Campus Advisories

GW classes canceled; administrative and academic offices closed on March 21

04:27am, Wednesday, March 21, 2018

GW classes are canceled, administrative and academic offices are closed, and activities and events will not take place on Wednesday, March 21 at all of our Washington metropolitan area campuses and locations because of inclement weather.

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Core Field

All students must take a required core field in Science, Technology and International Affairs consisting of three courses (9 credits). These courses must include:

  • IAFF 6141: International Science and Technology Policy Cornerstone
  • IAFF 6159: ISTP Capstone Project - Concluding the program, the capstone uses a cross-disciplinary approach to focus on an ongoing science and technology issue. The course includes a capstone policy exercise where students integrate previous course work in addressing a current policy issue. (Students must attend planning meetings in the fall to begin the client search for the spring project. Please see the professor for any questions).
  • IAFF 6516: Independent Study and Research - Each student will conduct a research project in science, technology, and international affairs for 3-credit hours. The project will be directed by one of the Center's core faculty and students are expected to produce a paper of publishable quality. Students should register with Academic Advising and Student Services when beginning this project. Under special circumstances, it is possible to include a six-credit thesis in a program of study. Students wishing to pursue a thesis option must have the approval of the program advisor and the Dean.