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2019-2020 Catalog
International Studies: Intl Relations & Politics (Bachelor of Arts)

Program Description for International Studies

Major: International Studies Concentration: Intl Relations & Politics Degree: Bachelor of Arts

Foundation (3 credits)


INR 2002 Introduction to International Relations and CPO 2002 Introduction to Compartative Politics are not prerequisites to the major itself, but are the respective prerequisites for INR4603 International Relations: Frameworks of Analysis and CPO 4014 Comparative Politics: Frameworks for Analysis, one of which students must take as a major requirement.

  • INR 2002 Introduction to International Relations (3 Credits)
  • CPO 2002 Introduction to Comparative Politics (3 Credits)

  • No more than 12 upper level credit hours toward this major can be used to complete another major or minor.

Requisites (14 credits)

Requires grades of C or above. Students in this major must demonstrate competency at the intermediate level in a spoken language other than English. This requirement is usually met by completing the intermediate-level course sequence (Intermediate I and II) in Chinese, French or Spanish, which are the three languages taught consistently at UNF through the intermediate level. Other options are available, however, including for those with existing proficiency. For the full policy on this requirement, see


Major Requirements (21 credits)

Requires grades of C or above.

INS3003 Intro to Intl Studies (3 Credits)

ANT3212 (CD)(FC)Peoples/Cultures World (3 Credits)

ECO3701 CD-Contemporary Intl Eco (3 Credits)

GEO3553 Cultural Dimensions of Eco Geo (3 Credits)


  • CPO 4014 Comparative Politics: Frameworks for Analysis (3 Credits)
    Prereq: CPO 2002
  • INR 4603 International Relations: Frameworks of Analysis (3 Credits)
    Prereq: INR 2002


  • ANT 4083 Quantitative Methods in Anthropology (3 credits)
  • ANT 4497 Ethnographic Methods (3 credits)
  • HIS 3051 The Craft of the Historian (3 credits)
  • POS 3733 Research Design for Political Scientists (3 Credits)
  • GIS 3043 Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (3 Credits)

INS4930 Intl Studies Sen Res Semi (3 Credits)

Prereqs: Senior standing and satisfactory completion of INS3003 Introduction to International Studies and the program's core courses: ANT3212, ECO3701, GEO3553, CPO4014 or INR4603, and ANT4083 or ANT4497 or HIS3051 or POS3733 or GIS3043

International Educational Experience

Students in this major must complete an international educational experience that involves at least three hours of academic credit. This requirement is usually met through the participation in a study abroad program or an internship with an international focus. All activities must be approved in advance by the program director. Completion of this requirement is marked on a student's transcript through registration in the 0-credit course INS 3950 during the semester of the activity in question. For the full policy on this requirement, see

INR3950 Int'l Educ Experience (0 Credits)

Major Electives (12 credits)

Thematic or regional studies area.
For additional courses check the list in the COAS Advising Office each semester.


  • AMH 3511 The U.S. in World Affairs (3 Credits)
  • AMH 3544 The 1960s & Vietnam (3 Credits)
  • AMH 4514 Seminar: U.S. Diplomacy (3 Credits)
  • ANT 4444 Cities and Globalization (3 Credits)
  • ARH 3470 Art after 1940 (3 Credits)
  • COM 4430 International Communication (3 Credits)
  • CPO 4034 Third World Politics (3 Credits)
  • CPO 4774 Comparative Political Communications (3 Credits)
  • ECO 3704 International Trade (3 Credits)
  • ECO 4504 Public Finance (3 Credits)
  • ECO 4713 The International Monetary System (3 Credits)
  • FIL 3828 International Film (3 Credits)
  • FIL 4848 World Cinema and the Cross-Cultural Encounter (3 Credits)
  • FIN 4604 International Finance (3 Credits)
  • GEO 3502 Economic Geography (3 Credits)
  • HIS 3307 Modern War (3 Credits)
  • INR 3016 Global Issues in Contemporary Politics (3 Credits)
  • INR 3084 Terrorism Today (3 Credits)
  • INR 3443 International Law & Organization (3 Credits)
  • INR 4334 American Defense in the Age of Mass Destruction (3 Credits)
  • INR 4703 International Political Economy (3 Credits)
  • INS 4905 Directed Independent Study (3 Credits)
  • INS 4941 International Studies Internship (3 Credits)
  • MMC2701 Communicating Across Cultures (3 Credits)
  • PAD 4832 Issues in Comparative Public Administration (3 Credits)
  • PHM 3362 Global Justice (3 Credits)
  • REL 3443 Liberation Theologies (3 Credits)
  • SYP 3440 Social Change & International Development (3 Credits)
  • SYP 4411 Sociology of War & Peace (3 Credits)
  • PHM 3128 Race and Racism (3 Credits)
  • PHM 3304 Political Philosophy (3 Credits)
  • PHM 3361 Philosophy of Democracy (3 Credits)
  • PHM 4340 Contemporary Political Philosophy (3 Credits)
  • REL 3127 Religion and the Courts (3 Credits)
  • REL 3148 Religion and Violence (3 Credits)

Minor Required

A minor is required for this major.* (Credits will vary)
The minor must be selected from the list of approved minors, including those outside the college of the major.
See List of Minors in the Undergraduate Catalog. Minors are generally completed during the last 60 credit hours of your program. Your minor may require prerequisites, so choosing a minor early is beneficial. See your Advisor to declare a minor.
*(Double majors are exempt from a minor.)