Four courses form the core of the concentration. These courses provide the
student a foundation in international relations, diplomatic history and comparative
economic systems or international economics. When necessary, the concentration
advisor may approve substitutions.

Core Courses

  • POL 3339:  International Politics
  • ECO 3330:  International Economics, or ECO 4332:  Comparative Economic Systems
  • HIS 3356:  American Diplomatic History I
  • HIS 3357:  American Diplomatic History II

The student also must select at least two additional courses relevant to the field from the wide variety of such courses offered within the university.

Elective Courses
These courses are illustrative of those which can be taken.

  • POL 3325: American Foreign Policy
  • POL 3336:  Comparative Politics
  • POL 3340:  Globalization
  • ECO 4335:  Economic Development
  • ECO 4344:  Western Economic History II
  • HIS 3314:  Modern Europe II


2018 Galbraith Lecture Explores 'Dante and Liturgical Time'

As we age, most of us ask ourselves, where has the time gone? Borrowing text from UD's Core curriculum, this spring semester's Galbraith Lecture will explore the difference between our own perception of time, and how the philosopher-poet Dante Alighieri viewed mankind's immortal clock, steeped in Scripture and in life.

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UD Presents: 'Dwelling: Paintings by Peter Ligon and Layla Luna'

The Beatrice M. Haggerty Gallery is pleased to announce an upcoming exhibition featuring two Dallas/Fort Worth area artists, Peter Ligon and Layla Luna, who articulate the architectural styling of dwelling spaces in their paintings. Both artists will give presentations at an opening reception on Friday, March 23, at 5:30 p.m. in the Haggar Art History Auditorium located in the Haggerty Art Village on the University of Dallas’ Irving campus.

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Politics Major Empowers Youth, Shares Story Through Theater

Although she herself is not able to vote, Liz Magallanes, BA '18, works to make voting possible for other people. She first got involved with the organization Mi Familia Vota in 2014 and has been contributing to their endeavors ever since, including working with high school students in Dallas ISD. Additionally, she recently had a role in the play "Deferred Action."

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