The concentration in International Relations within the Political Science major is part of a joint effort with the Department of History to increase students’ knowledge of and interest in international politics and world events.
The proposed concentration in International Relations within the Political Science major is part of an initiative to increase the international scope of studies at SBU. This initiative is part of a cooperative academic project with the University of Dundee, Scotland.
While both the Political Science and History departments are seeking International Relations concentrations, the focus of the two programs will remain distinct. There is some interdisciplinary content to strengthen the concentrations, but each program will concentrate on its own disciplinary questions and studies.
Here are the requirements for this concentration:
- POLS 103: International Relations
- POLS 498: Political Science Capstone (thesis must focus on International Relations)
Options: Must take at least three from of the following (9 Credits)
- POLS 104: Model United Nations (1 credit, may take multiple times)
- POLS 320: American Foreign Policy
- POLS 330: International Political Economy
- POLS 345: Political Conflict
- POLS 350: West European Politics
- POLS 355: Latin American Politics
- POLS 356: Latin America and the United States
- POLS 370: Canadian Politics
- POLS 435: Politics of Developing Areas
- POLS 460: Nationalism and Ethnic Conflict
- Dundee courses (with prior departmental approval)
- Internships with international content (with prior departmental approval).
Must take two of the following history courses (6 Credits)
- HIST 310 History of Mexico
- HIST 311: The United States and the Caribbean
- HIST 325: Modern Britain and Ireland
- HIST 263: History of Imperial China to 1800
- HIST 363: Modern China
- HIST 364: Modern Japan
- HIST 475: World War II