Undergraduate Catalog 2021-2022

International Affairs B.A. – Area Studies Emphasis

College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Location: McKee 318

Email: HSS@unco.edu

Website: www.unco.edu/hss/political-science-international-affairs

Advising Information:

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

To find your advisor, log into ursa.unco.edu; go to 'Student' tab and click 'View Student Information' link. If no advisor is listed, contact the major program for advisor information.

The program consists of three parts:

  1. Liberal Arts Curriculum (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 orally proficient in a foreign language. There are three ways to fulfill the language proficiency requirement:

  1. Three credits in a foreign language at the 300 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

1. Liberal Arts Curriculum — 31 credits

Written Communication — 6 credits

Select any courses to fulfill this requirement from the currently approved LAC course list.

See Written Communication courses

Mathematics — 3 credits

Select any courses to fulfill this requirement from the currently approved LAC course list.

See Mathematics courses

Arts & Humanities, History, Social & Behavioral Sciences, U.S. Multicultural Studies, and International Studies — 15 credits

To complete the LAC in the minimum number of credits, be sure to choose at least one course with an IS designation and one course with an MS designation.

One of the following two courses are recommended, but not required.

GEOG 100World GeographyLAB2LAIS

3

or

GEOG 200Human GeographyLAB2

3

See Arts & Humanities, History, and Social & Behavioral Sciences courses

Natural & Physical Sciences — 7 credits

Select any courses to fulfill this requirement from the currently approved LAC course list.

See Natural & Physical Sciences courses

See Liberal Arts Curriculum

2. Required Major — 36 credits

Take each of the following courses:

PSCI 105Fundamentals of PoliticsLAB1

3

PSCI 110Global IssuesLAB1LAIS

3

Choose one of the following courses:

PSCI 415Senior Seminar in Comparative Politics

3

PSCI 425Senior Seminar in International Relations

3

NOTE: Students should be aware that PSCI 415 and PSCI 425 are only offered in fall semesters. 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.

Choose three of the following courses:

PSCI 200Introduction to Comparative Politics

3

PSCI 220Introduction to International Relations

3

PSCI 230The Evolution of the Modern State

3

PSCI 240Globalization

3

PSCI 260Drug Wars

3

PSCI 286Value Issues in Political EconomyLAB1

3

or

MIND 286Value Issues in Political EconomyLAB1

3

PSCI 296Study Abroad Experience

3

PSCI 315Comparative Public Policy

3

PSCI 317Dictatorship to Democracy

3

PSCI 318The Politics of the Developing States

3

PSCI 321War and Peace

3

PSCI 320American Foreign Policy

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

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

ANT 110Introduction to Cultural AnthropologyLAB3LAIS

3

ANT 313Anthropology of Globalization

3

ANT 314Anthropology of Sex and Gender Diversity

3

ANT 331Anthropology and Contemporary Human Problems

3

BA 251International Business

3

ECON 203Principles of MacroeconomicsLAB1

3

ECON 205Principles of MicroeconomicsLAB1

3

ECON 301Money and Banking

3

ECON 303Intermediate Macroeconomics

3

ECON 305Intermediate Microeconomics

3

ECON 344International Economics

3

ECON 360Economics of Growth and Development

3

ECON 377Industrial Organizations

3

ENST 100Introduction to Environmental StudiesLAS1

3

ENST 205Environment, Politics and Law

3

ENST 215Human Behavior and Environment

3

ENST 225Energy and the EnvironmentLAS1

3

ENST 235Chemistry and the EnvironmentLAS1

3

ENST 331Anthropology and Contemporary Human Problems

3

ENST 335Environmental and Resource Economics

3

ENST 355Introduction to Environmental Health

3

ENST 380Sustainable Geographies

3

GEOG 296Study Abroad Experience

3

GEOG 315Nature and Society

3

GEOG 360Nations, States, and Territory

3

GNDR 285Gender in the Contemporary Global OrderLAB3LAIS

3

MIND 185Religions and WorldviewsLAA3

3

PHIL 311Environmental Ethics

3

PSCI 392Internship

1-13

PSCI 422Directed Studies

1- 3

SOC 235Social Change in a Global Context

3

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

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 CivilizationLAH1

3

HIST 301Colonial Africa

3

HIST 318Modern Africa

3

HIST 319Revolutionary South Africa

3

HIST 395Topics in History

3

PSCI 325Conflict in the Middle East

3

HIST 395: Africa or the Middle East subtitle

Asia Concentration

Choose three of the following courses:

ASIA 116State, Society, and Culture in Contemporary AsiaLAB3LAIS

3

CHIN 116Introduction to Chinese CivilizationLAB3LAIS

3

ENG 262Masterpieces of World LiteratureLAA2LAIS

3

GEOG 218Emerging AsiaLAB2LAIS

3

HIST 112Asian Civilization I: From Prehistory to 1500LAH1

3

HIST 113Asian Civilizations II: From 1500 to the PresentLAH1

3

HIST 307History to China to 1500

3

HIST 310History of China Since 1500

3

HIST 311History of Japan

3

HIST 395Topics in History

3

JAPN 116Contemporary Japan

3

MIND 181Great Traditions of Asia: India, China and JapanLAA3LAIS

3

PSCI 319Asian Politics

3

HIST 395: Asia subtitle

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 GermanyLAB3LAIS

3

HIST 217Europe and Islam: Myth and Reality

3

HIST 283Russian Cultural History

3

HIST 371The European Enlightenment

3

HIST 383Great War and Aftermath

3

HIST 384Three Germanies

3

HIST 385History of the Holocaust, 1933 to the Present

3

HIST 386Twentieth Century Russia

3

HIST 392Sex and Gender in Modern Europe

3

HIST 395Topics in History

3

PSCI 210European Politics

3

PSCI 215Post-Communist Russian Empire

3

SPAN 321Spanish Civilization and Culture

3

HIST 395: European subtitle

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

HIST 118History of MexicoLAH1

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 Caribbean and Central America

3

HIST 395Topics in History

3

PSCI 316Latin American Politics

3

SPAN 331Latin American Civilization and Culture

3

SPAN 341Mexican and Mexican American Civilization and Culture

3

HIST 395: Latin American subtitle

3. University-Wide Credits — 53 credits

Complete additional credits to achieve the minimum credits needed for this degree at UNC; for this degree, that will typically be 53 credits.