International Affairs with Middle East Studies Concentration, BA

Through this concentrated major, successful undergraduates will develop an awareness of global affairs related to the Middle East and North Africa since the early 20th century and in the aftermath of the Arab Spring. This is accomplilshed 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.

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.

International Affairs Major 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 1160Middle East Studies4
INTL 2718Research Methods in International Affairs4
INTL 3400International Conflict and Negotiation4
ANTH 1101Peoples and Cultures4
POLS 1155Comparative Politics4
HIST 2211The World Since 19454
ECON 1115Principles of Macroeconomics4
or ECON 1116 Principles of Microeconomics
Middle East 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: 116
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
Global Dynamics
International Relations
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
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
Gender and Sexuality in World History
Contemporary Issues: Race, Science, and Technology
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
U.S. National Security Policy
Revolution, Civil War, and Insurrection
Globalization
Globalism, Racism, and Human Rights
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
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
Senior Seminar/Experiential Learning
INTL 4700Senior Capstone Seminar in International Affairs4
International Experience in the Middle East
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). If they do not complete an international semester, they must either complete a Dialogue of Civilizations program, co-op, or internship or participate in Model United Nations or Model Arab League.
Foreign Language Requirement
Complete language course work in Arabic or Hebrew 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