Minors

Requirements for the minor

The following requirements must be fulfilled: 18 to 21 credits and 0 to 8 credits of foreign language, as outlined below.

A minimum grade of C- is required in all courses taken to satisfy the minor.

Foreign language

Students must prove first-year proficiency in a modern foreign language through coursework or examination. Additional information regarding the Elliott School foreign language examinations is available from the academic advisor.

Japanese
JAPN 1001Beginning Japanese I
JAPN 1002Beginning Japanese II
Korean
KOR 1001Beginning Korean I
KOR 1002Beginning Korean II
Persian
PERS 1001Beginning Persian I
PERS 1002Beginning Persian II
Russian
SLAV 1001First-Year Russian I
SLAV 1002First-Year Russian II
or SLAV 1012 Intensive Basic Russian I
Spanish
SPAN 1011Intensive Beginning Spanish: the Spanish-speaking world
SPAN 1012Intensive Elementary Spanish: the Spanish-speaking world
Arabic
ARAB 1001Beginning Arabic I
ARAB 1002Beginning Arabic II
- or -
ARAB 1201Intensive Elementary Arabic I
ARAB 1202Intensive Elementary Arabic II
Chinese
CHIN 1001Beginning Chinese I
CHIN 1002Beginning Chinese II
French
FREN 1001Basic French I
FREN 1002Basic French II
German
GER 1001First-Year German I
GER 1002First-Year German II
Hebrew
HEBR 1001Beginning Hebrew I
HEBR 1002Beginning Hebrew II
Italian
ITAL 1001Basic Italian I
ITAL 1002Basic Italian II

Advanced fundamentals

International Economics (3 or 6 credits)

One or two of the following courses pertaining to the theory of international economics:

One or two courses pertaining to the theory of international economics, selected from one of the following three options:
Option One (3 credits):
ECON 2180Survey of International Economics
Option Three (6 credits):
ECON 2181
ECON 2182
International Trade Theory and Policy
and International Macroeconomic Theory and Policy
Option Three (6 credits)
ECON 2182
2182
International Macroeconomic Theory and Policy
and International Macroeconomic Theory and Policy
*Students pursuing the international economics concentration must select either Option Two or Option Three.
The following courses are required as prerequisites for ECON 3181: ECON 2101 or ECON 2103; and MATH 1221 or MATH 1231 or MATH 1252.
Credit cannot be earned for both ECON 2181 and ECON 3181.

Historical Analysis: U.S. Foreign Policy (3 credits) 

One of the following courses pertaining to the history of the U.S. approach to contemporary international affairs.

HIST 2340U.S. Diplomatic History
HIST 3035The United States and the Wars in Indochina, 1945–1975
HIST 3332History of American Foreign Policy Since World War II (I)
HIST 3333History of American Foreign Policy Since World War II (II)

International and Comparative Politics (3 credits)

One of the following courses pertaining to international political issues and theories from either an international relations or comparative politics perspective:

IAFF 3180WSpec Topics in Security Policy (International Politics and Security Policy)
IAFF 3190Special Topics in International Affairs (Issues in Contemporary Diplomacy and National Security)
IAFF 3190Special Topics in International Affairs (Global Governance)
IAFF 3190Special Topics in International Affairs (International Law)
or PSC 2444 Public International Law
PSC 2334Global Perspectives on Democracy
PSC 2336State–Society Relations in the Developing World
PSC 2337Development Politics
PSC 2338Nationalism
PSC 2439International Political Economy
PSC 2440Theories of International Politics
PSC 2442International Organizations
PSC 2444Public International Law (or IAFF 3190 -- International Law)
PSC 2446U.S. Foreign Policy
PSC 2449International Security Politics
PSC 2990Selected Topics (Ethics in International Affairs) *
or IAFF 2040 Basic Topics in International Affairs
PSC 2993Special Topics in Comparative Politics (Comparative Political Economy)
PSC 2994Special Topics in International Relations (U.S. Foreign Policy)
*The accepted topic for both PSC 2990 and IAFF 2040 in this case is Ethics in International Affairs

Anthropology or Geography (3 credits)

One of the following courses in anthropology or geography relevant to international affairs. Many of these courses have lower-level prerequisites as detailed in course descriptions in this Bulletin.

One course from the following:
ANTH 2501The Anthropology of Gender: Cross-Cultural Perspectives
ANTH 2506Religion, Myth, and Magic
ANTH 3501Anthropology of Development
ANTH 3502Cultural Ecology
ANTH 3503Psychological Anthropology
ANTH 3504Illness, Healing, and Culture
ANTH 3506Politics, Ethnicity, and Nationalism
ANTH 3507Kinship, Family, and Community
ANTH 3508Art and Culture
ANTH 3513Anthropology of Human Rights
ANTH 3601Language, Culture, and Cognition
ANTH 3691Special Topics in Linguistic Anthropology
IAFF 3183Special Topics in Development Policy (International Development Theory, Practice, and Policy)
or ANTH 3501 Anthropology of Development
IAFF 3190Special Topics in International Affairs (Human Rights and Ethics)
or ANTH 3513 Anthropology of Human Rights
GEOG 2110
GEOG 2120World Regional Geography
GEOG 2125Transportation Systems and Networks
GEOG 2127Population Geography
GEOG 2133People, Land, and Food
GEOG 2134Energy Resources
GEOG 2136Water Resources
GEOG 2137Environmental Hazards
GEOG 2141Cities in the Developing World
GEOG 2145The Cultural Landscape
GEOG 2146Political Geography
GEOG 2147Military Geography
GEOG 2148Economic Geography
GEOG 3132Environmental Quality and Management
GEOG 3143Urban Sustainability
GEOG 3810Planning Cities

Regional Foundations

Students take two courses from the following to gain an understanding of two regions of the world outside of the United States. These courses must be taken in two different ranges.

Africa
ANTH 3708Anthropology of Africa
ECON 2198Special Topics in Economics - Regional (Economics of Africa)
GEOG 3164The Geography of Africa
HIST 3501Topics: Africa (African History Since 1880)
HIST 3530Women in Africa
HIST 3540West Africa to Independence
IAFF 2093Africa: Problems and Prospects (North Africa and the World)
IAFF 2190WSpecial Topics (North Africa and the World)
IAFF 2190WSpecial Topics (Rising Africa and the World)
IAFF 3189Special Topics in African Studies (International Relations in Africa)
IAFF 3189Special Topics in African Studies (Religion in Africa)
IAFF 3189Special Topics in African Studies (Transnational Justice in Africa)
IAFF 3190Special Topics in International Affairs (China and Africa) *
IAFF 3190Special Topics in International Affairs (Women and Leadership in Africa)
PSC 2381Comparative Politics of Sub-Saharan Africa
PSC 2482African International Politics
PSC 3192WProseminar: Political Science (Comparative Politics of Africa) *
PSC 3192WProseminar: Political Science (Development Challenges in Africa) *
PSC 3192WProseminar: Political Science (Government and Politics of Africa) *
Asia
ANTH 3703Cultures of the Pacific
ANTH 3704Cultures of Southeast Asia
ANTH 3705Anthropology of East Asia
ANTH 3791Topics in Regional Anthropology
ECON 2198Special Topics in Economics - Regional (East Asian Economies)
GEOG 3165Geography of South Asia
HIST 3640History of Southeast Asia
HIST 3650Modern South Asia, 1750-Present
IAFF 3186Special Topics in Asian Studies (Development Issues in Southeast Asia)
IAFF 3186Special Topics in Asian Studies (History and Politics of South Asia)
IAFF 3186Special Topics in Asian Studies (Indo-Pacific Security Challenges)
IAFF 3186Special Topics in Asian Studies (Memory and Reconciliation: Asia)
IAFF 3186Special Topics in Asian Studies (Politics and Conflict of South Asia)
IAFF 3190Special Topics in International Affairs (Human Rights and Democracy in Southeast Asia)
PSC 2369Comparative Politics of South Asia
PSC 2373Comparative Politics of Southeast Asia
PSC 2475International Relations of East Asia
PSC 3192WProseminar: Political Science (Human Rights and Democracy in Southeast Asia)
Europe and Eurasia
HIST 1121The War of Ideas in European and International History, 1750-Present
HIST 2125Twentieth-Century Europe
HIST 3126European Integration: A History
HIST 3178The Making of the Modern Balkans
IAFF 2092Russia and Eastern Europe: An Introduction
IAFF 2094Europe: International and Domestic Interactions
IAFF 3185Special Topics in European and Eurasian Studies (Nationalism in Russia and Eurasia)
IAFF 3185Special Topics in European and Eurasian Studies (The European Union)
IAFF 3185Special Topics in European and Eurasian Studies (The European Union and Russia)
IAFF 4191WResearch Seminar (Europe)
PSC 2330Comparative Politics of Western Europe
PSC 2331Comparative Politics of Central and Eastern Europe
PSC 2332European Integration
PSC 2994Special Topics in International Relations (International Politics of Central and Eastern Europe)
Latin America
ANTH 3702Anthropology of Latin America
ECON 2185Economic History and Problems of Latin America
GEOG 3161Geography of Latin America
HIST 3701Topics in Latin American History (Latin America and the World Since 1820)
HIST 3711History of Latin America II
IAFF 2090Latin America: Problems and Promise
IAFF 3187Special Topics in Latin American and Hemispheric Studies (Central American and Caribbean Perspectives)
IAFF 3187Special Topics in Latin American and Hemispheric Studies (Economic and Social Development of Latin America)
IAFF 3187Special Topics in Latin American and Hemispheric Studies (Political Economy of Latin America)
PSC 2383Comparative Politics of Latin America
PSC 2484International Relations of Latin America
Middle East
ANTH 3707Anthropology of the Middle East
GEOG 3154Geography of the Middle East and North Africa
HIST 3801Topics in Middle Eastern History (Gender and the Middle East)
HIST 3811The Emergence of the Modern Middle East
IAFF 2040Basic Topics in International Affairs (Middle East: An International Affairs Survey)
IAFF 2190WSpecial Topics (Arab Politics)
IAFF 2190WSpecial Topics (Challenges and Change in the Middle East)
IAFF 2190WSpecial Topics (Politics and Culture in the Middle East)
IAFF 3188Special Topics in Middle East Studies (Militaries and Politics in the Middle East)
IAFF 3188Special Topics in Middle East Studies (Political Islam)
IAFF 3188Special Topics in Middle East Studies (Security Issues in the Greater Middle East)
IAFF 3188Special Topics in Middle East Studies (U.S. Policy in the Gulf)
IAFF 4191Research Seminar (Political Islam)
PSC 2377Comparative Politics of the Middle East
PSC 2478International Relations of the Middle East