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OER | International Studies

On this webpage you will find  OER International Studies textbooks along with supplemental materials and a few lecture videos

The purpose of these discipline-specific pages is to display content that might be of interest to faculty who are considering adopting open educational resources for use in their classes. This list of content is by no means exhaustive.  The nature of open educational resources is very collaborative and it is in that spirit that we encourage any comments about the content featured on this page or recommendations of content that are not already listed here. 

Open Textbook Collections

College Open Textbooks - Languages & Communications
A collection of textbooks on communication and language skills that may assist international studies.


MERLOT
MERLOT is a curated collection of free and open online teaching, learning, and faculty development services contributed and used by an international education community.


OER Commons
OER Commons provides a curated collection of textbooks and resources for International Studies.

Courses and Videos

Future Learn - International Studies
Future learn provides comprehensive courses, such as "What Works: Promising Practices in International Development", "Global Studies: International Relations and World Politics", "International Franchise Law: the World is Yours", "International Affairs: Global Governance", "International Affairs: Globalisation", and "Intercultural Communication."


MIT Open Courseware: International Relations
MIT OpenCourseWare (OCW) is a web-based publication of virtually all MIT course content. OCW is open and available to the world and is a permanent MIT activity.


International Studies - edX
Find online courses in the humanities relating to international studies including the study of International Humanitarian Law, International Human Rights Law, and Communicating in a Global Context.


Coursera
Every course on Coursera is taught by top instructors from the world’s best universities and educational institutions. Courses include recorded video lectures, auto-graded and peer-reviewed assignments, and community discussion forums.

Additional Resources

Amnesty International
Amnesty International is a global movement of more than 7 million people who take injustice personally. We are campaigning for a world where human rights are enjoyed by all.


The European Union
The European Union is a unique economic and political union between 28 European countries that together cover much of the continent.


Foreign Policy: A Trusted Source When the Stakes are High
Over the course of almost half a century of award-winning journalism, design, and the presentation of important new ideas from the world’s leading thinkers, Foreign Policy has established itself at the forefront of media organizations devoted to the coverage of global affairs.


Global Voices
Global Voices has been leading the conversation on citizen media reporting since 2005. We curate, verify and translate trending news and stories you might be missing on the Internet, from blogs, independent press and social media in 167 countries.


Human Rights Watch
Human Rights Watch is a nonprofit, nongovernmental human rights organization made up of roughly 400 staff members around the globe. Its staff consists of human rights professionals including country experts, lawyers, journalists, and academics of diverse backgrounds and nationalities.


The International Court of Justice (ICJ)
The International Court of Justice (ICJ) is the principal judicial organ of the United Nations (UN). It was established in June 1945 by the Charter of the United Nations and began work in April 1946.


The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) 
The world's largest humanitarian network that reaches 150 million people in 190 National Societies through the work of over 17 million volunteers.


The International Monetary Fund (IMF)
The IMF's primary purpose is to ensure the stability of the international monetary system—the system of exchange rates and international payments that enables countries (and their citizens) to transact with each other.


The International Trade Administration (ITA)
The International Trade Administration (ITA) strengthens the competitiveness of U.S. industry, promotes trade and investment, and ensures fair trade through the rigorous enforcement of our trade laws and agreements. ITA works to improve the global business environment and helps U.S. organizations compete at home and abroad.

Oxford International Studies Encyclopedia
Browse subjects by topics including Foreign Policy, Human Rights, and International Relations Theory.


This WWW Virtual Library
International Affairs Resources is an Internet directory of over 2000 annotated links to high-quality English-language sources of information and analysis in many international and global studies topics.


U.S. Department of State - Diplomacy in Action
The U.S. Department of State advances the interests of the American people, their safety and economic prosperity, by leading America’s foreign policy through diplomacy, advocacy, and assistance.


The United Nations
The United Nations is an international organization founded in 1945. It is currently made up of 193 Member States. The mission and work of the United Nations are guided by the purposes and principles contained in its founding Charter.


The World Bank
The World Bank is a vital source of financial and technical assistance to developing countries around the world. We are not a bank in the ordinary sense but a unique partnership to reduce poverty and support development.


The World Trade Organization (WTO)
The World Trade Organization (WTO) deals with the global rules of trade between nations. Its main function is to ensure that trade flows as smoothly, predictably and freely as possible.


​The International Criminal Court (ICC)
​The International Criminal Court (ICC) investigates and, where warranted, tries individuals charged with the gravest crimes of concern to the international community: genocide, war crimes, crimes against humanity and the crime of aggression.

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