International Relations and Diplomacy (BA)

Schiller International University
En Plaza República Argentina

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Political and economic problems today transcend international boundaries. Schiller International University’s International Relations and Diplomacy program equips students with the expertise they need in order to pursue a life in government, business and journalism and at international organizations and law firms, or to continue graduate studies in political science and international relations.

Schiller International University students initially pursue courses of study in liberal arts in order to give them a thorough foundation in history, economics, political science and international relations.

In their final two years of study, students will go on to apply their analytical skills to case studies, debates and on-site visits.

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Para realizar este curso debes tener uno de estos niveles de estudios: Bachillerato, Diplomado, Licenciado, Master, Postgrado, Graduado

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· Requisitos

- Evidence of English Fluency This requirement may be waived for students who have graduated from a secondary (Associates/Bachelor’s degree seeking students) or post-secondary school or University (Master’s degree seeking) where English is the language of instruction or the country’s official language is English. This requirement can be satisfied by providing official documentation of scores achieved for one of the following English language proficiency examinations. SIU must receive the official scores via the Admissions Office. Tests must be less than two years old from date of enrollment.


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Gour Saraff
Gour Saraff
Adjunct Professor in Economics and Operations Management

NEW YORK UNIVERSITY, Stern School of Business Finance and International Business Corporate Finance International Business Management Banking and Financial Markets Asian Business Development African business Chinese foreign policy Financial Markets New York University - Leonard N. Stern School of Business Entrepreneurship and business development Operations management St. Xavier's College Commercial law

Jose Pinto
Jose Pinto
Undergraduate Advisor

Graduate from NYU and Tel Aviv University. Professor Pinto, has a unique background in the field of communications-including journalism, advertising creative, managing a leading foundation promoting the US-Spain cultural exchange, and a successful career as Director of Communications and Lobby in one of the EU´s largest corporations - José brings a multi-faceted expertise in corporate communications, advocacy and issues management.


IR 221—Introduction to International Relations

Introduces the vocabulary, concepts and theories of contemporary international relations analysis, including historical study of alliance systems, political and economic integration, international organizations, balances of power, and causes of war. Investigation of 20th century nationalism, imperialism, industrialization, modernization and revolution as they influence current international relations. Domestic policy and foreign affairs; influence of ideology on policy.

IR 331—Modern Diplomacy

Introduces students to the history and practice of diplomacy, including negotiation and conflict resolution theories.

IR 335—American Foreign Policy

Traces the history and application of American foreign policy with great emphasis on the period since World War II. American ideas of exceptionalism are discussed in the context of alternating isolationism and interventionism. The paradigms of realism and idealism are used to explain policies pursued by various American presidents and to suggest predictability for the future.

IR 341—Concepts of International Relations

The purpose of this course is to demonstrate that there is an intricate relationship between international relations theory and practice. Behind every foreign policy decision there lies a theory (or several theories).

IR 353—Political Econiomy of North-South Relations

The profound and increasing economic divide between north and south is examined within the historical, political and social perspective. Particular attention is given to investment and trade conditions, population, urbanization and social and political instability. A special ecological study is included.

IR 370 Writing for Foreign Affairs

Various types of political writing, including political analysis papers, position papers, press releases, and reaction papers. Surveys of persuasive writings. Research and composition.

IR 450—Practical Diplomacy

Examines the roles of ambassadors and other embassy officials including their responsibilities towards their own governments as well as their relationship with the government of the country to which they have been posted. Summit diplomacy; shuttle diplomacy. Case studies.

IR 470—International Economic Policies & Institutions

Principle international economic institutions since World War II. Interaction among government policies and the IMF, World Bank, regional banks, GATT, EEC and other institutions are examined. Ability of organizations to achieve objectives are assessed. Development of possibilities and strategies.

IR 481—Selected Topics

Student research, discussion and reports on problems in international relations.

PS 221—Introduction to Political Science

Scope and methods of political science; political behavior; process and machinery of government, including elections, parties and pressure groups; types of political systems and governments in the 20th century; classical theories of politics.

PS 370—American Political System

Introduction to modern American politics. Topics include sources of American political culture, the political theory underlying the Constitution, the evolution of national political institutions such as the Presidency, Congress and the Supreme Court, the role of political parties, the role of interest groups, and the theories of critical realignment and political power.

BA 369—Introduction to Sustainable Development

This course is concerned with the challenges and opportunities of finding sustainable patterns and processes of development within the international community for the future.

BA 370—Business Communication

Aims to improve the student’s ability to write concise, well-organized, effective business messages, including letters, resumes, memorandums and reports. Strategies and techniques will be analyzed for communicating in a range of typical business situations. Writing practice.

BA 384—Behavioral Aspects

Focuses on group behavior and leadership necessary to transform human resources into effective organizational entities. Emphasizes the theory and practice that relate to individuals interacting in the work environment. Case studies, films and guest speakers.

BA 401—Human Resources Management

Familiarizes students with the activities of a human resources (HR) manager and the specific problems of managing a workforce. Cases and simulation exercises, HR planning, training and development of employees. Problems of industrial relations.

BA 437—Multinational Enterprises

Comparative study of organizing and managing the multinational enterprise. Topics include: organization structure; management policy; comparative industrial relations; legal, political, and social-cultural challenges.

GEB 1350—Introduction to International Business

Patterns of international trade, multinational business operations, analysis of financial structures and financing. Emphasis also on an elementary familiarization with a basic outline of international organizational administration and marketing. Aspects of the relationship between the international business organization and its environment.

IT 103—Applications of Computers

Acquaints students with the four major applications of computers in business: word processing, databases, spreadsheets and presentation software, using Microsoft Office. Concentrates on fundamentals. “Hands-on” computer-based course. A basic review of the operational software, Windows, and introduction to the Internet Explorer and the creation of a web page document.

EC 352—Economic Geography

Examines economic activity and production as a function of geographical location. Economic models to explain how economic activities are located, primary, secondary and tertiary production; services; a comparative analysis of global demography; rise and roles of the city and the metropolis; effects of technology; national, regional and strategic political and commercial alignments and realignments; natural resources; less developed, more developed, and developing countries, core and periphery, multinational cooperation and the global village.

EC 452—Resources & Environment

The course covers major theories seeking to explain international trade patterns, mechanisms for international payments, systems for determining and influencing exchange rates, major international institutions influencing trade are discussed, as well as the role of international investment and multinational corporations.

EC 455—International Trade & Finance

The course covers major theories seeking to explain international trade patterns, mechanisms for international payments, systems for determining and influencing exchange rates, major international institutions influencing trade are discussed, as well as the role of international investment and multinational corporations.

EC 457—Economy of Developing Countries

Provides students with a first understanding both of the economic development and actual problems of Third World countries. Theories that try to explain the economic mal-development and discussions of practical attempts to escape from its vicious circles. Specific problem areas are analyzed more in depth, among them: questions of population growth, capital demand, foreign trade imbalance, foreign investment, and the agrarian sector.

ECO 2013—Microeconomics

Production; specialization and the move-from the barter economy; concept of cost; organization of industry; private and public sector; economies of scale; consumption vs. capital goods; location of industry. Supply and demand: function of the price mechanism in a market economy (comparison with centrally planned economies); price, income and cross elasticity. Theory of the firm: price determination in perfect and monopoly markets: other forms of imperfect competition.

ECO 2023—Macroeconomics

Money and financial institutions: nature and functions of money; value of money and its measurement; inflation and deflation (introduction); savings and investment; use of credit; the capital market. National income and expenditure: national income, its measurements; flow of money income between households, firms and government; aggregate supply and demand; savings and investment; the multiplier and the accelerator; productivity; economic growth and economic indicators. Public finance: the budget; main sources of central government income and types of expenditure; monetary and fiscal policy.

EN 111—English Composition I: Expository Writing

Review of grammatical and syntactical elements, paragraph and theme development. Expository writing aimed to enhance students’ capacity to formulate, organize, and express thoughts logically, clearly and effectively. Students write short essays and read selected prose models.

EN 112—English Composition II: Persuasive Writing

Emphasizes persuasive writing. Designed to enhance students’ capacity to formulate, organize and express their thoughts cogently, as well as logically and clearly. Students evaluate, and revise short persuasive essays, and read selected practical prose models. Introduction to standard research and bibliographical techniques. Short research paper. Class discussion of both model texts and student writing.

BA/EN 200—Cross-Cultural Communication

The different cultural norms at play when people interact. An introduction to the various factors which affect communication, particularly in an international context. Emphasis on understanding oral and non-verbal cultural differences.

EN 373—Public Speaking

Fundamentals of effective business and professional speaking in English. Focus on importance of communication and public speaking for careers.

EN 490—Intercultural Communication

Intercultural communication is the study of the ways in which social structuring, social assumptions, and intercultural language usage bears on interactions between members of different cultures. This course is the culmination of foundational principles presented in the core General Education coursework expressed in terms of intercultural contexts. The emphasis is on interdisciplinary activities in the fields of communication, sociology, psychology, technology, and research. Students employ critical thinking and analytical skills to evaluate and integrate diverse ideas within various cultural backgrounds.

AR 222—Art History

Survey of European painting, sculpture and architecture of the Renaissance, Baroque, Rococo, and of the Romantic, Realist and Impressionist periods.

HI 225/226—European History

Survey of European History from the medieval era to the Post-World War II Era. Familiarizes students with the mainline political, socio-economic and cultural develop-ments in this time period; to show students how Europe evolved from the fall of the Roman Empire through the Early Modern Era, deals with significant new institutions and trends arising during the climax of Europe’s development and importance in the world.

MGF 1101—College Math

Review of math fundamentals. Review of real numbers. Methodology to solve linear equations and functional linear applications. Maximization and minimization techniques and sensitivity techniques using linear programming methods. Basic concepts of probability and statistics and basic concepts of geometry in relation to characteristics of polygons and calculation of perimeters and volumes.

MA 172—Applied Math

This course focuses on the reasoning and technical skills necessary for students to become proficient in applying the mathematical concepts and tools of calculus.

PY 1021—General Psychology

Introduction to the scientific study of motivation, perception, meaning, learning, emotions, feeling and the psychological basis of behavior. Examinations of Freudian and post-Freudian theories of personality.

SO 137—Science & Society

Science and its effects on society as a whole. Introduces energy requirements, production, conservation, population growth, disease prevention, world food shortage, conservation of resources, information technology and changing lifestyles, genetic engineering, radiation, chaos theory etc.

GE 101/102—Elemenary Spanish

Basic vocabulary, pronunciation and elementary grammar . Practice of different structures using various pattern drills.

GE 201/202—Intermediate Spanish

This intermediate course consolidates the students’ knowledge of basic Spanish structures and usage. Grammar patterns discussed are, in particular, verb forms, sequence of tenses, active and passive voice, conditionals and “wish”, direct and indirect question, reported speech by using various pattern drills and exercises, intermediate composition, readings in Spanish literature and modern topics.

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