See note regarding special topics courses*.

Required course (3 credits):
One course selected from the following. The course not taken as a required course may be used as a supporting course.
IAFF 6338Special Topics in European and Eurasian Studies (Populism and Illiberal Movements in Europe, Eurasia, and the US)
IAFF 6338Special Topics in European and Eurasian Studies (The Far Right in Europe, Eurasia, and the US)
Supporting courses (9 credits):
Courses in the democracy studies concentration are grouped into subcategories by issue to help guide students in choosing appropriate coursework. Students do not necessarily need to select one subcategory; however, what is important is that there is a logic and believable narrative to their course choices. Students should consult their faculty advisor to help with this determination.
Group A: Global Governance
IAFF 6118Special Topics in International Affairs (Global Governance)
IAFF 6138Special Topics in International Development Studies (Democracy and Governance Development)
IAFF 6138Special Topics in International Development Studies (Indigenous Peoples, Ethnic Minorities, and Development)
IAFF 6186Special Topics in Security Policy Studies (Russia and International Security)
IAFF 6186Special Topics in Security Policy Studies (Who Will Rule the 21st Century?)
Group B: Democracy, Institutions, and Civil Society
IAFF 6138Special Topics in International Development Studies (Civil Society and Development)
IAFF 6186Special Topics in Security Policy Studies (Civil-Military Relations)
IAFF 6186Special Topics in Security Policy Studies (International Organized Crime)
IAFF 6186Special Topics in Security Policy Studies (Rule of Law and Anti-Corruption)
Group C: Identity, Nationalism, and Violence
IAFF 6186Special Topics in Security Policy Studies (Countering Violent Extremism)
IAFF 6186Special Topics in Security Policy Studies (Insurgency and Counterinsurgency)
IAFF 6186Special Topics in Security Policy Studies (Political Violence and Terrorism)
IAFF 6186Special Topics in Security Policy Studies (Responses to Terrorism)
IAFF 6338Special Topics in European and Eurasian Studies (The Rise of the Far Right in Europe, Eurasia, and the US)
PSC 6388Topics in Comparative Politics (Nationalism in Europe)

*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.