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All IA Scholars enroll in the scholar seminar course (1100) in the first semester of their first year.  This one-credit course serves as an introduction to both major topics in international affairs and the IA Scholars program.  Focusing on group projects and discussions, the course is designed to be interactive, topical, and collaborative.  Students are encouraged to share their interests with the IA Scholars Program Manager.  Example topics to be covered in the course include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Globalization
  • Global governance and international institutions
  • Immigration and migration
  • Global social movements
  • Climate change
  • Cultural diversity
  • War and peace​