International Studies Program of Study

To earn your Master of Arts in International Studies you must successfully complete our 28 credit program which includes 9 credits in core courses, 12 credits in a major field, 3 credits of electives, and a 4 credit Capstone course. 
 

Master of Arts in International Studies Program of Study

 

Political Science (3 GW credits)

IAFF 6101 International Affairs Cornerstone

-OR-

Equivalent coursework on international relations theory, international politics, comparative politics. Any transfer must be approved by the Program Director.

History (3 GW credits)

The history core requirement is satisfied by:

HIST 6030 Uses of History in International Affairs

-OR-

Transfer credits from the partner institution for equivalent coursework on the history of the international system or the use or misuse of "lessons" of history and how countries attempt to deal with difficult aspects of their pasts. Any transfer credit must be approved by the Program Director.

Economics (3 GW credits)

The economics core requirement is satisfied by:

ECON 6280 Survey of International Economics

ECON 6283 Survey of International Trade Theory and Policy and ECON 6284 Survey of International Macroeconomics and Finance Theory and Policy

-OR-

Transfer of credit from the partner institute for equivalent economics coursework in international trade and finance, including the economic effects of trade liberalization and protection, exchange rate determination, and macroeconomic policies in an open economy.

IAFF 6898 Capstone Workshop

IAFF 6899 Capstone Course 

Electives may include a second field of expertise, or other relevant coursework. Students choose electives from over 500 courses offered across The George Washington University. Courses may be selected from a wide range of disciplines including anthropology; business, economics, education, history, public administration, political sciences and many other fields.

With Program Director approval, graduate students can apply a maximum of 6 credits of language courses toward the electives.  In consultation with the student, the Program Director will determine which level language course and how many credits of language are appropriate for the student’s Plan of Study.

Electives may include up to 3 credits of skills courses.


Global Issues

MIS students select a major field that best complements previous Master's coursework to create a viable combination of expertise. The major field consists of four courses related to any one of the global issues or regional areas.

Required Course:

IAFF 6171 Intro to Conflict Resolution

Supporting Courses:

ANTH 6507 Nationalism and Ethnicity

ANTH 6391 Anthropology and Contemporary Problems

GEOG 6224 Political Geography

IAFF 6118* Special Topics in International Affairs

  • Nation Building: Theory and Practice
  • Reinventing the United Nations
  • Theory and Practice of International Negotiation

IAFF 6138* Special Topics in International Development Studies

  • Food, Globalization, and Conflict
  • Culture, Violence, and Conflict Resolution

IAFF 6186* Special topics in Security Policy

  • Conflict Mitigation and Resolution in Africa
  • Conflict Resolution in Divided Societies
  • Insurgency and Counterinsurgency
  • International Peacekeeping
  • Politics of Peace Agreements
  • Post Conflict Reconstruction
  • Responses to Terrorism
  • War and Conflict in Africa

MGT 6215 Conflict Management and Negotiations

PPSY 6103 Political Violence and Terrorism

PSC 6442 Politics of International Institutions

PSC 6444 Politics of International Law

PSC 6349 International Security Politics

PSC 6351 Civil-Military Relations

PSC 6476 The Arab-Israeli Conflict

PSC 8489 Selected Topics in International Politics:

  • Ethnic Conflict
  • Major Wars: Theoretical Perspectives

Required courses: (6 credits)

PubH 6442 Comparative Health Systems

PubH 6401 Comparative Regional Determinants of Global Health – Choose one:

  • Latin America and the Caribbean
  • Eastern Europe and Former Soviet Union
  • Asia, Sub-Saharan Africa
  • Islamic World

Supporting courses: (6 credit units)

Anth 6302 Issues in Development: Population Health and Development

Anth 6505 Medical Anthropology

Anth 6591 Topics in Sociocultural Anthropology: Refugees and Displaced Persons

Econ 6248 Health Economics

Geog 6223 Population and Health

PubH 6413 Global Health Policy Analysis

PubH 6436 Global Health Program Analysis

PubH 6435 Global Health Program Development and Evaluation

Required Course

PSC 6349 International Security Politics

Supporting courses: (choose three)

The following courses are grouped into issues areas to help guide students in choosing appropriate coursework. Students do not necessarily need to select one concentration, however, what is important is that there is a logic and believable narrative to their course choices. Students should consult their Program Director to help with this determination.

Transnational Security Issues

ANTH 6507 Nationalism and Ethnicity

ANTH 6391 Anthropology and Contemporary Problems

GEOG 6224 Political Geography

IAFF 6163 Transnational Security Issues

IAFF 6165 Fundamentals of Intelligence

IAFF 6186* Special Topics in Security Policy Studies

  • Globalization and National Security
  • Homeland Security Policy
  • Forward Engagement
  • International Organized Crime
  • Gang Violence and Transnational Threats
  • Health and National Security
  • Response to Terrorism
  • Terrorism and US Foreign Policy
  • Space and National Security

IAFF 6342 Drug Trafficking in the Americas

LAW 6552 Law of War**

PPSY 6103 Political Violence and Terrorism

PSC 6442 Politics and Practice of International Institutions

PSC 0770 Turbulence in World Politics

PSC 0772 The Dynamics of Globalization

Intelligence

FORS 6028 Forensics: Terrorism

GEOG 6293 Military Geography

IAFF 6118 Special Topics in International Affairs: Understanding Political Islam

IAFF 6138* Special Topics in Intl Development Studies: Human Trafficking

IAFF 6160 Defense Policy and Program Analysis I

IAFF 6163 Fundamentals of Intelligence

IAFF 6165 Transnational Security Issues

IAFF 6167 Defense Policy and Program Analysis II

IAFF 6186* Special Topics in Security Policy Studies

  • Health and National Security
  • Defense Trade in the 21 st Century
  • Drug Trafficking in the Americas
  • Energy and National Security
  • Global Terrorism
  • International Organized Crime
  • Responses to Terrorism
  • Weapons Proliferation and Nonproliferation

U.S. National Security Policy and Process

HIST 6330 Modern U.S. Foreign Policy

IAFF 6163 Fundamentals of Intelligence

IAFF 6186* Special Topics in Security Policy

  • Covert Action and National Security
  • Democracies and Intelligence
  • Energy and National Security
  • Globalization and National Security
  • National Security Resources
  • Strategic Planning for the 21 st Century
  • Terrorism and US Foreign Policy
  • Global Security and US Hegemony

IAFF 6521 Summer Seminar: U.S. Foreign Policy in a Global Era

LAW 6386 Foreign Relations and National Security Law**

PSC 6346 The Politics of U.S. Foreign Policy

PSC 6347 U.S. Foreign Policy Traditions

PSC 6348 Politics of U.S. National Security Policy

Political Psychology

PPSY 6101 Fundamentals of Political Psychology

PPSY 6102 Political Psychology Research Methods

PPSY 6103 Political Violence and Terrorism

Defense Policy Analysis

ECON 6239 Economics of Defense

IAFF 6145 U.S. Space Policy

IAFF 6186* Special Topics in Security Policy:

  • Space and National Security
  • National Security Resources

IAFF 6160 Defense Policy and Program Analysis I

IAFF 6167 Defense Policy and Program Analysis II

IAFF 6186* Special Topics in Security Policy: Defense Trade in the 21 st Century

PSC 6348 U.S. National Security Policymaking

Homeland Security

IAFF 6163 Transnational Security Issues

IAFF 6165 Fundamentals of Intelligence

IAFF 6186* Special Topics in Security Policy

  • Democracies and Intelligence
  • Globalization and National Security
  • Homeland Security: National Challenges
  • Homeland Security Policy
  • Intelligence and Homeland Security
  • International Law and Transnational Threats
  • National Security Resources
  • Responses to Terrorism
  • Science, Technology, and National Security
  • Weapons Proliferation and Nonproliferation

With consultation and approval from the Program Director, students may choose additional classes from other schools within the University, which may include the School for Public Health and Health Services, the School of Medicine and Health Sciences, the Columbian College of Arts and Sciences, the School of Law, the School of Media and Public Affairs, and the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences.

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Strategic Concepts and Military History

HIST 6040 Topics in Modern Military and Naval History

HIST 6042 Seminar: World War II

HIST 6041 The Age of the Battleship: An Introduction to Modern Naval History

HIST 6051 Rethinking the Cold War History

HIST 6330 History of US Foreign Policy, 1775-1975

HIST 6001 Special Topics Seminar:

  • International History of the Cold War
  • Insurgency, Counterinsurgency and Imperialism

IAFF 6186* Special Topics in Security Policy Studies

  • Covert Action and National Security
  • Insurgency and Counterinsurgency
  • Strategic Planning for the 21 st Century

PSC 6476 The Arab-Israeli Conflict

PSC 8489 Major Wars: Theoretical Perspectives

Science, Technology, and National Security Policy

IAFF 6141 International Science & Technology Policy Cornerstone

IAFF 6145 U.S. Space Policy

IAFF 6151 Environmental Policy

IAFF 6186 Special Topics in Security Policy Studies

  • Science, Technology, and National Security
  • Space and National Security

MGT 6241 Information Systems Security

Security and Development

ANTH 6302 Culture, Risk, and Security

IAFF 6118 Special Topics in International Affairs: Nationbuilding: Theory and Practice

IAFF 6138* Special Topics in International Development Studies

  • Culture, Violence, and Conflict Resolution
  • Human Trafficking
  • Care of Children in Complex Emergencies
  • Food, Globalization, and Security
  • Violence, Gender, and Humanitarian Assistance
  • Fragile and Transition States
  • Post Conflict Reconstruction in Africa
  • HIV/AIDS and Development

IAFF 6186* Special Topics in Security Policy Studies

  • Insurgency and Counterinsurgency
  • Post Conflict Reconstruction
  • War and Conflict in Africa

PPSY 6103 Political Violence and Terrorism

PSC 8336 Political Economy of Developing Countries

PSC 8489 Ethnic Conflict

Regional Security

Students may also include courses on regional security issues to fulfill the required number of credits.

IAFF 6338* Special Topics in European & Eurasian Studies

  • NATO & European Security
  • Transatlantic Security Issues

IAFF 6318* Special Topics in Asian Studies

  • Asian Regional Security
  • Force in Asian Politics

IAFF 6362 Regional Security in the Middle East

PSC 8489* Selected Topics in International Politics

  • China's Military and Security
  • Asian Security

*With permission of the Program Director, other Special Topics courses (IAFF 6118, 6138, 6158, 6186, 6198, 6318, 6338, 6358, 6378), may be used to fulfill the required number of credits.

** With permission of their advisor, students may include courses in the GW Law School in their major field. Enrolling in a law school course also requires permission of the Law School dean of students. Students should consult the Elliott School's Academic Advising & Student Services office before enrolling in Law School courses.

Students selecting this major field must:

  • Take ECON 6283 – AND – ECON 6284 to satisfy the core requirement for economics.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in introductory statistics. This statistics requirement can be met by having taken a satisfactory undergraduate course, an equivalent course at USDA or STAT 105110531111 or IAFF 6501 (212) at GW.
  • Complete 6 or 12 required credits for the major field from the Economics courses listed below. The remaining 6 credits can be from other departments.

Economics Courses (must complete two)

Econ 6237 Economics of the Environment and Natural Resources

Econ 6250 Survey of Economic Development

Econ 6255 Economics of Technological Change

Econ 6269 Economy of the People's Republic of China

Econ 6271 Economy of Japan

Econ 6285 Economic Development of Latin America

Econ 6295 Special Topics
The following courses may be taken for this field without prior approval:

  • Economic Analysis of International Trade Law
  • Industrial and Technology Policy in Developing Countries
  • Economics of the European Union
  • Economics of U.S. Trade Policy
  • Emerging Market Financial Crises

Other courses with international content may be applied towards the field with the approval of the Program Director.

Supporting courses

A maximum of two courses can be counted towards the field.

IAFF 6318* Special Topics in Asian Studies: Political Economy of South Asia (does not count as one of the two required Economics courses)

IAFF 6358* Special Topics in Latin American & Hemispheric Studies: Political Economy of Latin America (does not count as one of the two required Economics courses)

IBus 6404 The New Global Competitive Framework

IBus 6405 Legal Aspects of International and Multinational Business

IBus 6301 International Business Finance

IBus 6302 Seminar: International Banking

IBus 6303 External Development Financing

IBus 6306 Seminar: International Financial Markets (pre-req: IBUS 6301 or 6302)

PSc 8336 Political Economy of Developing Areas

PSc 6439 International Political Economy

*With permission of the Program Director, other Special Topics courses (IAFF 6118, 6138, 6158, 6186, 6198, 6318, 6338, 6358, 6378), may be used to fulfill the required number of credits.

** Other International Business courses can be used to fulfill the required number of credits.

Select one course:

ANTH 6331 Research Methods in Development

ECON / GEOG / STAT 6291 Methods in Demographic Analysis

SOC 6230 Sociological Research Methods

SOC 6232 Qualitative Methods: Doing Field Research

PAD 6012 Research Methods and Applied Statistics

PAD 6006 Policy Analysis and Evaluation

PAD 6064 Public Program Evaluation

Concentration:

Cultural, Society and Development

ANTH 6301 Anthropology of Development

ANTH 6302 Issues in Development (Topics vary)

ANTH 6508 Ethics and Cultural Property Rights

ANTH 6507 Nationalism and Ethnicity

ANTH 6507 Anthropology and Contemporary Problems (Topics vary)

ANTH 6507 Medical Anthropology

ANTH 6507 Gender and Sexuality

ANTH 6591 Topics in Sociocultural Anthropology

ANTH 6702 Anthropology of Latin America

GEOG 6223 Population and Health

IAFF 6343 Indigenous Social Movements

SOC 6246 Comparative Race and Ethnicity

SOC 6273 The Sex Industry

Economic Development Policy

ECON 6221 Economics of Policy Analysis

ECON 6237 Economics of the Environment and Natural Resources

ECON 6248 Health Economics

ECON 6269 - 6270 Economy of China

ECON 6271 Economy of Japan

ECON 6283 Survey of International Trade Theory and Policy

ECON 6284 Survey of International Macroeconomic and Finance Theory and Policy

ECON 6285 Economic Development of Latin America

ECON 8358 Urban Economics

IAFF 6133 Assessing Aid Effectiveness

IAFF 6358 Political Economy in Latin America

Humanitarian Assistance

ANTH 6391 Anthropology & Contemporary Problems: Refugees and Displace People

ANTH 6505 Medical Anthropology

EMSE 6305 Crisis and Emergency Management

EMSE 6320 Current Issues in Emergency and Crisis Management

EMSE 6325 Health and Medical Issues in Emergency Management

GEOG 6224 Political Geography: Complex Humanitarian Emergencies

IAFF 6138 Special Topics in International Development Studies:

  • Humanitarian Assistance
  • Violence, Gender, Humanitarian Assistance
  • Fragile and Transition States
  • Human Trafficking
  • International Law

IAFF 6186* Special Topics in Security Policy: Post-Conflict Reconstruction in Africa

Law 6540 Refugee and Asylum Law**

Law 6572 International Rights of Women**

International Business

IBUS 6404 The New Global Competitive Framework

IBUS 6401 International Business Strategy

IBUS 6402 Managing in Developing Countries

IBUS 6301 International Business Finance

MBAd 6241 Global Perspectives

MGT 6291 Entrepreneurship

International Development Management

IAFF 6122 Development Policy and Practice (Open only to IDS students during early registration; all others will be registered at the discretion of the professor )

The following Public Adminsitration courses are limited to IDS students and PAD/PPOL students during early registration; open to all others on basis of availability after early registration:

PAD 6057 International Development Administration**

PAD 6058 International Development NGO Management**

PAD 6059 International Development Management Processes and Tools**

PAD 6053 Financial Management in State, Local, and Nonprofit Organizations

PAD 6064 Public and Non-Profit Program Evaluation (Requires PAD 6012, formerly 202, or equivalent statistics and research method course as a prerequisite)

International Education

EDUC 6601 International and Comparative Education

EDUC 6602 Regional Studies in International Education II (see various sections for specific topics)

EDUC 6610 Policies and Programs in International Education

EDUC 6620 Policy Issues in International Education: Developing Countries

EDUC 6640 Selected Topics in International Education (see various sections for specific topics)

EDUC 6650 Education and National Development

International Health

ANTH 6505 Medical Anthropology

EMSE 6325 Health and Medical Issues in Emergency Management

GEOG 6223 Population and Health

IAFF 6138* Special Topics in International Development Studies

  • HIV/AIDS and Development in Africa

PUBH 6002 Biostatistical Applications for Public Health

PUBH 6003 Principles and Practices of Epidemiology

PUBH 6400 Introduction to Global Health and Development

PUBH 6401 Comparative Global Health Systems

PUBH 6413 Global Health Policy Analysis

PUBH 6436 Global Health Program Management

PUBH 6435 Global Health Program Development and Evaluation

PUBH 6430 Theories and Applications for Global Health Promotion

PUBH 8417 Qualitative Research Methods and Analysis

PUBH 6401 Comparative Regional Determinants in Global Health (five choices)

PUBH 6483 Social Marketing and Development and Evaluation

Natural Resources and the Environment

ECON 6237 Economics of the Environment and Natural Resources

EMSE 6220 Environmental Management

GEOG 6207 Urban Planning and Development

GEOG 6222 Resources and the Environment

GEOG 6223 Population and Health

GEOG 6225 Seminar: Transportation and Development

GEOG 6230 Environmental Issues in Development

GEOG 6244 Urban Environmental Policy

GEOG 6250 Geographical Perspectives on Development

GEOG 6261 Geographical Perspectives on Latin America

IAFF 6151 International Environmental Policy

Law 6454 International Environmental Law**

PAD 6065 Environmental Ethics

PAD 6066 Environmental Policy

SMPP 6210 Strategic Environmental Management

International Politics

IAFF 6158 Special Topics in Intl Development Studies: State, Society, and Development in Africa

PSC 6230 Comparative Government and Politics

PSC 6332 Communism and Democratization

PSC 8334 Democracy and Democratization in Comparative Perspective

PSC 8335 The Politics of Industrialization

PSC 8336 Political Economy of Developing Areas

PSC 8337 Theories of Political Development

PSC 6338 US Foreign Economic Policy

PSC 6439 International Political Economy

PSC 6442 Politics and Practice of International Institutions

PSC 6373 The Political Economy of Asia

PSC 6476 The Arab-Israeli Conflict

PSC 6383 Comparative Politics of Latin America

PSC 8388 Selected Topics in Comparative Politics

PSC 0770 Turbulence in World Politics

PSC 0772 The Dynamics of Globalization

Women and Development

ANTH 6501 Anthropology of Gender and Sexuality

GEOG 6223 Population and Health

Law 6570 International Human Rights of Women**

SOC 6273 The Sex Industry

WSTU 6230 Global Feminisms

WSTU 6270 Seminar: Selected Topics:

  • Global/Domestic Labor Studies
  • Global Islamic Feminisms
  • Women and Entrepreneurial Leadership
  • The Global Welfare State
  • Women, Development, and Rights

* With permission of the Program Director, other Special Topics courses (IAFF 6118, 6138, 6158, 6186, 6198, 6318, 6338, 6358, 6378), may be used to fulfill the required number of credits.

** With permission of their advisor, students may include courses in the GW Law School in their major field. Enrolling in a law school course also requires permission of the Law School dean of students. Students should consult the Elliott School's Academic Advising & Student Services office before enrolling in Law School courses.

Required course

IAFF 6141 International Science and Technology Policy Cornerstone

Supporting courses (choose three)

ECON 6255 Economics of Technological Change (prerequisite Econ 217)

IAFF 6501 Quantitative Analysis for International Affairs Practitioners

IAFF 6142 Technology Creation/ Diffusion

IAFF 6145 U. S. Space Policy

IAFF 6151 International Environmental Policy

IAFF 6186 Special Topics in Security Policy: Science, Technology and National Security

IAFF 6158* Special Topics in Intl Science and Technology Policy

*With permission of the Program Director, other Special Topics courses (IAFF 6118, 6138, 6158, 6186, 6198, 6318, 6338, 6358, 6378), may be used to fulfill the required number of credits.

IAFF 6118 Special Topics in International Affairs: Reinventing the United Nations*

IAFF 6138 Special Topics in International Development Studies: Care of Children in Complex Emergencies

IAFF 6158 Special Topics in International Science and Technology Policy:

  • Space Law
  • Geospatial Law and Policy

IAFF 6186 Special Topics in Security Policy Studies:

  • Non-State Actors
  • Politics of Peace Agreements

IAFF 6198 Special Topics in International Trade and Investment Policy: International Climate Change Policy

IAFF 6338 Special Topics in European & Eurasian Studies:

  • Transatlantic Relations in the 21st Century
  • European Union Foreign Policy

IAFF 6999 Issues in Conflict Resolution: International Peacekeeping Operations

Law 6386 Foreign Relations and National Security Law**

Law 6520 International Law**

Law 6534 Law of the European Union**

PSC 6439 International Political Economy

PSC 6442 Politics and Practice of International Institutions

PSC 6444 Politics of International Law

*With permission of the Program Director, other Special Topics courses (IAFF 6118, 6138, 6158, 6186, 6198, 6318, 6338, 6358, 6378), may be used to fulfill the required number of credits.

** With permission of their advisor and permission of the Law School dean of students, students may include courses in the GW Law School in their major field. Students should consult the Elliott School Academic Advising & Student Services office before enrolling in Law School courses.

Choose at least one

HIST 6330 Modern U.S. Foreign Policy

IAFF 6521 Summer Seminar: U.S. Foreign Policy Summer in a Global Era

PSC 6346 The Politics of U.S. Foreign Policy

PSC 6347 U.S. Foreign Policy Traditions

PSC 6348 Politics of U.S. National Security Policy

Supporting courses

ECON 6295 Economics of U.S Trade Policy

HIST 6032 Readings Seminar: Strategy and Policy

HIST 274 Readings Seminar - U.S. 19 th Century History

HIST 6320 6321 Readings Seminar - Recent U.S. History

HIST 6001 History of International Economic System

HIST 6001 Special Topics Seminar: Rethinking Cold War History

IAFF 6118* Special Topics in International Affairs

  • U.S. Public Diplomacy
  • U.S Foreign Policy in the Persian Gulf

IAFF 6163 Transnational Security Issues

IAFF 6186 Special Topics in Security Policy

  • Science, Technology and National Security
  • National Security Resources
  • Globalization and National Security
  • Forward Engagement
  • Terrorism and U.S. Foreign Policy
  • Covert Action and National Security

IAFF 6302 Taiwan : International Development and Foreign Affairs

IAFF 6305 U.S.-South Asian Relations

IAFF 6338* Special Topics in European & Eurasian Studies

  • Transatlantic Relations
  • Mediterranean Region and U.S. Security

IAFF 6378* Special Topics in Middle East Studies: U.S. Foreign Policy in the Middle East

IAFF 6996 Issues in U.S. Space Policy

LAW 6386** Foreign Relations and National Security Law

PSC 6438 International Political Economy

PSC 6372 Foreign Policy of the People's Republic of China

PSC 8388 Theories of Democracy

PSC 8489 Identity and Major Wars/International Politics

* Note: Special/Selected Topics courses change often. Check the schedule of classes for each semester's offerings. With permission of the program director, other Special/Selected Topics courses not listed here may be used to fulfill program requirements.

** With the permission of their advisor and the Law School dean of students, students may include courses in the GW Law School in their major field. Students should consult the Elliott School's Academic Advising & Student Services office before enrolling in Law School courses.

Regional Focus

Students should choose courses from more than one academic discipline to complete their major field and are encouraged to discuss these choices with the MIS Program Director. Special Topics courses included on the lists may vary each semester.

Students select one of the four concentrations below and take four courses (12 credits) from that focus area. Other relevant courses may, with permission of the Program Director, be used to fulfill the required number of credits.

Group A: Modern Asian History

HIST 6641

Modern SE Asia

HIST 6621 Readings Seminar: Modern Japanese History

HIST 6610 Readings Seminar: Late Imperial China

HIST 6611 Readings Seminar: 20 th Century China

HIST 6001 Special Topics: US-East Asian Relations

HIST 6630 (298) Special Topics in Korean History

Group B: Contemporary Asian Politics and Society

EDUC 6100 Experimental Courses: Education and Modernization in Asia

IAFF 6302 Taiwan : Internal Development and Foreign Policy

HIST 6630 Special Topics in Korean History

PSC 8335 Comparative Politics of Industrialization

PSC 6370 Politics of China

PSC 6371 Politics of China (prerequisite: PSC 6370)

PSC 6373 Political Economy of Asia

PSC 8388 Selected Topics in Comparative Politics

  • Political Economy of South Asian Development
  • Politics of Japan

Group C: International Relations of Asia

Required Course:

PSC 6475 International Politics of East Asia

Supporting Courses (select three):

HIST 6001 Special Topics: Central Asian History

IAFF 6302 Taiwan : Internal Developments and Foreign Affairs

IAFF 6305 U.S.-South Asia Relations

IAFF 6318 Special Topics in Asian Studies

PSC 6372 Foreign Policy of China

PSC 8489 Selected Topics in International Politics:

  • China 's Military and Security
  • Japanese Foreign Policy
  • US-China Relations
  • Asian Security
  • Asian Regionalism

Group D: Asian Economics

Required Courses:

ECON 6269 Economy of China

ECON 6271 Economy of Japan

Supporting Courses:

ECON 6295 Special Topics: APEC and Economies of the Asia Pacific

PSC 8335 Comparative Politics of Industrialization

PSC 8336 Political Econ-Dev Countries

*Other related Asian politics and society courses may, with permission of the Program Director, be used to fulfill the required number of credits.

**Special Topics courses (IAFF 6118, 6138, 6158, 6186, 6198, 6318, 6338, 6358, 6378), may, with permission of the Program Director, be used to fulfill the required number of credits for the Regional Major Field in Asia.

Students should choose at least one course from Group A and one course from Group B. The other two courses may be taken from either group.

Group A. Western, Central and Eastern Europe

ECON 6295 East European Economies in Historical Perspective

HIST 6042 World War II

HIST 6050 Modernization, Imperialism, Globalization

HIST 6051 Re-thinking Cold War History

HIST 6105 European Intellectual History

HIST 6120 Early Modern European History

HIST 6121 Modern European History

HIST 6128 Europe and the World, 1500-Present

HIST 6133 English People and Institutions

HIST 6170 Eastern European History, 1772-1918

HIST 6171 Eastern European History, 1919-1945

IAFF 6338 Special Topics in European and Eurasian Studies:

  • NATO and European Security
  • other sections with themes on Western, Central, and Eastern Europe

PSC 6360 Western European Politics

PSC 6361 Politics of European Integration

PSC 6462 Political Economy of Western Europe

PSC 6364 Comparative Government and Politics of Eastern Europe

PSC 6465 International Politics of Eastern Europe

PSC 8388 Selected Topics: Study Abroad

Group B. Russia and Eurasia

ECON 6295 Special Topics: Post-Communist Economic Analysis

GEOG 6265 Seminar: Geography of the Former Soviet Union

HIST 6001 Special Topics: Central Asian History

HIST 6180 History of Modern Russia and the Soviet Union

HIST 6185 Russian and Soviet Thought

HIST 6188 Soviet Foreign Policy, 1917-1991

IAFF 6338* Special Topics in European and Eurasian Studies

  • NATO and European Security
  • other sections with themes on Russia and Eurasia

PSC 6333 Comparative Post-Communist Systems

PSC 6366 Government and Politics of the USSR

PSC 8388 Selected Topics: Government and Politics of Ukraine

*With permission of the Program Director, other Special Topics courses (IAFF 6118, 6138, 6158, 6186, 6198, 6318, 6338, 6358, 6378), may be used to fulfill the required number of credits.

Students should choose at least two courses from Group A.

Group A

ANTH 6702 Anthropology of Latin America

ECON 6285 Economic Development of Latin America

GEOG 6261 Geographical Perspectives on Latin America

HIST 6710 Rdg/Rsch Seminar: Modern Latin America

IAFF 6341* LAHSP Cornerstone

PSC 6383 Government and Politics of Latin America

PSC 6484 International Relations of Latin America

Group B

IAFF 6342 Drug Trafficking in the Americas (Spring)

IAFF 6343 Indigenous Social Movements (Fall)

IAFF 6358** Special Topics in Latin American & Hemispheric Studies

* Students in the MIS program may register for IAFF 6341 with permission of the course instructor.

*With permission of the Program Director, other Special Topics courses (IAFF 6118, 6138, 6158, 6186, 6198, 6318, 6338, 6358, 6378), may be used to fulfill the required number of credits.

Choose at least one of the following courses:

PSC 6377 Government and Politics of the Middle East

PSC 6378 Comparative Politics of the Middle East

Supporting Courses:

HIST 6821 Islam and Social Movements

HIST 6822 Nationalism in the Middle East

HIST 6823 Imperialism in the Middle East

HIST 6001 Special Topics: History of the Modern Middle East

IAFF 6378* Special Topics in Middle East Studies: U.S. Foreign Policy in the Persian Gulf

IAFF 6118 * Special Topics in Intl Affairs: Political Islam

IAFF 6362 Regional Security in the Middle East

IAFF 6363 Political Economy of the Middle East

IAFF 6364 Religion in the Modern Middle East

IAFF 6378 * Special Topics in Middle East Studies

PSC 6476 The Arab-Israeli Conflict

REL 6201 Special Topics: Global Islamic Feminisms

REL 6460 Topics in the Study of Islam

REL 6461 Topics in Islamic Thought

REL 0770 Islamic Civilization and the West

Note: Special/Selected Topics courses change often
Check the schedule of classes for each semester's offerings. With permission of the program director, other Special/Selected Topics courses not listed here may be used to fulfill program requirements.