Switzerland: International Studies and Multilateral Diplomacy (Summer)

Coursework

Prerequisites:
None required, but students with at least basic French proficiency will be at a linguistic advantage.

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The program’s thematic seminar examines the evolution and role of international organizations in contemporary international relations. It also provides an overview of the UN system in the context of multilateral diplomacy.

Students also embark on an independent project, directing their interests toward a specific research question. The program includes an intensive French language component.

The following syllabi are either from a recent session of this program or for an upcoming session. Because courses develop and change over time to take advantage of dynamic learning opportunities, actual course content will vary from term to term.

The syllabi can be useful for students, faculty, and study abroad offices in assessing credit transfer. Read more about credit transfer.

International Studies and Multilateral Diplomacy Seminar - syllabus (PDF)
(EURO 3000 / 3 credits / 45 class hours)
International Studies and Multilateral Diplomacy Seminar - syllabus (PDF)
(EURO 5000 / 3 credits / 45 class hours)
The thematic seminar provides a thorough background in international studies. The political, economic, security, strategic and environmental dimensions of the rapidly evolving international system in the context of globalization will be addressed. Moreover, the seminar examines the strategies of international, supranational and non-governmental organizations to current challenges to peace, stability and sustainable development.

Project on International Studies and Multilateral Diplomacy - syllabus (PDF)
(EURO 3060 / 3 credits / 45 class hours)
Project on International Studies and Multilateral Diplomacy - syllabus (PDF)
(EURO 5060 / 3 credits / 45 class hours)
Students choose to focus on a specific research question. Individual projects are subject to approval by the academic directors and may also be dependent on the nature of the topic and feasability of the project.

Intensive Language Study: French I - syllabus (PDF)
(FREN 1000 / 3 credits / 45 class hours)
Intensive Language Study: French II - syllabus (PDF)
(FREN 2000 / 3 credits / 45 class hours)
Intensive Language Study: French III - syllabus (PDF)
(FREN 2500 / 3 credits / 45 class hours)
Intensive Language Study: French IV - syllabus (PDF)
(FREN 3000 / 3 credits / 45 class hours)
Emphasis on speaking and comprehension skills through classroom and field instruction. Students are placed in intensive beginning, intermediate, or advanced classes based on in-country evaluation, including oral proficiency testing.


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Credits: 9

Duration: 6 weeks

Program Base: Geneva

Language Study: French

Prerequisites: None required, but students with at least basic French proficiency will be at a linguistic advantage. Read more...

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