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Concentrations and Courses

International Relations majors have the opportunity to choose elective course work from one of the eight (8) areas of concentration.  The following courses are all cross listed with History, Modern Languages and Literatures, and Political Science. All courses are three credits with the exception of the Internship and Directed Readings, which can be one to six credits, and Special Topics from one to three credits.

1. AFRICA

IR 101 - Catholic Thought, the State, and Security in the Modern World
IR 110 - Current Problems in International Politics
IR 201 - Human Security in Sub-Saharan Africa
IR 203 - Leadership in Africa
IR 207 - Arab Culture
IR 209 - Politics of Emerging Powers
IR 231 - Pre-Colonial Africa
IR 251 - African History
IR 254 - American Foreign Policy
IR 345(W) - Security Ethics
IR 378 - Modern Africa: Independence and Issues
IR 393 - Political and Economic Geography
IR 406 - Homeland Security
IR 407 - Terrorism
IR 408(W) - Democracy, Security, and World Politics
IR 409W - Ethnic Conflict: Politics & Policy
IR 413(W) - Human Rights and Human Security: Politics, Policy and Law
IR 421 - Leadership
IR 491 - Internship Special permission
IR 493W - Directed Readings Special permission
IR 496 - Special Topics Special Permission

2. ASIA

IR 101 - Catholic Thought, the State, and Security in the Modern World
IR 110 - Current Problems in International Politics
IR 162 - East Asian Civilizations                                                                                                                                                                                               IR 202 - Politics of India, Pakistan and South Asia
IR 206 - Japanese Culture
IR 209 - Politics of Emerging Powers
IR 253 - History of the Modern Middle East
IR 254 - American Foreign Policy
IR 256 - Social History of China
IR 291 - History of Japan
IR 292 - History of Traditional China
IR 293 - History of Modern China
IR 294 - China Today
IR 345(W) - Security Ethics
IR 379 - East Asia and the United States
IR 381 - East Asian History through Film
IR 393 - Political and Economic Geography
IR 406 - Homeland Security
IR 407 - Terrorism
IR 408(W) - Democracy, Security, and World Politics
IR 409W - Ethnic Conflict: Politics & Policy
IR 413(W) - Human Rights and Human Security: Politics, Policy and Law
IR 421 - Leadership
IR 485W - China in Revolution
IR 488W - China and West
IR 491 - Internship Special permission
IR 493W - Directed Readings Special permission
IR 496 - Special Topics Special Permission

3. EUROPE

IR 101 - Catholic Thought, the State, and Security in the Modern World
IR 110 - Current Problems in International Politics
IR 208 - Politics of Great Powers
IR 254 - American Foreign Policy
IR 307W - Italian Culture and Society
IR 322(W) - German Culture and Civilization                                                                                                                                                                           IR 326 - German Foreign Policy
IR 327W - Spanish Culture and Civilization
IR 345W - Security Ethics
IR 385 - International Law & Organization
IR 392 - Germany: Kaiser to Hitler
IR 393 - Political and Economic Geography
IR 406 - Homeland Security
IR 407 - Terrorism
IR 408(W) - Democracy, Security, and World Politics
IR 409W - Ethnic Conflict: Politics & Policy
IR 413(W) - Human Rights and Human Security: Politics, Policy and Law
IR 419W - European Union
IR 421 - Leadership
IR 442W - Global Public Policy
IR 491 - Internship Special permission
IR 493W - Directed Readings Special permission
IR 496 - Special Topics Special Permission

4. HUMANITARIAN OPERATIONS

IR 101 - Catholic Thought, the State, and Security in the Modern World
IR 110 - Current Problems in International Politics
IR 201 - Human Security in Sub-Saharan Africa
IR 254 - American Foreign Policy
IR 345W - Security Ethics
IR 349 - United Nations I
IR 350 - United Nations II
IR 353 - United Nations III
IR 354 - United Nations IV
IR 360 - Crisis Management in Complex Emergencies
IR 385 - International Law & Organization
IR 393 - Political and Economic Geography
IR 406 - Homeland Security
IR 407 - Terrorism
IR 408(W) - Democracy, Security, and World Politics
IR 409W - Ethnic Conflict: Politics & Policy
IR 413(W) - Human Rights and Human Security: Politics, Policy and Law
IR 421 - Leadership
IR 491 - Internship Special permission
IR 493W - Directed Readings Special permission
IR 496 - Special Topics Special Permission

5. LATIN AMERICA

IR 101 - Catholic Thought, the State, and Security in the Modern World
IR 110 - Current Problems in International Politics
IR 161 - Latin American Civilization
IR 209 - Politics of Emerging Powers
IR 254 - American Foreign Policy
IR 270 - Latin America: Conquest to Independence
IR 271 - Modern Latin America
IR 277 - History of Mexico
IR 327W - Spanish Culture and Civilization
IR 345W - Security Ethics
IR 376 - Revolution in Modern Latin America
IR 382 - Latin American History through Film
IR 393 - Political and Economic Geography
IR 406 - Homeland Security
IR 407 - Terrorism
IR 408(W) - Democracy, Security, and World Politics
IR 409W - Ethnic Conflict: Politics & Policy
IR 413(W) - Human Rights and Human Security: Politics, Policy and Law
IR 421 - Leadership
IR 453W - Trends in Latin American Literature
IR 482W - Inter-American Relations
IR 483W - Mexico and the U.S.
IR 491 - Internship Special permission
IR 493W - Directed Readings Special permission
IR 496 - Special Topics Special Permission

6. RUSSIA AND CENTRAL ASIA

IR 101 - Catholic Thought, the State, and Security in the Modern World
IR 110 - Current Problems in International Politics
IR 254 - American Foreign Policy
IR 319 - Politics of Russia and Eastern Europe
IR 345W - Security Ethics
IR 393 - Political and Economic Geography
IR 406 - Homeland Security
IR 407 - Terrorism
IR 408(W) - Democracy, Security, and World Politics
IR 409W - Ethnic Conflict: Politics & Policy
IR 413(W) - Human Rights and Human Security: Politics, Policy and Law
IR 421 - Leadership
IR 428 - Global Energy Policy
IR 450W - The Cold War
IR 491 - Internship Special permission
IR 493W - Directed Readings Special permission
IR 496 - Special Topics Special Permission

7. SECURITY STUDIES

IR 101 - Catholic Thought, the State, and Security in the Modern World
IR 110 - Current Problems in International Politics
IR 201 - Human Security in Sub-Saharan Africa
IR 254 - American Foreign Policy
IR 295 - War & Peace in the Nuclear Age
IR 345W - Security Ethics
IR 346 - World War II
IR 347 - War in Modern Society
IR 360 - Crisis Management in Complex Emergencies
IR 385 - International Law & Organization
IR 393 - Political and Economic Geography
IR 406 - Homeland Security
IR 407 - Terrorism
IR 408(W) - Democracy, Conflict and World Politics
IR 409W/IR 419 - Ethnic Conflict: Politics & Policy
IR 413(W) - Human Rights: Politics& Policy
IR 421 - Leadership
IR 422W - American Defense Policy
IR 423W - Comparative Intelligence Agencies
IR 450W - The Cold War
IR 491 - Internship Special permission
IR 493W - Directed Readings Special permission
IR 496 - Special Topics Special Permission

8. US FOREIGN POLICY

IR 101 - Catholic Thought, the State, and Security in the Modern World
IR 110 - Current Problems in International Politics
IR 201 - Human Security in Sub-Saharan Africa
IR 254 - American Foreign Policy
IR 345W - Ethics and International Relations
IR 351 - U.S. Foreign Relations to World War I
IR 352 - U.S. Foreign Relations Since 1917
IR 385 - International Law & Organization
IR 393 - Political and Economic Geography
IR 406 - Homeland Security
IR 407 - Terrorism
IR 408(W) - Democracy, Conflict and World Politics
IR 409W/IR 419 - Ethnic Conflict: Politics & Policy
IR 413(W) - Human Rights: Politics& Policy
IR 421 - Leadership
IR 422W - American Defense Policy
IR 442W - Global Public Policy
IR 450W - The Cold War
IR 482W - Inter-American Relations
IR 491 - Internship Special permission
IR 493W - Directed Readings Special permission
IR 496 - Special Topics Special Permission