The following summarizes the requirements and suggested sequence of required courses in the International Relations (IR) specialist and IR major programs.
Note: Those students choosing to add a Focus should be guided in their selection of courses at the third and fourth year level by the courses listed in the specific Focus group they choose.
Students may change from the International Relations major to the International Relations specialist only if they meet current specialist requirements.
Trinity students enroll in and take courses offered by the Faculty of Arts & Science. The two main tools used for course selection and enrollment are the Faculty of Arts & Science Calendar, which includes information on courses, programs and the rules and regulations of the university, and the Faculty of Arts & Science Registration Instructions and Timetable, which contain scheduling information and enrollment procedures. If you have any questions about the Calendar or Timetable, please contact the Office of the Registrar: 416-978-2687 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
TRN409H1: Selected Topics in International Studies – COVID-19 in Perspective: The Politics of Global Health Pandemics
TRN409H1 – F LEC0301 – Wednesday 14:00 – 16:00
Instructor: Prof. Joy Fitzgibbon
The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic is upending our social, political and economic lives, requiring global health policy that is up to the task of managing its complex challenges. This course explores and critically assesses the nature and scope of COVID-19, the global policy architecture in place for the surveillance and management of such pandemics and our policy responses thus far. It will do so by placing these developments in context, considering lessons learned from previous pandemics including the great influenza pandemic of 1918-1919, the Black Death of 1346-1353, the Spanish Flu of 1918-1929, HIV-AIDS, tuberculosis and others.