International Relations (2018 - 2020)
To be eligible to apply to this major, students are required to complete International Politics (POL-UA 700). They must also complete either Introduction to Macroeconomics (ECON-UA 1) or Introduction to Microeconomics (ECON-UA 2) prior to application, unless they entered CAS in or after fall 2016; in that case, they may substitute AP or other advanced standing credit in economics.
Majors must complete four core courses, comprising ECON-UA 1, ECON-UA 2, POL-UA 700, and either POL-UA 800 or 850; students who enter CAS in and after fall 2016 may substitute advanced standing credit for the two economics requirements. However, advanced standing credit is not accepted for the International Politics course or the statistics requirement. For course descriptions and prerequisites, see the economics and politics sections of this Bulletin.
Introduction to Macroeconomics
ECON-UA 1 Liberal Studies students may substitute ECI-UF 1001. Offered every semester. 4 points.
Introduction to Microeconomics
ECON-UA 2 Liberal Studies students may substitute ECI-UF 1002. Offered every semester. 4 points.
POL-UA 700 Offered every semester. 4 points.
Quantitative Methods in Political Science
POL-UA 800 Offered every semester. 4 points.
Introduction to Research Methods for Politics
POL-UA 850 Offered every year. 4 points.
The International Relations Environment
Majors must complete four IR environment courses from the approved list of courses below. Please note that courses may be added or deleted from semester to semester. For the most up-to-date list of courses, please consult the IR website. For course descriptions and prerequisites, see under the appropriate academic departments in this Bulletin.
ECON-UA 238 Offered every year. 4 points.
ECON-UA 323 Offered every year. 4 points.
Immigration and Politics in Western Europe
POL-UA 511 4 points.
U.S. Foreign Policy
POL-UA 710 Offered every year. 4 points.
POL-UA 712 Offered every year. 4 points.
POL-UA 715 Offered every year. 4 points.
POL-UA 740 Offered in the spring. 4 points.
War, Peace, and World Order
POL-UA 741 Offered every year. 4 points.
International Politics of the Middle East
POL-UA 760 Offered every other year. 4 points.
International Relations of Asia
POL-UA 770 Offered every other year. 4 points.
International Political Economy
POL-UA 775 Offered every year. 4 points.
Undergraduate Field Seminar: American Empire
POL-UA 796 Offered every year. 4 points.
Games, Strategy, and Politics
POL-UA 844 Offered in the fall. 4 points.
Senior Honors Sequence
INTRL-UA 990, 991 Offered in fall and spring respectively. 4 points per term.
The international relations major’s two-semester capstone experience. In the fall term, students learn how to develop explanations for international phenomena and derive testable hypotheses, and then how to develop research designs capable of testing these hypotheses. The senior honors thesis is written in the spring term.