United States

The United States Field of Study requires the completion of a minimum of three course credits from the list below.

As a reminder, please note:

  • A course may be counted for credit in only one Field of Study.
  • In those cases where a course is listed in more than one Field of Study, the student may choose the Field of Study in which it is to be credited.
  • Courses, however, may be used to meet both Divisional Breadth requirements and Field of Study requirements simultaneously.
Faculty Supervising this Field of Study: Professor Alan K. Henrikson

ILO L209

International Treaty Behavior:  A Perspective on Globalization

ILO L262

Foreign Relations and National Security Law

DHP D204

U.S. Public Diplomacy

DHP D271

International Relations of the United States and East Asia: 1945 to the Present

++DHP H200

The Foreign Relations of the United States to 1917

++DHP H201

The Foreign Relations of the United States Since 1917

[DHP H270]

The United States and East Asia

[DHP P214]     The Evolution of Grand Strategy

* This course is required for constitution of the field.
++ Any one of these courses may be used as the required course in the field.
+ Any one of these courses may be used as the second required course in the field.
[ ] Bracketed courses are those not offered 2014-2015.
Unless otherwise indicated, students need three course credits to complete a field of study. Modular courses count as one-half credit and if listed in a field, two must be taken to complete one course.

Students have the option of completing additional courses to receive a Certificate in Diplomatic Studies

Professors with expertise in the field

Student Thesis

The Policy of Attraction: U.S. Civil Governance during the Philippine American War (1899-1902)" (MALD 2010)

U.S. Foreign Policy Response to the 2009 Honduran Political Crisis (MALD 2010)

Defining Corruption: A Comparison of the Substantive Criminal Law of Public Corruption in the United States and the United Kingdom (MALD 2009)

Towards a National Information Infrastructure Initiative for the United States: An Analysis of Global Broadband Deployment, Adoption and Policies for Enhancement (MALD 2008)