International Affairs B.A. – Area Studies Emphasis

College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Contact: Stan Luger, Ph.D., Professor

Location: McKee 318

Telephone: 970.351.2058

Fax: 970.351.2311

Website: www.unco.edu/psci

Advising Information:

Students must consult with their assigned major advisor each semester prior to registering.

Assigned advisor is available through the Ursa login; ursa.unco.edu; under Student tab Academic Profile channel and is term specific. If no advisor is listed, contact the major program for advisor information.

The program consists of three parts:

  1. Liberal Arts Core (LAC) Credits
  2. Required Major Credits
  3. University-Wide Credits

Program Description:

This emphasis area will develop a broad understanding of international issues through an interdisciplinary combination of courses that includes a regional focus. Foreign language study is required. Students will choose one of four regional concentrations.

This emphasis area promotes the development of analytical, research, writing and language skills that are necessary to think critically and reflect upon contemporary international issues.

Program Admission Requirements:

Academic Good Standing

Program Requirements:

Students are required to be proficient in a foreign language. Nine credits in a foreign language at the 200 level or above are required. Demonstrated proficiency at the intermediate/low level on the ACTFL/ETS Oral Proficiency Interview fulfills the language requirement regardless of the actual number of language credits taken.

Degree Requirements 120 — Credits

Degree Requirements

1. Required Specified LAC — 3 credits

LAC area 5.b. — Geography

GEOG100World Geography

3

or

GEOG200Human Geography

3

Remaining LAC — 37 credits

See “Liberal Arts Core”.

2. Required Major — 36 credits

Take the following course:

PSCI110Global Issues

3

Choose one of the following courses:

PSCI415Senior Seminar in Comparative Politics

3

PSCI425Senior Seminar in International Relations

3

Choose three of the following courses:

PSCI220Introduction to International Relations

3

PSCI230The Evolution of the Modern State

3

PSCI240Globalization

3

PSCI315Comparative Public Policy

3

PSCI317Transitions to Democracy

3

PSCI318The Politics of the Developing States

3

PSCI320American Foreign Policy

3

PSCI321War and Peace

3

PSCI323Politics of Religion

3

PSCI326International Political Economy

3

PSCI328International Law and Organizations

3

PSCI350Politics and Film

3

PSCI351Screening for PSCI 350

0

MIND286Value Issues in Political Economy

3

Choose four of the following courses (12 credits minimum):

ANT110Introduction to Cultural Anthropology

3

ANT313Anthropology of Globalization

3

ANT314Anthropology of Sex and Gender Diversity

3

ANT331Global Population and Human Needs

3

ANT355Medical Anthropology

3

BA251International Business

3

ECON203Principles of Macroeconomics

3

ECON205Principles of Microeconomics

3

ECON301Money and Banking

3

ECON303Intermediate Macroeconomics

3

ECON305Intermediate Microeconomics

3

ECON320Comparative Economic Systems

3

ECON344International Economics

3

ECON360Economics of Growth and Development

3

ECON377Industrial Organizations

3

ENST100Introduction to Environmental Studies

3

ENST205Environment, Politics and Law

3

ENST215Human Behavior and Environment

3

ENST225Energy and the Environment

3

ENST235Chemistry and the Environment

3

ENST255Atmospheric Environment of Humans

3

ENST265Conservation of Natural Resources

3

ENST291Sustainability and Capitalism

3

ENST331Global Population and Human Needs

3

ENST335Environmental and Resource Economics

3

ENST355Introduction to Environmental Health

3

ENST380Sustainable Living

3

GEOG315Nature and Society

3

GEOG320Population Geography

3

GEOG330Cultural Geography

3

GEOG360Political Geography

3

MIND292Ideas in Conflict

3

MIND295Global Systems

3

PSCI392Internship

1 - 10

PSCI422Directed Studies

1 - 3

SOC235Social Change in a Global Context

3

WS285Global and Cross Cultural Perspectives of Women

3

Choose one of the following regional concentrations: Africa and the Middle East; Asia; Europe; or Latin America.

Africa and the Middle East Concentration

Choose three of the following courses:

AFS104Survey of Africa

3

AFS386Political Economy of Modern Africa

3

AFS396African and African American World Views

3

GEOG326Africa

3

HIST110African Civilization

3

HIST318Modern Africa

3

HIST319Revolutionary South Africa

3

HIST450Topics in World History

3

PSCI325Conflict in the Middle East

3

HIST 450: Africa or the Middle East Subtitle

Asia Concentration

Choose three of the following courses:

CHIN116Introduction to Chinese Civilization

3

ENG262Masterpieces of World Literature

3

GEOG344Asia: Special Topics

3

HIST112Asian Civilization I: From Prehistory to 1500

3

HIST113Asian Civilization II: From 1500 to the Present

3

HIST307History of China to 1500

3

HIST309History of Southeast Asia

3

HIST310History of China Since 1500

3

HIST311History of Japan

3

HIST495Topics in Asian History

3

JAPN116Contemporary Japan

3

MIND181Great Traditions of Asia

3

PSCI319Asian Politics

3

Europe Concentration

Choose three of the following courses (9 credits minimum):

FR116Contemporary France

3

FR411France Then and Now

3

FR412French Politics and Society

3

GEOG340Europe

3

GEOG392Field Course in Geography

1 - 6

GER116Contemporary Germany

3

GER411Germany Then and Now

3

GER412Politics and Society

3

HIST217Europe and Islam: Myth and Reality

3

HIST283Russian Civilization

3

HIST369Britain in the Modern Age, 1689 to the Present

3

HIST371The European Enlightenment

3

HIST375France in Revolution, 1774-1848

3

HIST376France from 1848

3

HIST383The Great War and Its Aftermath

3

HIST384Three Germanies

3

HIST385History of the Holocaust, 1933 to the Present

3

HIST386Twentieth Century Russia

3

HIST391Women, Men, and Gender in Pre-Modern Europe

3

HIST392Women, Men and Gender in Modern Europe

3

HIST489Topics in European History

3

PSCI210European Politics

3

SPAN321Spanish Civilization and Culture

3

Latin American Concentration

Choose three of the following courses (9 credits minimum):

GEOG333South America

3

GEOG335Geography of Middle America

3

GEOG392Field Course in Geography

1 - 6

HISP111Introduction to Hispanic Literature

3

HIST118History of Mexico

3

HIST312History of Brazil

3

HIST314History of Latin America to 1855

3

HIST315History of Latin America: 1855 to the Present

3

HIST316History of the Caribbean and Central America

3

HIST450Topics in World History

3

PSCI316Latin American Politics

3

SPAN331Latin American Civilization and Culture

3

SPAN341Mexican and Mexican American Civilization and Culture

3

HIST 450: Latin America subtitle

3. University-Wide Credits — 44 credits

NOTE: No more than 3 credits of internship can be used toward the major.

Students enrolled in Study Abroad or an Internship conflicting with fulfillment of the PSCI 415 or PSCI 425 requirement may substitute another PSCI course with the approval of their PSCI Advisor.