International Relations

Programmes Offered

  • B.A. / B.A. (Hons) in International Relations
  • M.A. and M.Res. in International Relations

Curriculum

B.A. in International Relations

B.A-Int-Relation

B.A. (Honours) in International Relations

Students who passed second year with GPA ≥ 4 are eligible to attend B.A. (Honours) classes for three more years. After they finished successfully, they earned B.A. (Hons) degree in International Relations Major.

B.A(Hons)-Int-Relation

Course Descriptions

This is an introduction to political thought. It provides a foundational overview of International Relations in Political Thought and acquaints the student with some thinkers’ thoughts on politics. The main ideas of these thinkers are presented, based on the background of their life and time so that the students may understand how much their idea reflected their times and how much they sought to change.
This is a foundation course which provides the students with basic concepts of international relations. The course covers the study of IR, significance of IR, interaction among states, the state system and political aspects of IR.
The aim of this course is to make students understand the ways in which men have thought about politics. This will encourage the students to have a deeper understanding of the ideas of the political thinkers presented in the course book and other thinkers as well.
This module includes economic and military aspects of the field of international relations. It also focuses on non-state actors such as IGOs, NGOs, MNCs and types of regional organizations.
This course is designed to introduce the essential elements of political institutions. It includes the following topics: Attributes of the state, Functions of the State, Forms of State, the Nature and Functions of the Constitution, Powers and Functions of the legislatures, President and Judicial Systems.
This module deals with the governmental structures, political parties and groups and political processes of Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia and the Philippines.
This course will review the decline of the pre-war powers and the emergence of the superpowers. The emergence of the Bipolar World and Cold War and its impact on international system will be reviewed broadly by analyzing changes in foreign policies of USA and China, the role of Non-Aligned Movement and the United Nations.
This course intends to familiarize the students with political parties, election and citizenship. The approaches in this course are comparative and analytical in the sense that students can distinguish between good and bad.
This module examines the governmental structures, political parties and groups and political processes of Thailand, Brunei, Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam.
This course covers the effectiveness of the major powers’ actions upon International Relations. It also focuses on the changing nature of security concept, political and security cooperation and economic integration.
This course explains the basic structure of the U.S democratic system, including the relationships among the branches of government, how power is divided and shared, and the electoral and legislative processes. It also analyzes the constitutions.
This course will discuss about how the political, economic and social issues threaten the security of the world. The approach of this course is analytical. It blends the theoretical and practical aspects of problems-solving.
This course is designed to introduce the students to the political processes of Myanmar Government. It covers fundamental principles of 1947, 1974 and 2008 Constitutions.
This course emphasizes on how the problems of Middle East region plays an important role in Major Powers’ relations.
This module provides the students with the knowledge of how the Presidents, Department of States and Political Parties are of much importance in foreign policy decision making process and analyze changes in its foreign policies during the Cold War, Post Cold War and Post 9 / 11.
This course introduces the students to the theory of integration. It deals with the development of EU, its institutions and political actors of EU. It would acquaint the students with foreign, security, environment, social, industrial and monetary policies.
The aim of this course is to provide the students with the deeper understanding of their own government’s efforts as a Non-Aligned Movement member. It will focus on the analysis of relations with neighboring countries, western bloc and eastern bloc.
This course deals with security and political issues with PLO, Fatah, Hamas, Western Powers and Asian Powers. Cases studies such as Gulf Wars, Arab uprising and Iran nuclear Issues, will be emphasized.
The approach of this course is analytical. It blends the theoretical and practical aspects of protecting the environment and how government and international organizations interact with each other.
This course includes concepts of diplomacy for relations and negotiations. It will acquaint the students with the knowledge of diplomatic immunity, quality of diplomat, the art of negotiation, diplomatic momentum and modes of diplomacy.
This course introduces students to the theoretical and practical foundations of empirical social science research designs and methods. At the end of the course, the students will be able to understand how to do a research, how to select a research problem and to propose a research topic, and to design the research and to give contribution in the end.
This course provides a deeper understanding in maintenance of international peace and security. It covers the United Nations’ actions for peace and cooperation with regional arrangements and organizations.
This module deals with the constitutions, governmental structure, political parties, elections and foreign relations of the Government of Japan, Government of the People’s Republic of China and Government of the Republic of Korea.
This course covers the relation between Myanmar and China in post World War II, 1962 to 1988 and since 1988. It consists of people-to-people, party-to-party and state-to-state relations, impacts of Cultural Revolution, communist insurgency problem, changing philosophy of China and rise of China and its impacts on Myanmar.
This course deals with the theoretical formulation of Conference, Summit, Gunboat and Shuttle Diplomacy in combination with non-state actors in diplomacy, and Track I and Track II diplomacy.
It intends to familiarize students with the background history, organizational structure, political, economic and socio-cultural cooperation and external relations of ASEAN.
This course concerns with the United Nations Agenda for socio-economic development according to the UN millennium development goals. It focuses on World Summit for Social Development and Official Development Assistance, Investment and Development, Trade and Development, Agricultural Development, Industrial Development and Science and Technology Development.
This course examines the background history, governmental structure, political parties and groups, and political process of India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka.
This course provides a more in-depth understanding of Myanmar’s positive attitudes towards its neighboring country, India. It also gives information on how the government of Myanmar deal with one of her giant neighbors to maintain peace and security of the country.
This course deals with the government and politics of the U.S including the Congress, the Presidency, the judicial system, federalism, political parties, elections, and voting behavior. At the end of the course, students will be able to explain the basic structure of the U.S democratic system, including the relationships among the branches of government, how power is divided and shared, and the electoral and legislative processes.
This course deals with how the political, economic and social issues threaten the security of the world. This course deals with an analytical approach. It combines the theoretical and practical aspects of problems-solving.
This course introduces the students to the political processes of Myanmar Government. It covers fundamental principles of 1947, 1974 and 2008 Constitutions. It also focuses on reform process in Myanmar.
This course focuses on how the problems of Middle East region play an important role in Major Powers’ relations.
This course emphasizes the geopolitics of Latin America region, the role of the countries of the Latin America region in international relations, and also their relationships with the region and with the rest of the world.
This module provides the students with how the Presidents, Department of States and Political Parties, Public Opinion and Interest Groups play in foreign policy decision making process, and analyzes the instruments of foreign policy and the patterns of foreign policy during the Cold War, Post Cold War and Post 9 / 11.
This course offers the students with the theory of European integration. It focuses on the development of EU, its institutions and political actors of EU. It also explains the students with the policy process of the EU and the future prospects of the EU.
This course aims to provide the students with the deeper understanding of their own government’s foreign policy making emphasizing the geopolitical situation of Myanmar, and its role in the Non-Aligned Movement. It will focus on the analysis of relations with its neighboring countries, and with the rest of the world.
This course provides security and political issues with PLO, Fatah, Hamas, Western Powers and Asian Powers. Cases studies such as Gulf Wars, Arab uprising and Iran nuclear Issues, will be highlighted.
The approach of this course is analytical. It fuses the theoretical and practical aspects of protecting the environment and how government and international organizations interact with each other to preserve the environment. It also examines the Myanmar government’s efforts in the environmental protection and towards the Green Economy.
This course provides the concepts of traditional diplomacy and diplomatic negotiations. It will discuss the knowledge of diplomatic immunity, quality of diplomat, the art of negotiation, diplomatic momentum and modes of diplomacy.
This course is designed to explain the intra-regional conflicts and regional security issues of Southeast Asian region. It will discuss territorial, ethnic, religious conflicts and regional non- traditional issues being faced by the region.
This course provides a more in-depth understanding in maintenance of international peace and security. It covers the United Nations’ collective security, preventive diplomacy, peace-making and peace-building operations in cooperation with regional organizations and also UN reforms.
This course aims to provide the fundamental knowledge of the governments, domestic politics, and international relations in East Asia region focusing on Japan, China, and Republic of Korea. For each country, it explores the governmental structures, constitutions, political parties, elections, economic structures and development and their relationships within the region and with the rest of the world.
This course emphasizes the relations between Myanmar and China in post World War II, 1962 to 1988 and since 1988. It includes people-to-people, party-to-party and state-to-state relations, impacts of Cultural Revolution, communist insurgency problem, changing philosophy of China and rise of China and its impacts on Myanmar.
The purpose of this course is to acquit the students with the concepts of modern diplomacy, emergence of diplomatic corps, and theoretical formulation of Conference, Summit, Gunboat and Shuttle Diplomacy.
It aims to familiarize students with the formation of ASEAN, organizational structure, the role of ASEAN Regional Forum (ARF) in political cooperation, and knowledge on ASEAN economic cooperation, socio-cultural cooperation, and its external relations.
This course deals with the United Nations Agenda for socio-economic development according to the UN Millennium Development Goals. It discusses the World Summit for Social Development and Official Development Assistance, Investment and Development, Trade and Development, Agricultural Development, Industrial Development and Science and Technology Development.
This course offers the deeper knowledge on background histories, governmental structures, political parties and groups, and political processes of South Asian countries including India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka.
This course examines a more in-depth understanding of Myanmar’s positive attitudes towards India. It also focuses on how the Myanmar government deals with one of her giant neighbors to maintain peace and security of the country.
This course introduces the students to political science. It aims to promote the students’ understanding in the origin of democracy, waves of democratization, democratic principles and practices, types of democracy and democratic transition and consolidation.
This course provides the students with the basic research writing, data collection, literature review, and research methodologies. At the end of the course, the students will be able to write a research proposal, and to choose an appropriate methodology for their research paper.
This course concerns with the theories and practical knowledge on geopolitics, geostrategy and geoeconomy. It will analyze the political geographers and their theories such as Alfred Thayer Mahan and Sea Power, Halford J. Mackinder and Land Power, Nicholas John Spykman and Rimland theory.
This course intends to familiarize the students with Myanmar government’s cooperation activities with regional organizations like ASEAN, BIMSTEC, GMS and ACMECS.
This course offers the students the basic understanding on public administration including bureaucracy development, public policy and policy process, administrative reforms strategies and characteristics of good governance.
This course will review the development of political and social ideologies. It will analyze Liberalism, Conservatism, Socialism and Communism, Nationalism, Fascism, Anarchism, and Feminism.
This course will emphasize the concept of security like traditional security including military security and maritime security. It will also focus on non-traditional security issues such as piracy, terrorism, human development, human security, and human rights.
This course will explain current policies and programs of Myanmar government focusing on political policies and programs, economic policies and programs, and social policies and programs.

Contact Information

Prof. Dr. Minn Thaung

Head of Department- International Relations
Department of International Relations, Dagon University, Bohmu Ba Htoo Road, Yangon
(+95-01) 585171, (+95-09) 5092616
internationalrelations@dagonuniversity.edu.mm

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