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2021-22 University Bulletin 
    
2021-22 University Bulletin

International Relations


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New York State Code: 41005
Hegis Code: 2210.00
CIP Code: 45.0901

 

Requirements for the Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in International Relations


General Education Requirements


All students must satisfy the University’s General Education requirements and foreign language requirements, in addition to the requirements for the major in International Relations.

CURRICULUM for the International Relations Major


The curriculum of the International Relations major comprises four components: 1) required foundation courses as well as  required and elective courses to develop analytical skills; 2) one interdisciplinary thematic track: the global economy, global politics, or global development; 3) a required senior capstone seminar; and 4) an approved international immersion/experience. 

2. Interdisciplinary Thematic Track (15 credits)


The Global Economy track focuses on the global nature of economic interactions and interplay of the public and private sectors across borders and prepares students for careers in international business or government affairs.  The Global Politics track focuses on conflict and cooperation and prepares students for careers in diplomacy, international law, Foreign Service or international organizations.  The Global Development track engages with the challenges of development and social justice on the global level, preparing students to pursue careers in global advocacy and non-governmental organizations.  Students select one thematic track and take the required course(s) as well as interdisciplinary electives.  

Within the track, students must take courses from at least two disciplines, and at least two courses must be at the 300+ level.*

Global Economy Global Politics Global Development
ECA (0203) 111 - The Price System  (required) POL (0158) 380 - International Law & Organization   POL (0158) 366 - The Political Economy of Development and Underdevelopment  (required)
ECA (0203) 112 - The National Economy  (required)    
POL (0158) 385 - International Political Economy  (required) Electives: Electives:
  ANT (0103) 241 - Religion and Power   ANT (0103) 265 - The Developing World: Culture, Conflict and Changes  
Electives: HIS (0136) 240 - Fascism and Nazism   PHI (0154) 294 - Global Justice  
BUS (0204) 162 - Business and Society   PHI (0154) 292 - Philosophy of Peace and War   PHI (0154) 382 - Environmental Ethics & Justice  
BUS (0204) 341 - International Business   PHI (0154) 300 - Global Philosophy   PHI (0154) 406 - Recent Political and Cultural Philosophy  
BUS (0204) 252 - Legal And Ethical Environment of Business   POL (0158) 367 - Comparative Revolution   POL (0158) 371 - Women And Comparative Political Development  
ECA (0203) 214 - History of Economic Thought   POL (0158) 381 - American Foreign Policy   POL (0158) 386 - Conflict And Crises in The Third World  
ECA (0203) 215 - Environmental Economics   POL (0158) 383 - Comparative Foreign Policy   SOC (0170) 344 - The Sociology of Immigration  
ECA (0203) 225 - International Trade   POL (0158) 386 - Conflict And Crises in The Third World   SOC (0170) 390 - The Reshaping of Social Relations in the Modern World  
ECA (0203) 226 - Economic Development   POL (0158) 389 - National Model United Nations   SOC (0170) 330 - Who Gets What and Why  
POL (0158) 366 - The Political Economy of Development and Underdevelopment   POL (0158) 372 - Hate and Conflict: Art, Media and Political Science   SOC (0170) 110 - Human Rights and Peace Studies: Multidisciplinary Perspective  
SOC (0170) 150 - Soc of Global Social Problems   SOC (0170) 342 - Sociology of Terrorism    

*Other courses, such as special topics courses, internship courses or independent study courses, may fulfill electives for the track, by approval of director

3. International Relations 0159-499: Senior Capstone Seminar (3 credits)


Students will apply the skills and knowledge acquired in the International Relations major to different professional contexts.  Students will research a variety of career options, including non-governmental organizations, government agencies, international organizations, academia, and the private sector, and complete an original research project appropriate to that field. 

4. International Immersion/Experience


All International Relations majors are required to pursue an international immersion as part of the major.  This could be a study abroad experience (such as short-term faculty led programs, a semester or year study abroad program), an internationally located  internship, or an internationally-focused internship within the US (the Washington Center, EU or other national delegations to the UN, NGOs, US State Department, etc.), or an international service learning experience.  Academic credit may be earned–and may count toward the major–for some of these options should a student fulfill the requirements for academic credit (e.g. enrolling in the Political Science internship course and working with a faculty member while undertaking the internship).  If the international experience is not part of an Adelphi-administered or monitored program or credit-bearing course, students must obtain pre-approval for the intended international experience from the IR program committee and obtain certification of experience. At the conclusion of the international immersion/experience, students must also present a paper or presentation in a major’s meeting. Independent or individual student travel does not qualify.

Enhancing the International Relations Major


There are many courses that enhance the curriculum of the IR major. Students taking the International Relations major are strongly encouraged to develop regional expertise by pursuing an area studies minor, such as Latin American Studies, European Studies, Asian Studies, or African, Black and Caribbean Studies.

SEMESTER SEQUENCE FOR INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS MAJOR


Courses counting toward major are shown in bold and are listed in the term typically offered.  There are different sample sequences for the three different tracks in the International Relations major.

Global Economy Track Semester Sequence


Credits Required for Major:45
Credits Required to Graduate: 120
Course Credits Freshmen Sophomore Junior Senior
Foundation Courses: (29-30 credits)   Fall Spring Fall Spring Fall Spring Fall Spring
POL 102 Introduction To Politics  3  ✓              
POL 260 Comparative Political Analysis  3    ✓            
POL 280 Theories And Practice of International Relations  3      ✓          
POL 246 Research Design And Methods  3        ✓        
POL 200 Public Policy: Theory And Issues  3          ✓      
ISP 201 Analysis of Global Issues  3              
MTH 113 Survey of Statistics  3              
SOC 302 Quantitative Research Methods  3              
Regional and Cross-Regional Analysis (Variable) 3              
ECA 111 The Price System  3              
ECA 112 The National Economy  3              
POL 385 International Political Economy  3              ✓  
Track Electives 6      ✓  ✓  ✓  ✓  ✓  ✓
International Relations 0159-499: Senior Capstone Seminar  3                ✓
International Immersion/Experience        ✓  ✓  ✓  ✓  ✓  ✓

 

Global Politics Track Semester Sequence


Credits Required for Major: 45
Credits Required to Graduate: 120
Course Credits Freshmen Sophomore Junior Senior
Foundation Courses: (29-30 credits)   Fall Spring Fall Spring Fall Spring Fall Spring
POL 102 Introduction to Politics 3              
POL 260 Comparative Political Analysis 3              
POL 280 Theories and Practice of International 3              
POL 246 Research Design and Methods 3              
POL 200 Public Policy   3              
ISP 201 Analysis of Global Issues 3              
MTH 113 Survey of Statistics 3              
SOC 302 Quantitative Research Skills 3              
Regional and Cross-Regional Analysis (Variable) 3              
POL 380 International Law and Organization 3              
Track Electives 12    
International Relations 0159-499: Senior Capstone Seminar   3              
International Immersion/Experience      

 

Global Development Track Semester Sequence


Credits Required for Major: 45
Credits Required to Graduate: 120
Course Credits Freshmen Sophomore Junior Senior
Foundation Courses: (29-30 credits)   Fall Spring Fall Spring Fall Spring Fall Spring
POL 102 Introduction to Politics 3              
POL 260 Comparative Political Analysis 3              
POL 280 Theories and Practice of International 3              
POL 246 Research Design and Methods 3              
POL 200 Public Policy   3              
ISP 201 Analysis of Global Issues 3              
MTH 113 Survey of Statistics 3              
SOC 302 Quantitative Research Skills 3              
Regional and Cross-Regional Analysis (Variable) 3              
POL 366 The Political Economy of Development & Underdevelopment 3              
Track Electives 12    
International Relations 0159-499:  Senior Capstone Seminar   3              
International Immersion/Experience      

 

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