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International Relations in a Changing World
This course, taught in English by a former Tufts instructor and graduate of Tufts Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, is designed to examine competing answers to the fundamental questions challenging analysts of international affairs, such as:  

  • What should provide the basis of world order: power, or law?  
  • What is the role of the U.S. in supporting stability in global politics?  
  • Under what conditions is it legitimate to use military force in foreign policy?  
  • Is there a global obligation to protect human rights in sovereign states?  

More than a tête-à-tête about current events, this introductory college preparatory course will give students, regardless of academic background, the theoretical frameworks to think critically and speak intelligently about international issues. Virtual visits and guest lectures from various international organizations, such as the U.S. Mission to the U.N., the United Nations, and the International Red Cross, accompanied by briefings by foreign relations professionals, extend the topics of study beyond the classroom. Various simulation exercises allow students to act as decision makers on the international scene and experience the difficulties of crisis management and conflict resolution. 

La Langue et la Culture Française
This intensively interactive French language course helps students expand their vocabulary and develop new ways to express and support their opinions. Emphasizing listening comprehension and speaking, as well as colloquial French usage, expressions, and pronunciation, the course aids students in achieving linguistic proficiency and enhances their cultural integration. Discussion is conducted in French in small groups. Our French language instructors are native French speakers with extensive experience teaching at the secondary school level.