B.A. Major in Political Science with a Concentration in International Relations

The B.A. major in Political Science with a concentration in International Relations requires 14 courses:

POLS 120American Government & Politics3.0
POLS 152Politics Among Nations3.0
POLS/SOAN 215Soc Science Research Methods4.0
POLS 252U.S. Foreign Policy3.0
Seven of the following political science courses (including at least three courses at the 300 level): 121.0
Latin American Politics
Contemporary European Politics
Politics of China
Topics in Asian Politics
Russia and the FSU
Contemporary Issues (if international topic)
Classics of Political Thought
Rev:Politics of Violent Change
U.S. and Global Security
International Relations Theory
Globalization: Theory/Practice
Advanced Issues (if international topic)
One of the following history courses: 23.0-5.0
Ancient Greece and Rome
Civilization
Latin America
Mexico
History of France
The History of Islam
Britain
From Renaissance to Revolution
Revolutionary Europe 1800-1914
20th Century Europe
South African History
China
Japan
World History
The Cold War
Africa
Russia
Middle East
20th C U.S. Foreign Relations
Modern China
India
One of the following economics courses:3.0
Comparative Economic Systems
Economic Development
International Economics
At least one foreign language course at the 200 level or above (not including literature courses taught in English)3.0-6.0
Total Semester Hours43.0-48.0
1

Additional international or comparative political science electives or maximum of one 200 or 300-level non-international or non-comparative political science course may be applied toward this concentration with approval of the department chair.

2

Additional modern history courses may be applied toward this concentration with approval of the Political Science Department chair; these courses examine the historical roots of political, social, and economic behavior and thought that explain international political activities and public policy.