INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS & GLOBAL AFFAIRS
Students may minor in international relations and global affairs by successfully completing PO 103G Introduction to International Relations, PO 241S International Political Economy, and four core courses beyond the introductory level which are distributed across each of three core groups. See the International Relations & Global Affairs major for a listing of groups and courses. The minor in IRGA satisfies the global perspective requirement.
IR 340: Geneva and International Organization
Opportunity to visit and study United Nations agencies in Switzerland that deal with health, labor, human rights, the environment, refugees and trade matters. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.
IR 341: The Hague and International Law
Opportunity to study international law and human rights in The Hague (Netherlands) and Strasbourg (France) with visits to the European Court of Human Rights, the International Criminal Court, and other organizations. Prerequisite: permission of instructor.
IR 353: International Relations and Global Affairs Practicum
IRGA majors may fulfill their practicum requirement with and internship in an institution engaged in international affairs. By providing "real world" experience, it can be a significant first step to a student's future career. Instructor permission required.
IR 410: Senior Seminar: International Relations and Global Affairs
This is the required capstone seminar for all IRGA seniors. Topics vary from year to year. Recent topics have included the dissolution of Yugoslavia, the Arab-Israeli Conflict and the role of the United States in the world today.
IR 498: Comprehensive Examination
IR 499: Senior Thesis