Electives: B.A. (Hons.) Diplomacy and Foreign Policy
JSIA Elective Policy
BADFP Students are offered elective courses from their fourth semester of study. These courses are often interdisciplinary, involving elements of law as well as other disciplines in social science and management.
Beside the list of JSIA elective courses that are offered every semester to JSIA students, other JGU schools also offer a number of cross elective courses that are available for bidding to JSIA students.
A. Elective Specialization (Clusters)
JSIA offers elective courses that are categorized into four main clusters:
Peace and Conflict Studies
Economics and Foreign Policy
Defence and National Security Studies
Human Rights and International Development
Global South Studies
BADFP students can select three electives worth 12 credits from one track (cluster) to specialize in a given concentration and get awarded with a certificate of specialization after graduation in that cluster.
The three cluster elective courses can be taken in one semester or may be spread over two or more semesters (upon student choice).
B. Guidelines and Rules for Electives
Students can take a maximum of 36 creditsoutside JSIA electives (i.e. other JGU schools’ cross electives) which represent a 25% of BADFP program’s minimum credit requirements (150 credits).
Students should opt for at least one JSIA elective/cross elective course at every elective
External JSIA Credits exceeding 25% will imply an approval of the Dean of the School and Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs for the Undergraduate
The removal of an elective with an (F) is possible only after the final semester if the student has successfully substituted the ‘Fail’ elective with a ‘Pass’ elective and fulfilled all credit requirements.