- IWP 671 The United States and China in Power Transition: Geography, History and Ideology
- IWP 677 Chinese Military Thought and History
- IWP 680 Modern China
- IWP 685 The Turks: Relations with the MENA, Europe and America, Then and Now
- IWP 693A/B: The European Union
- IWP 694A/B: Intermarium: Politics and History of Central and Eastern Europe
- IWP 703 The Theory and Practice of North Korea Espionage (2 credits) (If you choose this course, please take two additional credits of electives.)
- IWP 708 Female Roles in Contemporary Insurgencies & Small Armies (2 credits) (If you choose this course, please take two additional credits of electives.)
- IWP 710 The United States and Taiwan, 1895-Present
(4 credits required)
- IWP 609 Economic Statecraft and Conflict
- IWP 615 Western Moral and Political Thought (2 credits)
- IWP 632 U.S. Intelligence in the Cold War and Beyond
- IWP 637 Public Diplomacy
- IWP 672 Crisis Management and Decisionmaking
- IWP 679 Defense Strategy, Planning and Budgeting
- IWP 687 U.S. Bilateral Security Agreements (2 credits)