Coordinator: Dr. Howard Warshawsky
- Political Science 221 (Comparative Political Systems: Europe); Political Science 222 (Comparative Political Systems: Asia); Political Science 224 (Comparative Political Systems: Africa); and Political Science 225 (Comparative Political Systems: Latin America) may each be offered for major credit in only one of the categories below.
- Economics 120 or Economics 121 may serve as a prerequisite for Economics 237 (Comparative Economics Systems).
- Economics 121 (Principles, Microeconomics) and Economics 122 (Principles, Macroeconomics) are prerequisites for Economics 247 (Global Trade and Finance).
- Economics 120 or Economics 121 or Business Administration 215, and 233 are prerequisites for Business Administration 333.
- Religion 270 and International Relations 261 may serve as an elective within the major whenever the specific topical focus is international and/or comparative in scope.
- In order to best prepare themselves for international affairs oriented careers and graduate study, majors are strongly encouraged to take as electives, courses which may enhance communication skills (e.g., foreign languages, computer based information systems) and to pursue study/travel abroad opportunities
209 Research Methods in Public Affairs
An examination of the research methodologies and techniques used in the study of public policy and politics. The course emphasizes both qualitative and quantitative methods. The lab focuses on statistical applications. (1) (Cross-listed as CJUS/POLI 209) Lecture: 3 hrs/wk; Laboratory 3 hrs/wk. Prerequisite: POLI 101 and one other course in the major, ENVI 250, or permission.
247 International Relations Theory
This course introduces contemporary theories of international relations and evaluates their power to explain patterns of global politics since the 1900s. We review major schools of thought on the cases of international conflict, while also examining how increasing economic, informational, and ecological interdependence reshape global politics. (1) Lecture: 3 hrs/wk. Prerequisite: POLI 231 or permission.
261 Selected Topics in International Relations
An examination of selected topics in international relations. (1) Lecture: 3 hrs/wk.
401 Senior Seminar in International Relations
A multidisciplinary seminar on selected topics in international relations for senior students. (1) Seminar: 3 hrs/wk. Prerequisite: POLI 247, IR 209, senior major status and permission of the instructor.
406 Independent Study
Supervised review of literature and a research project in the area of international relations. (1) Prerequisite: A minimum 3.0 major GPA and both instructor and major coordinator permission.
A supervised placement providing practical experience in an agency relating to international relations. (1) Prerequisite: A minimum 2.5 major GPA and both instructor and major coordinator permission.
495, 496, 497 Honors Project
A program of independent study culminating in a paper, artistic creation, or performance. Prerequisite:To qualify for consideration to receive honors in the major, a student in his/her senior year or in the summer prior to the senior year must work under the guidance of his/her committee. A written proposal and application must be approved by the committee and department. A minimum GPA of 3.4 in the major is required. The 495 Honors Project is prerequisite for 497 Honors Project. ( 1 / 2 , 1, 1 / 2 )
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