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International Relations

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School of Humanities and Sciences

Explore how global, regional and domestic factors influence relations between actors on the world stage.

What You'll Study

The undergraduate program in International Relations is an interdisciplinary undergraduate major allowing students to explore how global, regional and domestic factors influence relations between actors on the world stage. The program equips students with the skills and knowledge necessary to analyze choices and challenges that arise in this arena. IR majors pursue study in world politics, including courses in political science, economics, history, and language, focusing on issues such as international security, political economy, economic development, and democratization. Students must spend at least one quarter overseas. The major prepares students for careers in government and the corporate sector, and for admission into graduate programs in law, business, economics, and political science.

Degrees Offered

  • BA
  • Minor
  • Honors

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Exploratory Courses

INTNLREL 102

History of the International System since 1914 (HISTORY 102)

INTNLREL 103F

The Changing Face of War: Introduction to Military History (HISTORY 3F, HISTORY 103F)

INTNLREL 105C

Human Trafficking: Historical, Legal, and Medical Perspectives (CSRE 105C, FEMGEN 105C, HISTORY 105C, HUMRTS 112)

INTNLREL 122

Introduction to European Studies (POLISCI 213E)

INTNLREL 123

The Future of the European Union: Challenges and Opportunities

INTNLREL 136R

Introduction to Global Justice (ETHICSOC 136R, PHIL 76, POLISCI 136R, POLISCI 336)

INTNLREL 140A

International Law and International Relations

INTNLREL 140A

International Law and International Relations

INTNLREL 140C

The U.S., U.N. Peacekeeping, and Humanitarian War (HISTORY 201C, INTNLREL 140X)

INTNLREL 141A

Camera as Witness: International Human Rights Documentaries

INTNLREL 142

Challenging the Status Quo: Social Entrepreneurs Advancing Democracy, Development and Justice (AFRICAST 142, AFRICAST 242, CSRE 142C, URBANST 135)

INTNLREL 147

Political Economy of the Southern Cone Countries of South America

INTNLREL 174

Diplomacy on the Ground: Case Studies in the Challenges of Representing Your Country (HISTORY 252B)

INTNLREL 180A

Transitional Justice, Human Rights, and International Criminal Tribunals (ETHICSOC 280, HUMRTS 103, INTLPOL 280)

INTNLREL 33SI

Myths and Realities of U.S.-China Relations

INTNLREL 35SI

Crisis and Cooperation: Contemporary Research on International Security

INTNLREL 60Q

United Nations Peacekeeping (PEDS 60Q)

INTNLREL 62Q

Mass Atrocities: Reckoning and Reconciliation

INTNLREL 63Q

International Organizations and Accountability

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