Explore the IAFS Class Line Up for the Summer 2013!
This summer there are some exciting opportunities in the International Affairs Program. If you are looking to take a class that will expand your understanding of the world around you, check out one of the IAFS 3000 Special Topics courses!
Our Special Topics courses provide students with an opportunity to explore issues that are particularly relevant to the current international climate as well as areas of high interest to students. In Professor DeRoche’s “U.S.-Africa Relations course,” learn about race, U.S. foreign relations and Africa. Another exciting course offered this summer is Professor Young’s “Turkey – The Moderator for the Arab Spring?” course where students can discover the significance of Turkey as the bridge between Europe and Asia geographically, culturally, historically and politically. Don’t miss these great summer learning opportunities! To find out more about these courses and your major requirements click on the following link: Summer 2013 Schedule.
Tentative Fall 2013 International Affairs schedule now online -- please check back for updates before registration.
Interested in interning in Scotland this summer and earning credit? Want to get involved in global conservation and environmental issues? Apply for the Culloden, Scotland internship with the U.S. National Park Service! Students applying for this internship are eligible for a $1500 scholarship. Send your name, colorado.edu email address, resume and statement of interest to the IAFS internship director, Dr. Vicki Hunter, at firstname.lastname@example.org and copy email@example.com. Deadline to submit an application is April 15, 2013. Click here for more information.
The International Affairs Program (IAFS) at the University of Colorado Boulder is an interdisciplinary major within the College of Arts & Sciences. IAFS has grown to become one of the largest majors at CU-Boulder. Based in the University Club, IAFS is an academically challenging undergraduate program with an energetic community, offering our students small school opportunities within the broader campus. In keeping with CU-Boulder's Flagship 2030 strategic plan, we recognize the importance of globalization to our ideas and our lives. We value citizenship, from CU to the world.
Due to the growing interdependence of global society, the United States has seen an expansion of employment opportunities in government and international organizations, agencies, and businesses. Today there is a need for college graduates with a strong background in international affairs. The University of Colorado offers a comprehensive and flexible multidisciplinary program in international affairs leading to the Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree. Our major requirements include courses from the Anthropology, Economics, Geography, History and Political Science departments, as well as other departments across the college and campus. In addition, through your geographic concentration, you will become well acquainted with at least one selected region of the world outside of the United States and attain proficiency in the language of that region, as well as familiarity with its cultural and political activities. Regions of concentration include: Africa/Middle East, Asia, Europe/Eurasia, and Latin America. The program also offers an internship class and an honors program, as well as an International Media Certificate with the School of Journalism and Mass Communication.
IAFS majors begin their studies with a survey of the most compelling global issues of the day and then go on to detailed analysis of international relations and economics. Courses also focus on problems of international development, the environment, international economic relations, political geography, international institutions, and United States foreign policy. As the curriculum progresses, students analyze the effects of international trade, investment, world population, and the use of resources. In addition, students may choose elective courses that apply the theories of conflict behavior and social organization to the problems of war and peace. Because geographic boundaries have an important influence on the political activities of a country, the program includes a systematic study of power and strategic concepts.
We invite you to explore our website and learn more about our program!