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Courses of special interest:

  • Politics of the Middle East
  • International Politics
  • Politics of Russia
  • Sustainable Development
  • Global Feminisms
  • Human Rights
  • Foundations of Asian Religions
  • Latin American Civilization II
  • South African Fiction

Catalog 2013-2014

International affairs is an interdisciplinary major that draws the majority of its courses from those offered by other academic programs. In addition to the Senior Seminar in International Affairs, students are required to take five designated courses in political science, history, and economics, as well as fulfill a foreign language requirement. Students also select six electives from those academic programs or others, including anthropology, foreign languages, business administration, religion, and sociology.

International Affairs Major
12-14 course units, including:
Core Courses:
ECON 2024 Principles of Microeconomics
ECON 3144 International Trade and Finance
HIST 1024 Western Civilization II
PS 1004 Introduction to Politics
PS 2194 International Politics
INTL 4444 Senior Seminar in International Affairs

Foreign Language Requirement:
 2 course units beyond the 1000-level in a modern foreign language. (Courses dealing with material in translation may not be used to fulfill this requirement)

Electives:
Any 6 of the following, of which at least 4 must be at the 3000-level or above and no more than 2 may be from the same program.
ANTH 1024 Cultural Anthropology
ANTH 1044 Cultural Geography
ANTH 2204 Anthropology: Area Study*
ANTH 3344 Global Health
ANTH 3244 Global Feminisms*
ANTH 3404 Sustainable Development
ARTH 1604 Introduction to Asian Art
ARTH 2604 Ideas in Non-Western Art
ARTH 2624 Arts of China
ARTH 2644 Arts of Japan
ARTH 3624 Buddhist Art of Asia
ARTH 3644 Modern Chinese Art
BA 3244 International Business*
ENG 2284 South African Fiction, 1960-1994
FREN 2034 French Society and Culture*
FREN 3094 French Business Culture*
FREN 3344 French Cinema Culture*
FREN 3404 Francophone World and Its Literature*
GER 2044 Contemporary German Cinema
GER 2104 Contemporary Germany*
GER 2224 German Geography, Political Institutions, and Social Structures*
GER 3344 The Wall Falls: Putting Germany Together Again*
HIST 2134 The Second World War: Topics and Issues
HIST 2374 History of Africa
HIST 2414 Latin American Civilization II
HIST 3224 Diplomacy and War in Antiquity*
HIST 3404 Europe, 1914-1945
HIST 3414 The Contemporary World, 1945 to the Present
HIST 3424 U.S.-Latin American Relations
HIST 3464 Modern German History
HIST 3564 History of the Soviet Union
IDS 3344 Global Health
PS 1054 Globalization and Civic Responsibility
PS 2204 Canadian Parliamentary Internship
PS 2504 Politics of the Middle East
PS 3234 The International System
PS 3254 International Law
PS 3264 Human Rights*
PS 3304 Empires Past and Present
PS 3314 Political Development
PS 3334 Politics of Russia
PS 3384 Topics in Comparative Politics*
REL 1134 Foundations of Asian Religions
REL 2524 Islamic Religious Traditions
REL 2534 Hindu Religious Traditions
REL 2544 Buddhist Religious Traditions
REL 3534 The Qur'an*
SOC 1054 Cultural Geography
SOC 3744 Population Dynamics*
SOC 3404 Sustainable Development
SPAN 2214 Spanish for Business*
SPAN 3134 Spanish Civilization*
SPAN 3234 Latin American Civilization*
WS 3244 Global Feminisms*
 *Indicates a course having a prerequisite that is exogenous to the set of required courses for the major.

Notes:
Only 2 courses used to fulfill the requirements of another major or minor pattern may also be used to fulfill the requirements of the International Affairs major.
For the purpose of determining which courses fulfill general education and other graduation requirements of the University, the field of International Affairs is deemed to be a Social Science.
Additional Courses not listed here (such as special topics, independent study, courses taken at other institutions, or courses taken as part of a study abroad program) may be used to fulfill the requirements of the major with the approval of the coordinator or program director of International Affairs.
Additional study in foreign language and study abroad are strongly encouraged.
 
International Affairs Interdisciplinary Minor
Students must take PS 2194, International Politics, and 6 additional courses from the list below. Students are also required to complete course 1034 in a modern foreign language or demonstrate equivalent proficiency. No more than 2 courses from a student's major or other minor pattern may be used to satisfy requirements of the interntional affairs minor. Additional courses not listed here (such as special topics, independent study, or courses taken at other institutions) may be used to fulfill the requirements of the minor with the approval of the coordinator or program director of International Affairs. It is strongly recommended that students satisfy their general education requirements in Area III List B by taking HIST 1024, Western Civilization II.

7 course units, including:
Core Course:
PS 2194 International Politics

Electives:
Any 6 of the following:
ANTH 1024 Cultural Anthroplogy
ANTH 1044 Cultural Geography
ANTH 3404 Sustainable Development
BA 3244 International Business
ECON 3144 International Trade and Finance
ECON 4064 Comparative Economic Systems
HIST 2134 The Second World War: Topics and Issues
HIST 2144 Europe in the Nineteenth Century
HIST 2374 History of Africa
HIST 2414 Latin American Civilization II
HIST 3224 Diplomacy and War in Antiquity
HIST 3404 Europe 1914-1945
HIST 3414 The Contemporary World, 1945 to the Present
HIST 3424 U.S.-Latin American Relations
HIST 3464 Modern German History
HIST 3564 History of the Soviet Union
PS 1054 Globalization and Civic Responsibility
PS 2204 Canadian Parliamentary Internship
PS 2504 Politics of the Middle East
PS 3234 The International System
PS 3254 International Law
PS 3304 Empires Past and Present
PS 3314 Political Development
PS 3334 Politics of Russia
REL 1134 Foundations of Asian Religions
REL 2524 Islamic Religious Traditions
REL 2534 Hindu Religious Traditions
REL 2544 Buddhist Religious Traditions
SOC 1054 Cultural Geography
SOC 3404 Sustainable Development
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