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 Requirements (18 credits)
Students choose five (5) courses from a minimum of three (3) of the following disciplines:
I. 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 or Transnational Cinema
  • LIT 6654 Comparative and World Literature (3 credits)
II. Foreign Languages
  • FOL 5930 Topics in Foreign Language (3 credits)
III. History
    Please note: students must have completed HIS 3051 Craft of the Historian to enroll in History seminars
  • ASH 5935 Special Topics: Asian History (3 credits)
  • EUH 5934 Special Topics: European History (3 credits)
  • HIS 5934 Special Topics in History (3 credits)
  • LAH 5934 Special Topics: Latin American History (3 credits)
IV. 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)
V. Political Science & Public Adm
  • 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 Political 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 (3 credits) Security Policy (3 cerdits)
OPTIONS Thesis and Non-Thesis (3 Cr)
Students may choose to write a thesis OR choose to undertake a field experience, 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.
  • INR 6971 Thesis (1-3 credits)
  • INR 6946 Field Experience in International Affairs (0-3 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.