Master of Arts in the Field of International Affairs, International Affairs and Development Concentration

See note regarding special topics and LAW courses.*

Required course (3 credits)
One of the following. Any course not taken to fulfill this requirement may be used as supporting courses.
ECON 6250Survey of Economic Development
IAFF 6118Special Topics in International Affairs (International Development Policy)
IAFF 6138Special Topics in International Development Studies (Poverty Alleviation and Bottom Up Development)
IAFF 6138Special Topics in International Development Studies (Poverty in all its Dimensions)
IAFF 6138Special Topics in International Development Studies (Democracy and Governance Development)
IAFF 6138Special Topics in International Development Studies (Civil Society and Development)
Supporting courses (9 credits)
The following courses are grouped into subcategories to help guide students in choosing appropriate coursework. Students should use this guidance to develop a coherent and logical narrative for their program of study. Students may choose courses from different subcategories to construct a concentration around their area of focus.
9 credits from among the groupings listed below:
Group A: Culture, society and development
ANTH 6301The Anthropology of Development
ANTH 6391Anthropology and Contemporary Problems (Refugees and Displaced People)
ANTH 6501Gender and Sexuality
ANTH 6505Medical Anthropology
ANTH 6507Nationalism and Ethnicity
ANTH 6508Ethics and Cultural Property
ANTH 6591Topics in Sociocultural Anthropology
ANTH 6702Issues in Latin American Anthropology
GEOG 6223Seminar: Population and Health
IAFF 6138Special Topics in International Development Studies (Gender and Development)
IAFF 6138Special Topics in International Development Studies (Indigenous People and Development)
IAFF 6358Special Topics in Latin American and Hemispheric Studies (Indigenous Social Movements)
SOC 6273The Sex Industry
Group B: Economic development policy
ECON 6221Economics in Policy Analysis
ECON 6237Economics of the Environment and Natural Resources
ECON 6250Survey of Economic Development
ECON 6269Economy of China I
ECON 6270Economy of China II
ECON 6271Economy of Japan
ECON 6283Survey of International Trade Theory and Policy
ECON 6284Survey of International Macroeconomics and Finance Theory and Policy
ECON 6285Economic Development of Latin America
ECON 8358Urban Economics
IAFF 6358Special Topics in Latin American and Hemispheric Studies (Political Economy in Latin America)
PSC 6373Political Economy of Industrializing Asia
Group C: Gender and development
ANTH 6501Gender and Sexuality
GEOG 6223Seminar: Population and Health
IAFF 6138Special Topics in International Development Studies (Gender and Development)
IAFF 6138Special Topics in International Development Studies (Gender, Disaster, and Policy)
SOC 6273The Sex Industry
WGSS 6230Global Feminisms
WGSS 6270Seminar: Selected Topics
Group D: Global health
ANTH 6302Issues in Development
ANTH 6505Medical Anthropology
ANTH 6591Topics in Sociocultural Anthropology
GEOG 6223Seminar: Population and Health
PUBH 6400Global Health Frameworks (strongly recommended)
PUBH 6411Global Health Qualitative Research Methods
PUBH 6440Global Health Economics and Finance
PUBH 6442Comparative Global Health Systems
PUBH 6443Global Health Agreements and Conventions
PUBH 6480Public Health in Humanitarian Settings
PUBH 6482International Food and Nutrition Policy
Group E: Humanitarian assistance
ANTH 6505Medical Anthropology
EMSE 6305Crisis and Emergency Management
EMSE 6320International Disaster Management
EMSE 6325Medical and Public Health Emergency Management
IAFF 6138Special Topics in International Development Studies (Human Trafficking)
IAFF 6138Special Topics in International Development Studies (Violence, Gender, Humanitarian Assistance)
LAW 6540Refugee and Asylum Law *
Group F: Institutions and politics
IAFF 6138Special Topics in International Development Studies (Development in Africa)
IAFF 6138Special Topics in International Development Studies (Democracy and Governance Development)
PSC 6330Comparative Government and Politics
PSC 6336Political Economy of Developing Areas
PSC 6373Political Economy of Industrializing Asia
PSC 6383Comparative Politics of Latin America
PSC 6439International Political Economy
PSC 6442Politics and Practice of International Institutions
PSC 6476The Arab-Israeli Conflict
PSC 8334Democracy and Democratization in Comparative Perspective
PSC 8337Theories of Political Development
PSC 8388Selected Topics in Comparative Politics
Group G: International business
IBUS 6301International Business Finance
IBUS 6401International Business Strategy
IBUS 6402Managing in Developing Countries
IBUS 6404New Global Competitive Framework
MBAD 6241Global Perspectives
MGT 6291Entrepreneurship
Group H: International development management
PPPA 6016Public and Nonprofit Program Evaluation
PPPA 6057International Development Administration
PPPA 6058International Development NGO Management
PPPA 6059International Development Management Processes and Tools
Group I: International education
EDUC 6601International and Comparative Education
EDUC 6602Regional Studies in International Education
EDUC 6610Programs and Policies in International Education
EDUC 6620Strategies and Analysis in International Education
EDUC 6640Selected Topics in International Education
EDUC 6650Education and National Development
Group J: Natural resources and the environment
ECON 6237Economics of the Environment and Natural Resources
EMSE 6220Environmental Management
GEOG 6223Seminar: Population and Health
GEOG 6244Urban Sustainability
GEOG 6261Geographical Perspectives on Latin America
IAFF 6138Special Topics in International Development Studies (Climate Change and Sustainable Development)
IAFF 6151Environmental Policy
LAW 6454International Environmental Law *
PPPA 6066U.S. Environmental Policy
SMPP 6210Strategic Environmental Management

*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.

Law School courses—Students may, with permission of their advisor, include courses in the Law School in their major field. Enrolling in a LAW course also requires permission of the Law School dean of students. Students should consult the Elliott School Office of Academic Advising and Student Services office before enrolling in LAW courses.