International Affairs Major with a Global Socio-Economic Concentration, Bachelor of Arts (BA)

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Students may choose the 56- or 74-credit major.

Note: the 56-credit major concentration requires the completion of a foreign language minor.

Core–no substitutions for core.
Required Disciplinary Core Courses
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 Socio-Economic Processes Concentration Electives–5 credit maximum from GOVT courses listed below15
PEASANT SOCIETIES
REVOLUTIONS AND DEVELOPMENT IN THE THIRD WORLD
MIDDLE EASTERN HISTORY AND CULTURE
MIDDLE EASTERN HISTORY AND CULTURE
MIDDLE EASTERN HISTORY AND CULTURE
POLITICS OF CULTURE: ISRAEL AND PALESTINE
POLITICS OF CULTURE: ISRAEL AND PALESTINE
POLITICS OF CULTURE: ISRAEL AND PALESTINE
GLOBAL COMMUNICATION
INTRODUCTION TO MICROECONOMICS
INTRODUCTION TO MACROECONOMICS
HISTORY OF ECONOMIC THOUGHT
POLITICAL ECONOMY
LABOR ECONOMICS
INTERNATIONAL ECONOMICS
INTERNATIONAL FINANCE
ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
MODERN EUROPE
CHINA IN 19TH AND 20TH CENTURIES
MODERN JAPAN
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
SOCIOLOGY OF POLITICS
SOCIOLOGY OF REVOLUTIONS
Total Credits56

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–choose one5
FOUNDATIONS OF SOCIAL AND BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES THEORY
INTRODUCTORY STATISTICS FOR THE SOCIAL SCIENCES
Required Government Supporting Courses10
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
Required Global Socio-Economic Processes 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
GEOGRAPHIES OF CONFLICT IN THE MIDDLE EAST
GEOGRAPHIES OF CONFLICT IN THE MIDDLE EAST
GEOGRAPHIES OF CONFLICT IN THE MIDDLE EAST
TRIBES, BANDS AND CHIEFDOMS
PEOPLES OF AFRICA
PEASANT SOCIETIES
MAJOR CIVLIZATIONS OF ASIA
PEOPLES OF LATIN AMERICA
IRISH HISTORY AND CULTURE
IRISH HISTORY AND CULTURE
POLITICS OF CULTURE: ISRAEL AND PALESTINE
POLITICS OF CULTURE: ISRAEL AND PALESTINE
POLITICS OF CULTURE: ISRAEL AND PALESTINE
HISTORY OF ECONOMIC THOUGHT
POLITICAL ECONOMY
LABOR ECONOMICS
INTERNATIONAL ECONOMICS
INTERNATIONAL FINANCE
ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
GEOGRAPHY OF LATIN AMERICA
GEOGRAPHY OF MONSOON ASIA
THE HISTORICAL GEOGRAPHY OF CANADA
THE HISTORICAL GEOGRAPHY OF CANADA
MODERN EUROPE
IMPERIAL CHINA
AFRICAN HISTORY: ANCIENT AFRICA TO MANDELA
HISTORY OF SPAIN
LATIN AMERICAN HISTORY
20TH CENTURY GERMANY, FROM WORLD WARS TO COLD WAR
CHINA IN 19TH AND 20TH CENTURIES
DEMOCRACY AND HUMAN RIGHTS IN ASIA
MODERN JAPAN
MODERN BRITAIN SINCE 1870
BRITSH EMPIRE SINCE 1850
HISTORY OF MODERN GERMANY
20TH CENTURY RUSSIA
COLONIAL LATIN AMERICA
CULTURAL HISTORY OF LATIN AMERICA
HISTORY OF MEXICO
SOCIOLOGY OF POLITICS
CONTEMPORARY WORLD SYSTEMS
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.