Student studying at Marquette

Concentrations are available in the following subjects:

Students may also work with the director of INIA to design a concentration on a special topic in which they are interested.

Information on the different concentrations follows below.

CONCENTRATION I: Area Studies

In the Area Studies concentration, students focus on particular areas of the world. The concentration combines 18 hours of required core courses and 12 hours of coursework concerning a specific area of the world.

Required Core Courses: 18 hours

POLITICAL SCIENCE (three courses): POSC 4601 (International Law), POSC 4611 (International Organization), and POSC 4631 (World Conflict and Security)

INTERNATIONAL POLITICAL ECONOMY (one course): POSC 4621 (Politics of the World Economy) or POSC 4661 (The Political Economy of Development)

INTERNATIONAL ECONOMICS (one course): ECON 4040 (International Economic Issues) is recommended. Other options are ECON 4044 (International Currency Markets), ECON 4045 (Comparative Economic Development), ECON 4046 (International Trade)

SENIOR CAPSTONE SEMINAR: INIA 4997 (Senior Capstone Seminar in International Affairs)

Area Studies Concentration Requirement: Students select 12 hours from one of the following four areas:

1. ASIAN STUDIES : Choose four of the following courses

2. EUROPEAN STUDIES: Choose four of the following courses

3. LATIN AMERICAN STUDIES: Choose four of the following courses

4. MIDDLE EAST STUDIES: Choose four of the following courses

5. THIRD WORLD STUDIES/DEVELOPING COUNTRIES [this concentration designation will be formally changed to Developing Countries in the 2014-2015 UG Bulletin]: Choose four of the following courses

Concentration II: Cross Cultural Studies

In this concentration students explore cultural similarities and differences that affect international affairs.

Required Core Courses: 18 hours

POLITICAL SCIENCE (three courses): POSC 4601 (International Law), POSC 4611 (International Organization), and POSC 4631 (World Conflict and Security)

INTERNATIONAL POLITICAL ECONOMY (one course): POSC 4621 (Politics of the World Economy) or POSC 4661 (The Political Economy of Development)

INTERNATIONAL ECONOMICS (one course): ECON 4040 (International Economic Issues) is recommended. Other options are ECON 4044 (International Currency Markets), ECON 4045 (Comparative Economic Development), ECON 4046 (International Trade)

SENIOR CAPSTONE SEMINAR: INIA 4997 (Senior Capstone Seminar in International Affairs)

Cross-Cultural Concentration Requirement: Choose four of the following courses (12 hours).

Concentration III: International Economic Relations

In this concentration students explore the economic and political-economy dynamics that affect international affairs.

Required Core Courses: 21 hours

POLITICAL SCIENCE (three courses): POSC 4601 (International Law), POSC 4611 (International Organization), and POSC 4631 (World Conflict and Security)

INTERNATIONAL POLITICAL ECONOMY (one course): POSC 4621 (Politics of the World Economy) or POSC 4661 (The Political Economy of Development)

INTERNATIONAL ECONOMICS (two courses): ECON 4044 (International Currency Markets) and ECON 4046 (International Trade)

SENIOR CAPSTONE SEMINAR: INIA 4997 (Senior Capstone Seminar in International Affairs)

International Economic Relations Concentration Requirement: 9 hours

INTERNATIONAL ECONOMICS COURSE (choose one of the following): ECON 4016 (Environmental and Natural Resource Economics), ECON 4042 (International Antitrust and Competition Policy), ECON 4045 (Comparative Economic Development), ECON 4047 (Development Economics), ECON 4080 (Money, Banking, and Monetary Policy), ECON 4953 (Seminar in Economics: relevant topic)

INTERNATIONAL ECONOMICS RELATIONS COURSES (choose two of the following not already used above):

Concentration IV: International Political-Military Relations

In this concentration, students primarily explore the traditional security dimensions of international affairs.

Required Core Courses: 18 hours

POLITICAL SCIENCE (three courses): POSC 4601 (International Law), POSC 4611 (International Organization), and POSC 4631 (World Conflict and Security)

INTERNATIONAL POLITICAL ECONOMY (one course): POSC 4621 (Politics of the World Economy) or POSC 4661 (The Political Economy of Development)

INTERNATIONAL ECONOMICS (one course): ECON 4040 (International Economic Issues) is recommended. Other options are ECON 4044 (International Currency Markets), ECON 4045 (Comparative Economic Development), ECON 4046 (International Trade)

SENIOR CAPSTONE SEMINAR: INIA 4997 (Senior Capstone Seminar in International Affairs)

International Political Military Concentration Requirement: Choose four of the following courses (12 hours).

Concentration V: International Communication

International communication has multiple dimensions tapping into aspects of culture, communications networks and practices and politics.

Required Core Courses: 18 hours

POLITICAL SCIENCE (three courses): POSC 4601 (International Law), POSC 4611 (International Organization), and POSC 4631 (World Conflict and Security)

INTERNATIONAL POLITICAL ECONOMY (one course): POSC 4621 (Politics of the World Economy) or POSC 4661 (The Political Economy of Development)

INTERNATIONAL ECONOMICS (one course): ECON 4040 (International Economic Issues) is recommended. Other options are ECON 4044 (International Currency Markets), ECON 4045 (Comparative Economic Development), ECON 4046 (International Trade)

SENIOR CAPSTONE SEMINAR: INIA 4997 (Senior Capstone Seminar in International Affairs)

International Communications Concentration Requirement: Choose four of the following courses (12 hours). At least two courses must be selected from College of Communication courses.

COLLEGE OF COMMUNICATIONS COURSES: Chose at least two courses:

COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES COURSES:

Concentration VI: Peace Studies

Peace Studies involves multiple aspects exploring ways of preventing war and building peace.

Required Core Courses: 18 hours

POLITICAL SCIENCE (three courses): POSC 4601 (International Law), POSC 4611 (International Organization), and POSC 4631 (World Conflict and Security)

INTERNATIONAL POLITICAL ECONOMY (one course): POSC 4621 (Politics of the World Economy) or POSC 4661 (The Political Economy of Development)

INTERNATIONAL ECONOMICS (one course): ECON 4040 (International Economic Issues) is recommended. Other options are ECON 4044 (International Currency Markets), ECON 4045 (Comparative Economic Development), ECON 4046 (International Trade)

SENIOR CAPSTONE SEMINAR: INIA 4997 (Senior Capstone Seminar in International Affairs)

Peace Studies Concentration Requirement: 12 hours

Students in this concentration must complete two courses from each division of preventing war and building peace.

Preventing War: choose two of the following:

Building Peace: choose two of the following:

Concentration VII: Special Topics Concentration

Students may work with their advisors and the INIA coordinator to design a concentration on a topic in which they have a special interest.

Required Core Courses: 18 hours

POLITICAL SCIENCE (three courses): POSC 4601 (International Law), POSC 4611 (International Organization), and POSC 4631 (World Conflict and Security)

INTERNATIONAL POLITICAL ECONOMY (one course): POSC 4621 (Politics of the World Economy) or POSC 4661 (The Political Economy of Development)

INTERNATIONAL ECONOMICS (one course): ECON 4040 (International Economic Issues) is recommended. Other options are ECON 4044 (International Currency Markets), ECON 4045 (Comparative Economic Development), ECON 4046 (International Trade)

SENIOR CAPSTONE SEMINAR: INIA 4997 (Senior Capstone Seminar in International Affairs)

Special Topics Concentrations Details: 12 hours.

All concentrations must meet the following conditions:

A special topics concentration must include four related three credit upper division courses on a topic in international affairs significantly different than any of the existing concentrations

A special topics concentration must be declared and approved in writing at least a year prior to the student’s graduation.

The proposal must be signed and approved by the student, the student's advisor, and the INIA coordinator.


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Interdisciplinary Major in
International Affairs

If you have questions or are interested in declaring an Interdisciplinary Major in International Affairs, please contact Dr. H. Richard Friman at (414) 288-5991 or by emailing h.r.friman@marquette.edu.