International Affairs Major with a Global Security Processes Concentration, Bachelor of Arts (BA)

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Students may choose the 54- or 74-credit major.

Note: the 54-credit major concentration requires the completion of a foreign language minor.

Core–no substitutions for core courses.
Required Disciplinary Core
INST 200GLOBAL ISSUES4
POLI 203INTRODUCTION TO COMPARATIVE POLITICS5
POLI 204INTRODUCTION TO INTERNATIONAL POLITICS5
Required Disciplinary Core
INST 490SENIOR CAPSTONE: GLOBALIZATION5
POLI 320INTERNATIONAL SYSTEMS5
POLI 321INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS5
POLI 322INTERNATIONAL POLITICAL ECONOMY5
POLI 493PORTFOLIO ASSESSMENT2
Methods Requirement5
FOUNDATIONS OF SOCIAL AND BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES THEORY
INTRODUCTORY STATISTICS FOR THE SOCIAL SCIENCES
Global Security Processes Concentration Electives–5 credits maximum from GOVT courses listed below13-15
TRIBES, BANDS AND CHIEFDOMS
GEOGRAPHIES OF CONFLICT IN THE MIDDLE EAST
GEOGRAPHIES OF CONFLICT IN THE MIDDLE EAST
GEOGRAPHIES OF CONFLICT IN THE MIDDLE EAST
POLITICAL GEOGRAPHY
MODERN EUROPE
WAR AND SOCIETY
20TH CENTURY GERMANY, FROM WORLD WARS TO COLD WAR
20TH CENTURY GERMANY, FROM WORLD WARS TO COLD WAR
DIPLOMATIC HISTORY OF EUROPE, 1914 TO THE PRESENT
HISTORY OF AMERICAN FORIEGN RELATIONS FROM 1898
U.S. FOREIGN POLICY
EUROPEAN POLITICS
POLITICS OF THE PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC OF CHINA
POLITICS OF SOUTH ASIA
TOPICS IN INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS AND COMPARATIVE POLITICS
Total Credits54-56

Note: the 74-credit major concentration does not require the completion of a foreign language minor.

Core–no substitutions for core courses.
Required Disciplinary Core
INST 200GLOBAL ISSUES4
POLI 203INTRODUCTION TO COMPARATIVE POLITICS5
POLI 204INTRODUCTION TO INTERNATIONAL POLITICS5
Required Disciplinary Core
INST 490SENIOR CAPSTONE: GLOBALIZATION5
POLI 320INTERNATIONAL SYSTEMS5
POLI 321INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS5
POLI 322INTERNATIONAL POLITICAL ECONOMY5
POLI 493PORTFOLIO ASSESSMENT2
Methods Requirement
CSBS 310FOUNDATIONS OF SOCIAL AND BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES THEORY5
or CSBS 320 INTRODUCTORY STATISTICS FOR THE SOCIAL SCIENCES
Required Global Security Processes Concentration
POLI 323U.S. FOREIGN POLICY5
Required GOVT Supporting Course–choose one from the following5
EUROPEAN POLITICS
POLITICS OF DEVELOPING NATIONS
POLITICS OF THE PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC OF CHINA
POLITICS OF SOUTH ASIA
TOPICS IN INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS AND COMPARATIVE POLITICS
Concentration Electives–credits in this section must be taken from at least two of the following disciplines (ANTH/GEOG is treated as one discipline).23-25
Note: credits in this section must be taken from at least two of the following disciplines (ANTH/GEOG is treated as one discipline).
GEOGRAPHIES OF CONFLICT IN THE MIDDLE EAST
GEOGRAPHIES OF CONFLICT IN THE MIDDLE EAST
GEOGRAPHIES OF CONFLICT IN THE MIDDLE EAST
REVOLUTIONS AND DEVELOPMENT IN THE THIRD WORLD
POLITICAL GEOGRAPHY
MODERN EUROPE
IMPERIAL CHINA
COLONIALISM AND NATIONALISM IN SOUTHEAST ASIA
WAR AND SOCIETY
GENDER AND TOTAL WAR
GENDER AND TOTAL WAR
HISTORY OF SPAIN
20TH CENTURY GERMANY, FROM WORLD WARS TO COLD WAR
20TH CENTURY GERMANY, FROM WORLD WARS TO COLD WAR
MODERN BRITAIN SINCE 1870
BRITSH EMPIRE SINCE 1850
HISTORY OF WORLD WAR I
HISTORY OF WORLD WAR II
HISTORY OF MODERN GERMANY
DIPLOMATIC HISTORY OF EUROPE, 1914 TO THE PRESENT
20TH CENTURY RUSSIA
COLONIAL LATIN AMERICA
HISTORY OF MEXICO
HISTORY OF AMERICAN FORIEGN RELATIONS FROM 1898
SOCIOLOGY OF REVOLUTIONS
Total Credits74-76

For information on General Education, see Undergraduate Degree .

Student Learning Outcomes—students will

  • apply social science research methods to at least one non-U.S. case study;
  • demonstrate analytical and conceptual skills, reading skills, critical thinking and problem solving skills and be able to effectively apply those skill sets to political issues;
  • identify and represent accurately the key ideas, people, historical events, social processes and governmental systems associated with various geographic regions around the world;
  • apply critical thinking and problem solving skills to political issues and should utilize normative and empirical analysis tools in the study of national and international political realities;
  • demonstrate awareness of racial, ethnic, gender and religious dynamics in historic and contemporary political questions;
  • demonstrate mastery of and apply accurately key analytic concepts of the social sciences, to cases, states and regions around the world.