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

Required courses (choose one)
You are required to take one of the following (any of these courses may also be used as supporting courses):
IAFF 6118Special Topics in International Affairs
• International Development Policy
ECON 6250Survey of Economic Development
IAFF 6138Special Topics in International Development Studies
• Poverty Alleviation and Bottom Up Development
• Democracy and Governance Development
• Poverty in all its Dimensions
• Civil Society and Development

Supporting courses (choose three)

The following courses are grouped into broad fields/issues areas to help guide students in choosing appropriate coursework. Students should use these to develop a coherent and logical narrative for their program of study. Students should feel free to select courses from different fields listed below to construct a program around their area of focus. They may consult with the faculty advisers for help in the process. Students should also look out for 'Special Topics' courses that are offered from time to time and feel free to revise their plan of study to incorporate these as and when appropriate.

Culture, Society, and Development:
ANTH 6301The Anthropology of Development
ANTH 6508Ethics and Cultural Property
ANTH 6391Anthropology and Contemporary Problems
• Capitalism and Neoliberalism
• Globally Shared Heritage
ANTH 6505Medical Anthropology
ANTH 6501Gender and Sexuality
IAFF 6138Special Topics in International Development Studies
• Indigenous People and Development
• Gender and Development
ANTH 6591Topics in Sociocultural Anthropology
ANTH 6702Issues in Latin American Anthropology
GEOG 6223Seminar: Population and Health
IAFF 6358Special Topics in Latin American and Hemispheric Studies
• Indigenous Social Movements
• OAS and Democracy in the Americas
• Migration, Remittances, and Development
• Economic and Social Development of Latin America
• Brazil Development Policy in the 21st Century
• Brazil in the Global Arena
SOC 6273The Sex Industry
Economic Development Policy:
ECON 6237Economics of the Environment and Natural Resources
ECON 6250Survey of Economic Development
ECON 6269Economy of China I
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
• Migration, Remittances, and Development
• Economic and Social Development of Latin America
• Brazil Development Policy in the 21st Century
PSC 6373Political Economy of Industrializing Asia
Gender and Development:
ANTH 6501Gender and Sexuality
GEOG 6223Seminar: Population and Health
IAFF 6138Special Topics in International Development Studies
• Gender and Development
• Gender, Disaster and Development
• Violence, Gender, and Humanitarian Assistance
SOC 6273The Sex Industry
WGSS 6230Global Feminisms
WGSS 6270Seminar: Selected Topics
• Women & Gender in International Perspectives
• Global Islamic Feminisms
Global Health:
ANTH 6302Issues in Development
ANTH 6505Medical Anthropology
GEOG 6223Seminar: Population and Health
PUBH 6400Global Health Frameworks (strongly recommended)
PUBH 6441Global Health Organizations and Regulations
PUBH 6442Comparative Global Health Systems
PUBH 6443Global Health Agreements and Conventions
PUBH 6480Public Health in Humanitarian Settings
PUBH 6482International Food and Nutrition Policy
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
• Violence, Gender, Humanitarian Assistance
• Care of Children in Complex Emergencies
• Monitoring and Evaluation for Foreign Assistance Programs
LAW 6540Refugee and Asylum Law **
Institutions 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 6476The Arab-Israeli Conflict
PSC 8226Politics and Organizations
PSC 8334Democracy and Democratization in Comparative Perspective
PSC 8337Theories of Political Development
PSC 8388Selected Topics in Comparative Politics
• Nationalism and Nation-Building
• Comparative Political Economy
• Authoritarianism and Democratization
IAFF 6138Special Topics in International Development Studies
• Development in Africa
• Democracy and Governance Development
• Local Government, Decentralization, and Development
• Civil Society and Development
• Private Sector Development
International Business:
IBUS 6301International Business Finance
IBUS 6404New Global Competitive Framework
IBUS 6400Oil: Industry, Economy, and Society
IBUS 6401International Business Strategy
IBUS 6402Managing in Developing Countries
MBAD 6241Global Perspectives
MBAD 6265Entrepreneurship
International Development Management:
The following PAD courses are limited to IDS students and PAD/PPOL students during early registration; open to all others on basis of availability after early registration:
PPPA 6057International Development Administration **
PPPA 6058International Development NGO Management **
PPPA 6059International Development Management Processes and Tools **
PPPA 6016Public and Nonprofit Program Evaluation
International Education:
EDUC 6601International and Comparative Education
EDUC 6602Regional Studies in International Education
• Education and Tradition in the Middle East and North Africa
• Education and Development in Sub-Saharan Africa
• Education and Equality in Latin America
EDUC 6610Programs and Policies in International Education
• International Higher Education
• Policy Issues in International Education: Developing Countries
EDUC 6620Strategies and Analysis in International Education
EDUC 6640Selected Topics in International Education (topics vary)
EDUC 6650Education and National Development
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 6262Geographical Perspectives on the Middle East
IAFF 6138Special Topics in International Development Studies
• Climate Change and Sustainable Development
• Global Food Security
IAFF 6151Environmental Policy
LAW 6454International Environmentl Law **
PPPA 6066U.S. Environmental Policy
SMPP 6210Strategic Environmental Management

Note: Special/Selected Topics courses change often
Check the schedule of classes for each semester's offerings. With permission of the program director, other Special/Selected Topics courses not listed here may be used to fulfill program requirements.

** With permission of IA Program Director, students may include courses in the GW Law School in their major field. Enrolling in a law school course also requires permission of the Law School dean of students. Students should consult the Elliott School Academic Advising & Student Services office before enrolling in Law School courses.