Master of Arts in the Field of International Affairs, Africa Concentration

See note regarding special topics courses.*

Required courses (6 credits)
At least two courses from the following. Any courses not taken to fulfill this requirement can be used as supporting coursework.
IAFF 6118Special Topics in International Affairs (Rising China in Africa)
IAFF 6138Special Topics in International Development Studies (those regionally relevant)
IAFF 6186Special Topics in Security Policy Studies (Security Challenges in Africa)
IAFF 6186Special Topics in Security Policy Studies (War and Conflict in Africa)
PSC 8388Selected Topics in Comparative Politics (Political Economy of Africa)
Supporting courses (6 credits)
Two courses from the following:
ANTH 6301The Anthropology of Development
ANTH 6391Anthropology and Contemporary Problems (Refugees, Displacement, and Diaspora)
ECON 6237Economics of the Environment and Natural Resources
ECON 6250Survey of Economic Development
IAFF 6138Special Topics in International Development Studies (Climate Change and Sustainable Development)
IAFF 6138Special Topics in International Development Studies (Development in Conflict Zones)
IAFF 6138Special Topics in International Development Studies (Gender and Development)
IAFF 6138Special Topics in International Development Studies (Humanitarian Assistance)
IAFF 6171Introduction to Conflict Resolution
IAFF 6186Special Topics in Security Policy Studies (International Peacekeeping)
IAFF 6186Special Topics in Security Policy Studies (Politics of Peace Agreements)
IBUS 6402Managing in Developing Countries
PSC 8334Democracy and Democratization in Comparative Perspective
PSC 8462Civil War
PUBH 6480Public Health in Humanitarian Settings
Students are encouraged to explore relevant courses offered by other member schools of the Consortium of Universities of the Washington Metropolitan Area, such as Howard, Georgetown and American Universities. Students should consult with the faculty advisor regarding such opportunities.

 *Specific subject matter covered in special/selected topics courses varies by semester. Consult the Schedule of Classes for each semester's offerings. Topics courses not listed here may be used to fulfill program requirements if approved by the Program Director.