Dual-Diploma Program in International Relations


Degree:
World globe

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) International Relations


Institutions and Academic Departments:

State University of New York at Geneseo
Department of Political Science and International Relations

Universidad de las Americas Puebla, Mexico
Department of International Relations and Political Science



Program Description:

In collaboration with Universidad de las Americas Puebla, SUNY-Geneseo offers a dual-diploma in International Relations. Students who complete this program will receive a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations from both Geneseo and Universidad de las Americas Puebla.
 
The Dual-Diploma Program in International Relations provides students with an exceptionally strong liberal arts education, a firm grounding in the study of International Relations, and exceptional expertise in Latin American Politics. The program is for students from Mexico and the United States. American students will spend their first and third years of study at Geneseo and their second and fourth years at Universidad de las Americas Puebla. Students from Mexico will spend their 2nd and 4th years at Geneseo.
 
To participate in the program, American students must have a B2 proficiency in Spanish. Similarly, students from Mexico must submit TOEFL scores indicating their English proficiency (79 in the ibt or 550 in the paper-based). For additional information on this program, you may contact Professor Jeffrey W. Koch, Professor  Román López Villicana, or Jeannette Molina, Director Dual-Diploma Programs.

* The Universidad de las Américas Puebla, whose official name is Fundación Universidad de las Américas Puebla (also known UDLAP), is one of the most important private universities in Mexico. With an enrollment of approximately 8,000, its academic programs - both in the undergraduate and graduate schools - have national and international prestige. It is located in Cholula, a small city that is part of the metropolitan area of the city Puebla.


Sample Coursework:

The Geneseo International Relations Major requires students to take five courses in one of three tracks. The three tracks are Developing World, Political Economy, and War and Peace. Similarly, UDLAP's International Relations Major requires students to take several seminars. At this point students will select a course from a large menu of courses to fulfill these requirements.



First Year

Fall Semester

 
SUNY Geneseo Students UDLAP Students
International Politics
Introductory Microeconomics
Natural Science Course
Fine Arts Course
Critical Writing and Reading
Introduction to International Relations
Mathematics and Statistics
First Language I
Second Language I
Introduction to Political Science
Arts

Spring Semester

 
Introduction to Comparative Politics
Introductory Macroeconomics
Natural Science Course
Fine Arts Course
American Politics
Arts and Culture Interdisciplinary Course
First Language II
Political Philosophy
Second Language II
Principles of Economics
Geopolitics


Second Year

Fall Semester

 
Mathematics and Statistics
Mexico's Legal System
State and Society in Latin America
International Political Economy
First Language I (in Spanish)
Formation of Mexico's Nation State
Introduction to Comparative Politics
Introductory Microeconomics
Natural Science Course
U.S. History (If FA completed at UDLAP)
American Politics

Spring Semester

 
Mexico's Economy
Contemporary Latin America
Mexico's Foreign Policy
International Organization
Geopolitics
First Language II (In Spanish)
U.S. Foreign Policy
Introductory Macroeconomics
Natural Science Course
Critical Writing and Reading
Developing Nations


Third Year

Fall Semester

 

Developing World Politics
U.S. History Course
U.S. Foreign Policy
UDLAP Requirement
or Geneseo Track Requirement
Western Humanities I

Formation of Mexico´s Nation State
International Political Economy I
History of International Relations
Information Culture
Statistics for Social Research
Mexico´s Legal System

Spring Semester

 
UDLAP Requirement
or Geneseo Track Requirement
UDLAP Requirement
or Geneseo Track Requirement
UDLAP Requirement
or Geneseo Track Requirement
UDLAP Requirement
or Geneseo Track Requirement
Western Humanities II
Public Policy
Mexico´s Foreign Policy
Mexico´s Economy
International Organization
Latin American Model of the United Nations
Mexican Contemporary Politics
Final Project I


Fourth Year

Fall Semester

 
Final Project I
UDLAP Requirement
or Geneseo Track Requirement
UDLAP Requirement
or Geneseo Track Requirement
Statistics for Social Research
International Political Economy II
Latin American Foreign Policy
PLSC 345
UDLAP Requirement
or Geneseo Track Requirement
UDLAP Requirement
or Geneseo Track Requirement
UDLAP Requirement
or Geneseo Track Requirement
Western Humanities I

Spring Semester

 
Final Project II
UDLAP Requirement
or Geneseo Track Requirement
Elective Seminar I
UDLAP Requirement
or Geneseo Track Requirement
Latin American Model of the United Nations













UDLAP Requirement
or Geneseo Track Requirement
UDLAP Requirement
or Geneseo Track Requirement
UDLAP Requirement
or Geneseo Track Requirement
UDLAP Requirement
or Geneseo Track Requirement
Western Humanities II

Ninth Semester at UDLA

Final Project II
Elective Seminar I
Elective Seminar II
International Political Economy II
Modern Political Thought
UDLAP Requirement
or Geneseo Track Requirement
Social Service

Courses are subject to change in the event of curricular changes.