Fall 2017 Course Descriptions for International Affairs

INAF 301 International Relations: 21st Century Challenges
This course covers contemporary international relations, including the reaction to terrorism in 2001; economic globalization and international trade; human rights and immigration issues; and concerns about climate change.

INAF 315P Topic: Soft Power: Persuasion Science in Modern Politics

INAF 459 Sem: Arab Spring Revolutions in 2011
In early 2011, Tunisia, Egypt, Yemen, and other Arab countries experienced popular uprisings to bring down old authoritarian leaders and demand democratic rule. This course analyzes the background factors of each country, while examining the different revolutionary outcomes. Students interpret these historical events in terms of general theories about social movements and revolutions around the world.