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Bachelor of Arts in International Affairs

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The program of study provides a choice of three concentrations -- Global Security Processes, Global Socio-Economic Processes, or Global Public Policy. These concentrations afford students the opportunity to acquire a theoretically and historically grounded understanding of one significant process in which people and countries are currently engaged.

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    The program of study provides a choice of three concentrations -- Global Security Processes, Global Socio-Economic Processes, or Global Public Policy. These concentrations afford students the opportunity to acquire a theoretically- and historically-grounded understanding of one significant process in which people and countries are currently engaged. Students will be expected to apply these theories to the complex global process in question, and to put that process into socio-historical context. IA students learn to consider issues broadly, to see interconnections amongst processes and geographic regions, and to engage in critical and creative thinking about them. The IA major prepares students for employment, lifelong learning and life enrichment and fits Eastern Washington University's larger purpose of providing quality liberal arts education with meaningful career preparation.

    Note: This major requires students to minor in a foreign language or, if the student is a native speaker of a foreign (non-English) language, to minor in a field of his/her choosing.
    All students must declare at least a separate minor in order to meet university graduation requirements for this major.

    Note: NO SUBSTITUTIONS FOR CORE COURSES

    What will I study?

      

    INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS MAJOR (54-56 CREDITS)
    Note:  this major requires a minor in a modern foreign language, or if the student qualifies
    as a native speaker of a non-English language, requires a minor.
    Core Courses

    INST 200 Global Issues (4)
    GOVT 203 Introduction to Comparative Politics (5)
    GOVT 204 Introduction to International Politics (5)
    GOVT 320 International Systems (5)
    GOVT 321 International Organization (5)
    GOVT 322 International Political Economy (5)
    INST 490 Governance, Senior Capstone (5)
    GOVT 493 Portfolio Assessment (2)

    Plus one course selected from:
    CSBS 310 Foundations of Social & Behavioral Sciences Theory (5)
    CSBS 320 Introductory Statistics for the Social Sciences (5)
    CSBS 330 Integrated Social Science Methods (5)
    CSBS 331 Documents-Based Research Methods (5)

    Concentrations (Choose One)
    Global Security Processes Concentration
    (13-15 credits; 5 credits MAXIMUM from GOVT courses listed below)

    GOVT 323 American Foreign Policy (5)
    GOVT 326 European Politics (5)
    GOVT 328 Politics of the People's Republic of China (5)
    GOVT 329 Politics of South Asia (5)
    GOVT 402 Topics in International Relations & Comparative Politics (5)
    ANTH/GEOG/HIST 336 Geographies of Conflict in the Middle East (5)
    ANTH 342 Tribes, Bands and Chiefdoms (5)
    GEOG 459 Political Geography (3)
    HIST 306 Modern Europe (5)
    HIST 350 War and Society (5)
    HIST 382 20th Century Germany (5)
    HIST 454 Diplomatic History of Europe 1914-Present (5)
    HIST 481 History of American Foreign Relations from 1898 (5)
    Core  credits: 41
    Concentration credits: 13-15
    Minimum required credits for above concentration: 54

    Global Socio-Economic Processes Concentration  
    (15 credits; 5 credits MAXIMUM from GOVT courses listed below)

    GOVT 326 European Politics (5)
    GOVT 327 Politics of Developing Nations (5)
    GOVT 328 Politics of the people's Republic of China (5)
    GOVT 329 Politics of South Asia (5)
    GOVT 402 Topics in International Relations & Comparative Politics (5)

    ECON 200 Introduction to Microeconomics (5)
    ECON 201 Introduction to Macroeconomics (5)
    ECON 415 History of Economic Thought (5)
    ECON 417 Political Economy (5)
    ECON 421 Labor Economics (5)
    ECON 470 International Economics (5)
    ECON 474 International Finance (5)
    ECON 475 Economic Development (5)

    ANTH/GEOG/HIST 320 Middle Eastern History and Culture (5)
    ANTH 348 Peasant Societies (5)
    ANTH 366 Revolution and Development in the Third World (5)
    ANTH/GEOG/HIST 436 Politics of Culture: Israel & Palestine (5)
    GEOG 450 Global Transportation (5)
    GEOG 459 Political Geography

    CMST 440 International Communications (5)
    HIST 306 Modern Europe (5)
    HIST 410 China in the 19th and 20th Centuries (5)
    HIST 416 Modern Japan (5)
    SOCI 362 Sociology of Politics (5)
    SOCI 498 Sociology of Revolutions (5)

    Core  credits: 41
    Concentration credits: 15
    Minimum required credits for above concentration: 56

    INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS MAJOR - New Option Effective FALL 2012
    74-76 credits

    Required disciplinary foundation courses - 14 credits 
          
    INST 200 Global Issues (4)
    GOVT 203 Introduction to Comparative Politics (5)
    GOVT 204 Introduction to International Politics (5)

    Required disciplinary core courses (22 credits)
    GOVT 320 International Systems (5)
    GOVT 321 International organizations (5)
    GOVT 322 International Political Economy (5)
    INST 490 Governance Senior Capstone (5)
    GOVT 490 Portfolio Assessment (2)

    Methods Requirement (one course) 5 credits
    CSBS 310 Foundations of Soc. & Behav Sciences Theory (5)
    CSBS 320 Introductory Statistis for the Social Sciences (5)
    CSBS 330 Integrated Social Science Methods (5)
    CSBS 331 Documents-Based Research Methods (5)

    CONCENTRATIONS (CHOOSE ONE) 33-35 CREDITS
    Global Security Processes Concentration 33-35 credits
    NOTE: GOVT 323 is REQUIRED for this concentration, as is 5 more credits from GOVT courses.  The remaining credits must be taken
    from at least two of the remaining disciplines (ANTH/GEOG is treated as one discipline)
    GOVT 323 U.S. Foreign Policy (REQUIRED (5)
    GOVT 326 European Politics (5)
    GOVT 327 Politics of Developing Nations (5)
    GOVT 328 Politics of the People's Republic of china (5)
    GOVT 329 Politics of South Asia (5)
    GOVT 402 Topics in Int'l Relations & Comparative Politics (5)

    ANTH/HIST/GEOG 336 Geographies of Conflict in Middle East  (5)
    ANTH 366 Revolution and Development in the Third World (5)
    GEOG 459 Political Geography (5)
    HIST 306 Modern Europe (5)
    HIST 310 Imperial China (5)
    HIST 311 Colonialism and Nationalism  in SE Asia (5)
    HIST 350 War and Society (5)
    HIST 360 History of Spain (5)
    HIST 382 20th Century Germany (5)
    HIST 432 Modern Britain Since 1870 (5)
    HIST 433 British Empire Since 1850 (5)
    HIST 440 History of World War I (5)
    HIST 441 History of World War II (5)
    HIST 445 History of Modern Germany (5)
    HIST/WMST 351 Gender in the Century of Total War (5)
    HIST 454 Diplomatic History of Europe, 1914-Present (5)
    HIST 457 20th Century Russia (5)
    HIST 461 Colonial Latin America (5)
    HIST 464 History of Mexico (5)
    HIST 481 Hist. American Foreign Relations from 1898 (5)
    SOC 485 Sociology of Revolutions  (5)

    Global Socio-Economic processes Concentration (33-35 credits)
    NOTE: 10 credits must be Govt courses listed here.  the remaining credits must be taken from at least two
    of the remaining disciplines (ANTH/GEOG is treated as one discipline)
    GOVT 326 European Politics (5)
    GOVT 327 Politics of Developing Nations (5)
    GOVT 328 Politics of the People's Republic of China (5)
    GOVT 329 Politics of South Asia (5)
    GOVT 402 Topics in Int'l Relations & Comparative Politics (5)

    ECON 415 History of Economic Thought (5)
    ECON 417 Political Economy (5)
    ECON 421 Labor Economics (5)
    ECON 470 International Finance (5)
    ECON 475 Economic Development (5)

    ANTH/HIST/GEOG 320 Middle Eastern History Culture (5)
    ANTH 342 Tribes, Bands and Chiefdoms (5)
    ANTH 347 People of Africa (5)
    ANTH 348 Peasant Societies (5)
    ANTH 349 Major Civilizations of Asia (5)
    ANTH 357 Peoples of Latin America (5)
    ANTH/HIST 435 Irish History and Culture (5)
    ANTH/HIST/GEOG 436 Politics of Culture: Israel and Palestine (5)
    GEOG 322 Geography of Latin America (4)
    GEOG 333 Geography of Monsoon Asia (4)
    GEOG/HIST 334 The Historical Geography of Canada (4)

    HIST 306 Modern Europe   (5)
    HIST 310 Imperial China   (5)
    HIST 315 African History    (5)
    HIST 360 History of Spain     (5)
    HIST 365 Latin American History   (5)
    HIST 360 History of Spain   (5)
    HIST 382 20th Century Germany (5)
    HIST 410 China in the 19th and 20th Centuries         (5)
    HIST 411 Democracy and Human Rights in Asia      (5)
    HIST 416 Modern Japan    (5)
    HIST 432 Modern Britain Since 1870   (5)
    HIST 433 British Empire Since 1850  (5)
    HIST 445 History of Modern Germany (5)
    HIST 457 20th Century Russia   (5)
    HIST 461 Colonial Latin America    (5)
    HIST 463 Cultural History of Latin America   (5)
    HIST 464 History of Mexico    (5)
    SOC 362 Sociology of Politics   (5)
    SOC 486 Contemporary World Systems   (5)

    Global Public Policy Concentration     33-35 credits
    NOTE: Credits must be taken from at least three of the disciplines listed

    GOVT 333 Public Management   (5)
    GEOG 450 Global Transportation Development (5)
    GEOG 459 Political Geography (3)
    GEOG 465 Urban Geography: Origins, Forms, Functions  (3)

    ECON 421 Labor Economics    (5)
    ECON 450 Public Finance and Public Policy  (5)
    ECON 474 International Finance    (5)
    ECON 475 Economic Development    (5)

    PLAN 261 Community Development   (5)
    PLAN 430 Environmental Planning     (5)
    PLAN 440 Land Use Planning  (5)
    PLAN 442 Sustainable Communities   (3)
    PLAN 476 Comparative Urbanization  (4)

    Required disciplinary foundation courses      14 credits
    Required disciplinary core courses                   22 credits
    Methods Requirement (one course)                      5 credits
    Concentration courses                                       33-35 credits
    Total credits for the major:                              74-76 credits







     

     

     

     

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    Contact Information

    Kristin Edquist, PhD, Director | International Affairs Program
    233A Patterson Hall
    Cheney, WA 99004

    email: kedquist@ewu.edu
    phone: 509.359.7460
    fax: 509.359.6049

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