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Concentrations and Courses

Concentrations

International Relations majors have the opportunity to choose elective course work from one of the seven areas of concentration:

1.  Africa

5.  Latin America

2.  Asia  

6.  Russia and Central Asia

3.  European Culture or Policy

7.  Security Studies

4.  Humanitarian Operations

8.  US Foreign Policy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

When combined with an appropriate semester abroad, these concentrations provide students with an advanced understanding and specialization in a particular area or field.

Courses

The following courses are all cross listed with History, Modern Languages and Literatures, and Political Science.  All courses are three credits with the exception of the internship, which can be one to three credits.

1. Africa
IR 101 Catholic Thought, the State, and Secularism in the Modern World IR 378 Modern Africa
IR 110 Current Problems in International Politics IR 393 Political and Economic Geography
IR 201 Human Security in Sub-Saharan Africa IR 406 Homeland Security
IR 203 Leadership in Africa IR 407 Terrorism
IR 207 Arabic Culture IR 408(W) Democracy, Conflict, and World Politics
IR 209 Comparative Political Systems: Developing States IR 409W Ethnic Conflict: Politics & Policy
IR 231 History of Pre-Colonial Africa IR 412 Israeli/Arab Conflict
IR 251 African History IR 413(W) Human Rights: Politics & Policy
IR 254 American Foreign Policy IR 419W European Union
IR 305 Internatinal Political Communication IR 421 Leadership
IR 316 The Musics of Africa IR 491 Internship (with special permission of the CIR directors)
IR 345W Ethics and International Relations IR 493W Directed Readings (with special permission of the CIR directors)
IR 365 Critical National Emergencies IR 496 Special Topics

 

2.  Asia
IR 101 Catholic Thought, the State, and Secularism in the Modern World IR 379 East Asia & the U.S.
IR 110 Current Problems in International Politics IR 381 East Asian History through Film
IR 162 East Asian Civilization IR 390 Asian Politics
IR 206 Japanese Culture IR 393 Political and Economic Geography
IR 209 Comparative Political Systems: Developing States IR 406 Homeland Security
IR 252 India, Pakistan, and South Asia IR 407 Terrorism
IR 253 Modern Middle East IR 408(W) Democracy, Conflict, & World Politics
IR 254 American Foreign Policy IR 409W Ethnic Conflict: Politics & Policy
IR 255 East Asian Civilization IR 412 Israeli-Arab Conflict
IR 256 Social History of China IR 413 Human Rights: Politics & Policy
IR 291 History of Japan IR 419 Ethnic Conflict: Politics & Policy
IR 292 Traditional China IR 421 Leadership
IR 293 History of Modern China IR 475 East and West in Film and Print
IR 305 International Political Communication IR 485W China in Revolution
IR 345W Ethics and International Relations IR 488W China & the West
IR 365 Critical National Emergencies IR 491 Internship (with special permission of the CIR directors)
IR 374 The Vietnam Era IR 493W Directed Readings (with special permission of the CIR directors)
IR 496 Special Topics

 

3. Europe
IR 101 Catholic Thought, the State, and Secularism in the Modern World IR 402W Contemporary Italian Cinema
IR 110 Current Problems in International Politics IR 406 Homeland Security
IR 208 Comparative Political Systems: Advanced Industrial States IR 407 Terrorism
IR 254 American Foreign Policy IR 408(W) Democracy, Conflict, and World Politics
IR 261 Modern Central Europe IR 409W Ethnic Conflict: Politics & Policy
IR 305 International Political Communication IR 413 Human Rights: Politics & Policy
IR 307W Italian Culture and Society IR 419W European Union
IR 310(W) Spanish Culture & Society IR 421 Leadership
IR 321 Government and Politics of Russia & Independent States IR 425W 19th Century Europe
IR 322(W) German Culture & Civilization IR 426W 20th Century Europe
IR 324W Survey of Italian Literature II: 18th Century to Present IR 442 Global Public Policy
IR 327(W) Spanish Culture and Civilization IR 458W Contemporay Spanish Novel
IR 345W Ethics and International Relations IR 460W El Quijote
IR 365 Critical National Emergencies IR 461W French Culture & Civilization
IR 372 The Holocaust in Modern History IR 475 East & West in Film & Print
IR 385 International Law/Organization IR 476W Eastern & Central Europe in Film & Print
IR 392 Germany: Kaiser to Hitler IR 477W Classics of Modern European Cinema
IR 393 Political and Economic Geography IR 491 Internship (with special permission of the CIR directors)
IR 399W Italy and the E.U. IR 493W Directed Readings (with special permission of the CIR directors)
IR 400(W) Spanish Cinema IR 496 Special Topics

 

4.  Humanitarian Operations  
IR 101 Catholic Thought, the State, and Secularism in the Modern World IR 372 The Holocaust in Modern History
IR110 Current Problems in International Politcs IR 385 International Law/Organization
IR 201 Human Security in Sub-Saharan Africa IR 393 Political and Economic Geography
IR 254  American Foreign Policy IR 406 Homeland Security
IR 305 International Political Communication IR 407 Terrorism
IR 308 Post-Conflict Reconciliation & Justice IR 408(W) Democracy, Conflict, and World Problems
IR 345W Ethics and International Relations IR 409W Ethnic Conflict: Politics & Policy
IR 348 Critical Humanitarian Interventions IR 413(W) Human Rights: Politics & Policy
IR 349 United Nations IR 421 Leadership
IR 350 United Nations II IR 429 International Conflict: Mediation and Negotiation
IR 353 Untied Nations III IR 491 Internship (with special permission of the CIR directors)
IR 354 United Nations IV IR 493W Directed Readings (with special permission of the CIR directors)
IR 360 Crisis Management in Complex Emergencies IR 496 Special Topics
IR 365 Critical National Emergencies

 

5. Latin America
IR 101 Catholic Thought, the State, and Secularism in the Modern World IR 382 Latin American History Through Film
IR 110 Current Problems in International Politics IR 393 Political and Economic Geography
IR 161 Latin American Civilization IR 406 Homeland Security
IR 209 Comparative Political Systems: Developing Sates IR 407 Terrorism
IR 254 American Foreign Policy IR 408(W) Democracy, Conflict, and World Problems
IR 270 Latin America from Conquest to Independence IR 409W Ethnic Conflict: Politics & Policy
IR 271 Modern Latin America IR 413(W) Human Rights: Politics & Policy
IR 277 History of Mexico IR 421 Leadership
IR 305 International Political Communication IR 453W Trends in Latin American Litterature
IR 310W Spanish Culture & Society IR 482W Inter-American Relations
IR 327(W) Spanish Culture & Civilization IR 483 History of U.S.-Mexico Relations
IR 330W Protest in Spanish American Literature IR 491 Internship (with special permission of the CIR directors)
IR 345W Ethics and International Relations IR 493W Directed Readings (with special permission of the CIR directors)
IR 365 Critical National Emergencies IR 496 Special Topics
IR 376 Revolution in Modern Latin America

 

6. Russia and Central Asia
IR 101 Catholic Thought, the State, and Secularism in the Modern World IR 407 Terrorism
IR 110 Current Problems in International Politics IR 408(W) Democracy, Conflict, and World Politics
IR 254 American Foreign Policy IR 409W Ethnic Conflict: Politics & Policy
IR 258 Bolshevik and Soviet Russia IR 413(W) Human Rights: Politics & Policy
IR 261 Modern Central Europe IR 421 Leadership
IR 305 International Political Communication IR 428 Global Energy Policy
IR 319 The Government and Politics of Eastern Europe IR 445W Imperial Russia
IR 321 Government and Politics of Russia & Independent States IR 446W Rise and Fall of the Soviet Union
IR 329 Political Economy of Russia IR 450 W Cold War
IR 345W Ethics and International Relations IR 491 Internship (with special permission of the CIR directors)
IR 365 Critical National Emergencies IR 493W Directed Readings (with special permission of the CIR directors)
IR 393 Political and Economic Geography IR 496 Special Topics
IR 406 Homeland Security

 

7. Security Studies
IR 101 Catholic Thought, the State, and Secularism in the Modern World IR 406 Homeland Security
IR 110 Current Problems in International Politics IR 407 Terrorism
IR 201 Human Security in Sub-Saharan Africa IR 408(W) Democracy, Conflicts, and World Politics
IR 254 American Foreign Policy IR 409W Ethnic Conflict: Politics & Policy
IR 295 War & Peace in the Nuclear Age IR 413W Human Rights: Pollitcs & Policy
IR 305 International Poitical Communications IR 421 Leadership
IR 345W Ethics and International Relations IR 422 American Defense Policy
IR 346 World War II IR 423 Comparative Intelligence Agencies
IR 347 War in Modern Society IR 423 Comparative Intelligence Agencies
IR 360 Crisis Management in Complex Emergencies IR 450W Cold War
IR 361 Civil & National Emergencies IR 455 Theories of Conflict
IR 365 Critical National Emergencies IR 491 Internship (with special permission of the CIR directors)
IR 385 International Law/Organization IR 493W Directed Readings (with special permission of the CIR directors)
IR 393 Political and Economic Geography IR 496 Special Topics

 

8.  US Foreign Policy
IR 101 Catholic Thought, the State, and Secularism in the Modern World IR 407 Terrrorism
IR 110 Current Problems in International Politics IR 408(W) Democracy, Conflicts, and World Politics
IR 201 Human Security in Sub-Saharan Africa IR 409W Ethnic Conflict: Politics & Policy
IR 254 American Foreign Policy IR 413(W) Human Rights: Politics & Policy
IR 305 International Political Communication IR 421 Leadership
IR 345W Ethics and International Relations IR 422(W) American Defense Policy
IR 351 U.S. Foreign Relations to WWI IR 442W Global Public Policy
IR 352 U.S. Foreign Relations since 1917 IR 450W Cold War
IR 365 Critical National Emergencies IR 479W Diplomatic History of the U.S.
IR 374 The Vietnam Era IR 482W Inter-American Relations
IR 385 International Law/Organization IR 484W U.S. and China in the 20th Century
IR 393 Political and Economic Geography IR 491 Internship (with special permission of the CIR directors)
IR 401 American Presidents and the Constitution IR 493W Directed Readings (with special permission of the CIR directors)
IR 406 Homeland Security IR 496 Special Topics