Global & Foreign Area Studies Track (18 credit hours)

This track is for those majors who wish to prepare themselves for advanced study in comparative or international relations, or for a government or private sector career dealing with foreign affairs.

Required Courses (9 credit hours):

  • PO 256  Globalization and Economic Development
  • PO 335  Political Geography
  • PO 336  International Political Economy

Electives (9 credit hours):

European Studies:

  • PO 320  Christian Democracy in Europe
  • PO 321  The Politics of the European Union
  • PO 351  Berlin Seminar

Middle Eastern Studies:

  • PO 326  Comparative Politics of the Middle East
  • PO 328  The Middle East in Film and Media
  • PO 330  International Politics of the Middle East
  • PO 331  U.S. Foreign Policy in the Middle East

East Asian Studies:

  • PO 241  Religion, Culture, and Politics
  • PO 345  Japanese Politics
  • PO 346  Chinese Politics and Political Culture

Latin American Studies:

  • PO 254  Latin American Politics
  • PO 355  Catholicism, Identity and Development in Latin America
  • PO 356  Political Economy of Development: Case Studies from Latin America
  • PO 458  Topics in Political Development

Other Comparative Studies and International Relations (IR):

  • PO 332  African Politics
  • PO 333  International Conflict and Security
  • PO 334  International Institutions, Law, and Human Rights
  • PO 396 Special Topics in Comparative Politics
  • PO 397 Special Topics in International Relations
  • PO 445  Nationalism and Citizenship
  • PO 457  Seminar in Comparative Political Thought
  • PO 499  Seminar (on topic related to Comparative, Geography or IR)