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Office of Undergraduate Admissions
The George Washington University
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For questions visit undergraduate.admissions.gwu.edu/contact-us.

General requirements

Elliott School bachelor's degrees engage students with global issues through multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary approaches. Students begin their studies in the first year with foundational courses in political science, economics, history, and anthropology or geography. They supplement these courses with others in the traditional liberal arts categories of writing, natural or physical science, mathematics or statistics, and the humanities/creative arts, plus two writing in the disciplines courses. Language study also is emphasized early to enable students to satisfy the third-year language proficiency requirement of the bachelor's degree in a timely manner. 

Introduction to the major

Prerequisite core (19 credits)
Required
The following courses must be taken in the first year. With the exception of IAFF 1001 (fall), ECON 1011 (fall) and ECON 1012 (spring), courses can be taken in fall or spring. IAFF 1001 is not required for internal or external transfer students.
IAFF 1001First-Year Experience
IAFF 1005Introduction to International Affairs
ECON 1011Principles of Economics I
ECON 1012Principles of Economics II
HIST 1011World History from 1500 to Present
PSC 1001Introduction to Comparative Politics
One of the following (not required in the first year):
ANTH 1002Sociocultural Anthropology
ANTH 1004Language in Culture and Society
GEOG 1001Introduction to Human Geography
GEOG 1003Society and Environment
GEOG 1003 does not meet the prerequisite requirement for all upper-level geography courses.

Supporting courses in the liberal arts

Writing (minimum 10 credits)
Writing requirements are established by the University Writing Program. Students must complete UW 1020 before completing 6 credits in writing in the disciplines (WID) courses. These 6 credits must be taken in separate semesters. UW 1020 must be completed in the first year before enrolling in a WID course for credit toward this requirement. WID courses should be taken in the student's major, minor, or a related field. WID courses are designated in this Bulletin with a "W" appended to the course number (e.g., HIST 2340W).
Required
UW 1020University Writing
At least 6 credits in two WID courses.
Mathematics or statistics (3 credits)
MATH courses numbered 1051 and above require a placement test. Credit for only one of the following MATH courses may be applied toward a degree: MATH 1221, MATH 1231, or MATH 1252. Credit for only one of the following STAT courses may be applied toward a degree: STAT 1051, STAT 1053, STAT 1111, or STAT 1127. STAT courses may not be double-counted between the Mathematics requirement and the Research Methods requirement (see “Major Requirements.”)
One of the following:
MATH 1007Mathematics and Politics
MATH 1008History of Mathematics
MATH 1009Mathematical Ideas I
MATH 1051Finite Mathematics for the Social and Management Sciences
MATH 1221Calculus with Precalculus II
MATH 1231Single-Variable Calculus I
MATH 1232Single-Variable Calculus II
MATH 1252Calculus for the Social and Management Sciences
MATH 2233Multivariable Calculus
STAT 1051Introduction to Business and Economic Statistics
STAT 1053Introduction to Statistics in Social Science
STAT 1111Business and Economic Statistics I
STAT 1127Statistics for the Biological Sciences
Science (3 to 4 credits), lab required
One of the following:
ANTH 1001Biological Anthropology
ANTH 3412Hominin Evolution
ASTR 1001Stars, Planets, and Life in the Universe
ASTR 1002Origins of the Cosmos
BISC 1005The Biology of Nutrition and Health
BISC 1006The Ecology and Evolution of Organisms
BISC 1007Food, Nutrition, and Service
BISC 1008Understanding Organisms through Service Learning
BISC 1111Introductory Biology: Cells and Molecules
BISC 1112Introductory Biology: The Biology of Organisms
CHEM 1003Energy, Environment, and Society: Current Issues and Future Outlook
CHEM 1004Medicinal Chemistry: from Atoms to Vaccines
CHEM 1111General Chemistry I
CHEM 1112General Chemistry II
FORS 2107Fundamentals of Forensic Science
GEOG 1002Introduction to Physical Geography
GEOL 1001Physical Geology
GEOL 1002Historical Geology
GEOL 1005Environmental Geology
GTCH 3202Research Methods in Mathematics and Science
HONR 1033Honors Seminar: Scientific Reasoning and Discovery
HONR 1034Honors Seminar: Scientific Reasoning and Discovery (continuation of HONR 1033)
PHYS 1003Physics for Future Presidents
PHYS 1007Music and Physics
PHYS 1011General Physics I
PHYS 1012General Physics II
PHYS 1021University Physics I
PHYS 1022University Physics II
PHYS 1025University Physics I with Biological Applications
PHYS 1026University Physics II with Biological Applications
Humanities/creative arts (9 credits)*
This requirement can be satisfied by completing 9 credits in humanities courses, or 6 credits in humanities courses and 3 credits in creative arts courses.
Humanities—two or three of the following:
AMST 1100Politics and Film
AMST 1160Race, Gender, and Law
AMST 1200The Sixties in America
AMST 2010Early American Cultural History
or HIST 2010 Early American Cultural History
AMST 2011Modern American Cultural History
or HIST 2011 Modern American Cultural History
AMST 2020Washington, DC: History, Culture, and Politics
or AMST 2020W Washington, DC: History, Culture, and Politics
or HIST 2020 Washington, DC: History, Culture, and Politics
or HIST 2020W Washington, DC: History, Culture, and Politics
AMST 2120WFreedom in American Thought and Popular Culture
or PSC 2120W Freedom in American Thought and Popular Culture
AMST 2210The African American Experience
AMST 2320U.S. Media and Cultural History
or HIST 2320 U.S. Media and Cultural History
AMST 2350U.S. Religion and Politics
or HIST 2350 U.S. Religion and Politics
AMST 2380Sexuality in U.S. History
or HIST 2380 Sexuality in U.S. History
or WGSS 2380 Sexuality in U.S. History
AMST 2385Sex and Citizenship
or AMST 2385W Sex and Citizenship
or WGSS 2385 Sex and Citizenship
or WGSS 2385W Sex and Citizenship
AMST 2410Modern U.S. Immigration
or AMST 2410W Modern U.S. Immigration
or HIST 2410 Modern U.S. Immigration
or HIST 2410W Modern U.S. Immigration
AMST 2430Capitalism and Culture
AMST 2440The American City
or AMST 2440W The American City
or HIST 2440 The American City
or HIST 2440W The American City
AMST 2450History and Meaning of Higher Education in the United States
AMST 2520American Architecture I
or CAH 2154 American Architecture I
AMST 2521American Architecture II
AMST 2600U.S. Popular Music and Culture
AMST 2610Science, Technology, and Politics in Modern America
or AMST 2610W Science, Technology, and Politics in Modern America
or HIST 2610 Science, Technology, and Politics in Modern America
or HIST 2610W Science, Technology, and Politics in Modern America
AMST 2620Human Mind and Artificial Intelligence
AMST 2630Discovering the Mind
AMST 2710The United States in the World
or HIST 2710 The United States in the World
AMST 2730World War II in History and Memory
or AMST 2730W World War II in History and Memory
or HIST 2730 World War II in History and Memory
or HIST 2730W World War II in History and Memory
AMST 2750WLatinos in the United States
or AMST 2750 Latinos in the United States
or ANTH 2750 Latinos in the United States
or ANTH 2750W Latinos in the United States
AMST 3352U.S. Women's History to 1865
or AMST 3352W U.S. Women's History to 1865
or HIST 3352 U.S. Women's History to 1865
or HIST 3352W U.S. Women's History to 1865
or WGSS 3352 U.S. Women's History to 1865
or WGSS 3352W U.S. Women's History to 1865
AMST 3361African American History Since 1865
or HIST 3361 African American History Since 1865
AMST 3600Popular Music and Politics
AMST 3625Ethnographic and Historical Perspectives on Data Ethics
or ANTH 3625 Ethnographic and Historical Perspectives on Data Ethics
ANTH 2505Introduction to Ethnomusicology
ANTH 2506Religion, Myth, and Magic
ANTH 2750Latinos in the United States
or ANTH 2750W Latinos in the United States
or AMST 2750W Latinos in the United States
ANTH 3625Ethnographic and Historical Perspectives on Data Ethics
or AMST 3625 Ethnographic and Historical Perspectives on Data Ethics
ARAB 3105Special Topics (Arabic Literature: Arabia to America) -- or IAFF 3188 (Arabic Literature: Arabia to America)
ARAB 3105Special Topics (Contemporary Arabic Literature)
ARAB 3105Special Topics (Gender and The Arab World: Gender, Love, and Friendship in the Arab World: Past and Present -- or WGSS 3170 (Gender and The Arab World: Gender, Love, and Friendship in the Arab World: Past and Present))
ARAB 3105Special Topics (Islamic Political Thought)
ARAB 3105WSpecial Topics (topic: Gender and the Arab World. Same as HIST 3001W and WGSS 3170W: Gender and the Arab World)
ARAB 3301Modern Arabic Literature
ARAB 3501Arabic and Arab Identity
ARAB 3502Arab Film and Culture in English
ARAB 4002Arabic Narratives Through the Ages
Any Corcoran Art History (CAH) course except CAH 4197, CAH 4198, and CAH 4199.
CAH 1090Art History I: Art Now, Contemporary Perspectives in the Visual Arts
CHIN 3109Introduction to Classical Chinese I
CHIN 3110Introduction to Classical Chinese II
CHIN 3112Chinese Literature in Translation II
CHIN 3116Language Policy of China
CHIN 3136WChinese Women in Myth, Literature, and Film
CHIN 3162Chinese Culture Through Film
CHIN 3163Taiwanese Literature and Film
CHIN 3173Chinese Drama and Theatre
Any non-language Classical Studies (CLAS) course.
CLAS 2105Special Topics (topic: The Hebrew Scriptures. Same as JSTD 2001 and REL 1009: The Hebrew Scriptures)
CLAS 2113The Roman World to 337 A.D. (Same as HIST 2113: The Roman World to 337 A.D.)
CLAS 2804History of Ancient Israel
or HIST 2804 History of Ancient Israel
or REL 3990 Selected Topics in Religion
CTAD 1015Understanding Dance
CTAD 1025Understanding the Theatre
CTAD 1020Women and the Creative Process
CTAD 2185Trends in Performance–Action into Art
CTAD 2191Dance History
CTAD 2240Play Analysis
CTAD 3245History of the Theatre I
or CTAD 3245W History of the Theatre I
CTAD 3246History of the Theatre II
or CTAD 3246W History of the Theatre II
EALL 3811Confucian Literature in East Asia
or REL 2811 Confucian Literature in East Asia
EALL 3814Religion and Philosophy in East Asia
or EALL 3814W Religion and Philosophy in East Asia
or REL 2814 Religion and Philosophy in East Asia
ENGL 1050Introduction to Literary Studies
ENGL 1315Literature and the Financial Imagination
ENGL 1320Literature of the Americas
or ENGL 1320W Literature of the Americas
ENGL 1330Myths of Britain
or ENGL 1330W Myths of Britain
ENGL 1340Essential Shakespeare
or ENGL 1340W Essential Shakespeare
ENGL 1351Shakespeare Seminar
ENGL 1360Fantasy and Speculative Fiction (Same as WGSS 3170: Fantasy and Speculative Fiction)
ENGL 1365Literature and the Environment
ENGL 1500American Political Fictions
ENGL 2100Introduction to Asian American Studies through Literature
ENGL 2410Introduction to English Literature I
or ENGL 2410W Introduction to English Literature I
ENGL 2411Introduction to English Literature II
or ENGL 2411W Introduction to English Literature II
ENGL 2510Introduction to American Literature I
or ENGL 2510W Introduction to American Literature I
ENGL 2511Introduction to American Literature II
or ENGL 2511W Introduction to American Literature II
ENGL 2610Introduction to Black Literature of America I
or ENGL 2610W Introduction to Black Literature of America I
ENGL 2611Introduction to Black Literature of America II
or ENGL 2611W Introduction to Black Literature of America II
or WGSS 2710 Postcolonialism, Race, and Gender in Global Anglophone Literature and Film
ENGL 2710Postcolonialism, Race, and Gender in Global Anglophone Literature and Film
or ENGL 2710W Postcolonialism, Race, and Gender in Global Anglophone Literature and Film
or WGSS 3170 Special Topics in Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
or WGSS 3170W Selected Topics
ENGL 2711Postcolonialism and Migration in Global Anglophone Literature and Film
or ENGL 2711W Postcolonialism and Migration in Global Anglophone Literature and Film
or WGSS 2711W Postcolonialism and Migration in Global Anglophone Literature and Film
ENGL 2712Bollywood Cinema
ENGL 2800Introduction to Critical Theory
or ENGL 2800W Introduction to Critical Theory
ENGL 3210Readings in Creative Writing
ENGL 3240Introduction to Dramaturgy
or CTAD 3240 Introduction to Dramaturgy
ENGL 3400Topics in Literature and Finance
ENGL 3446Shakespearean London
ENGL 3621American Poetry II
ENGL 3730Topics in Global Postcolonial Literature and Film
or ENGL 3730W Topics in Global Postcolonial Literature and Film
ENGL 3826Toni Morrison and William Faulkner
ENGL 3910Disability Studies
ENGL 3918Literature and Medicine
FREN 2500Cultural Politics of Food in France
FREN 3020Contemporary France
FREN 3100Introduction to French Literature
or FREN 3100W Introduction to French Literature
FREN 3220Modern French Literature
FREN 3500Race, Religion, and Identity in France
FREN 3560Topics in Contemporary Francophone Literature and Cinema (Contemporary Francophone Literature/Cinema French Literature of the Renaissance)
FREN 3700History of French Cinema
FREN 4510French Literature of the Renaissance
FREN 4540Nineteenth-Century French Literature and Culture
Any Film Studies (FILM) course.
GER 2091Introduction to German Literature—in English I
GER 2092Introduction to German Literature—in English II
GER 2110Germany in the Age of Globalization
GER 2161German Culture–in English I
GER 2162German Culture–in English II
GER 3182The Fairy Tale from the Grimms to Disney
GER 3185Literary Voices and the Fascist Experience—in English
GER 3187German Cinema after 1945
GER 4171The Age of Goethe—in German
HEBR 3101Modern Hebrew Literary Classics in Translation
HEBR 3102Israeli Society and Culture: Literary Perspectives
HEBR 3103Israeli Cinema (in English) (same as HIST 3001 and JSTD 2002 (Israeli Cinema [in English])
HEBR 3104WGender and Sexuality in Israel (Same as JSTD 2002W and WGSS 3170W: Gender and Sexuality in Israel)
HEBR 3301Modern Hebrew Fiction
or HEBR 3301W Modern Hebrew Fiction
HEBR 4001Advanced Hebrew Literature I
or HEBR 4001W Advanced Hebrew Literature I
HEBR 4002Advanced Hebrew Literature II
HIST 1020Approaches to Women's History (Same as WGSS 1020: Approaches to Women's History)
HIST 1110Foundations of Europe to 1715
HIST 1120Europe in the World Since 1715
or HIST 1120W European Civilization in its World Context
HIST 1121The War of Ideas in European and International History, 1750-Present
HIST 1310Introduction to American History from the Pre-Columbian Era to 1877
HIST 1311Introduction to American History since 1877
HIST 2001Special Topics (African History Through the Novel)
HIST 2001Special Topics (Capitalism and Inequality, From the Industrial Revolution to the Present)
HIST 2001Special Topics (topic: Modern European Women's History. Same as WGSS 3170: Modern European Women's History)
HIST 2001Special Topics (The Crusades)
HIST 2001Special Topics (War & Peace In Israeli Society)
HIST 2010Early American Cultural History
or AMST 2010 Early American Cultural History
HIST 2011Modern American Cultural History
or AMST 2011 Modern American Cultural History
HIST 2020Washington, DC: History, Culture, and Politics
or HIST 2020W Washington, DC: History, Culture, and Politics
or AMST 2020 Washington, DC: History, Culture, and Politics
or AMST 2020W Washington, DC: History, Culture, and Politics
HIST 2050History of Jewish Civilization: From the Bible to Modernity
HIST 2051Antisemitism from Origins to the Present
HIST 2060Modern Jewish History
HIST 2113The Roman World to 337 A.D. (Same as CLAS 2113: The Roman World to 337 A.D.)
HIST 2124Nineteenth-Century Europe
HIST 2125Twentieth-Century Europe
HIST 2131History of England Since 1689
HIST 2141History of France Since 1789
HIST 2160History of Germany
HIST 2312The American Civil War and Reconstruction, 1850-1877
HIST 2313History of the American West
HIST 2320U.S. Media and Cultural History
or AMST 2320 U.S. Media and Cultural History
HIST 2321U.S. History, 1890-1945
HIST 2322U.S. History since 1945
HIST 2350U.S. Religion and Politics
or AMST 2350 U.S. Religion and Politics
HIST 2380Sexuality in U.S. History
or AMST 2380 Sexuality in U.S. History
or WGSS 2380 Sexuality in U.S. History
HIST 2410Modern U.S. Immigration
or AMST 2410 Modern U.S. Immigration
or HIST 2410W Modern U.S. Immigration
HIST 2440The American City
or HIST 2440W The American City
or AMST 2440 The American City
or AMST 2440W The American City
HIST 2520Africans in the Making of the Atlantic World
HIST 2610Science, Technology, and Politics in Modern America
or HIST 2610W Science, Technology, and Politics in Modern America
or AMST 2610 Science, Technology, and Politics in Modern America
or AMST 2610W Science, Technology, and Politics in Modern America
HIST 2630History of Korea
HIST 2710The United States in the World
or AMST 2710 The United States in the World
HIST 2730World War II in History and Memory
or HIST 2730W World War II in History and Memory
or AMST 2730 World War II in History and Memory
or AMST 2730W World War II in History and Memory
HIST 2804History of Ancient Israel (Same as CLAS 2804 and REL 3990: History of Ancient Israel)
HIST 2811The Formation of Islam to 1500
HIST 2850Modernization in Russia, Turkey, and Iran
HIST 3001WSpecial Topics (topic: Gender and Sexuality in Israel. Same as HEBR 3104W, JSTD 2002W, WGSS 3170W)
HIST 3035The United States and the Wars in Indochina, 1945–1975
HIST 3044WThe Price of Freedom: Normandy 1944
HIST 3111Topics in Ancient History
HIST 3324U.S. Urban History
HIST 3352U.S. Women's History to 1865
or HIST 3352W U.S. Women's History to 1865
or AMST 3352 U.S. Women's History to 1865
or AMST 3352W U.S. Women's History to 1865
or WGSS 3352 U.S. Women's History to 1865
or WGSS 3352W U.S. Women's History to 1865
HIST 3353U.S. Women's History II
HIST 3360African American History to 1865
or AMST 3360 African American History to 1865
HIST 3361African American History Since 1865
or AMST 3361 African American History Since 1865
HIST 3601Topics: Asian History (China: Civil War and Holy War)
HIST 3611History of Modern China
HIST 3801Topics in Middle Eastern History (topic: Gender and The Arab World: Gender, Love, and Friendship in the Arab World: Past and Present -- or ARAB 3105 or WGSS 3170 (Gender and The Arab World: Gender, Love, and Friendship in the Arab World: Past and Present))
HIST 3811The Emergence of the Modern Middle East
HONR 1016Honors Seminar: Origins and Evolution of Modern Thought
HONR 2053Arts and Humanities Seminar (All topics offered under HONR 2053 and HONR 2053W are approved for this requirement)
or HONR 2053W Arts and Humanities Seminar
IAFF 3187Special Topics in Latin American and Hemispheric Studies (Historical Memory and Human Rights in Chile)
IAFF 3187Special Topics in Latin American and Hemispheric Studies (Latin America in Motion: Indigenous Media, Cinema, and Social Movements)
IAFF 3188Special Topics in Middle East Studies (Arabic Literature: Arabia to America) -- or ARAB 3105 (Arabic Literature: Arabia to America)
IAFF 3189Special Topics in African Studies (African Literature and Politics)
IAFF 3189Special Topics in African Studies (Hip Hop and Social Change in Africa)
IAFF 3189Special Topics in African Studies (West African Film and Literature)
IAFF 3190Special Topics in International Affairs (Film and U.S. Foreign Policy)
ITAL 3300Italian Literature and Culture in Translation (Pandemics in Italian Literature & Film)
ITAL 3600Special Topics in Italian Literature and Culture (La Divina Commedia di Dante)
ITAL 4100The Italian American Experience
ITAL 4184Contemporary Italian Cinema
ITAL 4380Italian Journeys Medieval to Postmodern
JAPN 3111Japanese Literature in Translation I
JAPN 3112Japanese Literature in Translation II
JSTD 2001Topics in Judaic Studies: Pre-modern (topic: Excavating Armageddon -- or CLAS 3115 or HIST 3111 (Excavating Armageddon))
JSTD 2001Topics in Judaic Studies: Pre-modern (topic: The Hebrew Scriptures -- or CLAS 2105 or REL 1009 (The Hebrew Scriptures))
KOR 3111Korean Literature in Translation I
KOR 3112Korean Literature in Translation II
LATN 2002Poetry of Empire
or LATN 2002W Poetry of Empire
LATN 3001Major Latin Authors I
or LATN 3001W Major Latin Authors I
LATN 3002Major Latin Authors II
or LATN 3002W Major Latin Authors II
MUS 1103Music in the Western World
MUS 1104Topics in Music
MUS 1105Introduction to Musical Thought and Practice
MUS 1107Music of the World
MUS 1108History of Jazz
MUS 2101Harmony
MUS 2105Introduction to Ethnomusicology (Same as ANTH 2505: Introduction to Ethnomusicology)
MUS 2106Music History III: Twentieth-Century Art Traditions
MUS 2122Music in the U.S.
or MUS 2122W Music in the U.S.
MUS 2123Musical Cultures of Black Americans
MUS 2174Introduction to Jazz Harmony
MUS 3126Music History I: Antiquity through Early Baroque
MUS 3127Music History II: The Tonal Era
MUS 3139Form and Analysis
MUS 3174Topics in Music Theory and Composition
MUS 3175Topics in Music History and Literature
PERS 3002Media Persian
Any Philosophy (PHIL) course except PHIL 2045 and PHIL 3121.
PSC 2105Major Issues of Western Political Thought I
PSC 2106Major Issues of Western Political Thought II
PSC 2120WFreedom in American Thought and Popular Culture
or AMST 2120W Freedom in American Thought and Popular Culture
PSC 2991Special Topics in Political Thought (topic: Global Justice. Same as PHIL 3100: Global Justice)
PSTD 1010Introduction to Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution
Any Religion (REL) course.
SLAV 1392Introduction to Russian Literature II
SLAV 2310The Russian Media Since Communism
SLAV 2361Russian Culture
SLAV 2362Russian Culture
SPAN 2500The Spanish-Speaking World: Spain, Latin America, and the United States
SPAN 3100Texts and Contexts of the Spanish-Speaking World
or SPAN 3100W Texts and Contexts of the Spanish-Speaking World
UNIV 1006Questions of Culture
WGSS 1020Approaches to Women's History (Same as HIST 1020: Approaches to Women's History)
WGSS 2225Philosophy of Race And Gender
or PHIL 2125 Philosophy of Race and Gender
WGSS 2380Sexuality in U.S. History
or AMST 2380 Sexuality in U.S. History
or HIST 2380 Sexuality in U.S. History
WGSS 2385Sex and Citizenship
or WGSS 2385W Sex and Citizenship
or AMST 2385 Sex and Citizenship
or AMST 2385W Sex and Citizenship
WGSS 3170Special Topics in Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies (Fantasy and Speculative Fiction. Same as ENGL 1360: Fantasy and Speculative Fiction)
WGSS 3170Special Topics in Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies (Feminism, Migration, and Media)
WGSS 3170Special Topics in Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies (topic: Modern European Women's History. Same as HIST 2001: Modern European Women's History)
WGSS 3170Special Topics in Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies (topic: Writing, Literature, and Society. Same as WLP 3170: Writing, Literature, and Society)
WGSS 3352U.S. Women's History to 1865
or WGSS 3352W U.S. Women's History to 1865
or AMST 3352 U.S. Women's History to 1865
or AMST 3352W U.S. Women's History to 1865
or HIST 3352 U.S. Women's History to 1865
or HIST 3352W U.S. Women's History to 1865
WGSS 3353U.S. Women's History II
WGSS 3481Women in Islam
or REL 3481 Women in Islam
WGSS 3981Women in Western Religion
or REL 2981 Women in Western Religion
WLP 1020Writing, Literature, and Society
Literature and film classes in the Departments of Classical and Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations; East Asian Languages and Literatures; English; and Romance, German, Slavic Languages and Literatures also fulfill this requirement.
Creative Arts—a maximum of 3 credits from the following:
Any Corcoran Studio Arts (CSA) course.
CHIN 3173Chinese Drama and Theatre
Non-ensemble performance study (CMUS) courses, including:
CMUS 1101Elements of Music Theory
CMUS 1102Comprehensive Musicianship I
CMUS 1106Introduction to Performance
CMUS 2134Composition
CMUS 2161Sound Technology I Introduction to Digital Musicianship
CTAD 1170Intermediate Modern/Postmodern Dance I
CTAD 1214Beginning Acting
CTAD 2180Movement Improvisation/Performance
CTAD 2240Play Analysis (Same as ENGL 2240: Play Analysis)
CTAD 2250Dramatic Writing
or ENGL 2250 Dramatic Writing
CTAD 2339Theatre Practicum
CTAD 3174Advanced Modern/Postmodern Dance I
CTAD 3182Dance Composition I
CTAD 3183Dance Composition II
CTAD 3186Embodied Kinesis for Dance
CTAD 3240Introduction to Dramaturgy
or ENGL 3240 Introduction to Dramaturgy
CTAD 3331Introduction to Lighting
CTAD 3332Theatrical Makeup Design
CTAD 3335Introduction to Scene Design
CTAD 3336Introduction to Costuming
CTAD 4275Directing for the Theatre
CTAD 4338Scene Painting
CTAD 4593Special Topics in Theatre Performance (Acting the Musical)
ENGL 1210Introduction to Creative Writing
ENGL 2210Techniques in Creative Writing
ENGL 2250Dramatic Writing (Same as CTAD 2250: Dramatic Writing)
ENGL 2460Fiction Writing
ENGL 2470Poetry Writing
ENGL 2560Intermediate Fiction Writing
ENGL 3390Topics in Creative Writing
Performance Study Courses (TRDA), including:
TRDA 1035Theatre Production
TRDA 1151Beginning/Intermediate Ballet
TRDA 1152Beginning Modern/Postmodern Dance
TRDA 1153Beginning/Intermediate Modern/Postmodern Dance
TRDA 1171Intermediate Modern/Postmodern Dance II
TRDA 1330Basics of Production Design
TRDA 2172Intermediate/Advanced Modern/Postmodern Dance I
TRDA 2173Intermediate/Advanced Modern/Postmodern Dance II
TRDA 2192Repertory/Performance
TRDA 2193
TRDA 2194
Dance Styles I
and Dance Styles II
TRDA 2194Dance Styles II
TRDA 2215Intermediate Acting
TRDA 3175Advanced Modern/Postmodern Dance II
TRDA 3222Topics in Advanced Acting
TRDA 3250Intermediate Dramatic Writing
TRDA 3333Stage Management
TRDA 4184Choreography and Performance
*Some CMUS and TRDA courses may be repeated for credit. Consult course descriptions in this Bulletin for additional information. All courses must be taken for a letter grade to fulfill this requirement. Courses taken Pass/No Pass are not accepted.

The following requirements must be fulfilled:

The general requirements stated under Elliott School of International Affairs, Undergraduate Programs.

A minimum of 120 credits, including completion of a functional or regional concentration.

Advanced Fundamentals 

Advanced fundamentals build on the introduction to the major and continue the student's education in the basic skills of international affairs. Fundamentals focus on central disciplines, such as economics, history, and political science, and relevant disciplines, such as anthropology and geography. In addition, students gain a broader understanding of at least two regions of the world outside of the United States.

A minimum grade of C- must be earned in all international affairs major courses. This includes advanced fundamentals, regional foundations, concentrations, and the language requirement (the last course used to prove third-year proficiency.)

With the exception of WID courses, courses may not be double-counted between any international affairs requirements.

The BA in international affairs and BS in international affairs programs cannot be combined as double majors or double degrees.

Advanced fundamental courses are divided into the following areas. Course options for each are listed below.

  • Research methods (3 credits)
  • International economics (3 or 6 credits)
  • Historical analysis: U.S. foreign policy (3 credits)
  • International and comparative politics (3 credits)
  • Anthropology or geography (3 credits)
     

Note: STAT courses may not be counted toward both the research methods requirement and the math requirement.

Research methods (3 credits)
One course pertaining to qualitative or quantitative social science research methods from the following:
ANTH 3531Methods in Sociocultural Anthropology
APSC 3115Engineering Analysis III
DATS 1001Data Science for All
ECON 2123Introduction to Econometrics
or STAT 2123 Introduction to Econometrics
GEOG 2104Introduction to Cartography and GIS
IAFF 2101International Affairs Research Methods
IAFF 2190Special Topics (Political Risk Analysis)
IAFF 2190Special Topics (Program Design in International Affairs)
IAFF 2190Special Topics (Qualitative Research Methods)
IAFF 3180WSpecial Topics in Security Policy (Security Policy and Qualitative Analysis)
IAFF 3190Special Topics in International Affairs (International Conflict and Politics Research Seminar)
IAFF 3190Special Topics in International Affairs (Strategic Management and Qualitative Methods in International Affairs)
IAFF 4191WResearch Seminar (International Conflict and Politics Research Seminar)
IAFF 4191WResearch Seminar (Security Policy and Qualitative Analysis)
PSC 2101Scope and Methods of Political Science
PSYC 2101Research Methods in Psychology
PUBH 3131Epidemiology
PUBH 3199Topics in Public Health (Qualitative Research Methods)
SMPA 2151Research Methods
SOC 2101Social Research Methods
SOC 2111Field Research
STAT 1051Introduction to Business and Economic Statistics *
STAT 1053Introduction to Statistics in Social Science *
STAT 1111Business and Economic Statistics I *
STAT 1127Statistics for the Biological Sciences *
STAT 2112Business and Economic Statistics II
STAT 2123Introduction to Econometrics
or ECON 2123 Introduction to Econometrics
STAT 2183Intermediate Statistics Lab/Packages
or STAT 2183W Intermediate Statistical Laboratory: Statistical Computing Packages
*Credit for only one of the following courses may be applied toward an Elliott School undergraduate degree: STAT 1051, STAT 1053, STAT 1111, or STAT 1127.

International economics (3 or 6 credits)

3 or 6 credits (one or two courses) pertaining to the theory of international economics, selected from the two options below. Students pursuing the international economics concentration must select option two.
Option one (3 credits):
ECON 2180Survey of International Economics
Option two (6 credits):
ECON 2181
ECON 2182
International Trade Theory and Policy
and International Macroeconomic Theory and Policy

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:

AMST 2710The United States in the World
HIST 2340U.S. Diplomatic History
or HIST 2340W U.S. Diplomatic History
HIST 3035The United States and the Wars in Indochina, 1945–1975
HIST 3045International History of the Cold War
HIST 3332History of American Foreign Policy Since World War II (I)
HIST 3333History of American Foreign Policy Since World War II (II)
HIST 3334The Nuclear Arms Race
IAFF 3180WSpecial Topics in Security Policy (U.S. Grand Strategy*)
*U.S. Grand Strategy is the only IAFF 3180W topic approved for this requirement.

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:

HONR 2047Self and Society Seminar (Empires & Imperialism from Rome to Washington)
HONR 2047Self and Society Seminar (topic: Humanitarianism. Same as IAFF 3190 and PSC 2454: Humanitarianism)
HONR 2047Self and Society Seminar (topic: Political Development. Same as PSC 2993: Political Development)
HONR 2047Self and Society Seminar (topic: Reunification, Reconciliation, Resentment. Same as PSC 2993: Reunification, Reconciliation, Resentment)
HONR 2047Self and Society Seminar (topic: Transitional Justice. Same as IAFF 3180: Transitional Justice)
IAFF 2190WSpecial Topics (Women in Global Politics)
IAFF 2444International Law
or PSC 2444 Public International Law
IAFF 3172Conflict and Conflict Resolution
IAFF 3180Special Topics in Security Policy (topic: Transitional Justice. Same as HONR 2047: Transitional Justice)
IAFF 3180WSpecial Topics in Security Policy (International Politics and Security Policy)
IAFF 3180WSpecial Topics in Security Policy (Security Policy and Qualitative Analysis)
IAFF 3184Special Topics in Trade and International Economic Policy (topic: Theories of Comparative Political Economy; or IAFF 3187 Theories of Comparative Political Economics)
IAFF 3190Special Topics in International Affairs (Congress & National Security Enterprise)
IAFF 3190Special Topics in International Affairs (Global Governance)
IAFF 3190Special Topics in International Affairs (Populist Authoritarianism)
IAFF 3190Special Topics in International Affairs (topic: Humanitarianism. Same as HONR 2047 and PSC 2454: Humanitarianism)
IAFF 3190Special Topics in International Affairs (Women, Rights, and Gender Equality)
IAFF 4191WResearch Seminar (International Politics and Security Policy)
IAFF 4191WResearch Seminar (topic: Security Policy and Qualitative Analysis. Same as IAFF 3180W: Security Policy and Qualitative Analysis)
PSC 2334Global Perspectives on Democracy
PSC 2336State–Society Relations in the Developing World
PSC 2337Development Politics
PSC 2338Nationalism
PSC 2339Comparative Political Economy
PSC 2439International Political Economy
PSC 2440Theories of International Politics
PSC 2442International Organizations
PSC 2444Public International Law
or IAFF 2444 International Law
PSC 2446U.S. Foreign Policy
PSC 2449International Security Politics
PSC 2454Humanitarianism (Same as HONR 2047 and IAFF 3190: Humanitarianism)
PSC 2991Special Topics in Political Thought (Global Justice)
PSC 2993Special Topics in Comparative Politics (Civil Wars)
PSC 2993Special Topics in Comparative Politics (topic: Political Development. Same as HONR 2047: Political Development)
PSC 2993Special Topics in Comparative Politics (Politics of Crime and Violence)
PSC 2993Special Topics in Comparative Politics (Political Violence and the Jihadist Movement)
PSC 2993Special Topics in Comparative Politics (topic: Reunification, Reconciliation, Resentment. Same as HONR 2047: Reunification, Reconciliation, Resentment)
PSC 2994Special Topics in International Relations (Fear and Politics)
PSC 2994Special Topics in International Relations (topic: Global Governance -- or HONR 2048 or IAFF 3190 (Global Governance))
PSC 2994Special Topics in International Relations (U.S. Foreign Policy)

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
or REL 2506 Religion, Myth, and Magic
ANTH 3991Special Topics (Politics of Infrastructure)
ANTH 3501Anthropology of Development
or IAFF 3501 International Development Theory, Policy, and Practice
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
or IAFF 3513 Human Rights and Ethics
ANTH 3601Language, Culture, and Cognition
ANTH 3691Special Topics in Linguistic Anthropology (topic: Anthropology of Religion. Same as REL 3990: Anthropology of Religion)
IAFF 3501International Development Theory, Policy, and Practice
or ANTH 3501 Anthropology of Development
IAFF 3513Human Rights and Ethics
or ANTH 3513 Anthropology of Human Rights
GEOG 2120World Regional Geography
GEOG 2125Transportation Systems and Networks
GEOG 2127Population Geography
GEOG 2129Biogeography
or GEOG 2129W Biogeography
GEOG 2133People, Land, and Food
GEOG 2134Energy Resources
GEOG 2136Water Resources
GEOG 2137Environmental Hazards
GEOG 2141Cities in the Developing World
GEOG 2147Military Geography
GEOG 2148Economic Geography
GEOG 3132Environmental Quality and Management
GEOG 3143Urban Sustainability
GEOG 3145Cultural Geography
GEOG 3146Political Geography
GEOG 3195Special Topics in Human Geography (Agriculture and Sustainable Food Systems)
GEOG 3195Special Topics in Human Geography (Geography of Development)
GEOG 3195Special Topics in Human Geography (topic: Global Environmental Justice. Same as IAFF 3190: Global Environmental Justice)
GEOG 3195Special Topics in Human Geography (Political Ecology)
GEOG 3275Sustainable Food Systems
GEOG 3810Planning Cities
IAFF 3190Special Topics in International Affairs (topic: Global Environmental Justice. Same as GEOG 3195: Global Environmental Justice)
REL 2506Religion, Myth, and Magic
or ANTH 2506 Religion, Myth, and Magic
REL 3990Selected Topics in Religion (topic: Anthropology of Religion. Same as ANTH 3691: Anthropology of Religion)
SLHS 1084Perspectives in Deaf Culture

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 regions.

Africa
ANTH 3708Anthropology of Africa
GEOG 3164The Geography of Africa
HIST 3501Topics: Africa (African History Since 1880)
HIST 3510African History to 1880
HIST 3530Women in Africa
HIST 3540West Africa to Independence
IAFF 2093Africa: Problems and Prospects
IAFF 2190WSpecial Topics (North Africa and the World) *
IAFF 3189Special Topics in African Studies (Africa: Declassified)
IAFF 3189Special Topics in African Studies (Africa & Globalization: Culture & Context)
IAFF 3189Special Topics in African Studies (African Literature and Politics)
IAFF 3189Special Topics in African Studies (Africa in the Global Economy)
IAFF 3189Special Topics in African Studies (Ethnic and Religious Conflict in Africa)
IAFF 3189Special Topics in African Studies (International Affairs in Africa)
IAFF 3189Special Topics in African Studies (New African Security Frontier)
IAFF 3189Special Topics in African Studies (Religion in Africa)
IAFF 3189Special Topics in African Studies (Women and Leadership in Africa)
IAFF 3190Special Topics in International Affairs (China and 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)
*IAFF 2190W (North Africa and the World) is not approved as a Regional Foundations course for students in the Middle East Studies program due to the degree of overlap between issues in North Africa and the Middle East.
Asia (Students in the BA in Asian studies program must fulfill the Regional Foundations requirement using a course focused in a world region other than Asia.)
ANTH 3703Cultures of the Pacific
ANTH 3704Cultures of Southeast Asia
ANTH 3705Anthropology of East Asia
ANTH 3791Topics in Regional Anthropology (Anthropology of South Asia)
ECON 2198Special Topics in Economics - Regional (East Asian Economies)
GEOG 3165Geography of South Asia
HIST 2605WMajors’ Introductory Seminar: Asia (Graverobbers on the Silk Road)
HIST 3601Topics: Asian History (Empire and Legacies Northeast Asia: Russia, China, Japan)
HIST 3640History of Southeast Asia
HIST 3650Modern South Asia, 1750-Present
HONR 2047Self and Society Seminar (Political Economies of China, India, and Beyond)
IAFF 2091East Asia-Past and Present
IAFF 3186Special Topics in Asian Studies (Asian Order and Community Building)
IAFF 3186Special Topics in Asian Studies (Asian Security)
IAFF 3186Special Topics in Asian Studies (Central Asia Security)
IAFF 3186Special Topics in Asian Studies (Economic Development of East 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 3186Special Topics in Asian Studies (South Asian Politics Via Literature and Film)
IAFF 3186Special Topics in Asian Studies (Women in Asia)
IAFF 3186WSpecial Topics in Asian Studies (Equitable Development in Southeast Asia)
IAFF 3753International Relations of South Asia
IAFF 3756Christianity and Islam in East Asia
PSC 2369Comparative Politics of South Asia
PSC 2373Comparative Politics of Southeast Asia
PSC 2475International Relations of East Asia
PSC 3192WProseminar: Political Science (Politics and Protest in East Asia)
PSC 3192WProseminar: Political Science (Protest and Participation in East Asia)
PSC 3192WProseminar: Political Science (South Asia Politics Via Literature & Film)
Europe and Eurasia
ECON 2199Special Topics in Economics (Economics of the EU)
GEOG 3197Special Topics in Regional Geography (Geography of Russia and Its Neighbors)
HIST 1120Europe in the World Since 1715
or HIST 1120W European Civilization in its World Context
HIST 1121The War of Ideas in European and International History, 1750-Present
HIST 2001Special Topics (Muslims, Christians and Jews in Medieval Spain)
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 in Transition
IAFF 3185Special Topics in European and Eurasian Studies (The West and Russia)
IAFF 3185Special Topics in European and Eurasian Studies (Ukraine and Georgia between Russia and the West)
IAFF 3185Special Topics in European and Eurasian Studies (Ukrainian Security)
IAFF 3190Special Topics in International Affairs (European Economies and Crisis of Integration)
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 (Students in the BA in Latin American and hemispheric studies program must fulfill the Regional Foundations requirement using a course focused in a world region other than Latin America.)
ANTH 3702Anthropology of Latin America
GEOG 3161Geography of Latin America
HIST 3701Topics in Latin American History (Latin America and the World Since 1820)
HIST 3710History of Latin America I
HIST 3711History of Latin America II
or IAFF 3855 Argentina in Global Context
IAFF 2090Latin America: Problems and Promise
IAFF 3177Political Economy of Latin America
IAFF 3187Special Topics in Latin American and Hemispheric Studies (Democracy Under Siege in Latin America)
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 (Feminist Movements in Latin America)
IAFF 3187Special Topics in Latin American and Hemispheric Studies (Latin America Geopolitics and Geoeconomy)
IAFF 3187Special Topics in Latin American and Hemispheric Studies (Latin American Migration)
IAFF 3187Special Topics in Latin American and Hemispheric Studies (Security in the Americas)
IAFF 3191WPopulism and Regime Change in Latin America
IAFF 3194WLatin America's Violent Peace
PSC 2383Comparative Politics of Latin America
PSC 2484International Relations of Latin America
SPAN 3200Bilingualism in the Spanish-Speaking World
Middle East (Students in the BA in Middle East studies program must fulfill the Regional Foundations requirement using a course focused in a world region other than the Middle East.)
ANTH 3707Anthropology of the Middle East
GEOG 3154Geography of the Middle East and North Africa
HIST 3801Topics in Middle Eastern History (The Middle East Since WWII)
HIST 3810History of the Middle East to 1800
HIST 3811The Emergence of the Modern Middle East
IAFF 2095The Middle East in International Affairs
IAFF 2190WSpecial Topics (Arab Politics)
IAFF 2190WSpecial Topics (Challenges and Change in the Middle East)
IAFF 2190WSpecial Topics (North Africa and the World)
IAFF 2190WSpecial Topics (Politics and Culture in the Middle East)
IAFF 3188Special Topics in Middle East Studies (National Security Lab Middle East)
IAFF 3188Special Topics in Middle East Studies (The Middle East Since WWII)
IAFF 3188Special Topics in Middle East Studies (U.S. Policy in the Persian Gulf)
PSC 2377Comparative Politics of the Middle East
PSC 2476The Arab-Israeli Conflict
or PSC 2476W The Arab-Israeli Conflict
PSC 2478International Relations of the Middle East
PSC 2993Special Topics in Comparative Politics (Political Violence in the Middle East)

Concentration

All students in the BA in international affairs program must complete either a functional or regional concentration, which are listed below.

To fulfill the concentration requirement, students complete five courses (15 credits) related to their chosen functional or regional theme. The courses chosen to fulfill the concentration must be taken in at least two different academic departments. Students must declare a concentrations no later than the end of the second semester of their sophomore year by completing the Concentration Declaration Form. With the exception of WID courses, courses may not be double-counted between any international affairs requirements. A minimum grade of C- must be earned in all concentration courses.

To explore concentration options, see course lists below and additional information on the Elliott School website.

Functional concentrations

Regional concentrations

Language requirement

Students must demonstrate third-year proficiency in a modern language by examination or coursework. If taking coursework, students can satisfy the language requirement by taking a course that is equivalent to third-year proficiency, or by taking a course beyond the third year which has a listed prerequisite of the second semester of the third year. Please note that the language placement exam determines the level at which students begin their language study. Additional information regarding the Elliott School language examinations is available from the academic advisor. This requirement is satisfied automatically for students who were required to take the TOEFL or IELTS examination as part of GW's admissions process.

Arabic
Option one:
ARAB 1001Beginning Arabic I
ARAB 1002Beginning Arabic II
ARAB 2001Intermediate Arabic I
ARAB 2002Intermediate Arabic II
ARAB 3001Advanced Arabic
and one course from the following:
ARAB 3105Special Topics (Arabic and Social Media)
ARAB 3105Special Topics (Islamic Political Thought)
ARAB 3301Modern Arabic Literature
ARAB 3302Media Arabic
ARAB 3311Business Arabic
or
Option two:
ARAB 1201Intensive Elementary Arabic I
ARAB 1202Intensive Elementary Arabic II
ARAB 2201Intensive Intermediate Arabic
ARAB 3201Intensive Advanced Arabic: Mass Media
Chinese
One of the following options for beginning Chinese:
Option one:
CHIN 1001
CHIN 1002
Beginning Chinese I
and Beginning Chinese II
Option two:
CHIN 1011Intensive Beginning Chinese
And the following courses:
CHIN 2003Intermediate Chinese I
CHIN 2004Intermediate Chinese II
CHIN 3105Intermediate Chinese III
CHIN 3106Intermediate Chinese IV
French
FREN 1001Basic French I
FREN 1002Basic French II
FREN 1003Intermediate French I
FREN 1004Intermediate French II
FREN 2005Language, Culture, and Society I
FREN 2006Language, Culture, and Society II
German
Option one:
GER 1001First-Year German I
GER 1002First-Year German II
GER 1003Second-Year German I
GER 1004Second-Year German II
and one of the following sequences:
GER 2009
GER 2010
Intermediate German I
and Intermediate German II
GER 2101
GER 2102
Readings in Contemporary German I
and Readings in Contemporary German II
or
Option two:
GER 1005Intensive Beginning German I
GER 1006Intensive Beginning German II
and one of the following sequences:
GER 2009
GER 2010
Intermediate German I
and Intermediate German II
GER 2101
GER 2102
Readings in Contemporary German I
and Readings in Contemporary German II
Hebrew
HEBR 1001Beginning Hebrew I
HEBR 1002Beginning Hebrew II
HEBR 2001Intermediate Hebrew I
HEBR 2002Intermediate Hebrew II
HEBR 3001Hebrew Conversation and Writing
and one course from the following:
HEBR 3301Modern Hebrew Fiction
HEBR 3302The Israeli Media
Italian
ITAL 1001Basic Italian I
ITAL 1002Basic Italian II
ITAL 1003Intermediate Italian I
ITAL 1004Intermediate Italian II
ITAL 2005Language, Culture, and Society I
ITAL 2006Language, Culture, and Society II
Japanese
One of the following options for beginning Japanese:
Option one:
JAPN 1001
JAPN 1002
Beginning Japanese I
and Beginning Japanese II
Option two:
JAPN 1005Intensive Beginning Japanese
And the following courses:
JAPN 2003Intermediate Japanese I
JAPN 2004Intermediate Japanese II
JAPN 3105Intermediate Japanese III
JAPN 3106Intermediate Japanese IV
Korean
KOR 1001Beginning Korean I
KOR 1002Beginning Korean II
KOR 2003Intermediate Korean I
KOR 2004Intermediate Korean II
KOR 3105Intermediate Korean III
KOR 3106Intermediate Korean IV
Persian
PERS 1001Beginning Persian I
PERS 1002Beginning Persian II
PERS 2001Intermediate Persian I
PERS 2002Intermediate Persian II
PERS 3001Advanced Persian
PERS 3002Media Persian
or PERS 3002W Media Persian
Portuguese
Portuguese courses offerings are dependent on faculty availability.
Option one:
PORT 1001Basic Portuguese I
PORT 1002Basic Portuguese II
PORT 1003Intermediate Portuguese I
PORT 1004Intermediate Portuguese II
PORT 2005Composition and Conversation
PORT 2006Applied Portuguese Grammar
or
Option two:
PORT 1012Intensive Basic Portuguese
PORT 1003Intermediate Portuguese I
PORT 1004Intermediate Portuguese II
PORT 2005Composition and Conversation
PORT 2006Applied Portuguese Grammar
Russian
Option one:
SLAV 1001First-Year Russian I
SLAV 1002First-Year Russian II
SLAV 1003Second-Year Russian I
SLAV 1004Second-Year Russian II
and one of the following sequences:
SLAV 2005
SLAV 2006
Intermediate Russian I
and Intermediate Russian II
SLAV 1013
SLAV 1014
Russian for Heritage Speakers I
and Russian for Heritage Speakers II
SLAV 2015
SLAV 2016
Readings in the Russian Press I
and Readings in the Russian Press II
or
Option two:
SLAV 1012Intensive Basic Russian I
SLAV 1034Intensive Basic Russian II
and one of the following sequences:
SLAV 2005
SLAV 2006
Intermediate Russian I
and Intermediate Russian II
SLAV 1013
SLAV 1014
Russian for Heritage Speakers I
and Russian for Heritage Speakers II
SLAV 2015
SLAV 2016
Readings in the Russian Press I
and Readings in the Russian Press II
Spanish
Option one:
SPAN 1011Intensive Beginning Spanish: the Spanish-speaking world
or SPAN 1012 Intensive Elementary Spanish: the Spanish-speaking world
SPAN 1013Intermediate Spanish I: the Spanish-Speaking World
SPAN 1014Intermediate Spanish II: the Spanish-speaking world
SPAN 2005Advanced Spanish I
SPAN 2006Advanced Spanish II
or
Option two:
SPAN 1012Intensive Elementary Spanish: the Spanish-speaking world
SPAN 1034Intensive Intermediate Spanish
SPAN 2056Intensive Advanced Spanish through Sustainability Literacy
or
Option three:
SPAN 1013Intermediate Spanish I: the Spanish-Speaking World
SPAN 1014Intermediate Spanish II: the Spanish-speaking world
SPAN 2026Advanced Spanish for Heritage Learners *
or
Option four:
SPAN 1034Intensive Intermediate Spanish
or SPAN 1134 Intensive Intermediate Spanish for Heritage Learners
SPAN 2026Advanced Spanish for Heritage Learners *
or
Option five:
SPAN 1013Intermediate Spanish I: the Spanish-Speaking World
SPAN 1014Intermediate Spanish II: the Spanish-speaking world
SPAN 2005Advanced Spanish I
SPAN 2006Advanced Spanish II
or SPAN 2026 Advanced Spanish for Heritage Learners
*Spanish language options three and four require an interview prior to enrolling in SPAN 2026. Students should contact the Department of Romance, German, and Slavic Languages and Literatures for additional information about these options.

Concentrations

All students in the BA in international affairs program must complete either a functional or regional concentration, which are listed below. Students in the BS in international affairs program may complete one of these concentrations or they may take 15 credits in courses that count toward a second major in a STEM-related discipline.

To fulfill the concentration requirement, students complete five courses (15 credits) relating to their chosen functional or regional theme. These courses must be taken in at least two different academic departments. Students must declare a concentrations no later than the end of the second semester of their sophomore year by completing the Concentration Declaration Form. With the exception of WID courses, courses may not be double-counted between any international affairs requirements. A minimum grade of C– must be earned in all concentration courses.

Functional concentrations

Regional concentrations