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2020-2021 Catalog
International Affairs (Master of Arts)

Program Description for International Affairs

Major: International Affairs Degree: Master of Arts

Core Requirements (18 credits)

The program consists of a minimum of 36 credit hours, 18 of which are earned through an interdisciplinary common core of required courses. Fifteen (15) credit hours are major electives and the final 3 credit hours are earned through a thesis or field experience.

INR6607 International Relations Theory (3 Credits)

PAD5700 Public Admin Research Methods (3 Credits)

ANG5472 Globalization and Development (3 Credits)

ECO6009 International Economics (3 Credits)

AMH5515 U.S. in World Affairs (3 Credits)

PHI6769 Ethics, Rel & Global Discourse (3 Credits)

Major Electives (18 credits)

Students choose five (5) courses from among the courses below:

I. Economics and Geography

  • ECO 6060 Economic Analysis (3 Credits)

II. Criminology and Criminal Justice
  • CJE 5121 Homeland Security and Criminal Justice (3 credits)

III. English/Literature
  • ENL 6502 Studies in Early British Literature (3 credits)
  • ENL 6509 Studies in Later British Literature (3 credits)
  • FIL 5934 Advanced Topics in Film (3 credits) Only to be used when the topic is Asian Cinema, International Film Survey or Transnational Cinema
  • LIT 6654 Comparative and World Literature (3 credits)

IV. Foreign Languages
  • FOL 5930 Topics in Foreign Languages (3 credits)

V. History
  • EUH 6935 Readings in European History II (3 credits)
  • LAH 6935 Readings in Latin American History II (3 credits)

Please note: Students must have completed HIS3051 Craft of the Historian to enroll in History courses and seminars listed below:
  • ASH 5935 Special Topics: Asian History (3 credits)
  • EUH 5935 Special Topics: European History (3 credits)
  • EUH 6936 Seminar in European History (3 credits)
  • HIS 5934 Special Topics in History (3 credits)
  • LAH 5934 Special Topics: Latin America History (3 credits)

VI. Philosophy & Religious Studies
  • PHI 5668 Ethics East and West (3 credits)
  • PHI 6425 Philosophy of the Social Sciences (3 credits)
  • PHM 5366 Global Justice (3 credits)
  • PHM 6345 Contemporary Political Philosophy (3 credits)

VII. Political Science & Public Administration
  • CPO 5535 Politics of South Asia (3 credits)
  • INR 6079 Terrorism and Public Safety (3 credits)
  • INR 5449 International Law and Organization (3 credits)
  • INR 6705 International Public Economy (3 credits)
  • INR 6908 Directed Independent Study (1-3 credits)
  • INR 6330 Contemporary American Foreign and Security Policy (3 credits)
  • INR 5352 International Environmental Policy (3 credits)
  • INR 6938 Special Topics in International Affairs (3 credits)
  • PAD 6173 Global Civil Society (3 credits)
  • PAD 6836 Comparative Public Administration Security Policy (3 credits)
  • PUP 6006 Program Evaluation for Public and Nonprofit Management (3 credits)

VIII. Public Health
  • HSC 6165 Global Sexuality and Reproductive Health (3 credits)
  • HSC 6625 Global Health (3 credits)


Students will choose either to write a master's degree thesis OR choose to undertake a field experience. The field experience may be either an internationally-oriented internship or study abroad program. The MAIA graduate director must approve all internships and study abroad programs as meeting this requirement. The student will register for one of the following courses to complete the Thesis/Non-Thesis option:

  • INR 6971 Thesis (1-3 credits)
  • INR 6946 Field Experience in International Affairs (3 credits)

Contextual Courses (0 credits)

To graduate with the MAIA, students must demonstrate language proficiency at the intermediate level by:

  • 1. Completing undergraduate Beginning 1, Beginning II, Intermediate I and Intermediate II (or their equivalents) in a single language while enrolled in the MAIA program.
  • 2. Having completed 14 or more credits of a single language at the undergraduate level prior to admission.
  • 3. Successfully completing a UNF-approved language proficiency exam.

(Note: A language placement exam may not be used for this purpose.)