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. There are three ways to fulfill the language proficiency requirement:

  1. Nine credits in a foreign language at the 200 level or above;
  2. Demonstrated proficiency at the intermediate/low level on the ACTFL/ETS Oral Proficiency Interview;
  3. Other evidence approved by the student's departmental advisor.  

Degree Requirements 120 — Credits

Degree Requirements

1. Required Specified LAC — 3 credits

LAC area 5.b. — Geography

GEOG 100World Geography

3

or

GEOG 200Human Geography

3

Remaining LAC — 37 credits

See “Liberal Arts Core”.

2. Required Major — 36 credits

Take each of the following courses:

PSCI 105Fundamentals of Politics

3

PSCI 110Global Issues

3

Choose one of the following courses:

PSCI 415Senior Seminar in Comparative Politics

3

PSCI 425Senior Seminar in International Relations

3

Choose three of the following courses:

PSCI 220Introduction to International Relations

3

PSCI 230The Evolution of the Modern State

3

PSCI 240Globalization

3

PSCI 315Comparative Public Policy

3

PSCI 317Transitions to Democracy

3

PSCI 318The Politics of the Developing States

3

PSCI 320American Foreign Policy

3

PSCI 321War and Peace

3

PSCI 323Politics of Religion

3

PSCI 326International Political Economy

3

PSCI 328International Law and Organizations

3

PSCI 350Politics and Film

3

PSCI 351Screening for PSCI 350

0

MIND 286Value Issues in Political Economy

3

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

ANT 110Introduction to Cultural Anthropology

3

ANT 313Anthropology of Globalization

3

ANT 314Anthropology of Sex and Gender Diversity

3

ANT 331Global Population and Human Needs

3

BA 251International Business

3

ECON 203Principles of Macroeconomics

3

ECON 205Principles of Microeconomics

3

ECON 301Money and Banking

3

ECON 303Intermediate Macroeconomics

3

ECON 305Intermediate Microeconomics

3

ECON 320Comparative Economic Systems

3

ECON 344International Economics

3

ECON 360Economics of Growth and Development

3

ECON 377Industrial Organizations

3

ENST 100Introduction to Environmental Studies

3

ENST 205Environment, Politics and Law

3

ENST 215Human Behavior and Environment

3

ENST 225Energy and the Environment

3

ENST 235Chemistry and the Environment

3

ENST 255Atmospheric Environment of Humans

3

ENST 291Sustainability and Capitalism

3

ENST 331Global Population and Human Needs

3

ENST 335Environmental and Resource Economics

3

ENST 355Introduction to Environmental Health

3

ENST 380Sustainable Living

3

GEOG 315Nature and Society

3

GEOG 360Nations, States, and Territory

3

GNDR 285Gender in Global and Cross Cultural Perspectives

3

PHIL 311Environmental Ethics

3

PSCI 392Internship

1 - 13

PSCI 422Directed Studies

1 - 3

SOC 235Social Change in a Global Context

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:

AFS 104Survey of Africa

3

AFS 386Political Economy of Modern Africa

3

AFS 396African and African American World Views

3

GEOG 326Africa

3

HIST 110African Civilization

3

HIST 301Colonial Africa

3

HIST 318Modern Africa

3

HIST 319Revolutionary South Africa

3

HIST 450Topics in World History

3

PSCI 325Conflict in the Middle East

3

HIST 450: Africa or the Middle East Subtitle

Asia Concentration

Choose three of the following courses:

CHIN 116Introduction to Chinese Civilization

3

ENG 262Masterpieces of World Literature

3

GEOG 218Emerging Asia

3

GEOG 344Asia: Special Topics

3

HIST 112Asian Civilization I: From Prehistory to 1500

3

HIST 113Asian Civilization II: From 1500 to the Present

3

HIST 307History of China to 1500

3

HIST 309History of Southeast Asia

3

HIST 310History of China Since 1500

3

HIST 311History of Japan

3

HIST 495Topics in Asian History

3

JAPN 116Contemporary Japan

3

MIND 181Great Traditions of Asia

3

PSCI 319Asian Politics

3

Europe Concentration

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

FR 116Contemporary France

3

FR 411France Then and Now

3

FR 412French Politics and Society

3

GEOG 340Europe

3

GEOG 392Field Course in Geography

1 - 6

GER 116Contemporary Germany

3

GER 411Germany Then and Now

3

GER 412Politics and Society

3

HIST 217Europe and Islam: Myth and Reality

3

HIST 283Russian Civilization

3

HIST 371The European Enlightenment

3

HIST 375France in Revolution, 1774-1848

3

HIST 376France from 1848

3

HIST 383The Great War and Its Aftermath

3

HIST 384Three Germanies

3

HIST 385History of the Holocaust, 1933 to the Present

3

HIST 386Twentieth Century Russia

3

HIST 392Women, Men and Gender in Modern Europe

3

HIST 489Topics in European History

3

PSCI 210European Politics

3

PSCI 215Politics of Central and East European States

3

SPAN 321Spanish Civilization and Culture

3

Latin American Concentration

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

GEOG 333South America

3

GEOG 335Geography of Middle America

3

GEOG 392Field Course in Geography

1 - 6

HISP 111Introduction to Hispanic Literature

3

HIST 118History of Mexico

3

HIST 312History of Brazil

3

HIST 314History of Latin America to 1855

3

HIST 315History of Latin America: 1855 to the Present

3

HIST 316History of the Caribbean and Central America

3

HIST 450Topics in World History

3

PSCI 316Latin American Politics

3

SPAN 331Latin American Civilization and Culture

3

SPAN 341Mexican 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.