Sociology and International Affairs, BA

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.

Sociology Requirements

Sociology Required Courses
ANTH 2305Global Markets and Local Culture4
SOCL 1101Introduction to Sociology4
SOCL 2300Social Theory4
SOCL 2320Statistical Analysis in Sociology4
SOCL 2321Research Methods in Sociology4
Sociology Electives A
Complete two courses in the following range:8
SOCL 1000 to SOCL 2999
Sociology Electives B
Complete two courses in the following range:8
SOCL 3000 to SOCL 5999
Capstone Requirement
SOCL 4600Senior Seminar4
or INTL 4700 Senior Capstone Seminar in International Affairs

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
ECON 1115Principles of Macroeconomics4
or HIST 2211 The World Since 1945
INTL 1101Globalization and International Affairs4
INTL 3400International Conflict and Negotiation4
POLS 1155Comparative Politics4
Global Dynamics
POLS 1160International Relations4
Global Dynamics Elective 1
Complete one of the following courses:4
Global Population and Development
Women and World Politics
Religion in International Affairs
Global Justice
Global Dynamics Elective 2
Complete one of the following courses:4
Global Population and Development
Religion in International Affairs
Politics of Islam and Gender
Women and World Politics
Women and World Politics
Cities in a Global Context
Political Economy: Interdisciplinary Perspectives
Contemporary Issues: Race, Science, and Technology
Globalism, Racism, and Human Rights
Epidemiology of Pandemic Diseases and Health Disparities in the African Diaspora
Peoples and Cultures
Global Markets and Local Culture
Religion and Modernity
Urban Anthropology
Global and Intercultural Communication
Global Media
Political Crime and Terrorism
History of the Global Economy
Development Economics
International Food Economics and Policy
International Economics
Postcolonial Literature
Global Social Enterprise
Global Entrepreneurship
Global Climate Change
Sustainable Development
Pirates, Planters, and Patriots: Making the Americas, 1492–1804
The World Since 1945
War in the Modern World
International Business and Global Social Responsibility
International Business and Global Social Responsibility
Cultural Aspects of International Business
Covering Conflicts: Peace, War, and the Media
Covering Conflicts: Peace, War, and the Media
Global Reporting
Global Human Rights: A Social and Economic Perspective
Global Pop Music
Global Justice
Global Health
Religion and Politics
International Political Economy
International Law
International Organizations
International Security
U.S. National Security Policy
Revolution, Civil War, and Insurrection
Politics of Developing Nations
Model United Nations
Model NATO
Dialogue of Civilizations: International Politics Abroad
Judaism, Christianity, and Islam: Abrahamic Religions
Sex in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam
Ethics in the World’s Religions
Environment and Society
International Experiential Learning
Complete at least one "international semester" via study abroad, international internship, international co-op, or two approved short-term programs abroad.

Regional Analysis Requirement

Complete two of the following courses, both of which must be in one region, from the following lists. 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.8
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
Ethnography of Southeast Asia
Ethnography of Southeast Asia
East Asian Studies
East Asian Studies
Modern Chinese History and Culture
Introduction to Chinese Popular Culture
CLTR 1700Introduction to Japanese Pop Culture4
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
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
Introduction to Russian Civilization
History of the Soviet Union
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.

Integrative Requirements

SOCL 3465Globalization and the Evolution of Human Societies4

Sociology Major Grade Requirement

A GPA of 2.000 for major courses is required.

Sociology and International Affairs Combined-Major Credit Requirement

Complete 76 semester hours in the major.

Program Requirement

128 total semester hours required