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Concentrations and Courses

International Relations majors have the opportunity to choose elective course work from one of the twelve (12) areas of concentration.  The following courses are all cross listed with African Studies, History, Modern Languages and Literatures, and Political Science. All courses are three credits with the exception of the Internship and Directed Readings, which can be one to six credits, and Special Topics from one to three credits.

1. AFRICA

IR 201 - Human Security in Sub-Saharan Africa
IR 203 - Leadership in Africa
IR 207 - Arab Culture
IR 251 - African History
IR 378 - Modern Africa: Independence and Issues
IR 393 - Political and Economic Geography
IR 409W - Ethnic Conflict: Politics & Policy
IR 413(W) - Human Rights and Human Security: Politics, Policy and Law
IR 456 - Water, Environment, and Development
IR 491 - Internship (permission required)
IR 493W - Directed Readings (permission required)
IR 496 - Special Topics (permission required)

2. ASIA

IR 162 - East Asian Civilizations
IR 202 - Politics of India, Pakistan, Afghanistan and South Asia
IR 206 - Japanese Culture
IR 253 - History of the Modern Middle East
IR 291 - History of Japan
IR 292 - History of Traditional China
IR 293 - History of Modern China
IR 294 - China Today
IR 379 - East Asia & the US
IR 393 - Political and Economic Geography
IR 409W - Ethnic Conflict: Politics & Policy
IR 412 - Israeli Arab Conflict
IR 485W - China in Revolution
IR 488W - China and West
IR 491 - Internship (permission required)
IR 493W - Directed Readings (permission required)
IR 496 - Special Topics (permission required)

3. CYBERSECURITY STUDIES

IR 404 - Introduction to Information Security
IR 432 - Network Situational Awareness
IR 462 - Applied Threat Systems
IR 464W - Cybersecurity Studies Capstone Project
IR 491 - Internship (permission required)
IR 493W - Directed Readings (permission required)
IR 496 - Special Topics (permission required)

4. EUROPEAN CULTURE OR POLICY

IR 110 - Current Problems in International Politics
IR 307W - Italian Culture and Society
IR 322(W) - German Culture and Civilization
IR 326 - German Foreign Policy
IR 327W - Spanish Culture and Civilization
IR 372 - The Holocaust in Modern History
IR 419W - European Union
IR 428W - British Empire
IR 491 - Internship (permission required)
IR 493W - Directed Readings (permission required)
IR 496 - Special Topics (permission required)

5. HUMAN RIGHTS AND IR

IR 101 - Catholic Thought, the State, and Security in the Modern World
IR 165 - Islam, the West, and the Modern World
IR 167 - Gandhi and the 20th Century
IR 201 - Human Security in Sub-Saharan Africa
SOCI 208 - Racial and Ethnic Groups
IR 213 - History of Food: Climate, Sustainability, and Social Justice
SOCI 233 - Sociology of Catholicism
IR 279 - Culture and Politics of the Middle East
IR 301 - Intelligence Ethics
IR 345W - Security Ethics
IR 413(W) - Human Rights and Human Security: Politics, Policy and Law
IR 456 - Water, Environment, and Development
IR 491 - Internship (permission required)
IR 493W - Directed Readings (permission required)
IR 496 - Special Topics (permission required)

6. HUMANITARIAN OPERATIONS

IR 101 - Catholic Thought, the State, and Security in the Modern World
IR 110 - Current Problems in International Politics
IR 210 - Introduction to International Security Studies
IR 360 - Crisis Management in Complex Emergencies
IR 365 - Critical National Emergencies
IR 385 - International Law and Organization
IR 393 - Political and Economic Geography
IR 406 - Homeland Security
IR 407 - Terrorism
IR 409W - Ethnic Conflict: Politics & Policy
IR 491 - Internship (permission required)
IR 493W - Directed Readings (permission required)
IR 496 - Special Topics (permission required)

7. INTELLIGENCE STUDIES

IR 296 - Intelligence Operations
IR 222 - Intelligence and Foreign Policy
IR 279 - Culture and Politics of the Middle East
IR 300 - Intelligence, Covert Action, and Counter-Insurgency
IR 301 - Intelligence Ethics
IR 406 - Homeland Security
IR 423W - Comparative Intelligence Agencies
IR 437 - Intelligence Research
IR 491 - Internship (permission required)
IR 493W - Directed Readings (permission required)
IR 496 - Special Topics (permission required)

8. INTERNATIONAL POLITICAL ECONOMY

IR 120 - International Political Economy
IR 245 - International Relations
IR 391 - Advanced International Political Economy
IR 491 - Internship (permission required)
IR 493W - Directed Readings (permission required)
IR 496 - Special Topics (permission required)

9. LATIN AMERICA

IR 101 - Catholic Thought, the State, and Security in the Modern World
IR 161 - Latin American Civilization
IR 270 - Latin America: Conquest to Independence
IR 271 - Modern Latin America
IR 277 - History of Mexico
IR 327W - Spanish Culture and Civilization
IR 376 - Revolution in Modern Latin America
IR 409W - Ethnic Conflict: Politics & Policy
IR 482W - Inter-American Relations
IR 483W - Mexico and the U.S.
IR 491 - Internship (permission required)
IR 493W - Directed Readings (permission required)
IR 496 - Special Topics (permission required)

10. RUSSIA AND CENTRAL ASIA

IR 110 - Current Problems in International Politics
IR 257 - Russia before Communism
IR 258 - Bolshevik and Soviet Russia, 1917-1991
IR 319 - Politics of Russia and Eastern Europe
IR 393 - Political and Economic Geography
IR 423W - Comparative Intelligence Agencies
IR 450W - The Cold War
IR 491 - Internship (permission required)
IR 493W - Directed Readings (permission required)
IR 496 - Special Topics (permission required)

11. SECURITY STUDIES

IR 101 - Catholic Thought, the State, and Security in the Modern World
IR 201 - Human Security in Sub-Saharan Africa
IR 210 - Introduction to International Security Studies
IR 222 - Intelligence and Foreign Policy
IR 279 - Culture and Politics of the Middle East
IR 295 - War & Peace in the Nuclear Age
IR 296 - Intelligence Operations
IR 300 - Intelligence, Covert Action, and Counter-Insurgency
IR 346 - World War II
IR 347 - War in Modern Society
IR 360 - Crisis Management in Complex Emergencies
IR 406 - Homeland Security
IR 407 - Terrorism
IR 422W - American Defense Policy
IR 423W - Comparative Intelligence Agencies
IR 437 - Intelligence Research
IR 450W - The Cold War
IR 455 - Theories of Conflict
IR 491 - Internship (permission required)
IR 493W - Directed Readings (permission required)
IR 496 - Special Topics (permission required)

12. U.S. FOREIGN POLICY

IR 101 - Catholic Thought, the State, and Security in the Modern World
IR 110 - Current Problems in International Politics
IR 222 - Intelligence and Foreign Policy
IR 254 - American Foreign Policy
IR 351 - U.S. Foreign Relations to World War I
IR 352 - U.S. Foreign Relations Since 1917
IR 374 - The Vietnam Era
IR 379 - East Asia and the US
IR 401 - American Presidents and the Constitution
IR 422W - American Defense Policy
IR 450W - The Cold War
IR 482W - Inter-American Relations
IR 488W -China and the West
IR 491 - Internship (permission required)
IR 493W - Directed Readings (permission required)
IR 496 - Special Topics (permission required)