Political Science

 

Holloway Hall

Concentration in International Relations

Students must take:

-  27 hours from courses in at least three different disciplines,
-  with 21 hours (as specified)  from Groups One, Two and Three,
-  and 6 hours of electives from Groups One, Two, Three and Four.

The Concentration in International Relations requires a 9 hour regional specialization in courses from at least two different departments. Regional specializations include Europe, Russia/Central Europe, Africa, Asia, Latin America, and Middle East. This is a non-additive requirement; the hours may be taken from courses used to satisfy the other concentration requirements. Students must also take at least three hours in a geographic area outside this regional specialization.

Group One:  Fundamental and Theoretical Approaches to International Politics - 9 Hours 

CADR 301 International Conflict
POSC 409 Causes of War
POSC 411 International Law
POSC 413 International Political Economy
POSC 415 The United Nations System
SOCI 210 Introduction to Global Sociology

Group Two:  International and Comparative Politics of States and Regions - 6 Hours 

POSC 213 War and Peace in the Middle East
POSC 215 American Foreign Policy
POSC 310 Comparative European Government
POSC 311 Comparative Government of Developing Nations
POSC313 Comparative Politics of the Middle East
POSC 417 Russia and the Soviet Union

Group Three:  Historical, Geographic and Economic Context - 6 Hours 

ECON 411 Economic Development (prerequisites: ECON 211 and 212)
ECON 441 Introduction to International Economics (Prerequisites ECON 211 and 212)
GEOG 101 or 102
 
(100 level World Geography course not taken in core)
GEOG 301 World Regions
GEOG 310 Regional Geography of Europe
HIST 225 Holocaust
HIST 323 Europe in the 19th Century
HIST 332 National History of Mexico
HIST 333 The ABC Powers
HIST334 Latin American Institutions
HIST 341 History of Africa: 1870 to Present
HIST 355 Middle East Since 1800
HIST 364 Modern Japan
HIST 401 U.S. Foreign Relations
HIST 421 Europe in the 20th Century
HIST 424 Modern Russia
HIST 451 World War I
HIST 452 World War II
HIST 453 The Cold War: A Global History
HIST 460 History of China Since 1800

Group Four:  Social and Cultural Context (for elective and regional specialization)

ANTH 450 Comparative Cultures
CMAT 300 Intercultural Communication
CMAT 337 International Media Systems
ENGL 365 Literature of the Third World
FREN 316 French Culture and Civilization I
FREN 317 French Culture and Civilization II
FREN 325 Francophone Culture Through Literature
GERM 350 German Short Stories
MDFL 241 The French People
MDFL 245 The German People
MDFL 246 The Russian People
PHIL 209 Philosophy and Culture (if not taken in core)
PHIL 301 Violence and Non-Violence
SOCI 225 Sociology of Conflict and Nonviolence
SOCI 250 Race Relations in Global Perspective (if not taken in core)
SOCI 363 Women in Development
SPAN 315 Elements of Spanish Culture
SPAN 316 Elements of Latin American Cultures
SPAN 330 Hispanic Literature in Translation
SPAN 336 Survey of Latin American Literature
SPAN 403 Hispanic Culture Through Literature


Regional Specialization Course

ASIA
HIST 362 Chinese Civilization
HIST 363 Japanese Civilization
HIST 364 Modern Japan
HIST 460 History of China Since 1800
PHIL 312 Eastern Philosophies
GEOG 101 Europe and Asia
LATIN AMERICA
HIST 332 National History of Mexico
HIST 333 ABC Powers
HIST 334 Latin American Institutions
SPAN 316 Elements of Latin American Culture
SPAN 330 Hispanic Literature in Translation
SPAN 336 Survey of Latin American Literature
SPAN 403 Hispanic Culture Through Literature
GEOG 102 World Geography: Africa and the Americas

AFRICA

GEOG 102 World Geography: Africa and the Americas
HIST 340 History of Africa to 1870
HIST 341 History of Africa: 1870 to Present 

EUROPE

ENGL 358 British Literature III: 1945 to Present
ENGL 479 Contemporary Trends in British Literature
FREN 305 Short Fiction in France in Translation
FREN 316 French Culture and Civilization I
FREN 317 French Culture and Civilization II
FREN 325 Francophone Culture Through Literature
GEOG 101 World Geography: Europe and Asia
GEOG 310 Regional Geography of Europe
GERM 350 German Short Stories
HIST 225 Holocaust: The Extermination of the European Jews
HIST 311 History of England and Great Britain, 1702 to the Present
HIST 312 History of Ireland in Modern Times
HIST 323 Europe in the Nineteenth Century
HIST 324 German History Since 1815
HIST 325 History of European Revolutions Since 1815
HIST 421 Europe in the Twentieth Century
HIST 451 World War I
HIST 452 The Second World War: A Global History
MDFL 241 The French People
MDFL 245 The German People
POSC 310 Comparative European Government
SPAN 335 Survey of Spanish Literature
RUSSIA/CENTRAL EUROPE
GEOG 310 Regional Geography of Europe
HIST 225 Holocaust: The Extermination of the European Jews
HIST 421 Europe in the 20th Century
HIST 424 Modern Russia
MDFL 246 The Russian People
POSC 399 Honors Interdisciplinary: Russian Politics Through Literature
POSC 417 Russia and the Soviet Union
MIDDLE EAST
HIST 355 The Middle East Since 1800
POSC 213 War and Peace in the Middle East
POSC 313 Comparative Politics of the Middle East

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