International Affairs B.A. – International Political Economy 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 the study of international political economy. Foreign language study as well as political science and economics are the main focus. Course requirements also involve classes from a number academic departments.

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 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 (nine credits minimum):

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

PSCI 392Internship

1 - 13

ENST 205Environment, Politics and Law

3

MIND 286Value Issues in Political Economy

3

Take all of the following courses:

ECON 203Principles of Macroeconomics

3

ECON 205Principles of Microeconomics

3

ECON 303Intermediate Macroeconomics

3

ECON 305Intermediate Microeconomics

3

Choose one of the following courses:

ECON 301Money and Banking

3

ECON 320Comparative Economic Systems

3

ECON 344International Economics

3

ECON 360Economics of Growth and Development

3

ECON 377Industrial Organizations

3

ECON 452Econometrics

3

BA 251International Business

3

ENST 335Environmental and Resource Economics

3

Choose one of the following courses:

PSCI 210European Politics

3

PSCI 215Politics of Central and East European States

3

PSCI 316Latin American Politics

3

PSCI 319Asian Politics

3

PSCI 325Conflict in the Middle East

3

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.