International Relations and Global Studies

Major

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

  1. Fifteen hours in the following six core courses in the major:
    1. International Relations and Global Studies 301, Introduction to International Relations and Global Studies
    2. A three-semester-hour course chosen from  Economics 301, Introduction to Economics, Economics 304K, Introduction to Microeconomics 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
    5. History 301J, Globalization: A Modern History
  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, African studies such as African and African Diaspora Studies 304, Introduction to the Study of Africa , African and African Diaspora Studies 335E, Introduction to African Art , African and African Diaspora Studies 345F, Sex and Power in the African Diaspora or courses chosen from an approved list, 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: Anthropology 326L, Asian Studies 340F, Music 334, or courses chosen from an approved list
    2. International security: Government 360D, Government 365W, History 346R, or courses chosen from an approved list
    3. Science, technology, and environment: Geography 326, History 322G, Religious Studies 373M, or courses chosen from an approved list
    4. International political economy: Government 360E, History 340L, Textiles and Apparel 331, or courses chosen from an approved list
  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 advisor. 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 advisor 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.


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