Students entering the University of San Diego and/or declaring a major during 2018-2019, should follow information contained in the printed course catalog (also known as the "catalog of record") published on May 1, 2018. Access the catalog of record at http://catalogs.sandiego.edu.

The International Relations Major

Preparation for the Major

POLS 120Introduction to American Politics3
POLS 150Introduction to Comparative Politics3
POLS 170Introduction to International Relations3-4
Total Units9-10

Major Requirements

42 units of upper-division work to include (note: course descriptions are listed under the Political Science major):

Core Courses
12 upper-division units (POLS 330 is a prerequisite for POLS 495):12
Research Methods in Political Science (typically offered Fall and Spring)
Theories of Comparative Politics (typically offered in Fall)
Theories of International Relations (typically offered in Spring)
Theories of International Political Economy (typically offered in Fall)
International and Comparative Politics
Select 15 upper-division units (five courses) from among the following:15
Comparative Law
International Law
Law of the Sea
Indigenous Peoples and the Environment
Politics and the Environment
Comparative Politics of Developing Countries
Revolutionary Change
Politics in Europe
Politics in Latin America
Politics in South Asia
Politics in the Middle East
Politics in Sub-Saharan Africa
Politics in South Africa
Politics in the United Kingdom
Politics in France
Politics in Germany
Politics in Russia
Politics in Mexico
Politics in Japan
Politics in China
American Foreign Policy
U.S.-Latin American Relations
U.S. National Security
Regional Security
Transnational Crime and Terrorism
International Political Boundaries and Border Policies
International Human Rights
International Organizations
Model United Nations
Washington, DC: Directed Study in International Relations
Washington, DC: Internship in International Relations
Washington, DC: Class in International Relations
Special Topics in International Relations
Internship in International Relations
Independent Study in International Relations
Political Science
Three upper-division POLS units 13
Capstone 2
POLS 495Senior Capstone Seminar3
Humanities and Social Sciences
Nine upper-division units (three courses) with no more than three units (one course) taken from one department. Students must take one course from the History Department (from those listed below). Other upper-division courses with predominantly international or comparative content can be used upon specific approval by the department Chair. Note: Some of the courses listed below may have additional prerequisites. 39
Anthropology
South American Indian Cultures
South American Archaeology
Nautical Archaeology
Post Medieval Seafaring and Empire
Piracy in the new World
Indigenous Religions
Native Peoples of Northwest Europe
Art History
Contemporary Architecture
or Contemporary Architecture
Biographies of World Cities
or Biographies of World Cities
Memory, Monument, Museum: Politics of Display
Art in Public Spaces
Modern Art: 1780-1920
Art of the Twentieth and Twenty First Centuries in Europe and the Americas
The Avant-Garde and Mass Culture: Art and Politics
Asia Modern
Chinoiserie and Japonisme
Business
Sustainable Global Supply Chain Management
Latin America Business Environment
Introduction to International Business
Negotiation in a Global Business Environment
International Financial Management
Organizational Theory and Global Leadership
International Comparative Management
Global Marketing
International Business to Business Marketing
Communication
International Media
Advanced Topics in International Media
Media and Conflict
Economics
International Economics
Economic Development of Latin America
Economic Development of Asia
English
Dante
Modern And Contemporary Poetry
Modern And Contemporary Drama
Global Literature and Culture
Modern and Contemporary European Literature
Modern And Contemporary British Literature
Modern and Contemporary Fiction
History
World War I
World War II
From Subjects to Citizens: Nation Building in France and India
History of Germany Since 1945
Topics in Modern Europe
France in Revolution and War
The Vietnam Wars
Modern Britain
The British Imperial Experience
History of Spain
Imperial Russia
Soviet Union and After
Topics in Russian and East European History
Topics in Modern World History
Modern Middle East
Modern Latin America
Topics in Latin America History
History of Brazil
Topics in Asian History
China: Rise to Global Power
Japan: Samurai to Subaru
Women's Lives in East Asia
The African Historical Experience
Topics in African History
U.S. Foreign Relations in the Long 19th Century
Twentieth Century U.S. Foreign Relations
History of Mexico
Language
Arabic
Topics in Language, Literature, or Culture
Chinese
Contemporary China: Culture, Politics and Society
Media Chinese: Internet, Television and Film
Chinese Cinema:Postsocialism and Modernity
French
Introduction to the Analysis of French Literary Texts
Cultural Backgrounds of French Civilization
Survey of French Literature I: Middle Ages to 18th Century
Survey of French Literature II: 19th to 21st Centuries
Survey of Francophone Literature
Invisible Identities in Cinema in French
Topics in Language, Literature, or Culture
Contemporary French Civilization
Contemporary African Francophone Theatre
French Theater
French Prose
French Novel
French Poetry
French Women Writers
Topics in French Literature, Language or Culture
German
Readings in German Literature
Cultural Backgrounds of German Civilization
German Literature from 1900 to the Present
Topics in Language, Literature, or Culture
Topics in German Literature
Italian
Contemporary Italy: Culture, Politics and Society
Introduction to Italian Literature and Culture I: From the Middle Ages to the 17th Century
Introduction to Italian Literature and Culture II: From the Enlightenment to Today
Topics in Italian Literature and Culture
Topics in Italian Literature, Film and Culture-Global Focus
Topics in Language, Literature, or Culture
Studies in Italian Film
Studies in Medieval and Renaissance Italy
Studies in Modern Italian Literature and Culture
Studies in Contemporary Italian Literature and Culture
Italian Literature of Migration
Dante and His Times
Topics in Literature, Language, or Culture
Japanese
Topics in Language, Literature, or Culture
Spanish
Cultural History of Spain
Introduction To Cultural Analysis
Cultural History of Latin America
Survey of Spanish Literature
Survey of Latin American Literature
Topics in Language, Literature, or Culture
Latin@ Literatures and Cultures
Studies in Medieval Spanish Literature
Studies in Spanish Literature of the Golden Age
Don Quijote de la Mancha
Studies in 18th and 19th Century Peninsular Literature and Culture
Studies in 20th and 21st Century Peninsular Literature and Culture
Studies in Hispanic Film
The "New" World
Latin American Short Story
Latin American Novel
Latin American Poetry
Mexican Literature and Culture
Jewish Latin America
Topics in Language, Literature, or Culture
Music
Music History II: 1600-1830 (Monteverdi-Beethoven)
Music History III: 1830-Present (Schubert to Philip Glass)
Topics in World Music
Religion and the Performing Arts in Bali
Topics in Ethnomusicology
Philosophy
Social Ethics
Environmental Ethics
Ethics of War and Peace
Environmental Justice
Studies in Modern European Philosophy
Twentieth Century Continental Philosophy
Studies in Asian Philosophy
Sociology
Social Change: Global Perspectives
The Black Atlantic
Criminalizing Immigration
Theology and Religious Studies
Jewish Faith and Practice - Advanced Writing
The Hindu Tradition
Jewish Faith and Practice
Buddhist Thought and Culture
Islamic Faith and Practice
The Daoist Tradition
Religions of China
Islam, Women and Literature
Afro-Latin Religions
Religion and the Performing Arts in Bali
Latino/a Theologies
Liberation Theology
The Prophetic Tradition of Israel
The Holocaust: Religious Questions
Total Units42

Study Abroad

A study abroad experience is required for the IR major. Students must take at least three units outside the United States as part of a study abroad experience. These units may be either lower or upper division and in any academic discipline. This requirement does not add to the overall number of units required for the major.

No more than six units taught by non-USD faculty may be applied toward the IR/Comparative Politics category of the major.

Recommended Program of Study, International Relations

Freshman Year
Semester IUnits
Preceptorial3
Select one of the following:3
Introduction to American Politics 
Introduction to Comparative Politics 
Introduction to International Relations 
CC or electives6-9
Semester IIHours
Select one of the following: 
Introduction to American Politics 
Introduction to Comparative Politics 
Introduction to International Relations 
CC or electives9-12
Sophomore Year
Semester IHours
Select one of the following:3
Introduction to American Politics 
Introduction to Comparative Politics 
Introduction to International Relations 
CC or electives9-12
Semester IIHours
Select one of the following:3
Theories of Comparative Politics 
Theories of International Relations 
Theories of International Political Economy 
Upper-Division IR3
CC or electives9
Junior Year
Semester IHours
Select one of the following: 
Theories of Comparative Politics 
Theories of International Relations 
Theories of International Political Economy 
Research Methods in Political Science (or Upper-Division IR) 
Upper-Division Humanities3
CC or electives6
Semester IIHours
Select one of the following:3
Theories of Comparative Politics 
Theories of International Relations 
Theories of International Political Economy 
Research Methods in Political Science (or Upper-Division IR) 
Upper-Division Humanities3
CC or electives6
Senior Year
Semester IHours
POLS 495Senior Capstone Seminar (or Upper-Division IR)3
Upper-Division Humanities 3
Electives9
Semester IIHours
POLS 495Senior Capstone Seminar (or Upper-Division Humanities )3
Upper-Division POLS3
Electives9

*The study abroad requirement is three units and is recommended during the junior year or in the summer following the sophomore or junior year.

Students entering the University of San Diego and/or declaring a major during 2016-2017, should follow information contained in the printed course catalog (also known as the "catalog of record") published on October 1, 2016. Access the catalog of record at http://catalogs.sandiego.edu.

The International Relations Minor

POLS 150Introduction to Comparative Politics3
POLS 170Introduction to International Relations3-4
Select one of the following:3
Theories of Comparative Politics
Theories of International Relations
Theories of International Political Economy
Select nine additional upper-division units of international and/or comparative politics, to be selected in consultation with an advisor from the political science/international relations faculty.9
Total Units18-19

Study Abroad

Students must take at least thee units outside the United States, as part of a study abroad experience. These units may be in any academic discipline, and may be either upper or lower division units. This requirement does not add to the overall number of units required for the major. No more than six units from non-USD faculty led study abroad courses may be applied toward the minor.