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Master of Arts in International Relations

Current Course Offerings

MAIR Courses June 2015 through August 2016 (May 15, 2015)

Summer 2015

POLS 494/594 (3 units): Politics in India, Professor Nadkarni, Travel Seminar to India, in June and July, registration now closed. 

POLS 596 (1.5 units): Comparative Political Parties, Professor Hoyo, Mondays and Thursdays, 530 to 820, June 4 through June 25 (seven sessions.)

POLS 596 (1.5 units): Nuclear Power and Proliferation, Professor Willoughby, Mondays and Thursdays 530 to 820, July 6 through July 30 (seven sessions, no class on July 20.)  

POLS 365/565 (3 units): Politics in Russia, Professor Nadkarni, Mondays through Thursdays 100 to 415, August 3 to 21. 

POLS 596: Research Design, Professor Newsome, Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, 530 to 820, August 12 through August 26 (seven sessions.)

Fall Semester 2015

POLS 594 (3 units): International Environmental Governance, Professor Terrill, Mondays 530 to 820.  (Course Number may be changed to POLS 584.)

POLS 570 (3 units): International Relations Theory, Professor Nadkarni, Tuesdays 530 to 820.

POLS 594 (3 units): America and the Middle East, Professor Spiegel, Wednesdays 530 to 820.  (Course Number may be changed to POLS 575.)

POLS 594 (3 units): Politics in Germany, Professor Pfau, Thursdays 530 to 820.

POLS 595 (1.5 units): Capstone, Professor David Shirk, Mondays 400 to 520.

POLS 594 (3 units): Politics of Developing Countries, Professor David Shirk, Travel Seminar, tentatively November 22 through 28 in Cuba, with some additional sessions on campus.)   Deposit required by September 8.  (500 dollar tuition scholarships will be offered.) 


Intersession 2016

POLS 596 (1.5 units): Political History of China, Professor Sun Yi, Tuesdays and Thursdays, January 5 to January 21, plus Monday January 11, 530 to 820 (seven sessions.)  Sufficient enrollment required by December 1. 

POLS 494/594 (3 units): Europe and the Islamic World, Professor Willoughby, Travel Seminar (tentatively January 2 through January 21, seven days in Morocco and 10 to 12 days in Paris, Brussels, and/or Vienna.)  Deposits required by September 22.  (500 to 750 dollar scholarships will be offered.) 

Spring Semester 2016

POLS 529 (3 units): Law of the Sea, Professor Terrill, Mondays 530 to 820.

POLS 586 (3 units): Politics of Intelligence, Professor Turner, Weds 530 to 820.

POLS (3 units): Ethnic Conflict, Professor Gupta, Thursdays 530 to 820.

POLS 596 (1.5 units):  Comparative Politics of Memory, Professor Nienass, Tuesdays tentatively 530 to 820, January 26 through March 8 (seven sessions.)

POLS 596 (1.5 units): Latin American Energy Politics, Professor Jeremy Martin Tuesdays 530 to 820, April 12 through May 10 and two day XXV La Jolla Latin America Energy conference at UCSD May 25-26 (seven sessions.)  Registration required by February 2.

POLS 595 (1.5 units): Capstone, Professor Shirk, Mondays 400 to 520.

POLS 571 (3.0 units) American Foreign Policy, Professor Shirk (Washington DC Travel Seminar, Tentatively Saturday April 2 through Sunday April 10.)  Deposit required by February 2. 

Summer 2016 (Tentative)

POLS 594 (3.0 units): Politics and Religion (Jerusalem Travel Seminar, Tentatively two weeks in June or July.)  Deposit required by February 15.   (500 to 750 dollar tuition scholarship.)

POLS 596 (1.5 units) Comparative Politics, Professor Hoyo, June and/or July, dates and units to be confirmed.   Sufficient enrollment required by May 1.

POLS 494/594 (3.0 units): Politics of Immigration, Professor Shirk, Mondays through Thursdays, 900 to 1215, June 6 to 23.  Sufficient enrollment required by May 1. 

POLS 363/594 (3.0 units): Politics in France, Professor Willoughby, tentatively Monday Tuesday Thursday Friday 100 to 415 August 8 to 26.  Sufficient enrollment required by May 1. 

POLS 535 (1.5 units): Research Design, tentatively Monday, Wednesday, Thursday 530 to 820, Weds August 17 through Weds August 31.  Sufficient enrollment required by July 1.

NOTES:  POLS 594 (3 unit) and 596 (1.5) special topics courses have several sections and titles.  Students may take as many of these topics courses as they like, but often onestop needs to override the apparent "duplication" when you register.  Just contact onestop or the graduate advisor if there are any difficulties, the override is routine.  Please also note that summer courses that are crosslisted (e.g. 400/500) are typically organized for undergraduates and normally count as MAIR electives; students of course are allowed two electives out of the ten courses for the degree.