Collection Development Policy for International Relations

Objectives: To support undergraduate and graduate teaching and research for the International Relations programs at The Claremont Colleges. Degree offered is the Bachelor of Arts.

Subjects and collecting levels: The collection should be developed at the research level for these areas to support the bachelor programs: International and Strategic Studies, European Union and Integration, Nationalism, Immigration, and World Politics. Interdisciplinary implications: other fields that impact collection development in this area are Economics, History, Legal Studies, Public Policy, and Politics.

The collection should be developed at the instructional support level in these additional areas to support the undergraduate programs and institutes as appropriate: Foreign Policy, Environmental Policy, Peacekeeping, and Nuclear Defense. Interdisciplinary implications: other fields that impact collection development in this area are Economics, History, Legal Studies, Public Policy, Politics and Science.

Types of materials collected: Monographs and serials are collected. Printed, microform, and electronic materials are collected. Videotapes are collected when requested by faculty to support instruction. Generally excluded are motion pictures, pictorial essays, textbooks, and sound recordings, although specific items may occasionally be acquired for instructional purposes.

Languages: English language materials are collected, unless the desired material is not available in English, or requested by faculty to support instruction.

Geographical emphasis: No geographical area is excluded, though particular emphasis is placed on European Union countries.

Chronological limits: Emphasis is on contemporary materials, due to the nature of the discipline. Some historical material may be collected.

Additional remarks: There are numerous institutes and programs which may not offer degrees, but do pursue research in many areas pertaining to International Relations. Their subject areas will fall within the guidelines above.

Last updated: 7/28/2011 6:11:36 PM