International Relations/Comparative Politics Concentration

B.A., B.S. degrees

An International Relations/Comparative Politics Concentration consists of 33 hours.

Required Courses (15 hours)

  • PSC 105 (3) Introduction to American Government and Politics (Group III-B)
  • PSC 150 (3) World Politics (Group III-B)
  • PSC 242 (3) Introduction to Comparative Politics (Group III-B)
  • PSC 280 (3) Introduction to Empirical Methods of Political Research
  • PSC 351 (3) International Relations
Field I (6 hours)

Select two from the following American National Political Institutions and Processes courses:

  • PSC 320 (3) The American Legislative Process
  • PSC 321 (3) The American Chief Executive
  • PSC 322 (3) Judicial Process and Politics
  • PSC 323 (3) American Parties and Politics
  • PSC 325 (3) The Civil Rights Movement (Group IV-C)
  • PSC 326 (3) Women and Politics (Group IV-A)
  • PSC 327 (3) Lobbying and Interest Group Behavior
  • PSC 328 (3) Campaigns and Elections
  • PSC 421 (3) Constitutional Law: Powers of Government
  • PSC 422 (3) Constitutional Law: Civil Rights and Liberties
  • PSC 520 (3) American National Government and Politics
Field III (3-6 hours)

Select from the following International Relations courses:

  • PSC 151 (3) The US and the World (Group III-B)
  • PSC 352 (3) US-Latin American Relations
  • PSC 353 (3) Model United Nations
  • PSC 354 (1) Advanced Model United Nations
  • PSC 355 (1-3) Model United Nations Lab
  • PSC 453 (3) American Foreign Policy
  • PSC 551 (3) Seminar in International Relations
  • PSC 555 (3) International Law I
  • PSC 556 (3) International Law II

Note: If you select 3 from this group, you must select 6 from the Comparative Politics courses below.

Field  IV (3-6 hours)

Select from the following Comparative Politics courses:

  • PSC 340 (3) African Political Systems and Processes (Group IV-B)
  • PSC 341 (3) Comparative Politics: Eastern Europe (Group IV-B)
  • PSC 343 (3) Southeast Asian Political Systems and Processes (Group IV-B)
  • PSC 344 (3) East Asian Political Systems and Processes (Group IV-B)
  • PSC 345 (3) Middle Eastern Political Systems (Group IV-B)
  • PSC 346 (3) The Politics of Islam
  • PSC 347 (3) Comparative Politics: Western Europe (Group IV-B)
  • PSC 348 (3) Latin American Political Systems (Group IV-B)
  • PSC 515 (3) Comparative Public Policy
  • PSC 540 (3) Cultural Heritage and Politics of Eastern Europe

Note: If you select 3 from this group, you must select 6 from the International Relations courses above.

Field V (3 hours)

Select one from the following Political Theory courses:

  • PSC 275 (3) Great Political Thinkers (Group I-A)
  • PSC 375 (3) Socialism, Fascism, and Liberalism (Group IV-A) 
     
Total: 33 semester hours 
  • A minimum of 15 hours of PSC coursework must be at the 300 level or above, with at least one course at the 400-500 level.
  • PSC 405 cannot be used to fulfill this requirement.