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William Felice
Professor of Political Science
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Eckerd College
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St. Petersburg, FL 33711

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International Relations & Global Affairs

International Relations & Global Affairs


IR 340: Geneva and International Organization
Opportunity to visit and study United Nations agencies in Switzerland that deal with health, labor, human rights, the environment, refugees and trade matters. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.

IR 341: The Hague and International Law
Opportunity to study international law and human rights in The Hague (Netherlands) and Strasbourg (France) with visits to the European Court of Human Rights, the International Criminal Court, and other organizations. Prerequisite: permission of instructor.

IR 353: International Relations and Global Affairs Practicum
IRGA majors may fulfill their practicum requirement with and internship in an institution engaged in international affairs. By providing "real world" experience, it can be a significant first step to a student's future career. Instructor permission required.

IR 410: Senior Seminar: International Relations and Global Affairs
This is the required capstone seminar for all IRGA seniors. Topics vary from year to year. Recent topics have included the dissolution of Yugoslavia, the Arab-Israeli Conflict and the role of the United States in the world today.

IR 498: Comprehensive Examination

IR 499: Senior Thesis

The Eckerd Difference

<strong>Rachel Albright</strong>---Boulder, CO---Political Science and International Relations & Global Affairs <strong>Rebecca Richards</strong>---Duxbury, MA---International Relations & Global Affairs and French <strong>Brianna Dickinson</strong>---Duluth, GA---International Relations & Global Affairs

Three International Relations & Global Affairs majors share their opinions on all things Eckerd.

Life After Eckerd

Majoring in international relations and global affairs will help you acquire several skills that will be important in developing future employment opportunities. Proficiency in a foreign language, critical thinking, and enhanced research, writing and oral communications skills are necessary for internationally oriented careers. Majoring in international relations and global affairs will prepare you for careers in such areas as government, international organization, the non-governmental or non-profit sector, education, law, journalism, business, and further work in graduate school.