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
POL229 Intro Comp Politics - GE (WRLD)/major4
Gen Ed: Western Civilization (WEST)3
POL300 Scope & Methods4
Upper-Division Major Course - Note 14
Gen Ed: Diversity (DIVR)3
Total18
CourseCredits
Gen Ed: Natural Sciences (NSCI)3
Major Course - ECO206 Microeconomics or ECO207 Macroeconomics3
Upper Division Major Course3
Upper-Division Major Course3
Upper-Division Elective3
Total15

Year 3

Fall SemesterSpring Semester
CourseCredits
Upper-Division Major Elective Course - Note 23
Upper-Division Major Elective Course - Note 23
Upper-Division Elective3
Upper-Division Elective3
POL366 Amer. For. Policy or HIS379 U.S. Foreign Pol. since 18983
Total15
CourseCredits
Choose one course - Note 33
Upper-Division Major Elective Course - Note 23
Upper-Division Major Elective Course - Note 23
Upper-Division Elective3
Elective3
Total15

Year 4

Fall SemesterSpring Semester
CourseCredits
Upper-Division Elective3
POL390 Junior Seminar - Note 44
Elective3
Elective3
Elective3
Total16
CourseCredits
POL404 Seminar Internatl Reltns (WI)3
Elective3
Elective3
Elective3
Total12

Notes

Choose one of the following courses:ECO302 Comparative Economic Systems, ECO401 International Trade and Finance, ECO418 Economics of Development

Majors are required to complete twelve (12) 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.

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

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

Total Credits: 122