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. 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

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 course:

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

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

Choose two of the following courses (6 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

ANT 355Medical Anthropology

3

BA 251International Business

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 265Conservation of Natural Resources

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 320Population Geography

3

GEOG 330Cultural Geography

3

GEOG 360Political Geography

3

MIND 292Ideas in Conflict

3

MIND 295Global Systems

3

PSCI 392Internship

1 - 10

PSCI 422Directed Studies

1 - 3

SOC 235Social Change in a Global Context

3

WS 285Global and Cross Cultural Perspectives of Women

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.