Five courses in history, two of which must be at the 300 level, and two additional courses in political science. Students fulfilling a humanities focus in the history concentration may substitute two courses in classics, art history, music history, literature, philosophy, or religion studies for Sociology 120 and Economics 101 or 102 (see Course Requirements tab).
Concentration in International Relations
Seven of the following, with two at the 300 level:
ECO 315: Comparative Economic and Political Systems
Study of major international economic and political systems and the role
each plays in influencing global economics and politics. Prerequisite:
101 or 102, or PS 110 or 120. NWC
ECO 362: Problems of Developing Countries
A seminar in the economic, political, social and educational problems of
developing nations. Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor. NWC
HIS 112: Modern European History
Social, cultural, economic and political history of Western Europe from
the background of the Old Regime and the French Revolution to present
HIS 213: Europe in the Nineteenth Century
Institutions and values from 115 to 1914, with emphasis on the
development of liberalism, nationalism and international relations.
HIS 214: Europe in the Contemporary World
Problems and policies from 1900 to the present, with emphasis on the
collapse of the 19th-century international system and the effects of the
rise of the United States and Russia as superpowers. Prerequisite: 112.
HIS 270, 370: Topics in History
Courses offered periodically to enhance the
curriculum with subjects of special interest. Prerequisite: permission
of the instructor.
PS 203: International Relations
The forces influencing relations of nations.
Agencies, organizations, procedures devised to carry on such relations.
Prerequisite: 110. NWC
PS 215: Congress and the Presidency
The role of Congress and the president in the policy-making process.
Relationships with such external publics as constituents, the
bureaucracy, interest groups, media and staff. The extent and limits of
each institution’s powers. Case studies involving foreign or domestic
policies. Prerequisites: 110 or 120. CC
PS 216: Public Policy
The methods and substance of public policy analysis. Where possible, the
policy focus will be interdisciplinary. Possible topics include
environmental policy, human reproductive technology and public policy,
economic policy and criminal justice policy. Resources in surrounding
areas used as appropriate. CC, ETH
PS 221, 321: Women in Global Perspective
The political, economic and social position of women on a cross-national
basis. Race, class and cultural barriers to the advancement of women.
Topics include women in politics, women in business and economics, and
various policies affecting women. WS, NWC
PS 225: Politics in Comparative Perspective
United States political systems examined in relation to other political
systems: modern and transitional, eastern and western, democratic and
non-democratic. Examination of fundamental political problems: internal
and international order, the establishment of authority, resolution of
conflict, violence and politics, political socialization and capacity
for change. Prerequisite: 110.
PS 270, 370: Topics in Political Science
A course offered as needed to cover topics of interest to students and
faculty that are not covered in depth in the regular curriculum.
Concentration in Political Science
Five courses in political science, to include work in American government and international politics, with at least three of the five courses taken at the 300 level. Two additional courses in history.