Foreign Policy

Dublin City University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Foreign Policy

  • Host University

    Dublin City University

  • Location

    Dublin, Ireland

  • Area of Study

    International Affairs, International Politics, Public Policy Studies

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • ECTS Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    This module will introduce students to the study of foreign policy. The first part of the course reviews different approaches to the study of foreign policy. Students will have the opportunity to apply the concepts and theories learnt in specific case studies. The second part focuses on the foreign policy of Ireland in some key areas of interest. It also provides an overview of the Common Foreign and Security Policy of the European Union. 

    Learning Outcomes
    1. Understand the main theoretical approaches to the study of foreign policy.
    2. Apply a theoretical model to a case study of a foreign policy decision or event.
    3. Understand the key concerns of Irish foreign policy.
    4. Understand how EU foreign policy works and what it does.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.

ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) credits are converted to semester credits/quarter units differently among U.S. universities. Students should confirm the conversion scale used at their home university when determining credit transfer.

Please note that some courses with locals have recommended prerequisite courses. It is the student's responsibility to consult any recommended prerequisites prior to enrolling in their course.