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Many potential students get to know our programs by enrolling to take a single course with us. This is a great way to "sample" a program before applying. It lets you assess if the content of the program meets your goals and interests, and if the structure of the program is manageable given your other commitments.
If you take a course as a non-degree student, earn a grade of B or better, and later enroll in our degree programs the credits earned will be counted towards your degree.
For the fall semester [which begins Tuesday, September 3, 2013], course details are outlined below.
These are 3-credit graduate level courses, and require that students have completed a BA in order to enroll. Course fees for on campus courses for Fall 2012 were approximately $1700 for residents of Massachusetts and $3300 for non-residents. Contact the UMass Boston Bursar’s Office for updated information. For fee information regarding online courses, please visit CAPS
PAF G 697-01 US Foreign Policy in the 21st Century
Professor Primo Vannicelli
Classes begin week of September 9, and end in early December 2013
This course focuses on the process of formulation and implementation of US foreign policy (through the analysis of major case studies), with primary attention to the rapidly changing international system in the 21st century. Major themes include: salient international/global issues that define the emerging new world order; the historical context and conceptual foundations of US foreign policy (with special focus on the dynamics that account for patterns of continuity and unintended consequences); perspectives on US foreign policy as it responds to the interplay of political, economic and ideological forces in a complex world with multipolar power dimensions. In addition to critical analysis, students also prepare a policy paper (on a topic of their choice) – taking into account the US national interest as well as from a global perspective.
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This class is offered through UMass Boston College of Advancing and Professional Studies (CAPS)
GGHS 716 Global Health and Development: Concepts, Policies, and Practice
Thursdays: 5:30 – 8:15 PM
Professor Courtenay Sprague Term Dates: September 3 – December 21, 2013
The course examines the evolution, key concepts and practice of global health as an emergent field. It is concerned with engaging and exploring the dominant themes, key relationships, and central questions that radiate from the trans-disciplinary field of global health. The aim is for students to critically engage the global public health questions and concerns introduced in the course. Students will apply analytical thinking skills to understand a range of global public health and development problems and trends, implications, and responses.
Please download and complete the NonDegree Course Enrollment Request form, indicating which course you are interested in, and email to IRMasters@umb.edu, to request enrollment and to address the prerequisite requirements.