Bachelor of Arts in
Global Affairs

American University of Phnom Penh (AUPP) offers Bachelor of Arts in Global Affairs. The mission of program is to prepare students for global leadership and service and to train the next generation of policy leaders to tackle the complex issues of a globalized world.

Program Description

The Bachelor of Art in Global Affairs prepares individuals to be policymakers at the national, regional and local government agencies, international organizations, non-governmental organizations and multi-national corporations. It provides students an understanding of current challenges in the ASEAN region and around the world. The program allows the student to study political science, international relations, sustainable development, crucial contemporary issues or conflicts within or between actors as well as analysis of foreign and economic policy making and security issues in the region and on a global scale.

Outside the Classroom

Students enjoy learning by participating in various kind of events throughout their academic period. The Model ASEAN Meeting was a simulation organized by AUPP students to provide the delegates the knowledge of ASEAN meeting procedures and allows them to share their thoughts, experience and perspective on specific topic. This year was the second time that AUPP students successfully organized this meeting.

Career Opportunities

The Bachelor of Arts in Global Affairs Program offers a solid foundation for entering the work force or for graduate studies.  The program prepares students for career opportunities with government agencies dealing with foreign affairs, international security, and the international economy; with multinational corporations, banks, and consulting firms; and with international organizations. It also provides preparation for programs in international law and business and for graduate study in more specialized fields.

Bachelor of Art in Global Affairs

Program Structure Required Total Credits (124)
General Education 61
Business Major 48
Minor/Electives 15

Students may take minor in Law or SE Asian Studies.

Global Affairs Core Courses

Course Code Course Name
GBLA 207 Research Method and Design
GBLA 227 Introduction to Comparative Politics
GBLA 247 Principles of Sustainable Development
GBLA 301 Political Theory
GBLA 333 Globalization
GBLA 361 Gender and Development
GBLA 380 Peace and Conflict Studies
GBLA 490 Capstone
INTS 400 Internship
GBLA 485 or

LEGL 440

International Law

Human Rights law

GBLA 230 International Political Economy
GBLA 310 International Organizations
GBLA 320 Southeast Asian Comparative Politics
GBLA 350 Environment and Development
GBLA 360 Comparative Social Movements
GBLA 370 Geography of Southeast Asia
GBLA 410 Political Development and Democratization
GBLA 431 The Political Economy of Southeast Asia
GBLA 481 Security Studies
GBLA 482 Diplomacy and Foreign Policy
GBLA 495 Special Topic (Global Affairs)
SEAS 495 Special Topic in Southeast Asia

Feature courses

GLBA 207- Research Method and Design:

Learn the skills needed to conduct research in the social sciences, becoming familiar with the scientific approach, conceptual and theoretical thinking about social issues, and different methods of data collection, and their interpretation, including a discussion ethical issues in research.

 

GBLA 320- Southeast Asian Comparative Politics

Get an understanding of the impact of history, economics, culture, institutions and society in the domestic politics of Southeast Asian countries and in their domestic and international behavior, providing an understanding, through comparison, of the difference in dynamics between democratic, authoritarian, and revolutionary regimes.

 

GLBA 380- Peach and Conflict studies

The causes for war and peace in the international and domestic realms, examining different forms of conflict and peace over time and assesses their causes and consequences, attempting to provide a nuanced understanding of the long-term impact of both phenomena on the international system.

 

GBLA 490- Capstone:
Show your ability to engage in a rigorous research-based project and demonstrate your understanding of major political themes by using well defined analytical strategies and research methods.

 

GBLA 320- Southeast Asian Comparative Politics

Get an understanding of the impact of history, economics, culture, institutions and society in the domestic politics of Southeast Asian countries and in their domestic and international behavior, providing an understanding, through comparison, of the difference in dynamics between democratic, authoritarian, and revolutionary regimes.

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