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International Affairs Courses


In consultation with an advisor, each student will meet the core requirements of the major. A minimum of 40 credits must be taken in the major, not including any language credits. Ordinarily students will take 300-level courses in their junior or senior years. ECB 416/POL 416 serves as the culminating seminar. Students planning graduate work in this field are advised to take an additional 16 credits of related coursework in consultation with the academic advisor, at least 8 credits of which should be outside the Department of Economics and Business and the Department of Political Science.

    Required Courses (28 credits plus language):

    Electives (12 credits)

    Students must choose 12 additional credits from the following list with at least one course from the Regional Politics section:

      Regional Politics

      General Electives

      International Field Experience

      The international field experience may be an appropriate course of study, internship or other experience as approved by the student’s academic advisor and the Global Education Office. Ordinarily it will complement a student’s language and elective preparation.

        International Development Concentration (12 credits)

        Students interested in international development may complete a concentration which provides requisite training in international economics and international politics, understanding the domestic, international and historical contexts that affect international development.

          Required courses (8 credits)

          May also count toward regional and general elective credits for international affairs major.

          Elective courses (4 credits) in addition to international affairs major credits


          Additional off-campus courses in international development may be used to fulfill elective credits for the concentration, in consultation with the department chair.