International Affairs (B.A., Major and Minor)

A major in International Affairs requires a minimum of 42 hours and combines studies in Economics, Geography, History, and Political Science and emphasizes the study of a foreign language.

International Affairs, BA Requirements

  • PSC 207 (Fundamentals of Comparative Politics)
  • PSC 209 (Fundamentals of International Relations)
  • PSC 406 (International Politics)
  • PSC 412 (International Political Economy)
  • PSC Elective (choose 3 additional hours)
    • PSC 405 (War and Popular Culture), PSC 405 (International Organization), PSC 407 (Asian Politics), PSC 408 (Middle Eastern Politics), PSC 409 (Western Democratic Politics), PSC 410 (Post-Soviet Politics), PSC 411 (Latin-American Politics), PSC 415 (International Law), PSC 416 (Politics of Development), PSC 420 (Current World and Regional Issues), PSC 422 (African Political Systems), PSC 423 (American Foreign Policy), PSC 424 (Comparative Foreign Policy), PSC 428 (Islamic Political Ideas and Institutions), PSC 429 (Politics of Conflict and Revolution), PSC 431 (Politics of Global Terrorism), PSC 434 (Intelligence and Covert Operations), PSC 444 (Dictatorship and Democracy), PSC 478 (Politics and Video Games)
  • HST 103 (The World Since 1850)
  • HST Electives (choose 6 additional hours)
    • HST 206 (English History Since 1642), HST 208 (The Developing World), HST 223 (The Rise and Fall of Nazi Germany), HST 265 (Modern East Asia), HST 231 (American History from 1877), HST 301 (Latin America: Discovery to Independence), HST 302 (Latin America: Independence to Present), HST 303 (The American Military Experience), HST 304 (Spanish History Since 1475), HST 305 (Drug Wars in the US and Latin America), HST 306 (The Holocaust), HST 307 (The Global Cold War), HST 311 (World War I), HST 313 (Intro to Modern Africa), HST 361 (The Modern Middle East), HST 378 (The Emergence of Modern Asia), HST 392 (Food Markets and Modernity), HST 404 (American Diplomacy, 1789-1900), HST 405 (American Diplomacy, 1900-Present), HST 423 (US Latin-American Relations), HST 425 (European History, 1814-1914), HST 426 (European History, 1914-Present), HST 428 (Intellectual and Cultural History of Modern Europe), HST 430 (Soviet Russia and Beyond), HST 434 (The Vietnam War), HST 435 (Modern Japan), HST 436 (Modern China), HST 439 (Modern China Through Film), HST 442 (Latin America Firsthand), HST 445 (Arab-Israeli Conflict), HST 446 (The Rise of the Atlantic World, 1400-1800), HST 449 (World War I in Film), HST 458 (Spies in History)
  • GEO Elective (choose 3 hours)
    • GEO 100 (Introduction to Human Geography), GEO 222 (Global Environmental Issues), GEO 317 (World Regional Geography), GEO 404 (Geography of Europe), GEO 406 (Population Geography), GEO 408 (Geography of South and Middle America), GEO 422 (Environmental Geography)
  • Foreign Language
    • Choose 6 hours above the 204 level in a single foreign language, including at least one conversation and/or composition course (e.g. FRN 305/306, GER 315/316, JPN 305/307/315, SPN 305/306)
  • INT 499 (Senior Seminar)
  • Interdisciplinary Electives (choose 6 additional hours)
    • ANT 201 (Cultural Anthropology), ANT 440 (African Cultures), ANT 441 (Oceania), ANT 465 (Disaster, Culture, and Health), ANT 468 (National Identity)
    • ECN 408 (Comparative Economic Systems), ECN 420 (International Trade), ECN 421 (Global Macroeconomic Analysis), ECN 460 (Economics of Developing Countries)
    • PSC 405 (War and Popular Culture), PSC 405 (International Organization), PSC 407 (Asian Politics), PSC 408 (Middle Eastern Politics), PSC 409 (Western Democratic Politics), PSC 410 (Post-Soviet Politics), PSC 411 (Latin-American Politics), PSC 415 (International Law), PSC 416 (Politics of Development), PSC 420 (Current World and Regional Issues), PSC 422 (African Political Systems), PSC 423 (American Foreign Policy), PSC 424 (Comparative Foreign Policy), PSC 428 (Islamic Political Ideas and Institutions), PSC 429 (Politics of Conflict and Revolution), PSC 431 (Politics of Global Terrorism), PSC 434 (Intelligence and Covert Operations), PSC 444 (Dictatorship and Democracy), PSC 478 (Politics and Video Games)
    • HST 206 (English History Since 1642), HST 208 (The Developing World), HST 223 (The Rise and Fall of Nazi Germany), HST 231 (American History from 1877), HST 265 (Modern East Asia), HST 301 (Latin America: Discovery to Independence), HST 302 (Latin America: Independence to Present), HST 303 (The American Military Experience), HST 304 (Spanish History Since 1475), HST 305 (Drug Wars in the US and Latin America), HST 306 (The Holocaust), HST 307 (The Global Cold War), HST 311 (World War I), HST 313 (Intro to Modern Africa), HST 361 (The Modern Middle East), HST 378 (The Emergence of Modern Asia), HST 392 (Food Markets and Modernity), HST 404 (American Diplomacy, 1789-1900), HST 405 (American Diplomacy, 1900-Present), HST 423 (US Latin-American Relations), HST 425 (European History, 1814-1914), HST 426 (European History, 1914-Present), HST 428 (Intellectual and Cultural History of Modern Europe), HST 430 (Soviet Russia and Beyond), HST 434 (The Vietnam War), HST 435 (Modern Japan), HST 436 (Modern China), HST 439 (Modern China Through Film), HST 442 (Latin America Firsthand), HST 445 (Arab-Israeli Conflict), HST 446 (The Rise of the Atlantic World, 1400-1800), HST 449 (World War I in Film), HST 458 (Spies in History)
    • GEO 100 (Introduction to Human Geography), GEO 222 (Global Environmental Issues), GEO 317 (World Regional Geography), GEO 404 (Geography of Europe), GEO 406 (Population Geography), GEO 408 (Geography of South and Middle America), GEO 422 (Environmental Geography)

Appropriate special topics courses may also count toward the major with approval of the International Affairs Director.

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