Required Core
Course Number Title Credits Prerequisites Dist. Skills
PS 101 Introduction to American Government
4
 
S
 
PS 102 Introduction to International Politics
4
 
SI
 
PS 222 Western Political Thought
4
PS 101 or PS 102
H
 
PS 243 United States Foreign Policy
3
PS 102
SI
 
PS 334 Human Rights
3
PS 102
SI
 
PS 499
or
IS 400
Senior Seminar
3
PS 101, PS 102 & PS 222

senior status, study abroad and/or IS 104 or permission
S
IHS
 
IS 104 Ideas & Power in the Modern World
4
 
IHS
CW
IS 200 The Politics & Culture of Modernization
4
   
IC
EB 105 International Economic Issues
3
 
SI
 
EB 381 International Political Economy
3
EB 105
SI
 
One of the following courses:
Course Number Title Credits Prerequisites Dist. Skills
ND.SS 214 Statistics for Social Science
4
 
S
QS
EB 222 Principles of Macroeconomics
3
 
S
 
Other Requirements

Four additional upper level (300 or 400 level) courses (12 credits) in International Politics or International Studies.  With approval, students can also select appropriate international courses from other departments:*

Upper-level International Politics Courses:  

  • PS-333 Theories of International Politics 
  • PS-334   Human Rights
  • PS-335   Law of Nations
  • PS-346   African Politics 
  • PS-340 Topics in International Politics 
  • PS-348   Contemporary Latin America  
  • PS-389   TWC: Washington Special Topics (Depending on the specific topic) 
  • PS-399   Special Topics (Depending on the specific topic)

Upper-level International Studies Courses:

  • Any course with an IS prefix at the 300 or 400 level

Two semesters of Foreign Language above the 120 level = 6 credits or 14 credits if the student must take beginning instruction or 12 credits of Chinese language instruction for students spending the year in China.

At least one semester study abroad at a JC site

Total credit hours = 48-49 (excluding foreign language courses)

*With the permission of the Politics Department you may count courses taken during study abroad toward the upper-level course requirement.