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International Development Option

The International Development option is designed for political science majors who want to pursue a directed course of study on such topics as global governance, international and development economics, foreign aid and humanitarian assistance, poverty reduction and human development, sustainable development, and international and intergenerational justice. This track requires 60 credits of coursework and is only an option for students adhering to degree requirements in effect as of the 2013-14 academic year.

Lower Division Requirements
•    Three courses from the following four options (12 credits)
    o    PS 101 - United States Government or PS 102 – United States Politics
    o    PS 204 - Introduction to Comparative Politics
    o    PS 205 - Introduction  to International Relations
    o    PS 208 - Introduction to Political Theory

Upper Division Requirements
•    Three courses from the following four options (12 credits)
    o    PS 447 - International Organization
    o    PS 448 - International Law
    o    PS 449 - International Environmental Law and Politics
    o    PS 454 - International Political Economy

Political Science electives
•    Five courses from the following options (20 credits)
    o    PS 352 - Introduction to European Politics
    o    PS 353 - Introduction to Latin American Politics
    o    PS 354 - Introduction to Asian Politics
    o    PS 355 - Introduction to African Politics
    o    PS 361 - Introduction to the Politics of the Middle East
    o    PS 455 - Politics of Economic Reform in Emerging Market Countries
    o    PS 460 - Political Development in Modern Turkey
    o    PS 461 - Politics of Economic Reform in Modern Turkey
    o    PS 466 - Politics of China
    o    PS 471 - Gender and Politics: A Comparative Perspective
    o    PS 474 - Democracy and Development in Latin America
    o    PS 479 - Transition to Democracy
    o    PS 483 - Justice in the Modern World

Non-Political Science electives
•    Three courses from the following options (12 credits)
    o    EC 340 - International Economics
    o    EC 348 - The Globalization Debate: Concept, History, and Theory
    o    EC 442 - Multinational Enterprise
    o    EC 445 - Comparative Economic Systems
    o    EC 447 - Economics of Transition
    o    EC 450 - Third World Economic Development
    o    EC 450 - Economics of Development
    o    GEOG 331 - Geography and Globalization
    o    GEOG 346 - World Population and Food Supply
    o    INTL 395 - Introduction to International Development Studies
    o    INTL 397 - U.S. Policy and International Development
    o    INTL 490 - Global Sustainable Development
    o    PHL 450 - Ethics and International Justice
    o    SOC 320 - Globalization
    o    SOC 420 - Urbanization and Community
    o    SOC 441 - Population and Society
    o    SOC 463 - Global Inequalities and Health
    o    SOC 465 - Environmental Sociology

Research Project (4 credits)
•    PS 401 - Research