International Affairs Major with a Global Public Policy Concentration, Bachelor of Arts (BA)

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Students may choose the 56- or 74-76 credit major.
​Note: the 56 credit major concentration requires the completion of a foreign language minor.

Core–no substitutions for core courses.
Required Disciplinary Foundation 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 Core–choose one5
FOUNDATIONS OF SOCIAL AND BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES THEORY
INTRODUCTORY STATISTICS FOR THE SOCIAL SCIENCES
Global Public Policy Concentration Electives15
INTRODUCTION TO MICROECONOMICS
LABOR ECONOMICS
PUBLIC FINANCE AND PUBLIC POLICY
INTERNATIONAL FINANCE
ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
PUBLIC MANAGEMENT
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 Requirement5
FOUNDATIONS OF SOCIAL AND BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES THEORY
INTRODUCTORY STATISTICS FOR THE SOCIAL SCIENCES
Global Public Policy Concentration Electives–credits must be taken from at least three of the disciplines listed.33-35
LABOR ECONOMICS
PUBLIC FINANCE AND PUBLIC POLICY
INTERNATIONAL FINANCE
ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
GLOBAL TRANSPORT DEVELOPMENT
POLITICAL GEOGRAPHY
URBAN GEOGRAPHY: ORIGINS, FORMS AND FUNCTIONS
COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT
ENVIRONMENTAL PLANNING
LAND USE PLANNING
SUSTAINABLE COMMUNITIES
COMPARATIVE URBANIZATION
PUBLIC MANAGEMENT
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.