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Master of Arts in International Relations

Current Course Offerings

MAIR Seminars June 2015 through August 2016 (June 1, 2015)

Summer 2015

POLS 494/594 (3 units): Politics in India, Professor Nadkarni, Undergraduate/Graduate 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, Undergraduate/Graduate Course, Mondays through Thursdays 100 to 415, August 3 to 21. 

POLS 596: Research Design, Professor Newsome, Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, 530 to 820, August 12 through August 24 (seven sessions.)

Fall Semester 2015

POLS 594 (3 units): International Environmental Governance, Professor Tirrell, 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): US Cuba Relations, Professor David Shirk, Travel Seminar, tentatively November 20 through 29 in Cuba, with some additional sessions on campus.)   Deposit required by September 8, possibly earlier.  (tentatively 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, Undergraduate/GraduateTravel 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, possibly earlier.  (tentatively 500 to 750 dollar scholarships will be offered.) 

Spring Semester 2016

POLS 529 (3 units): Law of the Sea, Professor Tirrell, 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 596 (1.5 units) Comparative Political Institutions, Professor Hoyo, tentatively seven sessions Mondays and Thursdays, June 6 through June 27.    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.  Undergraduate/Graduate course; sufficient enrollment required by May 1. 

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

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

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

NOTES:  Nearly all MAIR seminars have enrollments of 6 to 18 students and are purely graduate level.  There are a few exceptions in intersession and summer that are combined undergraduate/graduate courses and that would normally count in the electives portion of the degree program (two out of ten courses.)  Also, 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 nominal "duplication" when you register.  Just contact onestop and cc the graduate advisor if you encounter this or any other difficulty, the override is routine.