International Affairs with Asian Studies Concentration, BA

Through this concentrated major, successful undergraduates will develop an awareness of global affairs related to Asia since the early 20th century through diverse and cross-disciplinary theories of interstate relations: conflict, cooperation, hierarchies; civil society, transnational advocacy networks, global social movements; and state-society relations: democracy, authoritarianism, inequalities, citizenship.

Note: Students double majoring in international affairs and political science may only count two political science courses toward the international affairs major. 

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.

NUpath Requirements

All undergraduate students are required to complete the NUpath Requirements.

BA Language Requirements

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

International Affairs Major Requirements

Courses used to fulfill major requirements may not be used to satisfy the global dynamics or regional analysis requirements.  (ANTH 1101) (HIST 2211) , and  (POLS 1160))  may not be used as global dynamics courses. See department for additional courses.

Required Courses
ANTH 1101Peoples and Cultures4
ASNS 1150East Asian Studies4
or HIST 1150 East Asian Studies
ECON 1115Principles of Macroeconomics4
or ECON 1116 Principles of Microeconomics
HIST 2211The World Since 19454
INTL 1101Globalization and International Affairs4
INTL 3400International Conflict and Negotiation4
POLS 1155Comparative Politics4
Asian Studies Regional Analysis Courses
Select courses taken during a 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.
Complete four of the following, at least two of which must be numbered 2000 or above:16
Ethnography of Southeast Asia
Ethnography of Southeast Asia
East Asian Studies
East Asian Studies
Issues in Modern and Contemporary Asia
Modern Chinese History and Culture
Introduction to Chinese Popular Culture
Introduction to Japanese Pop Culture
Chinese Film: Gender and Ethnicity
Introduction to South Asian History
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
Dictators and Democracy in Japan and Korea
History of Capitalism in East Asia
China: Governance and Foreign Policy
Hinduism, Buddhism, and Beyond: Eastern Religions
Chinese Philosophy and Religion
Chinese Buddhism
Japanese Buddhism
Religion and Politics in South Asia
Global Dynamics
POLS 1160International Relations4
Complete one 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.4
Environment
Global Climate Change
Sustainable Development
Global Environmental History
Ethics, Justice, and Global Climate Change
Environment and Society
Political Ecology and Environmental Justice
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
Transnational Activism in Global Civil Society
Contemporary Issues: Race, Science, and Technology
Gender and Sexuality in World History
International Human Services
Global Human Rights: A Social and Economic Perspective
Introduction to Human Rights
Ethics in the World’s Religions
Global Justice
Globalization and Social Change
Social Conflict and Community Services Abroad
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
Philosophical Problems of War and Peace
Global Justice
International Security
Nontraditional Security Issues
Ethnic Political Violence
U.S. National Security Policy
Revolution, Civil War, and Insurrection
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
International Human Services
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 Social Change
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
Foundations of Black Culture 2
The Black Experience in the Caribbean
Gender in the African Diaspora
Gender in the African Diaspora
Epidemiology of Pandemic Diseases and Health Disparities in the African Diaspora
Peoples and Cultures
Urban Anthropology
Anthropology of Travel and Tourism
Comparative Analysis of the Lusophone World and Culture
Pirates, Planters, and Patriots: Making the Americas, 1492–1804
Comparative Urban Histories
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
Global and Intercultural Media
Cultural Aspects of International Business
Covering Conflicts: Peace, War, and the Media
Covering Conflicts: Peace, War, and the Media
Global Reporting
Global Media
Introduction to World Music
Global Pop Music
Senior Seminar/Experiential Learning
INTL 4700Senior Capstone Seminar in International Affairs4
International Experience in Asia
Complete at least one “international semester” via study abroad, international internship, two Dialogue of Civilizations programs, or international co-op. International students may be exempt from the semester abroad (subject to advisor approval).
Foreign Language Requirement
Complete language course work in Chinese or Japanese through at least intermediate-level two. Note: Completing this requirement satisfies the language requirement for the BA degree.

International Affairs Major Credit/GPA Requirement

Complete 60 semester hours in the major with a 2.000 GPA.

Upper-Division Electives

Complete three general electives numbered 3000 or above.

Program Requirement

128 total semester hours required