International Affairs and Economics, BA

Through this combined major, successful undergraduates will develop an awareness of global affairs and international economic issues since the early 20th century through diverse and cross-disciplinary theories of economic development and growth; states, societies, and markets (the intersection of politics and economics); and the role of states, civil societies, and social movements in crafting or addressing economic strategies, inequalities, and citizenship rights.

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 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.

International Affairs/Economics at Northeastern
INTL 1000International Affairs at Northeastern1
or ECON 1000 Economics at Northeastern
Required Courses
INTL 1101Globalization and International Affairs4
INTL 3400International Conflict and Negotiation4
POLS 1160International Relations4
ANTH 1101Peoples and Cultures4
or HIST 2211 The World Since 1945
Global Dynamics
Complete three of the following with one course numbered 2000 or above. Courses are divided into thematic groups to aid students in deciding which courses to take and have no bearing on major requirements:12
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
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, 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:12
Africa
The African Experience through Music
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
National Model African Union
Anthropology of Africa
Anthropology of Africa
Business Economic History of South Africa
African History
Africa and the World in Early Times
Modern Africa
Music of Africa
Asia
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
Europe
Introduction to French Culture
Introduction to Italian Culture
Introduction to Spanish Culture
French Film and World War II: The German Occupation of France
European Economic History
Europe: Empires, Revolutions, Wars, and Their Aftermath
Hitler, Germany, and the Holocaust
Renaissance to Enlightenment
Europe 1870–1921
Britain and the British Empire
Independent Field Research Abroad: Central Europe
Politics and Governance of Europe and the European Union
Model European Union
European Union: Social and Political
Latin America
Foundations of Black Culture 2
The Black Experience in the Caribbean
Afro-Cuban Culture—International Study
Latin American Society and Development
Latin American Society and Development
Introduction to Latin American Culture
Cuban History and Culture through Film
An Introduction to Afro-Cuban Culture
Latin American Film
Afro-Cuban Culture—International Study
Cuban History through Film—International Study
Microfinance and Economic Development in Latin America
Business, Economics, and History of Hispaniola and Latin America
Sustainability in the Latin American Business Environment
Maritime History and Culture: The Caribbean
Introduction to Latin American History
Modern Latin America
Latino, Latin American, and Caribbean Studies
Caribbean Literature and Culture
Latin American Literature
Government and Politics in Latin America
Middle East
The Mediterranean World: An Overview
Middle East Studies
Modern Israel
America and the Middle East
Human Rights in 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
Middle Eastern History and Culture Independent Field Research Abroad
North African History Abroad
Zionism and the Challenges of Jewish Statehood
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
History of Soviet Cinema
Russian Literature in Translation
Government and Politics in Russia
Russian Foreign Policy
Society and Culture in Russia
Society and Culture in Russia

International Affairs Foreign Language Requirement

Complete course work in a language through at least intermediate-level two. Note: Completing this requirement satisfies the language requirement for the BA degree.

Economics Requirements

Required Economics Courses
Grades in the following courses must average a minimum of 2.000:
ECON 1115Principles of Macroeconomics4
ECON 1116Principles of Microeconomics4
ECON 2315Macroeconomic Theory4
ECON 2316Microeconomic Theory4
ECON 2350Statistics4
ECON 3520History of Economic Thought4

Economics Electives

Complete two of the following with a minimum of one numbered 3000 or above. Courses used to satisfy international affairs requirements may not be used as economics electives:8
Healthcare and Medical Economics
History of the Global Economy
Economic History of the Middle East
European Economic History
Applied Econometrics
International Food Economics and Policy
A Critique of Capitalism
Critical Perspectives on Economics
Poverty and Income
Economics of Transportation
Environmental Economics
Comparative Economics
International Economics
Economic Growth and Applications

Supporting Courses

Calculus
MATH 1231Calculus for Business and Economics4
Computer Science
CS 1100Computer Science and Its Applications4

Integrative Requirements

Development Economics
ECON 1291Development Economics4
Senior Seminar
Complete one of the following with a thesis or project that integrates both international affairs and economics:
ECON 4692Senior Economics Seminar4
or INTL 4700 Senior Capstone Seminar in International Affairs

International Affairs and Economics Combined-Major Credit Requirement

Complete 88 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 12314Vacation0Vacation0
INTL 11014ECON 11164  
ECON 11154POLS 11604  
ENGW 11114POLS 11610  
Foreign language core course4HIST 22114  
 17 16 0 0
Year 2
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
ECON 35204ECON 23504Vacation0Co-op0
CS 11004INTL elective4  
INTL elective4Foreign language core course4  
Foreign language core course4ECON 23164  
 16 16 0 0
Year 3
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
Co-op0INTL 34004INTL elective4Co-op0
 ECON 23154INTL elective4 
 Elective4  
 Elective4  
 0 16 8 0
Year 4
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
Co-op0ECON undergraduate elective4Elective4Co-op0
 ECON undergraduate elective4Elective4 
 INTL elective4  
 Elective4  
 0 16 8 0
Year 5
FallHoursSpringHours  
Co-op0ECON undergraduate elective4  
 INTL 47004  
 Elective4  
 Elective4  
 0 16  
Total Hours: 129

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

Year 1
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
INTL 10001MATH 12314Vacation0Vacation0
INTL 11014ECON 11164  
ECON 11154POLS 11604  
ENGW 11114POLS 11610  
Foreign language core course4HIST 22114  
 17 16 0 0
Year 2
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
ECON 35204Co-op0Co-op0INTL elective4
CS 11004  INTL elective4
INTL elective4   
Foreign language core course4   
 16 0 0 8
Year 3
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
ECON 23504Co-op0Co-op0Elective4
INTL elective4  Elective4
Foreign language core course4   
ECON 23164   
 16 0 0 8
Year 4
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
INTL 34004Co-op0Co-op0Vacation0
ECON 23154   
Elective4   
Elective4   
 16 0 0 0
Year 5
FallHoursSpringHours  
ECON undergraduate elective4ECON undergraduate elective4  
ECON undergraduate elective4INTL 47004  
INTL elective4Elective4  
Elective4Elective4  
 16 16  
Total Hours: 129