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Director: H.R. Friman, Ph.D.
Interdisciplinary Major in International Affairs

The major or minor offers interdisciplinary study of international affairs. Students take core courses in international politics and economics and, for the major, additional courses in history, languages, culture and other areas to complete one of the following concentrations based either on a theme or a region: Area Studies (Asian Studies, Developing Countries, European Studies, Latin American Studies, Middle East Studies), Cross-Cultural Studies, International Economic Relations, International Political-Military Relations, International Communication, or Peace Studies. Students may also work with the Director of INIA to design a concentration on a special topic in which they are interested.

By graduation, students will have gained a solid base of knowledge regarding international affairs and the ability to integrate the diverse perspectives of several disciplines to gain subtle understandings of complex problems.

For more information visit the Interdisciplinary Major/Minor in International Affairs website.

International Affairs Major

The major consists of ten courses (30 credit hours), including six courses (18 credit hours) for the INIA core, and four courses (12 credit hours) in a concentration.  Students must complete one of the seven concentrations as listed below: Area Studies (Asian Studies, Developing Countries, European Studies, Latin American Studies, Middle East Studies), Cross-Cultural Studies, International Economic Relations, International Political-Military Relations, International Communication, Peace Studies or an approved Special Topics Concentration.

In addition, students must complete seven background courses (21-22 credit hours) in history, economics, political science and statistics, as listed below.

Students must also have a demonstrated competency in a foreign language through the intermediate (2002 or 2003) level. Students are encouraged to take at least two language courses beyond the intermediate level, and preferably to minor in a foreign language.

Notes:

  • INIA 4997 Senior Capstone Seminar in International Affairs is usually completed during the final spring semester of study at Marquette.
  • Other courses may satisfy concentration requirements (especially for students who study abroad) but that any substitutions must be approved by the director of INIA.
  • ECON 4953 Seminar in Economics – must be pre-approved by the director of INIA.
  • No more than two courses (6 credit hours) counted to fulfill the International Affairs (INIA) major or minor may be counted toward any other major or minor.
Background requirements:
History (Western Civilization):
HIST 1001Growth of Western Civilization to 17153
or HIST 1002 Growth of Western Civilization since 1715
History Courses: Choose one of the following courses:3
Survey of Latin America
Africa
East Asia
Economics Courses:
ECON 2003Principles of Microeconomics3
ECON 2004Principles of Macroeconomics3
Political Science Courses:
POSC 2401Comparative Politics3
POSC 2601International Politics3
Statistics Courses: Choose one of the following courses:3-4
Modern Elementary Statistics
Business Statistics
Psychological Measurements and Statistics
Social Statistics
Total Credit Hours21-22

Concentration I: Area Studies

Required Political Science Core Courses:
POSC 4601International Law3
POSC 4611International Organizations3
POSC 4631World Conflict and Security3
Required International Political Economy Core Course: Choose one of the following:3
Politics of the World Economy
The Political Economy of Development
Required International Economics Core Course: Choose one of the following:3
International Economic Issues (recommended option )
International Currency Markets
Comparative Economic Development
International Trade
Development Economics
Required Senior Capstone Seminar:
INIA 4997Senior Capstone Seminar in International Affairs3
Area Studies Concentration Requirement: Choose one of the following five Areas.12
Asian Studies Concentration: Choose four of the following courses:
Chinese Culture and Civilization
Modern Japan
Age of the Samurai
Modern China
Asian Philosophy
Chinese Politics
Japanese and Korean Politics
Politics of the Indian Subcontinent
International Politics of Asia
Islam: Faith and Practice
Hinduism, Yoga, and Buddhism
Developing Countries Concentration: Choose four of the following courses:
People and Cultures of the Middle East
The Rise of Agriculture
Culture Change and Development
Culture and Civilization of the Middle East
Development Economics
Postcolonial Literatures
Modern Middle East Since 1500
History of Mexico
North Africa
Modern China
Modern South Africa
Chinese Politics
Latin American Politics
Politics of the Indian Subcontinent
Politics of the Developing World
Islam: Faith and Practice
Hinduism, Yoga, and Buddhism
European Studies Concentration: Choose four of the following courses:
The Russian Economy
Pre-Revolutionary Europe: 1648 to 1789
Reaction, Revolution, and Nationalism: 1814 to 1914
Twentieth Century Europe
"The Great War": World War I, 1914-18
World War II
Intellectual History of Modern Europe
Modern Britain
The British Empire
Modern Ireland
Modern France
Modern Germany
Nazi Germany and the Holocaust
The Russian Revolution and the Soviet Union
The French Revolution and Napoleon, 1787 to 1815
Public Policy in Industrial Democracies
European Politics
Russian and Post-Soviet Politics
International Politics of Europe
Latin American Studies Concentration: Choose four of the following courses:
Prehistory of South America
Colonial Latin America
United States-Latin American Relations
The Caribbean
History of Mexico
Latin American Politics
United States-Latin American Relations
Peoples and Cultures of Spanish America
Contemporary Issues in the Hispanic World
Afro-Hispanic Caribbean Literature and Culture
Spanish-American Literature: Pre-Columbian to Baroque
Spanish-American Literature: Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries
Novels and Novelists in Spanish-America
Middle East Concentration: Choose four of the following courses:
People and Cultures of the Middle East
Culture and Civilization of the Middle East
Arabic Literature in English Translation
Modern Middle East Since 1500
North Africa
International Politics of the Middle East
Islam: Faith and Practice
Total Credit Hours30

Concentration II: Cross-Cultural Studies

Required Political Science Core Courses.
POSC 4601International Law3
POSC 4611International Organizations3
POSC 4631World Conflict and Security3
Required International Political Economy Core Course: Choose one of the following.3
Politics of the World Economy
The Political Economy of Development
Required International Economics Core Course: Choose one of the following.3
International Economic Issues (recommended option)
International Currency Markets
Comparative Economic Development
International Trade
Development Economics
Required Senior Capstone Seminar:3
Senior Capstone Seminar in International Affairs
Cross-Cultural Studies Concentration: Choose four of the following courses.12
International Advertising and Public Relations
Cultural Anthropology
Human Geography
Anthropology of Religion
Culture Change and Development
Culture and Civilization of the Middle East
Chinese Culture and Civilization
Intercultural Communication
Comparative Race and Ethnic Studies
Postcolonial Literatures
Contributions of the French and Francophone World (GRMN 3200)
French Civilization (SPAN 3300)
German Contributions to Western Civilization
Italian Culture and Civilization
Asian Philosophy
Marx and Marxism
Modern Revolutions
Politics of the Developing World
The Politics of Human Rights
Social Inequality
Immigrants and their Communities
Peoples and Cultures of Spain
Peoples and Cultures of Spanish America
Afro-Hispanic Caribbean Literature and Culture
Christian Faith in Cultural Contexts
Theology, Violence, and Nonviolence
History and Theology of the Christian East
Theology of the Church
Protestant Thought and Practice
Christian Theology in Global Contexts
Christ and World Religions: Theology of Interreligious Dialogue
Survey of World Religions
Jewish Thought and Practice
Islam: Faith and Practice
Hinduism, Yoga, and Buddhism
Total Credit Hours30

Concentration III: International Economic Relations

Required Political Science Core Courses:
POSC 4601International Law3
POSC 4611International Organizations3
POSC 4631World Conflict and Security3
Required International Political Economy Core Course: Choose one of the following.3
Politics of the World Economy
The Political Economy of Development
Required International Economic Core Courses:
ECON 4044International Currency Markets3
ECON 4046International Trade3
Required Senior Capstone
INIA 4997Senior Capstone Seminar in International Affairs3
International Economic Relations Concentration
Required International Economics Courses: Choose one of the following courses.3
Environmental and Natural Resource Economics
International Antitrust and Competition Policy
Comparative Economic Development
Development Economics
Money, Banking and Monetary Policy
Seminar in Economics (may be taken if topic is relevant)
Required International Economic Relations Courses: Choose two of the following courses not taken above.6
The Legal and Regulatory Environment of International Business
Environmental and Natural Resource Economics
International Antitrust and Competition Policy
Comparative Economic Development
Development Economics
Money, Banking and Monetary Policy
Seminar in Economics (may be taken if topic is relevant)
International Finance
International Management
International Marketing
Environmental Politics and Policy
Public Policy in Industrial Democracies
Politics, Economics, and Democracy
Politics of the World Economy
Politics of the Illicit Global Economy
The Political Economy of Development
Total Credit Hours30

Concentration IV: International Political-Military Relations

Required Political Science Core Courses:
POSC 4601International Law3
POSC 4611International Organizations3
POSC 4631World Conflict and Security3
Required International Political Economy Core Course: Choose one of the following.3
Politics of the World Economy
The Political Economy of Development
Required International Economics Core Course: Choose one of the following.3
International Economic Issues (recommended option)
International Currency Markets
Comparative Economic Development
International Trade
Development Economics
Required Senior Capstone Seminar:
INIA 4997Senior Capstone Seminar in International Affairs3
International Political-Military Relations Concentration: Choose four of the following.12
Conflict and Terror
American Military History
The Vietnam War Era
Reaction, Revolution, and Nationalism: 1814 to 1914
"The Great War": World War I, 1914-18
American Foreign Relations 1
American Foreign Relations 2
The British Empire
The Cold War
News Media and Foreign Policy
American National Security Policy
Modern Revolutions
United States Foreign Policy
International Politics of Europe
International Politics of the Middle East
International Politics of Asia
United States-Latin American Relations
Total Credit Hours30

Concentration V: International Communication

Required Political Science Core Courses:
POSC 4601International Law3
POSC 4611International Organizations3
POSC 4631World Conflict and Security3
Required International Political Economy Core Course: Choose one of the following.3
Politics of the World Economy
The Political Economy of Development
Required International Economics Core Course: Choose one of the following.3
International Economic Issues (recommended option)
International Currency Markets
Comparative Economic Development
International Trade
Development Economics
Required Senior Capstone Seminar:
INIA 4997Senior Capstone Seminar in International Affairs3
International Communication Concentration: Choose four courses as listed below.*12
College of Communication: Choose at least two courses.
International Advertising and Public Relations
International Communication
News Media and Foreign Policy
Intercultural Communication
Communicating in Multinational Organizations
College of Arts and Sciences courses:
International Trade (if not taken above)
American Foreign Relations 1
American Foreign Relations 2
The Cold War
Politics of the Internet
American National Security Policy
Public Policy in Industrial Democracies
Democracy, Authoritarianism, and Totalitarianism
Modern Revolutions
Politics of the Developing World
United States Foreign Policy
Total Credit Hours30

*NOTE: For the International Communication Concentration, at least two of the four required courses must be chosen from the College of Communication.  The remaining courses may be chosen from the list of College of Arts and Sciences courses.

Concentration VI: Peace Studies

Required Political Science Core Courses:
POSC 4601International Law3
POSC 4611International Organizations3
POSC 4631World Conflict and Security3
Required International Political Economy Core Course: Choose one of the following.3
Politics of the World Economy
The Political Economy of Development
Required International Economics Core Course: Choose one of the following.3
International Economic Issues (recommended option)
International Currency Markets
Comparative Economic Development
International Trade
Development Economics
Required Senior Capstone Seminar
INIA 4997Senior Capstone Seminar in International Affairs3
Peace Studies Concentration
Preventing War: Choose two courses from the following.6
Communication and Conflict
Intercultural Communication
The Vietnam War Era
"The Great War": World War I, 1914-18
World War II
Modern Middle East Since 1500
The Cold War
Politics of the Indian Subcontinent
International Politics of the Middle East
Building Peace: Choose two courses from the following.6
Environmental and Natural Resource Economics
Comparative Economic Development (if not taken above)
Development Economics
Comparative Race and Ethnic Studies
Twentieth Century Europe
Politics of the Developing World
The Politics of Human Rights
International Politics of Europe
International Politics of Asia
Theology, Violence, and Nonviolence
Christ and World Religions: Theology of Interreligious Dialogue
Survey of World Religions
Islam: Faith and Practice
Total Credit Hours30

Concentration VII: Special Topics*

Required Political Science Core Courses:
POSC 4601International Law3
POSC 4611International Organizations3
POSC 4631World Conflict and Security3
Required International Political Economy Core Course: Choose one of the following.3
Politics of the World Economy
The Political Economy of Development
Required International Economics Coure Course: Choose one of the following.3
International Economic Issues (recommended option)
International Currency Markets
Comparative Economic Development
International Trade
Development Economics
Required Senior Capstone Seminar:
INIA 4997Senior Capstone Seminar in International Affairs3
*Special Topics Concentration: Four Courses.12
Total Credit Hours30

*NOTE: Special Topics:

Students may work with their advisers to design a concentration on a topic in which they have a special interest. All such concentrations must meet the following conditions:

  • A special topics concentration must include four related three credit upper division courses on a topic in international affairs significantly different than any of the existing concentrations.
  • A special topics concentration must be declared and approved in writing at least a year prior to the student’s graduation.
  • The proposal must be signed and approved by the student, the student’s adviser and the director of INIA.

International Affairs Minor

The minor consists of 6 courses (18 credit hours). In addition, students must fulfill the background requirements in economics and political science (12 cr. hrs.) for the minor.

Students must also have a demonstrated foreign language competency to the second intermediate (2002 or 2003) level. Students are encouraged to take at least two language courses beyond the intermediate (2002 or 2003) level, and preferably to minor in a foreign language.

Any substitutions must be approved by the Director of INIA.

Background Requirements:
Economics Courses:
ECON 2003Principles of Microeconomics3
ECON 2004Principles of Macroeconomics3
Political Science Courses:
POSC 2401Comparative Politics3
POSC 2601International Politics3
Total Credit Hours12

 

INIA Minor Requirements
Required Political Science Courses:
POSC 4601International Law3
POSC 4611International Organizations3
POSC 4621Politics of the World Economy3
POSC 4631World Conflict and Security3
International Economics Course: Choose one upper division course.3
International Economic Issues (recommended option)
Senior Capstone Seminar:
INIA 4997Senior Capstone Seminar in International Affairs3
Total Credit Hours18

Note:

  • The INIA 4997 Senior Capstone Seminar in International Affairs is usually taken during the student's last spring semester of study at Marquette.

 

Courses

INIA 4997. Senior Capstone Seminar in International Affairs. 3 cr. hrs.

Senior seminar for INIA majors and minors that offers students the opportunity to integrate their background, core and concentration studies of economics, political science and history as well as other disciplines in exploring a prominent issue in international affairs. Topics vary. Combines extensive readings, lecture, class discussion and student presentations. Prereq: Sr. stndg. and INIA major or minor.