Spanish and International Affairs, BA

Through this combined major, successful undergraduates will develop an awareness of global affairs and international issues since the 19th century through diverse and cross-disciplinary theories of: (1) Interstate relations: conflict, cooperation, hierarchies; (2) Civil society, transnational advocacy networks, global social movements; and (3) the politics of culture, linguistic and cultural diversity, religious and ideological divides; (4) State-society relations: democracy, authoritarianism, inequalities, citizenship.

Complete all courses listed below unless otherwise indicated. Also complete any corequisite labs, recitations, clinicals, or tools courses where specified and complete any additional courses needed beyond specific college and major requirements to satisfy graduation credit requirements.

University-Wide Requirements

All undergraduate students are required to complete the University-Wide Requirements.

BA Language Requirements

All BA students are required to complete the BA language requirements.

NUpath Requirements

All undergraduate students are required to complete the NUpath Requirements.

Experiential Liberal Arts

All undergraduate students in the College of Social Sciences and Humanities are required to complete the Experiential Liberal Arts Requirement.

Spanish Language Requirements

Spanish Language Requirements
Intermediate Spanish 1
Intermediate Spanish 2
Advanced Spanish 1
Spanish Culture
CLTR 1120Introduction to Languages, Literature, and Culture4
Spanish Literature
Complete one of the following courses in the language of your major:4
Masterpieces of Spanish Literature: 18th–20th Century
Masterpieces of Spanish Literature: 12th–17th Century
Advanced Spanish Language
Complete two of the following courses in the appropriate language while on study abroad:8
SPNS 2101 to SPNS 5999
Masterpieces of Spanish Literature: 18th–20th Century
Masterpieces of Spanish Literature: 12th–17th Century
Latin American Literature
Spanish Language Electives
Complete three of the following courses in the language of your major with course numbers 2990 or above:12
Masterpieces of Spanish Literature: 18th–20th Century
Masterpieces of Spanish Literature: 12th–17th Century
Latin American Literature

International Affairs Requirements

Courses used to fulfill major requirements may not be used to satisfy the global dynamics requirement. Peoples and Cultures (ANTH 1101)The World Since 1945 (HIST 2211), and International Relations (POLS 1160) may not be used as global dynamics courses. See department for additional courses.

Required Courses
INTL 1101Globalization and International Affairs4
INTL 3400International Conflict and Negotiation4
ECON 1115Principles of Macroeconomics4
or ECON 1116 Principles of Microeconomics
Global Dynamics
Complete three of the following courses. Courses are divided into thematic groups to aid students in deciding which courses to take and have no bearing on major requirements.
Environment
Global Climate Change
Sustainable Development
Environment and Society
Law, Diplomacy, and Global Governance
Women and World Politics
Women and World Politics
Political Economy: Interdisciplinary Perspectives
Global and Intercultural Communication
Comparative Politics
International Relations
Religion and Politics
International Political Economy
International Law
International Organizations
Model United Nations
Model NATO
Dialogue of Civilizations: International Politics Abroad
Human Rights and Social Justice
Politics of Islam and Gender
Women and World Politics
Women and World Politics
Contemporary Issues: Race, Science, and Technology
Gender and Sexuality in World History
Global Human Rights: A Social and Economic Perspective
Ethics in the World’s Religions
Global Justice
Conflict and Security
Political Crime and Terrorism
Drug Trade and Drug War: History, Security, Culture
The Global Cold War
Covering Conflicts: Peace, War, and the Media
Covering Conflicts: Peace, War, and the Media
Global Justice
International Security
Revolution, Civil War, and Insurrection
POLS 3420U.S. National Security Policy4
Globalization
Global Population and Development
Religion in International Affairs
Women and World Politics
Women and World Politics
Cities in a Global Context
Political Economy: Interdisciplinary Perspectives
Globalism, Racism, and Human Rights
Global Markets and Local Culture
Religion and Modernity
History of the Global Economy
International Economics
Postcolonial Literature
The World Since 1945
Colonialism/Imperialism
Cultural Aspects of International Business
Global Human Rights: A Social and Economic Perspective
International Relations
Religion and Politics
International Political Economy
International Law
International Organizations
Globalization and the Evolution of Human Societies
Population, Migration, and Diaspora
Global Population and Development
Politics of Islam and Gender
Cities in a Global Context
Gender in the African Diaspora
Epidemiology of Pandemic Diseases and Health Disparities in the African Diaspora
Peoples and Cultures
Urban Anthropology
Pirates, Planters, and Patriots: Making the Americas, 1492–1804
Judaism, Christianity, and Islam: Abrahamic Religions
Sex in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam
Development
Global Population and Development
Political Economy: Interdisciplinary Perspectives
Global Markets and Local Culture
Development Economics
International Food Economics and Policy
Global Social Enterprise
Sustainable Development
International Business and Global Social Responsibility
International Business and Global Social Responsibility
Global Health
Politics of Developing Nations
Communication and Media
Global and Intercultural Communication
Cultural Aspects of International Business
Covering Conflicts: Peace, War, and the Media
Covering Conflicts: Peace, War, and the Media
Global Reporting
Global Media
Global Pop Music
International Experiential Learning
Complete at least one “international semester” via study abroad, international internship, international co-op, or two short-term programs.

Regional Analysis Requirement

Complete three of the following courses, two of which must be in one region. Select courses taken during a semester study abroad or specific Dialogue of Civilizations courses may count as regional analysis courses pending approval of the international affairs head faculty advisor. See department for additional courses:

Africa
Africa Today
The Scope and Dynamics of Conflicts in Africa
Swahili, Culture, and Politics in Kenya
Contemporary Government and Politics in Africa
Community Health, Culture, and Development in Kenya
Anthropology of Africa
Business Economic History of South Africa
African History
Africa and the World in Early Times
Asia
Ethnography of Southeast Asia
Ethnography of Southeast Asia
East Asian Studies
East Asian Studies
Modern Chinese History and Culture
Introduction to Chinese Popular Culture
Introduction to Japanese Pop Culture
World War II in the Pacific
Japanese Literature and Culture
History of Vietnam Wars
Modern Chinese History and Culture
Law, Justice, and Society in Modern China
Modern Japan
History of Capitalism in East Asia
Hinduism, Buddhism, and Beyond: Eastern Religions
Chinese Philosophy and Religion
Chinese Buddhism
Japanese Buddhism
Religion and Politics in South Asia
Europe
Introduction to French Culture
Introduction to Italian Culture
Introduction to Spanish Culture
European Economic History
Europe: Empires, Revolutions, Wars, and Their Aftermath
Hitler, Germany, and the Holocaust
Renaissance to Enlightenment
Britain and the British Empire
Independent Field Research Abroad: Central Europe
Politics and Governance of Europe and the European Union
Latin America
Latin American Society and Development
Latin American Society and Development
Introduction to Latin American Culture
Latin American Film
Introduction to Latin American History
Latino, Latin American, and Caribbean Studies
Latin American Literature
Middle East
The Mediterranean World: An Overview
Middle East Studies
Modern Israel
America and the Middle East
Politics of Islam and Gender
Democracy and Development in North Africa and the Mediterranean
Introduction to Arabic Culture
Economic History of the Middle East
Introduction to Middle Eastern History
Modern Middle East
Government and Politics in the Middle East
Arab-Israeli Conflict
Model Arab League
Judaism, Christianity, and Islam: Abrahamic Religions
Encountering Islam: Traditions, Debates, and Crosscultural Diversity
Jewish Religion and Culture
Modern Judaism
Russia
Introduction to Russian Civilization
History of the Soviet Union
Society and Culture in Russia

Integrative Courses

Capstone
LITR 3500International Perspectives4
INTL 4700Senior Capstone Seminar in International Affairs4

Spanish and International Affairs Combined-Major Credit/GPA Requirements

Complete 84 semester hours in the major.

Program Requirement

128 total semester hours required

Five Years, Three Co-ops in Summer 2/Fall

Year 1
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
INTL 10001MATH 12154Vacation0Vacation0
ENGW 11114ECON 1115 or 11164  
INTL 11014Elective4  
CLTR 11204SPNS 21024  
SPNS 21014   
 17 16 0 0
Year 2
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
INTL elective4INTL elective4Vacation0Co-op0
Elective4Elective4  
Elective4Spanish elective 3000-50004  
SPNS 31014   
 16 12 0 0
Year 3
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
Co-op0INTL elective4INTL elective4Co-op0
 INTL elective4Upper division elective4 
 Advanced literature/cultural course4  
 Advanced literature/cultural course4  
 0 16 8 0
Year 4
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
Co-op0ENGW 33154Upper division elective4Co-op0
 INTL 34004INTL elective4 
 Elective4  
 Spanish elective 3000-50004  
 0 16 8 0
Year 5
FallHoursSpringHours  
Co-op0INTL 47004  
 Upper division elective4  
 LITR 35004  
 Spanish elective 3000-50004  
 0 16  
Total Hours: 125

Five Years, Three Co-ops in Spring/Summer 1 

Year 1
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
INTL 10001MATH 12154Vacation0Vacation0
ENGW 11114ECON 1115 or 11164  
INTL 11014Elective4  
CLTR 11204SPNS 22024  
SPNS 21014   
 17 16 0 0
Year 2
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
Elective4Co-op0Co-op0INTL elective4
Spanish elective 3000-50004  Elective4
SPNS 31014   
 12 0 0 8
Year 3
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
INTL elective4Co-op0Co-op0INTL elective4
INTL elective4  Upper division elective4
Advanced literature/cultural course4   
Advanced literature/cultural course4   
 16 0 0 8
Year 4
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
INTL 34004Co-op0Co-op0Vacation0
ENGW 33154   
Elective4   
Spanish elective 3000-50004   
 16 0 0 0
Year 5
FallHoursSpringHours  
INTL elective4INTL elective4  
Upper division elective4INTL 47004  
Elective4Upper division elective4  
Spanish elective 3000-50004LITR 35004  
 16 16  
Total Hours: 125