This eight-semester plan (see important details) is intended to guide a first-year student through a four-year undergraduate career, with completion of an academic major and all college-wide degree requirements. The plan is designed as an advising tool – a starting point for careful discussions between a student and his/her academic adviser. In consultation, the student and adviser will adjust the plan to accommodate the student’s prerequisite needs, transferred credits, and other such variables.

Students are responsible for reviewing their Progress Reports each semester to track their own progress toward degree requirements.

International Relations

Year 1

Fall SemesterSpring Semester
CourseCredits
Gen Ed: Composition (COMP)3
Gen Ed: Mathematical Inquiry (MATH)3
Gen Ed: Foreign Languages (FLNG)3
Gen Ed: The Arts (ART)3
POL227 Intro to Intl Politics - GE (SSCI)/major4
Total16
CourseCredits
Gen Ed: Composition (COMP)3
Gen Ed: United States Studies (USST)3
Gen Ed: Foreign Languages (FLNG)3
Gen Ed: Humanities (HUM)3
Gen Ed: Natural Sciences (NSCI)3
Total15

Year 2

Fall SemesterSpring Semester
CourseCredits
Gen Ed: Natural Sciences (NSCI)3
Gen Ed: Western Civilization (WEST)3
ECO206 Microeconomics or ECO207 Macroeconomics (prereq)3
Gen Ed: Diversity (DIVR)3
Choose one course - Note 13
Total15
CourseCredits
Gen Ed: World Civilizations and Cultures (WRLD)3
International Economics Course - Note 24
POL300 Scope & Methods4
Upper-Division Major Elective Course - Note 33
Total14

Year 3

Fall SemesterSpring Semester
CourseCredits
POL366 Amer. For. Policy or HIS379 U.S. Foreign Pol. since 18983
Upper-Division Major Elective Course - Note 33
Upper-Division Major Elective Course - Note 33
Major Elective Course - Note 43
Upper-Division Elective3
Total15
CourseCredits
POL390 Junior Seminar / Upper-Division Major Elective - Note 33-4
Major Elective Course - Note 43
Upper-Division Elective3
Upper-Division Elective3
Elective3
Total15-16

Year 4

Fall SemesterSpring Semester
CourseCredits
Upper-Division Elective3
Upper-Division Elective3
Upper-Division Elective3
Elective3
Elective3
Total15
CourseCredits
POL404 Seminar Internatl Reltns (WI)3
Upper-Division Elective3
Elective3
Elective3
Elective3
Total15

Notes

Choose one of the following courses:ANT214 Cultural Anthropology (WRLD), ANT404 Political Anthropology, GEO274 Environment and Culture (SSCI)

Choose one of the following international economics courses (prereq required - ECO206 Principles of Microeconomics OR ECO207 Principles of Macroeconomics):ECO302 Comparative Economic Systems, ECO401 International Trade and Finance, ECO418 Economics of Development

Majors are required to complete twelve (12) elective credits by advisement, selected from among those courses accepted for credit in the International Relations major/minor program. No more than one course may be at the 200 level. Three courses (9 credits) must be taken in the Department of Political Science & International Relations.

Additional electives: Six (6) credits by advisement are to focus on a single world area (Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America, or Middle East), selected from among courses accepted for credit in the International Relations major/minor program.

Optional course to prepare students for the demands of the senior seminar. May count toward the elective requirement.

Total Credits: 120-121