International Relations and Global Studies

Major

Forty-five semester hours of coursework, at least 30 of which must be upper-division, consisting of the following:

  1. Twelve hours in the following five core courses in the major:
    1. International Relations and Global Studies 301
    2. A three-semester-hour course chosen from  Economics 301, Introduction to Economics or Economics 304L, Introduction to Macroeconomics
    3. Geography 305, This Human World: An Introduction to Geography
    4. A three-semester-hour course chosen from ​Anthropology 302, Cultural Anthropology or Sociology 302, Introduction to the Study of Society
  2. International Relations and Global Studies 320F, Foundations of International Relations and Global Studies
  1. Nine hours, including six upper-division, in a single area: Asian Studies, European Studies, Latin American Studies, Middle Eastern Studies, Russian, Eurasian, and East European Studies, approved list of African studies, or another regional area approved by IRG director. 
  1. Twelve hours of upper-division coursework in one of the following tracks, chosen from a list of approved courses available in the advising office:
    1. Culture, media, and the arts
    2. International security
    3. Science, technology, and environment
    4. International political economy
  2. Six hours of upper-division coursework in a single foreign language
  1. International Relations and Global Studies 378, Capstone Research in International Relations and Global Studies; or, for students seeking special honors, International Relations and Global Studies 678H, Honors Tutorial Course

International relations and global studies majors must participate in an approved study abroad program. A list of approved programs is available from the faculty adviser. A student who graduated from an international high school may petition to be excused from this requirement. Documentation is required, and the petition must be approved by the faculty adviser and the associate dean for academic affairs.

A grade of at least C- is required for International Relations and Global Studies 301, Introduction to International Relations and Global Studies, International Relations and Global Studies 320F, Foundations of International Relations and Global Studies, and International Relations and Global Studies 378, Capstone Research in International Relations and Global Studies.