International Relations Certificate

On-Campus and Online Overview

The International Relations certificate is designed to enable students to be versed in the historical and emerging trends and events of international politics so that they are qualified to aid in the creation and/or analysis of policy at the advanced level. Students are challenged to read critically, think analytically, write effectively and argue eloquently. The objective is to help students deepen their knowledge of the theory and development of international events and biblical principles that they may apply this knowledge to their chosen career. Students will graduate better equipped to assess and recommend policy in a variegated field.

  • Describe the historic development of the international system from Westphalia to the present with reference to role of Christianity.
  • Analyze the role of state and non-state actors in contributing to conflict in the international system.
  • Describe the role of economic, political and social factors in the development of the international system.
  • Demonstrate expertise in one or more specific geographic areas.

Career Opportunities

  • Diplomat and Embassy Staff
  • Foreign Service Officer
  • Political Consultant
  • NGO Staff
  • Senate/House Committee Staff

Required Co-Requisites (0 credit hours)

Course Number, Title and Credit Hours

Fall

Spring

Summer

A

B

C

D

E

F

ENGL 500
Graduate Academic Writing Seminar
(0)
(must be taken during first semester)

x

x

x

x

x

x

UNIV LIB
Library Research and Resources
(3)
(must be taken during first semester)

x

x

x

x

x

x

International Relations Certificate (12 credit hours)
Complete four (4) of the following courses

Course Number, Title and Credit Hours

Fall

Spring

Summer

A

B

C

D

E

F

GOV 610
History of Political Theory
(3)

x

 

 

 

 

 

GOV 625
International Relations Theory
(3)

x

 

x

 

 

 

GOV 638
The European Union
(3)

 

 

 

 

full term

GOV 639
Anglo-American Constitutionalism
(3)

 

 

 

 

 

 

GOV 653
Mid-East Politics
(3)

 

x

 

 

 

 

GOV 655
International and Comparative Human Rights
(3)

 

 

 

 

 

 

GOV 659
Shari'a Law
(3)

 

 

 

 

 

 

GOV 672
Islamic Political Thought
(3)

 

 

 

x

 

 

GOV 673
Democracy and Democratization
(3)

x
(every other fall)

 

 

 

 

 

GOV 674
International Political Economy
(3)

 

 

 

 

 

 

GOV 676
Asian Politics
(3)

 

 

 

 

 

 

GOV 689
American Foreign Policy
(3)

 

 

x