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International Relations (IRE)

Advisor: Robert Givens

This interdisciplinary major has been designed to prepare students either for further study of
international relations or for future employment in government or business. The curriculum
consists of a four-year program in history, politics, and at least one modern foreign language.

Major: A minimum of 10 course credits, distributed as follows:

1. HIS 104 (Modern Europe and Its Critics), 210 (Warfare and Society in Modern Times), and
    315 (Diplomacy of War and Revolution);

2. ECB 101 (Macroeconomics);
3. POL 142 (International Politics) and 348 (U.S. Foreign Policy);
4. Two courses selected from POL 330 (Women and Politics), POL 331 (Gender in Developing

    Countries), 333 (International Organizations), 334 (Strategies to Alleviate Poverty), 346
    (Political Economy of Developing Countries), or 349 (International Political Economy);
5. One course selected from the following: ECB 223 (International Economics), 261 (Global
    Environmental Economics); FRE 303 (Cultures of France and the Francophone World); HIS
    323 (Russia from 1941); REL 222 (Religions of the World); or 384 (Russia Today); SPA 385
    (Latin American Culture and Civilization);
6. FRE, GER, JPN, RUS, SPA 205, or equivalent; and
7. Either one course for college credit taught outside the United States (to be approved in
    advance by the International Relations Committee) or the 301 (Composition and
    Conversation) course or its equivalent in a modern language. Students whose native
    language is not English or who have lived for at least one year outside the United States in a
    non-English-speaking country will be considered to have fulfilled the language/travel

280/380. Internship: See Additional Academic Programs, All-College Independent Study
Courses 280/380.

290/390. Individual Project: See Additional Academic Programs, All-College Independent
Study Courses 290/390.

988. Semester in Ireland: Peace and Conflict Studies: see School for International

988. Semester in Switzerland: International Studies: see School for International

Japanese (JPN)

See Classical and Modern Languages

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