BA International Relations - Environment & Development Track

Boston University

Date Posted: June 10, 2022
Submitted by: Lillian Makhoul
Content Type: Academic Programs
Program Type: Specialization/Concentration/Emphasis


The Environment and Development Track within the International Relations program offers a wide variety of courses covering a broad range of related topics. These courses inform students about key debates, policy, and management issues surrounding efforts to integrate environmental protection measures with the promotion of economic and social development to achieve sustainable development. Some courses focus on the activities of major international organizations and industrialized and developing countries while other courses emphasize more regional and/or issue-specific perspectives and concerns.

Learning Outcomes

Demonstrate substantive interdisciplinary knowledge of legal, political, economic, social, cultural, and historical factors influencing international affairs. Display an in-depth understanding of an important functional subfield of the discipline and a major geographical region of the world. Conduct theoretically informed and empirically based analysis of real-world conditions and events and present the results of that analysis persuasively in written and oral forms.