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)
United States Government
or
United States Politics
Introduction to Comparative Politics
International Politics
Introduction to Political Theory
4

4
4
4
4

 

 

 

 

Upper Division Requirements

Three courses from the following four options (12 credits)
International Organization
International Law
International Environmental Law and Politics
International Political Economy
4
4
4
4

 

 

 

Political Science electives

Five courses from the following options (20 credits):

Politics of the Environment
Introduction to European Politics
Introduction to Latin American Politics
Introduction to Asian Politics
Introduction to African Politics
Introduction to the Politics of the Middle East
Arab-Israeli Conflict
Politics of Economic Reform in Emerging Market Countries
Political Development in Modern Turkey
Politics of Econoimc Reform in Modern Turkey
Politics of China
Gender and Politics: A Comparative Perspective
Democracy and Development in Latin America
Transition to Democracy
Justice in the Modern World
4
4
4
4
4
4
4
4
4
4
4
4
4
4
4

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Non-Political Science electives

Three courses from the following options (12 credits):

International Economics
Multinational Enterprise in the World Economy
Comparative Economic Systems
Economics of Transition
Economics of Development
Geography of Globalization
Global Water Issues and Sustainability
World Population and Food Supply
U.S. Policy and International Development
Global Sustainable Development
International Ethics
Globalization
Urbanization and Community
Sociology of Higher Education
Population and Society
Global Health Inequalities
Environmental Sociology
4
4
4
4
4
4
4
4
4
4
4
4
4
4
4
4
4

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Research Project (4 credits)
PS 404
PS 405
Cooperative Education/Internship
Reading and Conference
1-12
1-6

 

 

 
Total Credit Hours:
60