International Relations: Extended Major
The Bachelor of Arts in International Relations: Extended Major is a 3-year, internationally accredited program offering a modern and interdisciplinary education in international relations. You will earn a globally recognized American and European B.A. degree.
|Accreditation||WASC + MSMT|
|Degree||Bachelor of Arts|
|Intake||Fall / Spring|
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About the program
The B.A. in International Relations: Extended Major program at Anglo-American University is delivered by a faculty of experts from all over the world that bring years of professional experience to the classroom. Students can expect to gain a solid background in theoretical and philosophical concepts as well as an understanding of international and domestic politics.
The curriculum offers a balanced mix of courses on political and international relations theory, philosophy, economy and history which is complemented by a range of skills-oriented courses in writing and research or classes increasing proficiency in foreign languages.
“AAU makes networking incredibly easy to do. I was able to participate in various events that don’t necessarily connect to my coursework—conferences, literature festivals, debates, lectures, etc. AAU has helped me and my club get in touch with event-organisers, which, for example, allowed us to host an event during the Festival of Democracy organised by the famous Forum 2000 conference.”Veronika Bartáková, IR student, President of Diplomatic Club
Beyond the classroom you can join student clubs like Diplomacy or Model UN, practice your debate skills at a faculty-student debate or discuss current political issues with professors and local experts at an event like ‘Professors in the Pub’.
AAU’s Career Center also connects students with numerous professional internships in the Czech Republic and abroad every year.
International Relations: Extended Major is a 3-year study program. To graduate, students must accumulate 90 US credits (180 ECTS credits) by completing 30 courses.
This program does not include a specific concentration, instead, students are required to take more major courses which allow for more choice of electives.
POS 101 Introduction to Politics (Politics I)
POS 201 Political Philosophy I
IRS 101 Introduction to International Organizations
POS 204 Nations and Nationalism
IRS 200 Introduction to International Relations
IRS 250 Political Geography
IRS 251 History of the Cold War
IRS 221 History of European Integration
IRS 300 Global Security
POS 230 Political Economy
One course from the following:
POS 240 Social Sciences Research Methods / International Relations Research Methods
On top of that students are also required to complete the Thesis Seminar, Internship, and Thesis module.
Students can choose 5 elective courses offered by the School of International Relations & Diplomacy as listed below.
Students can choose 5 elective courses offered by the School of International Relations & Diplomacy as listed below or electives offered by any other school at AAU.
French I / German I / Spanish I or Russian I
French II / German II / Spanish II or Russian II.
American Foreign Policy in Film
British Foreign Policy
Central European History
Culture Wars in the West: Politics of the Digital Era
Democracy in the USA
Democratization and Survival of Autocrats
Editorial Cartoons in Political and Social Science
(The) Emergence of the Modern Middle East
Germany in the 20th Century
Islam and the West
(The) Legacies of Totalitarianism: Post-Totalitarian Europe
Non-Violent Conflict: Theory and Application
Political Parties and Party Systems
Russian Foreign Policy
Sustainable Development: From Global Vision to Meaningful Practice
Terrorism in Global Politics
US – UK Special Relationship
US in Global Politics (in the Age of Trump)
US National Security Policy
For more information on the modular structure and the study program, please contact our admissions team at email@example.com.
Graduates of the B.A. in International Relations can expect to:
- Discuss and debate basic theories, levels of analysis and empirical evidence used in relevant scholarly literature.
- Apply theory to compare and contrast the meanings and functions of political institutions in different political systems and explain the outcomes and performance of political processes.
- Apply theory to understand the workings of the global economy, and to assess the role of businesses, governments, and international organizations.
- Apply theory to understand history and current events in international relations.
- Apply theory to understand European integration history, institutions, and policy.
AAU graduates thrive in multinational environments and are able to communicate professionally in English to international audiences. As a graduate of this degree program, you will be well equipped to continue your studies or pursue a global career in areas such as:
- Cultural Management
- Social Research and Publishing
- Reporting and Administration
- Public Service
- Humanitarian Government or NGO’s
The Bachelor’s degree awarded is concurrently recognized as a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in the United States, per AAU’s accreditation by the WASC Senior College and University Commission, and as a Bakalář (Bc.) in the Czech Republic, per AAU’s accreditation by the National Accreditation Bureau for Higher Education. Graduates may select whether to use the U.S. post-nominal or the Czech pre-nominal title.
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AAU makes networking incredibly easy to do. I was able to participate in various events that don't necessarily connect to my coursework like conferences, literature festivals, debates, lectures, etc. When I was President of the Diplomatic Club, AAU helped me get in touch with event-organizers, which, for example, allowed us to host an event during the Festival of Democracy organized by the famous Forum 2000 conference.
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