International Affairs with European Studies Concentration, BA

Through this concentrated major, successful undergraduates will develop an awareness of global affairs related to Europe 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.

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.

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

International Affairs Major Requirements

Courses used to fulfill major requirements may not be used to satisfy the global dynamics requirement. See department for additional courses.

Required Courses
ANTH 1101Peoples and Cultures4
INTL 1101Globalization and International Affairs4
ECON 1115Principles of Macroeconomics4
or ECON 1116 Principles of Microeconomics
INTL 2718Research Methods in International Affairs4
INTL 3400International Conflict and Negotiation4
HIST 2211The World Since 19454
or HIST 2311 Colonialism/Imperialism
POLS 1155Comparative Politics4
POLS 1160International Relations4
POLS 3435Politics and Governance of Europe and the European Union4
European 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 adviser. See department for additional courses.
Complete four of the following, at least two of which must be numbered 2000 or above:16
Introduction to French Culture
Introduction to Italian Culture
Cultural History of Spain
European Economic History
Europe: Empires, Revolutions, Wars, and Their Aftermath
Europe in the Middle Ages, 500–1500
Hitler, Germany, and the Holocaust
Renaissance to Enlightenment
The Tudors, the Stuarts, and the Birth of Modern Britain
Britain and the British Empire
Independent Field Research Abroad: Central Europe
Politics and Governance of Europe and the European Union
Global Dynamics
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
Climate and Development
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
Global Governance
Model United Nations
Human Rights and Social Justice
Politics of Islam and Gender
Women and World Politics
Women and World Politics
Gender and Sexuality in World History
Global Human Rights: A Social and Economic Perspective
Global Justice
Conflict and Security
Political Crime and Terrorism
Drug Trade and Drug War: History, Security, Culture
History of Espionage 1: Antiquity to World War II
History of Espionage 2: Cold War Spies
The Global Cold War
Assassinations in World History
History of Modern Terrorism
Covering Conflicts: Peace, War, and the Media
Covering Conflicts: Peace, War, and the Media
Global Justice
The Holocaust and Comparative Genocide
International Security
Nationalism
U.S. National Security Policy
Terrorism and Counterterrorism
Revolution, Civil War, and Insurrection
Model NATO
Globalization
Global Population and Development
Women and World Politics
Women and World Politics
Cities in a Global Context
Political Economy: Interdisciplinary Perspectives
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
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
Epidemiology of Pandemic Diseases and Health Disparities in the African Diaspora
Peoples and Cultures
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
Climate and Development
Political Economy: Interdisciplinary Perspectives
Global Markets and Local Culture
Development Economics
International Food Policy
Global Social Enterprise
Sustainable Development
Capitalism and Business: A Global History
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
Senior Seminar/Experiential Learning
Senior Capstone Seminar in International Affairs
International Experience in Europe
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 adviser approval). If they do not complete an international semester, they must participate in either Model European Union or Model NATO.
Foreign Language Requirement
Complete language coursework in French, German, Greek, Italian, Portuguese, or Spanish 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 Requirements

128 total semester hours required

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

Year 1
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
INTL 10001HIST 22114VacationVacation
INTL 11014POLS 11604  
ENGW 11114Foreign Language Course4  
ANTH 11014ECON 1115 or 11164  
Foreign Language Course4   
 17 16 0 0
Year 2
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
POLS 11554POLS 34354VacationCo-op
POLS 11560Foreign Language Course4  
INTL 27184Elective4  
Elective4Elective4  
Foreign language course4EESH 20001  
 16 17 0 0
Year 3
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
Co-opINTL 34004Elective4Co-op
 ENGW 33154Elective4 
 Elective4  
 Elective4  
 0 16 8 0
Year 4
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
Co-opElective4Elective4Co-op
 Elective4Elective4 
 Elective4  
 Elective4  
 0 16 8 0
Year 5
FallHoursSpringHours  
Co-opINTL 47004  
 Elective4  
 Elective4  
 Elective4  
 0 16  
Total Hours: 130