European and Eurasian Studies Program of Study

To earn your Master of Arts in European and Eurasian Studies you must successfully complete our 40 credit program which includes a 3 credit Cornerstone course, a 3 credit International Economics course, 15 credits of core courses, a 9 credit Professional Specialization, a 1 credit Skills Workshop, 6 credits of electives, and a 3 credit Capstone course.  

 

Master of Arts in European and Eurasian Studies Program of Study

 

IAFF 6321 Colloquium in Europe and Eurasia

Students take five courses (15 credits) in at least three disciplines  to complete this field. Students must choose at least two courses from each section (A and B) below.

Section A: Western, Central, Southeastern, and Eastern Europe

Section B: Post-Soviet/Post-communist Countries

Section A: Western, Central, Southeastern and Eastern Europe

EDUC 6100 Higher Education in Europe

HIST 6042 Seminar: World War II

HIST 6050 Modernization, Imperialism, Globalization

HIST 6121 Modern European History

HIST 6135 British Imperialism

HIST 6170 Eastern European History, 1772-1918

HIST 6171 Eastern European History, 1919-1945

IAFF 6338 Special Topics in European and Eurasian Studies*

The European Union

EU Foreign Relations

Transatlantic Relations in the 21st Century

IAFF 6378 Special Topics in Middle East Studies *

Turkish Politics and Society

LAW 6534 Law of the European Union

PSC 6364 Comparative Government and Politics of Central and Eastern Europe

Section B: Post-Soviet/Post-communist Countries

HIST 6030 The Uses of History in International Affairs

HIST 6051 Re-thinking Cold War History

HIST 6188 The Soviet Union and the World, 1917-1991

IAFF 6338 Special Topics in European and Eurasian Studies*

Nationalism in Russia and Eurasia

Ukraine and Georgia: Between Russia and the West

Central Asia: Security Politics, Society

Politics of Post-Soviet Eurasia

History and Politics of the Caucasus

Security in Russia and Eurasia

PSC 6366 Government and Politics of Russia

All students must successfully complete IAFF 6339 EES Capstone to receive their degree. The course is designed to allow students to apply their expertise in European and Eurasian issues to real-world problems.

The EES Capstone Course is offered only in the spring semester, and students take it in their final semester. Students who expect to graduate at any other time should take the capstone in the spring semester closest to their expected graduation date.

If you want to to continue to a Ph.D. program or pursue a research-oriented job, you may consider writing a thesis, which is an independent, in-depth research project that takes a year or more to complete. If you choose to complete a thesis, you must do so in addition to the Capstone requirement. Thesis credits will be counted as elective or specialization credits with Program Director approval. To pursue a thesis you need a minimum of a 3.5 GPA and approval from the faculty member you wish to serve as your thesis director. Thesis students also need to complete at least one research methods course.

 

Thesis Option

 


Professional Specializations

You may choose one professional specialization field, selecting three courses listed under that field. Students may design their own field with the approval of the Program Director, or select one of the following fields. You can find specific course listings for your chosen Professional Specialization in the GW Bulletin.

Choose three courses:

Note: Most courses listed below are undergraduate courses and will require extra work for graduate credit, to be arranged with the instructor and the Program Director.

AH 6245 Seminar European Art of the 19th Century

FREN 3020 Contemporary France

FREN 3100W Introduction to French Literature

FREN 3120 Medieval and Early Modern French Literature in Context

FREN 3220 Modern French Literature

FREN 3530 Age of Enlightenment

FREN 3600-4600 Special Topics in French Literature (in French)

FREN 3700 History of French Cinema

GER 2161-2162 German Culture (in English)

GER 3181 History of German Cinema (in English)

GER 3183 Berlin Before and After the Wall (in English)

GER 4175 Literature of Two Germanies (in German)

GER 4176 Contemporary German Literature

GER 4195 Special Topics

ITAL 4183 History of Italian Film

ITAL 4184 Contemporary Italian Cinema

ITAL 4560 The Italian Novel (in Italian)

SLAV 2361 Russian Culture to 1825

SLAV 2362 Russian Culture from 1825

SLAV 2365 20th-Century Russian Literature to World War II (in English)

SLAV 2366 Russian Literature from World War II to the Present (in English)

SLAV 2473 20th-Century Russian Prose (in Russian)

SLAV 2474 20th-Century Russian Poetry (in Russian)

SLAV 2785-2786 Introduction to Russian Cinema (in English)

SPAN 3510 Golden Age Literature

SPAN 3530 Enlightenment Spain

SPAN 3560 Poetry of Spain and Latin America (in Spanish)

SPAN 3600 Special Topics in Spanish and Spanish-American Literature (in Spanish)

SPAN 4510 Cervantes Don Quixote

SPAN 4540 Contemporary Spanish Literature (in Spanish)

SPAN 4550 1898-1998: Spain's First Century without Empire

SPAN 4600 Special Topics

SPAN 4700 Film as Text

IAFF 6338 Special Topics in European and Eurasian Studies

  • Nationalism in Russia and Eurasia
  • Islam Ethnicity in Central Asia

Choose three courses:

ECON 6217 Survey of Economics: Intermediate-level Macroeconomic Theory

ECON 6237 Economics of Environment and Natural Resources

ECON 6250 Survey of Economic Development

ECON 6255 Economics of Technological Change

ECON 6283 Survey of International Trade Theory and Policy

ECON 6284 Survey of International Macroeconomics and Finance Theory and Policy

ECON 6293 Topics in International Finance

ECON 6295 Special Topics

  • Energy Economics
  • Economic Analysis of International Trade Law

FINA 6234 New Venture Financing 

FINA 6271 Financial Modeling and Econometrics

FINA 6274 Corporate Financial Management Model

FINA 6275 Investment Analysis and Global Portfolio Management

FINA 6277 Comparative Financial Market Regulation and Development

IAFF 6118 Special Topics in International Affairs

  • International Business Finance
  • Strategy, Global Markets and Politics
  • International Development Policy

IAFF 6198 Special Topics in International Trade and Investment Policy

  • Development and Trade Policy in Emerging Economies
  • International Entrepreneurship

IBUS 6201 International Marketing

IBUS 6202 Regional Strategy for Multinationals

IBUS 6301 International Business Finance

IBUS 6302 International Banking

IBUS 6310 International Financial Reporting Standards

IBUS 6400 Oil: Industry, Economy, Society

IBUS 6401 International Business Strategy

IBUS 6402 Managing in Developing Countries

MBAD 6233 Financial Markets

MBAD 6234 Financial Management

MBAD 6242 Microeconomics for the Global Economy

MBAD 6246 Global Economy

MBAD 6281 Business Ethics

MBAD 6284 Business and Public Policy

MBAD 6285 Business Law

PPPA 6003 Economics for Public Decision Making

PSC 6439 International Political Economy

PSC 6336 Political Economy of Developing Areas

PSC 6364 Government and Politics of Central and Eastern Europe

Choose three courses:

Consult the Graduate School of Education and Human Development for course availability and additional courses.

EDUC 6601 International and Comparative Education

EDUC 6602 Regional 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 6610 Programs and Policies in International Education

  • International Higher Education
  • Policy Issues in International Education: Developing Countries
  • Migration and Mobility: Education in a Global Era

EDUC 6630 International Experiences

  • Japan
  • Cuba

EDUC 6631 Internship: International Education

EDUC 6640 Special Topics in International Education

  • Scholars and Practitioners in International Higher Education
  • UNESCO: 21st Century Agenda Topics
  • Evaluation in International Education
  • Education in Islamic Asia
  • Issues in Study Abroad
  • Comparative Perspectives on Language and International Education
  • Inequality in International Higher Education
  • Gender in International Education and Development

EDUC 6650 Education and National Development

Choose three courses:

Consult the Milken Institute School of Public Health for course availability and additional courses.

ANTH 6505 Medical Anthropology

ANTH 6506 Topics in Medical Anthropology

  • The Social Life of Food
  • Food, Culture and Globalization

GEOG 6223 Population and Health

IAFF 6138 Special Topics in International Development Studies

  • Human Trafficking
  • Care of Children in Complex Emergencies
  • Youth and Development
  • Global Food Security

PUBH 6122 Protecting Public Health and the Environment

PUBH 6250 Epidemiology of HIV/AIDS

PUBH 6305 Fundamentals of Health Policy

PUBH 6315 Introduction to Health Policy Analysis

PUBH 6320 Advanced Health Policy Analysis

PUBH 6399 Topics in Health Policy

  • Global Health Diplomacy

PUBH 6400 Global Health Frameworks

PUBH 6416 Global Health Ethical and Cultural Issues

PUBH 6430 Theories for Global Health Communication Interventions

PUBH 6431 Global Health Communication Strategy and Skills

PUBH 6435 Global Health Program Development & Implementation

PUBH 6436 Global Health Program Management

PUBH 6437 Global Health Program Evaluation

PUBH 6440 Global Health Economics and Finance

PUBH 6441 Global Health Organizations and Regulations

PUBH 6442 Comparative Global Health Systems

PUBH 6443 Global Health Agreements and Conventions

PUBH 6450 Global Health Diplomacy

PUBH 6480 Public Health in Complex Emergencies

PUBH 6481 Global Mental Health

PUBH 6482 International Food and Nutrition Policy

PUBH 6484 Prevention and Control of Vector Borne Diseases

PUBH 6486 Control of Infectious Diseases

PUBH 6514 Preventing Health Disparities

PUBH 6532 Community Organization, Development and Advocacy

PUBH 6536 Global Child Health

PUBH 6537 Health Promotion and Aging

PUBH 6552 Women's Health

PUBH 6553 Adolescent Health

PUBH 6571 Social Marketing: Theory and Practice

Choose three courses:

HIST 6050 Modernization, Imperialism and Globalization

HIST 6330 Modern U.S. Foreign Policy

IAFF 6118 Special Topics in International Affairs

  • US Foreign Policy and International Organizations
  • Emerging Powers and International Order
  • Reinventing the United Nations
  • Diplomacy, Technology and Global Spaces
  • Contemporary Issues in U.S. Diplomacy
  • Public Diplomacy

IAFF 6138 Special Topics in International Development Studies

  • Democracy and Governance Development
  • Monitoring and Evaluation for Foreign Assistance Programs
  • Local Governance, Decentralization and Development

IAFF 6186 Special Topics in Security Policy Studies

  • International Peacekeeping
  • Stabilization and Peacebuilding
  • Military Power and Effectiveness
  • Responses to Terrorism

IAFF 6338 Special Topics in European and Eurasian Studies

  • The European Union
  • EU Foreign Relations
  • Transatlantic Relations in the 21st Century
  • Ukraine and Georgia between Russia and the West
  • Nationalism in Russia and Eurasia
  • Politics of Post-Soviet Eurasia
  • History and Politics of the Caucuses

IAFF 6358 Special Topics in Latin American and Hemispheric Studies

  • OAS and Democracy in the Americas
  • Migration, Remittances and Development

LAW 6350 International Organizations 

LAW 6534 Law of the European Union 

PSC 6346 U.S. Foreign Policymaking

PSC 6347 U.S. Foreign Policy After the Cold War

PSC 6364 Government and Politics of Central and Eastern Europe

PSC 6465 International Politics of Central and Eastern Europe

PSC 8388* Selected Topics in Comparative Politics:

  • Nationalism and Nation Building
  • Comparative Political Economy
  • Authoritarianism and Democratization

Choose three courses:

Note: IAFF 6160 is strongly recommended.

EMSE 6300 Homeland Security: National Challenges

IAFF 6118 Special Topics in International Affairs

  • Nuclear Proliferation and Nonproliferation
  • Nuclear Security Policy
  • The Science of Nuclear Materials

IAFF 6146 Space Law

IAFF 6148 Space and National Security

IAFF 6153 Science, Technology and National Security

IAFF 6158 Cybersecurity

IAFF 6160 Defense Policy and Program Analysis 

IAFF 6163 Transnational Security 

IAFF 6169 Homeland Security

IAFF 6173 Security and Development

IAFF 6186 Special Topics in Security Policy

IAFF 6338 Special Topics in European and Eurasian Studies

  • Transatlantic Security Issues in the 21st Century
  • Security in Russia and Eurasia
  • Central Asia: Security, Politics, Society
  • EU Foreign Relations
  • Ukraine and Georgia between Russia and the West
  • Politics of Post-Soviet Eurasia

IAFF 6378 Special Topics in Middle East Studies

  • US Security Policy in the Middle East

IAFF 6501 Applied Quantitative Analysis

LAW 6870 National Security Law

LAW 6876 Homeland Security Law and Policy

LAW 6879 Cybersecurity Law and Policy

PSC 6349 International Security Politics

PSC 6465 International Politics of Central and Eastern Europe

PSC 8452 Theories of International Security

Choose three courses:

ANTH 6391 Antopology and Contemporary Problems

  • Social Study of Science and Technology

ANTH 6806 Technology

EMSE 6030 Technological Forecasting and Management

EMSE 6260 Energy Management

EMSE 6290 Climate Change: Policies and Impacts

EMSE 6310 Information and Systems Security

EMSE 6573 Managing E-Commerce Technology

ECON 6255 Economics of Technological Change

IAFF 6118 Special Topics in International Affairs

  • The Science of Nuclear Materials
  • Nuclear Weapons
  • Diplomacy, Technology and Global Spaces

IAFF 6142 Technology Creation and Diffusion

IAFF 6151 Environmental Policy

IAFF 6153 Science, Technology and National Security

IAFF 6158 Special Topics in International Science and Technology Policy

  • Cyber and Information Policy
  • Issues in Space Policy
  • Science, Technology and Policy Analysis
  • Energy Policy
  • Cybersecury

IAFF 6198 Special Topics in International Trade and Investment Policy

  • Digital Trade and Global Governance 
  • International Climate Change Policy

LAW 6879 Cybersecurity Law and Policy