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Courses offered by the Program in International Relations (IR) are listed under the subject code INTNLREL on the Stanford Bulletin's ExploreCourses web site.

The Program in International Relations offers an undergraduate Bachelor of Arts program, an honors program, and a minor in International Relations.

Mission of the Undergraduate Program in International Relations

The undergraduate program in International Relations is an interdisciplinary undergraduate major allowing students to explore how global, regional and domestic factors influence relations between actors on the world stage. The program equips students with the skills and knowledge necessary to analyze choices and challenges that arise in this arena. IR majors pursue study in world politics, including courses in political science, economics, history, and language, focusing on issues such as international security, political economy, economic development, and democratization. Students must spend at least one quarter overseas. The major prepares students for careers in government and the corporate sector, and for admission into graduate programs in law, business, economics, and political science.

Learning Outcomes (Undergraduate)

The program expects its undergraduate majors to be able to demonstrate the following learning outcomes. These learning outcomes are used in evaluating students and the Program in International Relations. Students are expected to demonstrate:

  1. understanding of core knowledge necessary to understand contemporary world politics.
  2. ability to analyze international issues and draw correct inferences using qualitative and/or quantitative analysis.
  3. ability to write clearly and persuasively, communicating ideas clearly.
  4. ability to evaluate theory and critique research within the discipline.

Coterminal Programs in Related Fields

It is possible for students majoring in International Relations to work simultaneously for a coterminal master’s degree in a number of related fields. Coterminal students should consult advisers in both departments or programs to ensure that they fulfill the degree requirements in both fields. For information on the M.A. program in International Policy Studies, see the “International Policy Studies” section in this bulletin. University requirements for the coterminal M.A. are described in the "Coterminal Degrees" section of this bulletin. For University coterminal degree program rules and University application forms, see the Publications and Online Guides web site.

Honors Program 

The International Relations honors program offers qualified students the opportunity to conduct a major independent research project under faculty guidance. Such a project requires a high degree of initiative and dedication, significant amounts of time and energy, and demonstrated skills in research and writing.

In their junior year, students should consult with prospective honors advisers, choose the courses that provide academic background in their areas of inquiry, and demonstrate an ability to conduct independent research. Students can also select to complete an Interdisciplinary honors thesis with other programs on campus.

Prerequisites for participation include a 3.5 grade point average (GPA), a strong overall academic record, good academic standing, successful experience in writing a research paper, and submission of an acceptable thesis proposal.  Students should submit their honors thesis proposal late in Winter Quarter of the junior year; please check with IR office for the exact deadline.Students are required to enroll in INTNLREL 200A International Relations Honors Field Research, in Spring Quarter of their junior year and should consider participating in Bing Honors College. In their senior year, honors students must enroll in INTNLREL 200B International Relations Honors Seminar in Autumn Quarter, INTNLREL 200C IR Honors Thesis Writing in Winter Quarter,  and in research units through INTNLREL 198 Senior Thesis each quarter of their senior year (Autumn, Winter, and Spring) with their faculty adviser. Honors students present a formal defense of their theses in mid-May. Students must receive at least a grade of ‘B+’ in order to graduate with honors in International Relations.

Bachelor of Arts in International Relations

Students are encouraged to declare by the end of their sophomore year to ensure timely completion of the program. Students must submit an acceptable major proposal to the Director of the Program in International Relations (IR) and declare IR in Axess. Students completing a double major, or who have a minor, are also required to file a Major-Minor and Multiple Major Course Approval Form by the Final Study List deadline for the term in which the student intends to graduate.

Students majoring in International Relations must complete a minimum of 70 units (30 units of core courses as well as 40 units of specialization courses). As part of the core curriculum, IR majors must take an Introductory economics course. Effective Autumn Quarter 2013-14, the Economics department is  offering ECON 1 Principles of Economics, replacing the former ECON 1A and 1B.

  • Students who have already completed two introductory ECON courses (ECON 1A, 1B, 50, 51, 52) prior to Autumn Quarter 2013-14  complete 35 units of core courses and 35 units of specialization courses in order to meet the 70 units required for the major.
  • Effective Autumn Quarter 2013-14, students who complete only ECON 1 Principles of Economics or the old ECON 1A complete 30 units of core courses and 40 units of specialization courses in order to meet the 70 units required for the major.

Students who declared the major prior to September 1, 2013 should consult the Stanford Bulletin for the year in which they submitted their declaration. Requirements for students declaring the major after September 1, 2013 are as follows:

Core Courses (30 units):

Units
Required Courses:
International Politics:5
Introduction to International Relations
Comparative Governance (Select one of the following): 5
History of the International System
Introduction to Comparative Politics
Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law
American Foreign Policy (Select one of the following):5
The Cold War: An International History
INTNLREL 168
Presidents and Foreign Policy in Modern History
Diplomacy on the Ground: Case Studies in the Challenges of Representing Your Country
America and the World Economy
War and Peace in American Foreign Policy
Governing the Global Economy
Challenges and Dilemmas in American Foreign Policy
Introductory Economics (Select one of the following): 5
Principles of Economics
Economic Analysis I
Economic Analysis II
Economic Analysis III
Skills Classes (Select one of the following):5
Introduction to Statistical Methods (Postcalculus) for Social Scientists
Introduction to Statistical Methods: Precalculus
Applied Economics Courses (Select one of the following):5
World Food Economy
Money and Banking
Development Economics
The Russian Economy
ECON 122
ECON 123
Economic Development and Challenges of East Asia
Economic Development, Microfinance, and Social Networks
Economics of Health and Medical Care
Economics of Health Improvement in Developing Countries
Economic Development: A Historical Perspective
Public Finance and Fiscal Policy
The Modern Firm in Theory and Practice
Economic Policy Analysis
The Law and Economics of the World Trading System
International Finance
International Trade
INTNLREL 115
Political Economy of International Trade and Investment
The Political Economy of the European Union
The Future of the European Union: Challenges and Opportunities
INTNLREL 147
The Economics and Political Economy of the Multilateral Trade System
INTNLREL 165A
Topics in International Macroeconomics
Issues in International Economics
Economics of Corruption
OSPBEIJ 75
Contemporary Spanish Economy and the European Union
OSPMOSC 44
OSPMOSC 62
Globalization and Its Effect on France and the European Union
OSPPARIS 124X
The Chilean Economy in Comparative Perspective
America and the World Economy
Governing the Global Economy
POLISCI 210
POLISCI 210C
Global Supply Chains and the Future of Global Governance
POLISCI 213R
International Organizations and Institutions
Politics and Public Finance
Poverty and Policies in Developing Economies
Economic Growth and Development Patterns, Policies, and Prospects
Economic Sociology
Total Units30

Specialization Courses (40 units):  

The ten specializations are:

  1. Africa
  2. Comparative International Governance 
  3. East and South Asia
  4. Economic Development/World Economy
  5. Europe (East and West) & Russia
  6. International History and Culture
  7. International Security
  8. Latin America and Iberian Studies
  9. Middle East and Central Asia
  10. Social Development/Human Well-Being

Students on the old IR plan (declared prior to Autumn Quarter 2013-14) who completed two introductory economics courses must complete a total of at least 35 units (usually seven 5 unit courses) in their primary and secondary specializations. 20 units must be from the student’s primary specialization; 15 units from the secondary specialization. Functional specializations are not declared on Axess nor are they printed on the diploma or transcript.

Students who have only taken one introductory economics course must take 40 units of specialization courses in order to meet the 70 units required for the major. 20-25 units must be from the student’s primary specialization; 15-20 units from the secondary specialization. Functional specializations are not declared on Axess nor are they printed on the diploma or transcript.

The following courses are approved for each functional specialization. 

Africa

Crosslisted courses may appear in the list below multiple times. Crosslisted courses may only be taken once for credit. 

Units
AFRICAAM 133Literature and Society in Africa and the Caribbean4
AFRICAST 111Education for All? The Global and Local in Public Policy Making in Africa5
AFRICAST 112AIDS, Literacy, and Land: Foreign Aid and Development in Africa5
AFRICAST 127African Art and Politics, c. 1900 - Present4
AFRICAST 135Designing Research-Based Interventions to Solve Global Health Problems3-4
AFRICAST 141AScience, Technology, and Medicine in Africa4
AFRICAST 209Running While Others Walk: African Perspectives on Development5
AFRICAST 211Education for All? The Global and Local in Public Policy Making in Africa5
ANTHRO 147AFolklore, Mythology, and Islam in Central Asia3-5
ARTHIST 127AAfrican Art and Politics, c. 1900 - Present4
HISTORY 46SEconomies of Africa: Entrepreneurialism, Informality and the History of Capitalism, 1400-Present5
HISTORY 48QSouth Africa: Contested Transitions4
HISTORY 106AGlobal Human Geography: Asia and Africa5
HISTORY 145BAfrica in the 20th Century5
HISTORY 146History of Humanitarian Aid in sub-Saharan Africa4-5
HISTORY 147History of South Africa5
HISTORY 248SColonial States and African Societies, Part I4-5
INTNLREL 62QMASS ATROCITIES AND RECONCILIATION3
OSPCPTWN 16Sites of Memory3
OSPCPTWN 30Engaging Cape Town2
OSPCPTWN 31Political Economy of Foreign Aid3
OSPCPTWN 38Genocide: African Experiences in Comparative Perspective3-5
OSPCPTWN 43Public and Community Health in Sub-Saharan Africa4
OSPCPTWN 70Youth Citizenship and Community Engagement3
OSPCPTWN 75Giving Voice to the Now: Studies in the South African Present3
OSPOXFRD 54Empire and Emancipation: British Imperialism in Africa, c. 1880-19605
POLISCI 146AAfrican Politics4-5
POLISCI 242AWhy is Africa Poor?5
POLISCI 246PThe Dynamics of Change in Africa4-5
THINK 42Thinking Through Africa: Perspectives on Health, Wealth, and Well-Being4

Comparative International Governance

Crosslisted courses may appear in the list below multiple times. Crosslisted courses may only be taken once for credit. 

Units
ANTHRO 132BIslam Law in Muslim and Non-Muslim Societies3-5
EARTHSYS 61QFood and security3
EARTHSYS 112Human Society and Environmental Change4
GLOBAL 190Illicit Trade in Art and Antiquities3
HISTORY 48QSouth Africa: Contested Transitions4
HISTORY 173Mexican Migration to the United States3-5
HISTORY 181BFormation of the Contemporary Middle East5
HISTORY 204ETotalitarianism4-5
HISTORY 207BEnvironment, Technology and Revolution in World History4-5
HISTORY 224CGenocide and Humanitarian Intervention3
HISTORY 272ETheories of Citizenship and Sovereignty in a Transnational Context4-5
HISTORY 275BHistory of Modern Mexico4-5
INTNLREL 60QUnited Nations Peacekeeping3
INTNLREL 114DDemocracy, Development, and the Rule of Law5
INTNLREL 122Introduction to European Studies5
INTNLREL 122AThe Political Economy of the European Union5
INTNLREL 135AInternational Environmental Law and Policy4-5
INTNLREL 140AInternational Law and International Relations4-5
INTNLREL 140CThe U.S., U.N. Peacekeeping, and Humanitarian War5
INTNLREL 144New Global Human Rights3
INTNLREL 145Genocide and Humanitarian Intervention4
INTNLREL 149The Economics and Political Economy of the Multilateral Trade System5
INTNLREL 157The Political Economy of the Arab Revolutions5
IPS 207Economics of Corruption3-5
IPS 210The Politics of International Humanitarian Action3-5
IPS 211The Transition from War to Peace: Peacebuilding Strategies3-5
IPS 216Making Things Happen in the Real World: Leadership and Implementation3-4
IPS 230Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law5
IPS 237Religion and Politics: A Threat to Democracy?4-5
IPS 242American Foreign Policy: Interests, Values, and Process5
JEWISHST 271CCampaigns and Elections in Israel5
OSPMADRD 42A European Model of Democracy: The Case of Spain4
OSPMADRD 48Migration and Multiculturality in Spain4
OSPMADRD 90Universal Jurisdiction and Human Rights in Spain3-4
OSPOXFRD 18Making Public Policy: An Introduction to Political Philosophy, Politics, and Economics4-5
OSPOXFRD 24British and American Constitutional Systems in Comparative Perspective4-5
OSPOXFRD 45British Economic Policy since World War II5
OSPPARIS 32French Politics in Cross-National Perspective5
OSPPARIS 91Globalization and Its Effect on France and the European Union5
OSPPARIS 98Global Health Systems: the Future5
OSPPARIS 122XChallenges of Integration in the European Union4-5
OSPSANTG 68The Emergence of Nations in Latin America4-5
OSPSANTG 116XModernization and its Discontents: Chilean Politics at the Turn of the Century5
OSPSANTG 129XLatin America in the International System4-5
OSPSANTG 130XThe Chilean Economy in Comparative Perspective5
POLISCI 110GGoverning the Global Economy5
POLISCI 141SPolitics of India5
POLISCI 143SComparative Corruption3
POLISCI 146AAfrican Politics4-5
POLISCI 147Comparative Democratic Development5
POLISCI 148Chinese Politics: The Transformation and the Era of Reform3-5
POLISCI 149TMiddle Eastern Politics5
POLISCI 212XCivil War and International Politics: Syria in Context5
POLISCI 214RChallenges and Dilemmas in American Foreign Policy5
POLISCI 216State Building5
POLISCI 237SCivil Society and Democracy in Comparative Perspective5
POLISCI 240TDemocracy, Promotion, and American Foreign Policy5
POLISCI 244An Introduction to Political Development5
POLISCI 244UPolitical Culture3-5
POLISCI 245APolitics and Public Finance5
POLISCI 245RPolitics in Modern Iran5
POLISCI 247GGovernance and Poverty5
POLISCI 248SLatin American Politics3-5
REES 206Media, Democratization and Political Transformations in Post-Soviet Societies3-5
SIW 146Diplomacy in Practice: Security Issues in the South Caucasus5

East and South Asia

Crosslisted courses may appear in the list below multiple times. Crosslisted courses may only be taken once for credit. 

Units
ANTHRO 149South Asia: History, People, Politics5
ANTHRO 249South Asia: History, People, Politics5
CHINA 157Science, Power, and Knowledge: East Asia to 19003-5
CHINA 256Sino-Korean Relations, Past and Present3-5
COMPLIT 247Bollywood and Beyond: An Introduction to Indian Film3-5
EARTHSYS 138International Urbanization Seminar: Cross-Cultural Collaboration for Sustainable Urban Development4-5
EASTASN 117Health and Healthcare Systems in East Asia3-5
EASTASN 162Seminar on the Evolution of the Modern Chinese State, 1550-Present3-5
EASTASN 189KHigher Education and Development in Korea3
EASTASN 289KHigher Education and Development in Korea3
EASTASN 297The International Relations of Asia since World War II3-5
ECON 124Economic Development and Challenges of East Asia3-5
FEMGEN 14NImagining India: Art, Culture, Politics in Modern India3
FILMSTUD 250BBollywood and Beyond: An Introduction to Indian Film3-5
HISTORY 95Modern Korean History3
HISTORY 95CModern Japanese History: From Samurai to Pokemon3
HISTORY 98The History of Modern China3
HISTORY 106AGlobal Human Geography: Asia and Africa5
HISTORY 193Late Imperial China5
HISTORY 195Modern Korean History5
HISTORY 195CModern Japanese History: From Samurai to Pokemon5
HISTORY 196Gandhi in His Time and Ours5
HISTORY 197Southeast Asia: From Antiquity to the Modern Era3-5
HISTORY 198History of Modern China5
HISTORY 289The Indian Ocean World: Winds, Merchants & Empires4-5
HISTORY 290North Korea in Historical Perspective4-5
HISTORY 290EMovies and Empire in East Asia4-5
HISTORY 291EMaps, Borders, and Conflict in East Asia4-5
HISTORY 296FShort Stories from India and Pakistan3-5
HISTORY 297The Cold War and East Asia5
HISTORY 297FReligion and Power in the Making of Modern South Asia3-5
HISTORY 392GModern Korea4-5
HISTORY 395Modern Korean History5
HISTORY 397The Cold War and East Asia5
INTNLREL 143State and Society in Korea4
INTNLREL 159Political Economy of East Asia3-5
IPS 244U.S. Policy toward Northeast Asia5
IPS 246China on the World Stage4
IPS 264Behind the Headlines: An Introduction to US Foreign Policy in South and East Asia3-5
IPS 274International Urbanization Seminar: Cross-Cultural Collaboration for Sustainable Urban Development4-5
OSPBEIJ 20Communication, Culture, and Society: The Chinese Way4
OSPBEIJ 23China's Foreign Policy4
OSPBEIJ 24China's Economic Development5
OSPBEIJ 58China in the World Economy: Han Dynasty to the Present5
OSPBEIJ 82Globalization and the Chinese City4
OSPKYOTO 13Contemporary Religion in Japan's Ancient Capital: Sustaining and Recasting Tradition4
POLISCI 115AThe Rise of Asia3-5
POLISCI 140LChina in World Politics5
POLISCI 141SPolitics of India5
POLISCI 148Chinese Politics: The Transformation and the Era of Reform3-5
POLISCI 211Political Economy of East Asia3-5
POLISCI 211PInternational Security in South Asia: Pakistan, India and the United States.5
POLISCI 218JJapanese Politics and International Relations5
POLISCI 243EPolitical Economy of Development in Rural India5
POLISCI 318JJapanese Politics and International Relations5
RELIGST 56Exploring Chinese Religions4
RELIGST 118Gandhi, Nonviolence, Religion4
SOC 111State and Society in Korea4
SOC 117AChina Under Mao5
SOC 211State and Society in Korea4
SOC 213ATransformation of Socialist Societies3-5
SOC 217AChina Under Mao5

Economic Development/World Economy

Crosslisted courses may appear in the list below multiple times. Crosslisted courses may only be taken once for credit. 

Units
ANTHRO 143BAnthropology and International Development3-5
BIOMEDIN 156Economics of Health and Medical Care5
CEE 107AUnderstanding Energy3-5
EARTHSYS 106World Food Economy5
EARTHSYS 112Human Society and Environmental Change4
ECON 106World Food Economy5
ECON 111Money and Banking5
ECON 113Economics of Innovation5
ECON 118Development Economics5
ECON 119The Russian Economy4-5
ECON 124Economic Development and Challenges of East Asia3-5
ECON 125Economic Development, Microfinance, and Social Networks5
ECON 126Economics of Health and Medical Care5
ECON 127Economics of Health Improvement in Developing Countries5
ECON 128Economic Development: A Historical Perspective5
ECON 141Public Finance and Fiscal Policy5
ECON 149The Modern Firm in Theory and Practice5
ECON 150Economic Policy Analysis4-5
ECON 155Environmental Economics and Policy5
ECON 162Games Developing Nations Play5
ECON 164The Law and Economics of the World Trading System5
ECON 165International Finance5
ECON 166International Trade5
GERMAN 109The End of Europe (as we know it) - Germany and the Future of the European Union3-5
HISTORY 46SEconomies of Africa: Entrepreneurialism, Informality and the History of Capitalism, 1400-Present5
HISTORY 283The New Global Economy, Oil and Origins of the Arab Spring4-5
INTNLREL 110CAmerica and the World Economy5
INTNLREL 114DDemocracy, Development, and the Rule of Law5
INTNLREL 118SPolitical Economy of International Trade and Investment5
INTNLREL 122AThe Political Economy of the European Union5
INTNLREL 123The Future of the European Union: Challenges and Opportunities5
INTNLREL 135AInternational Environmental Law and Policy4-5
INTNLREL 149The Economics and Political Economy of the Multilateral Trade System5
INTNLREL 159Political Economy of East Asia3-5
IPS 202Topics in International Macroeconomics5
IPS 203Issues in International Economics5
IPS 207Economics of Corruption3-5
IPS 230Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law5
IPS 275UN Habitat III: Bridging Cities and Nations to Tackle Urban Development3-5
MED 262Economics of Health Improvement in Developing Countries5
MS&E 185Global Work4
MS&E 271Global Entrepreneurial Marketing3-4
OSPBEIJ 24China's Economic Development5
OSPBEIJ 58China in the World Economy: Han Dynasty to the Present5
OSPBER 115XThe German Economy: Past and Present4-5
OSPBER 126XA People's Union? Money, Markets, and Identity in the EU4-5
OSPBER 161XThe German Economy in the Age of Globalization4-5
OSPFLOR 78The Impossible Experiment: Politics and Policies of the New European Union5
OSPISTAN 62Business Policy and Strategy in a Global Environment4
OSPMADRD 54Contemporary Spanish Economy and the European Union4
OSPOXFRD 45British Economic Policy since World War II5
OSPPARIS 86Measuring Well-Being and Sustainability in Today's World5
OSPPARIS 91Globalization and Its Effect on France and the European Union5
OSPPARIS 122XChallenges of Integration in the European Union4-5
OSPSANTG 41Political Economy: Chile in Comparative Perspective5
OSPSANTG 119XThe Chilean Economy: History, International Relations, and Development Strategies5
OSPSANTG 130XThe Chilean Economy in Comparative Perspective5
POLISCI 110CAmerica and the World Economy5
POLISCI 110GGoverning the Global Economy5
POLISCI 110XAmerica and the World Economy5
POLISCI 115AThe Rise of Asia3-5
POLISCI 140LChina in World Politics5
POLISCI 143SComparative Corruption3
POLISCI 210GGlobal Supply Chains and the Future of Global Governance5
POLISCI 211Political Economy of East Asia3-5
POLISCI 216GInternational Organizations and Institutions5
POLISCI 218SPolitical Economy of International Trade and Investment5
POLISCI 241AAn Introduction to Political Economy of Development5
POLISCI 242AWhy is Africa Poor?5
POLISCI 243LPolitics of Economic Reform5
POLISCI 247GGovernance and Poverty5
POLISCI 248LPolitical-Economy of Crime and Violence in Latin America5
PUBLPOL 104Economic Policy Analysis4-5
PUBLPOL 107Public Finance and Fiscal Policy5
PUBLPOL 184Poverty and Policies in Developing Economies5
PUBLPOL 204Economic Policy Analysis4-5
REES 219The Russian Economy4-5
SIW 103Economic Growth and Development Patterns, Policies, and Prospects5
SOC 114Economic Sociology4
SOC 137Global Inequality4
SOC 177DEconomic Elites in the 21st Century3-5
SOC 213ATransformation of Socialist Societies3-5

Europe (East and West) & Russia

Crosslisted courses may appear in the list below multiple times. Crosslisted courses may only be taken once for credit. 

Units
ECON 119The Russian Economy4-5
ENGLISH 144BContemporary British Fiction3-5
FEMGEN 115Queer Reading and Queer Writing in Early Modern England5
FRENCH 120Coffee and Cigarettes: The Making of French Intellectual Culture4-5
FRENCH 122Nation in Motion: Film, Race and Immigration in Contemporary French Cinema3-5
FRENCH 132Literature, Revolutions, and Changes in 19th- and 20th-Century France4
FRENCH 133Literature and Society in Africa and the Caribbean4
GERMAN 109The End of Europe (as we know it) - Germany and the Future of the European Union3-5
GERMAN 120Contemporary Politics in Germany3-5
GERMAN 120QContemporary Politics in Germany3-4
GERMAN 123German Culture and Film3-5
GERMAN 182War and Warfare in Germany3
GERMAN 264Post-Cold War German Foreign Policy3-5
HISTORY 20NRussia in the Early Modern European Imagination4
HISTORY 106BGlobal Human Geography: Europe and Americas5
HISTORY 110BRenaissance to Revolution: Early Modern Europe5
HISTORY 110CThe Problem of Modern Europe5
HISTORY 120AThe Russian Empire, 1450-18005
HISTORY 137The Holocaust4
HISTORY 138AGermany and the World Wars, 1870-19905
HISTORY 139Modern Britain and the British Empire5
HISTORY 185BJews in the Contemporary World: Faith and Ethnicity, Vulnerability and Visibility4-5
HISTORY 219CScience, Technology, and Modernity in the Soviet Union5
HISTORY 221BThe 'Woman Question' in Modern Russia5
HISTORY 224AThe Soviet Civilization4-5
HISTORY 227East European Women and War in the 20th Century4-5
HISTORY 228Circles of Hell: Poland in World War II5
HISTORY 230FSurveillance in Modern Europe4-5
HISTORY 238France Since 1900: Politics, Culture, Society4-5
HISTORY 239EParis: The Making of a Modern Icon3-5
ILAC 130Introduction to Iberia: Cultural Perspectives3-5
ILAC 136Modern Iberian Literatures3-5
ILAC 193The Cinema of Pedro Almodovar3-5
INTNLREL 122Introduction to European Studies5
INTNLREL 122AThe Political Economy of the European Union5
INTNLREL 123The Future of the European Union: Challenges and Opportunities5
IPS 231Russia, the West and the Rest4
ITALIAN 129Modern Italian Culture: Avant-garde and Politics4
ITALIAN 155The Mafia in Society, Film, and Fiction4
JEWISHST 155DJewish American Literature5
JEWISHST 183The Holocaust4
JEWISHST 185BJews in the Contemporary World: Faith and Ethnicity, Vulnerability and Visibility4-5
JEWISHST 282Circles of Hell: Poland in World War II5
OSPBER 37Leading from Behind? Germany in the International Arena since 19454-5
OSPBER 70The Long Way to the West: German History from the 18th Century to the Present4-5
OSPBER 71EU in Crisis4-5
OSPBER 115XThe German Economy: Past and Present4-5
OSPBER 126XA People's Union? Money, Markets, and Identity in the EU4-5
OSPBER 161XThe German Economy in the Age of Globalization4-5
OSPBER 174Sports, Culture, and Gender in Comparative Perspective5
OSPFLOR 8Migration and Cultural Diversity in Contemporary Italy5
OSPFLOR 48Sharing Beauty in Florence: Collectors, Collections and the Shaping of the Western Museum Tradition4
OSPFLOR 49On-Screen Battles: Filmic Portrayals of Fascism and World War II5
OSPFLOR 78The Impossible Experiment: Politics and Policies of the New European Union5
OSPFLOR 111YFrom Giotto to Michelangelo: The Birth and Flowering of Renaissance Art in Florence4
OSPMADRD 42A European Model of Democracy: The Case of Spain4
OSPMADRD 54Contemporary Spanish Economy and the European Union4
OSPMADRD 57Health Care: A Contrastive Analysis between Spain and the U.S.4
OSPMADRD 61Society and Cultural Change: The Case of Spain4
OSPMADRD 72Issues in Bioethics Across Cultures4
OSPMADRD 74Islam in Spain and Europe: 1300 Years of Contact4
OSPMADRD 75Sefarad: The Jewish Community in Spain4
OSPOXFRD 18Making Public Policy: An Introduction to Political Philosophy, Politics, and Economics4-5
OSPOXFRD 24British and American Constitutional Systems in Comparative Perspective4-5
OSPOXFRD 117WGender and Social Change in Modern Britain4-5
OSPPARIS 32French Politics in Cross-National Perspective5
OSPPARIS 81France During the Second World War: Between History and Memory5
OSPPARIS 91Globalization and Its Effect on France and the European Union5
OSPPARIS 122XChallenges of Integration in the European Union4-5
POLISCI 142BBritish Politics5
POLISCI 245APolitics and Public Finance5
POLISCI 246APaths to the Modern World: Islam and the West5
REES 206Media, Democratization and Political Transformations in Post-Soviet Societies3-5
REES 209Democratic Transition in Ukraine: Values, Political Culture, Conflicts3-5
REES 219The Russian Economy4-5
SIW 146Diplomacy in Practice: Security Issues in the South Caucasus5
SLAVIC 147Modern Russian Literature and Culture: The Age of War and Revolution2-5
SLAVIC 148Slavic Literature and Cultures since the Death of Stalin3-5
SOC 213ATransformation of Socialist Societies3-5

International History and Culture

Crosslisted courses may appear in the list below multiple times. Crosslisted courses may only be taken once for credit.  

Units
ANTHRO 49Violence and Belonging in the Middle East5
ANTHRO 147BWorld Heritage in Global Conflict5
ANTHRO 149CThe Muslim Other: A History of Orientalism from Antiquity to the 2016 U.S.3-5
ANTHRO 152Ritual, Politics, Power5
ARTHIST 1AIntroduction to the Visual Arts: Prehistoric through Medieval5
ARTHIST 106Byzantine Art and Architecture, 300-1453 C.E.4
ARTHIST 190AIndigenous Cultural Heritage: Protection, Practice, Repatriation3
ARTHIST 205Cairo and Istanbul: Urban Space, Memory, Protest5
ARTHIST 208CArchitecture, Acoustics and Ritual in Byzantium1-3
CHINA 157Science, Power, and Knowledge: East Asia to 19003-5
CLASSICS 391Early Empires: Han and Rome4-5
COMPLIT 38QEthics of Jihad4
COMPLIT 144AIstanbul the Muse: The City in Literature and Film3-5
COMPLIT 145Reflection on the Other: The Jew and the Arab in Literature3-5
COMPLIT 157Contemporary Turkish Cinema and Society3-5
COMPLIT 171Ethics of Jihad5
ENGLISH 144BContemporary British Fiction3-5
FEMGEN 14NImagining India: Art, Culture, Politics in Modern India3
FEMGEN 101Introduction to Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies4-5
FRENCH 112Oscar Wilde and the French Decadents3-5
FRENCH 122Nation in Motion: Film, Race and Immigration in Contemporary French Cinema3-5
FRENCH 124The View from Paris: Key Moments in French Culture4
FRENCH 130Introduction to Medieval and Renaissance French Literature4
FRENCH 131Absolutism, Enlightenment, and Revolution in 17th- and 18th-Century France4
FRENCH 132Literature, Revolutions, and Changes in 19th- and 20th-Century France4
FRENCH 133Literature and Society in Africa and the Caribbean4
FRENCH 205Songs of Love and War: Gender, Crusade, Politics3-5
FRENCH 210Representation and Theatre Culture in 20th Century France5
FRENCH 218Skepticism and Atheism in Early-Modern French Thought4-5
FRENCH 221Conceiving Other Worlds: Travel Narrative and Science Fiction in Early-Modern France4-5
FRENCH 227Paris: The Making of a Modern Icon3-5
FRENCH 228EGetting Through Proust3-5
FRENCH 245French Political Thought From Rousseau to the Present3-5
FRENCH 253Honoré de Balzac3-5
FRENCH 265The Problem of Evil in Literature, Film, and Philosophy3-5
GERMAN 120Contemporary Politics in Germany3-5
GERMAN 120NThe Brothers Grimm and Their Fairy Tales4
GERMAN 120QContemporary Politics in Germany3-4
GERMAN 131What is German Literature?3-5
GERMAN 132Dynasties, Dictators and Democrats: History and Politics in Germany3-5
GERMAN 133Marx, Nietzsche, Freud3-5
GERMAN 218Central European Literature4
GERMAN 220German Literature 1: How Stories are Told (ca. 1170-1600)1-5
GERMAN 221German Literature 2: Selfhood and History1-5
GERMAN 222German Literature 3: Myth and Modernity1-5
GERMAN 246Hegel's Phenomenology of Spirit3-5
GERMAN 262The Total Work of Art5
GERMAN 262AExplosions of Enlightenment3-5
GERMAN 264Post-Cold War German Foreign Policy3-5
GERMAN 264AWalter Benjamin3-5
GERMAN 271Futurity: Why the Past Matters3-5
GERMAN 285Environmentalism, Literature and Cultural Criticism3-5
GLOBAL 190Illicit Trade in Art and Antiquities3
HISTORY 20NRussia in the Early Modern European Imagination4
HISTORY 102History of the International System5
HISTORY 103FThe Changing Face of War: Introduction to Military History5
HISTORY 110BRenaissance to Revolution: Early Modern Europe5
HISTORY 110CThe Problem of Modern Europe5
HISTORY 113Before Globalization: Understanding Premodern World History3-5
HISTORY 120AThe Russian Empire, 1450-18005
HISTORY 139Modern Britain and the British Empire5
HISTORY 145BAfrica in the 20th Century5
HISTORY 147History of South Africa5
HISTORY 170BCulture, Society and Politics in Latin America5
HISTORY 177DU.S. Intervention and Regime Change in 20th Century Latin America5
HISTORY 178Film and History of Latin American Revolutions and Counterrevolutions3-5
HISTORY 181BFormation of the Contemporary Middle East5
HISTORY 182CMaking of the Islamic World, 600-15005
HISTORY 185BJews in the Contemporary World: Faith and Ethnicity, Vulnerability and Visibility4-5
HISTORY 193Late Imperial China5
HISTORY 194BJapan in the Age of the Samurai5
HISTORY 198History of Modern China5
HISTORY 204ETotalitarianism4-5
HISTORY 204GWar and Society4-5
HISTORY 238France Since 1900: Politics, Culture, Society4-5
HISTORY 272ETheories of Citizenship and Sovereignty in a Transnational Context4-5
HISTORY 281BModern Egypt4-5
HISTORY 281DShia Islam4-5
HISTORY 284FEmpires, Markets and Networks: Early Modern Islamic World and Beyond, 1500-18004-5
HISTORY 288Palestine and the Arab-Israeli Conflict4-5
HISTORY 289The Indian Ocean World: Winds, Merchants & Empires4-5
HISTORY 296FShort Stories from India and Pakistan3-5
ILAC 130Introduction to Iberia: Cultural Perspectives3-5
ILAC 131Introduction to Latin America: Cultural Perspectives3-5
ILAC 134In the First Person: Women's Self Writing in Latin America3-5
ILAC 135From Book to Screen: Brazilian Novels and Their Film Adaptations3-5
ILAC 136Modern Iberian Literatures3-5
ILAC 157Medieval and Early Modern Iberian Literatures3-5
ILAC 161Modern Latin American Literature3-5
ILAC 193The Cinema of Pedro Almodovar3-5
ILAC 193QSpaces and Voices of Brazil through Film3-4
ILAC 240EBorges and Philosophy3-5
ILAC 278Senior Seminar: Spanish Poetry3-5
ILAC 278ASenior Seminar: Literatura y Antropología3-5
INTNLREL 136History of International Relations Thought5
INTNLREL 154The Cold War: An International History5
INTNLREL 168AAmerican Interventions, 1898-Present5
INTNLREL 173Presidents and Foreign Policy in Modern History5
INTNLREL 174Diplomacy on the Ground: Case Studies in the Challenges of Representing Your Country5
INTNLREL 179Major Themes in U.S.-Latin America Diplomatic History5
INTNLREL 182World War I: Three Perspectives2
IPS 237Religion and Politics: A Threat to Democracy?4-5
ITALIAN 100Masterpieces: Dante3-5
ITALIAN 101Italy: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly3
ITALIAN 127Inventing Italian Literature4
ITALIAN 128The Italian Renaissance and the Path to Modernity4
ITALIAN 129Modern Italian Culture: Avant-garde and Politics4
ITALIAN 152Boccaccio's Decameron: The Ethics of Storytelling3-5
ITALIAN 221Italo Calvino: Literature, Science, Philosophy3-5
ITALIAN 235EDante's "Inferno"3-5
ITALIAN 236EDante's "Purgatorio and Paradiso"4-5
ITALIAN 256North/South in Contemporary Italy4
ITALIAN 281Novels into Film4-5
LINGUIST 167Languages of the World3-4
MUSIC 7BMusical Cultures of the World3
OSPBER 70The Long Way to the West: German History from the 18th Century to the Present4-5
OSPFLOR 8Migration and Cultural Diversity in Contemporary Italy5
OSPFLOR 48Sharing Beauty in Florence: Collectors, Collections and the Shaping of the Western Museum Tradition4
OSPFLOR 49On-Screen Battles: Filmic Portrayals of Fascism and World War II5
OSPFLOR 111YFrom Giotto to Michelangelo: The Birth and Flowering of Renaissance Art in Florence4
OSPISTAN 64Travels in the Ottoman History with Evliya Çelebi4
OSPISTAN 74Dreaming of a Cosmopolitan Sea: The Mediterranean in History4
OSPKYOTO 13Contemporary Religion in Japan's Ancient Capital: Sustaining and Recasting Tradition4
OSPMADRD 83Narrating the Nation: National and Post-National Spanish and Latin American Literature4
OSPOXFRD 54Empire and Emancipation: British Imperialism in Africa, c. 1880-19605
OSPPARIS 30The Avant Garde in France through Literature, Art, and Theater4
OSPPARIS 81France During the Second World War: Between History and Memory5
OSPPARIS 92Building Paris: Its History, Architecture, and Urban Design4
OSPSANTG 118XArtistic Expression in Latin America5
OSPSANTG 129XLatin America in the International System4-5
POLISCI 131LModern Political Thought: Machiavelli to Marx and Mill5
POLISCI 149SIslam, Iran, and the West5
REES 301BHistory and Politics in Russian and Eastern European Cinema5
RELIGST 1Religion Around the Globe4
RELIGST 29Religion, Violence & Nonviolence2
RELIGST 56Exploring Chinese Religions4
RELIGST 61Exploring Islam4
RELIGST 65Exploring Global Christianity4
RELIGST 118Gandhi, Nonviolence, Religion4
RELIGST 119Religion, Violence, and Nonviolence4
RELIGST 124Sufi Islam4
RELIGST 201Islamic Law3-5
SLAVIC 77QRussia's Weird Classic: Nikolai Gogol3-4
SLAVIC 115Between Europe and Asia: Introduction to Russian Culture3
SLAVIC 129Russian Versification: History and Theory3-4
SLAVIC 145Survey of Russian Literature: The Age of Experiment3-5
SLAVIC 146The Great Russian Novel: Tolstoy and Dostoevsky2-5
SLAVIC 156Nabokov in the Transnational Context3-5
SLAVIC 18820th century Russian Poetry: From Aleksandr Blok to Joseph Brodsky3-5
SLAVIC 190Tolstoy's Anna Karenina in Dialogue with Contemporary Philosophical, Social, and Ethical Thought3-5
SLAVIC 198Writing Between Languages: The Case of Eastern European Jewish Literature3-5
SLAVIC 23018th Century Russian Literature5
SLAVIC 235Late and Post-Soviet Literature3-5
SLAVIC 242Artists and Power: Eastern European Literature and Film from 1945 to 19912-5
SLAVIC 251Dostoevsky: Narrative Performance and Literary Theory3-5
THINK 12Century of Violence4

International Security

Crosslisted courses may appear in the list below multiple times. Crosslisted courses may only be taken once for credit.  

Units
EARTHSYS 61QFood and security3
EASTASN 297The International Relations of Asia since World War II3-5
GERMAN 264Post-Cold War German Foreign Policy3-5
HISTORY 4NA World History of Genocide3-5
HISTORY 102History of the International System5
HISTORY 103EThe International History of Nuclear Weapons5
HISTORY 103FThe Changing Face of War: Introduction to Military History5
HISTORY 138AGermany and the World Wars, 1870-19905
HISTORY 150CThe United States in the Twentieth Century5
HISTORY 177DU.S. Intervention and Regime Change in 20th Century Latin America5
HISTORY 204GWar and Society4-5
HISTORY 252BDiplomacy on the Ground: Case Studies in the Challenges of Representing Your Country5
HISTORY 297The Cold War and East Asia5
INTNLREL 60QUnited Nations Peacekeeping3
INTNLREL 102History of the International System5
INTNLREL 110DWar and Peace in American Foreign Policy5
INTNLREL 136History of International Relations Thought5
INTNLREL 140AInternational Law and International Relations4-5
INTNLREL 140CThe U.S., U.N. Peacekeeping, and Humanitarian War5
INTNLREL 152Organized Crime and Democracy in Latin America5
INTNLREL 154The Cold War: An International History5
INTNLREL 168AAmerican Interventions, 1898-Present5
INTNLREL 173Presidents and Foreign Policy in Modern History5
INTNLREL 174Diplomacy on the Ground: Case Studies in the Challenges of Representing Your Country5
INTNLREL 182World War I: Three Perspectives2
IPS 211The Transition from War to Peace: Peacebuilding Strategies3-5
IPS 219Intelligence and National Security3
IPS 231Russia, the West and the Rest4
IPS 232Hacking for Diplomacy: Tackling Foreign Policy Challenges with the Lean Launchpad3-4
IPS 234Democratic Peace: A Political Biography3-5
IPS 242American Foreign Policy: Interests, Values, and Process5
IPS 244U.S. Policy toward Northeast Asia5
IPS 246China on the World Stage4
IPS 248America's War in Afghanistan: Multiple Actors and Divergent Strategies3-5
MS&E 93QNuclear Weapons, Energy, Proliferation, and Terrorism3
MS&E 193Technology and National Security3
MS&E 297"Hacking for Defense": Solving National Security issues with the Lean Launchpad3-4
OSPBEIJ 23China's Foreign Policy4
OSPFLOR 49On-Screen Battles: Filmic Portrayals of Fascism and World War II5
POLISCI 110DWar and Peace in American Foreign Policy5
POLISCI 110YWar and Peace in American Foreign Policy5
POLISCI 114SInternational Security in a Changing World5
POLISCI 118PU.S. Relations in Iran5
POLISCI 140LChina in World Politics5
POLISCI 149SIslam, Iran, and the West5
POLISCI 211PInternational Security in South Asia: Pakistan, India and the United States.5
POLISCI 212XCivil War and International Politics: Syria in Context5
POLISCI 213SA Post American Century? American Foreign Policy in a Uni-Multi-unipolar World5
POLISCI 214RChallenges and Dilemmas in American Foreign Policy5
POLISCI 215Explaining Ethnic Violence5
POLISCI 215FNuclear Weapons and International Politics5
POLISCI 216State Building5
POLISCI 218TTerrorism5
POLISCI 238THistory of International Relations Thought5
POLISCI 240TDemocracy, Promotion, and American Foreign Policy5
PUBLPOL 122Biosecurity and Bioterrorism Response4-5
PUBLPOL 123Thinking About War4-5
PUBLPOL 222Biosecurity and Bioterrorism Response2-5
REES 209Democratic Transition in Ukraine: Values, Political Culture, Conflicts3-5
SIW 110U.S. Foreign Policy3
SIW 146Diplomacy in Practice: Security Issues in the South Caucasus5
THINK 12Century of Violence4
THINK 19Rules of War4

Latin American and Iberian Studies

Crosslisted courses may appear in the list below multiple times. Crosslisted courses may only be taken once for credit.  

Units
AMSTUD 142The Literature of the Americas5
CHILATST 180EIntroduction to Chicanx/Latinx Studies5
COMPLIT 142The Literature of the Americas5
CSRE 142The Literature of the Americas5
CSRE 142AWhat is Hemispheric Studies?5
CSRE 180EIntroduction to Chicanx/Latinx Studies5
EARTHSYS 138International Urbanization Seminar: Cross-Cultural Collaboration for Sustainable Urban Development4-5
ENGLISH 172EThe Literature of the Americas5
HISTORY 106BGlobal Human Geography: Europe and Americas5
HISTORY 170BCulture, Society and Politics in Latin America5
HISTORY 173Mexican Migration to the United States3-5
HISTORY 174Mexico Since 1876: HIstory of a "Failed State"?5
HISTORY 177DU.S. Intervention and Regime Change in 20th Century Latin America5
HISTORY 178Film and History of Latin American Revolutions and Counterrevolutions3-5
HISTORY 275BHistory of Modern Mexico4-5
HISTORY 279Latin American Development: Economy and Society, 1800-20144-5
HISTORY 471AEnvironmental History of Latin America5
ILAC 130Introduction to Iberia: Cultural Perspectives3-5
ILAC 131Introduction to Latin America: Cultural Perspectives3-5
ILAC 136Modern Iberian Literatures3-5
ILAC 161Modern Latin American Literature3-5
ILAC 193The Cinema of Pedro Almodovar3-5
ILAC 193QSpaces and Voices of Brazil through Film3-4
ILAC 247Film and Politics: Argentina in the Hour of the Furnaces3-5
ILAC 257Dictatorships in Latin America through testimonies and film3-5
INTNLREL 152Organized Crime and Democracy in Latin America5
INTNLREL 179Major Themes in U.S.-Latin America Diplomatic History5
IPS 274International Urbanization Seminar: Cross-Cultural Collaboration for Sustainable Urban Development4-5
OSPBARCL 114The Spanish Civil War and Historical Memory5
OSPBARCL 150AUniversitat Autònoma de Barcelona: Humanities 15
OSPMADRD 42A European Model of Democracy: The Case of Spain4
OSPMADRD 54Contemporary Spanish Economy and the European Union4
OSPMADRD 57Health Care: A Contrastive Analysis between Spain and the U.S.4
OSPMADRD 60Integration into Spanish Society: Service Learning and Professional Opportunities4
OSPMADRD 61Society and Cultural Change: The Case of Spain4
OSPMADRD 72Issues in Bioethics Across Cultures4
OSPMADRD 74Islam in Spain and Europe: 1300 Years of Contact4
OSPMADRD 75Sefarad: The Jewish Community in Spain4
OSPMADRD 83Narrating the Nation: National and Post-National Spanish and Latin American Literature4
OSPMADRD 90Universal Jurisdiction and Human Rights in Spain3-4
OSPSANTG 14Women Writers of Latin America in the 20th Century4-5
OSPSANTG 41Political Economy: Chile in Comparative Perspective5
OSPSANTG 68The Emergence of Nations in Latin America4-5
OSPSANTG 71Santiago: Urban Planning, Public Policy, and the Built Environment4-5
OSPSANTG 116XModernization and its Discontents: Chilean Politics at the Turn of the Century5
OSPSANTG 118XArtistic Expression in Latin America5
OSPSANTG 119XThe Chilean Economy: History, International Relations, and Development Strategies5
OSPSANTG 129XLatin America in the International System4-5
OSPSANTG 130XThe Chilean Economy in Comparative Perspective5
POLISCI 244PReligion and Politics in Latin America5
POLISCI 248LPolitical-Economy of Crime and Violence in Latin America5
POLISCI 248SLatin American Politics3-5
POLISCI 348SLatin American Politics3-5
PORTLANG 193QSpaces and Voices of Brazil through Film3-4

Middle East and Central Asia

Crosslisted courses may appear in the list below multiple times. Crosslisted courses may only be taken once for credit. 

Units
ANTHRO 49Violence and Belonging in the Middle East5
ANTHRO 132BIslam Law in Muslim and Non-Muslim Societies3-5
ANTHRO 149ACities and Citizens in the Middle East4
ANTHRO 149CThe Muslim Other: A History of Orientalism from Antiquity to the 2016 U.S.3-5
ANTHRO 150AMinaret and Mahallah: Women and Islam in Central Asia3-5
ANTHRO 181AGender in the Middle East: Iran, Turkey, and Egypt4
ARTHIST 106Byzantine Art and Architecture, 300-1453 C.E.4
ARTHIST 205Cairo and Istanbul: Urban Space, Memory, Protest5
ARTHIST 208CArchitecture, Acoustics and Ritual in Byzantium1-3
CLASSICS 171Byzantine Art and Architecture, 300-1453 C.E.4
CLASSICS 175Architecture, Acoustics and Ritual in Byzantium1-3
COMPLIT 38QEthics of Jihad4
COMPLIT 146AThe Arab Spring in Arabic Literature3-5
HISTORY 181BFormation of the Contemporary Middle East5
HISTORY 182CMaking of the Islamic World, 600-15005
HISTORY 185BJews in the Contemporary World: Faith and Ethnicity, Vulnerability and Visibility4-5
HISTORY 224AThe Soviet Civilization4-5
HISTORY 281BModern Egypt4-5
HISTORY 281DShia Islam4-5
HISTORY 283The New Global Economy, Oil and Origins of the Arab Spring4-5
HISTORY 284FEmpires, Markets and Networks: Early Modern Islamic World and Beyond, 1500-18004-5
HISTORY 288Palestine and the Arab-Israeli Conflict4-5
INTNLREL 151Decoding the Arab Spring and the Future of the MIddle East5
INTNLREL 157The Political Economy of the Arab Revolutions5
INTNLREL 163Introduction to Israeli Politics5
IPS 248America's War in Afghanistan: Multiple Actors and Divergent Strategies3-5
JEWISHST 185BJews in the Contemporary World: Faith and Ethnicity, Vulnerability and Visibility4-5
JEWISHST 271CCampaigns and Elections in Israel5
JEWISHST 279PIntroduction to Israeli Politics5
JEWISHST 288Palestine and the Arab-Israeli Conflict4-5
MUSIC 208CArchitecture, Acoustics and Ritual in Byzantium1-3
OSPISTAN 62Business Policy and Strategy in a Global Environment4
OSPISTAN 64Travels in the Ottoman History with Evliya Çelebi4
OSPISTAN 72Religion, Secularism and Democracy in the World4
POLISCI 118PU.S. Relations in Iran5
POLISCI 149SIslam, Iran, and the West5
POLISCI 149TMiddle Eastern Politics5
POLISCI 212XCivil War and International Politics: Syria in Context5
POLISCI 245RPolitics in Modern Iran5
POLISCI 246APaths to the Modern World: Islam and the West5
POLISCI 249PIntroduction to Israeli Politics5
REES 208CArchitecture, Acoustics and Ritual in Byzantium1-3
REES 250AMinaret and Mahallah: Women and Islam in Central Asia3-5
REES 320State and Nation Building in Central Asia3-5
RELIGST 61Exploring Islam4
RELIGST 201Islamic Law3-5
RELIGST 208CArchitecture, Acoustics and Ritual in Byzantium1-3

Social Development and Human Well-Being

Crosslisted courses may appear in the list below multiple times. Crosslisted courses may only be taken once for credit. 

Units
AFRICAST 111Education for All? The Global and Local in Public Policy Making in Africa5
AFRICAST 112AIDS, Literacy, and Land: Foreign Aid and Development in Africa5
AFRICAST 141AScience, Technology, and Medicine in Africa4
ANTHRO 126Urban Culture in Global Perspective5
ANTHRO 137ATraditional Medicine in the Modern World3
ANTHRO 143BAnthropology and International Development3-5
ANTHRO 148BIslam and Human Rights in Theory and Practice3-5
ANTHRO 149ACities and Citizens in the Middle East4
ANTHRO 150AMinaret and Mahallah: Women and Islam in Central Asia3-5
ANTHRO 152Ritual, Politics, Power5
ANTHRO 181AGender in the Middle East: Iran, Turkey, and Egypt4
ARTHIST 190AIndigenous Cultural Heritage: Protection, Practice, Repatriation3
CHILATST 180EIntroduction to Chicanx/Latinx Studies5
CSRE 180EIntroduction to Chicanx/Latinx Studies5
ECON 155Environmental Economics and Policy5
EDUC 136World, Societal, and Educational Change: Comparative Perspectives4-5
EDUC 202Introduction to Comparative and International Education4
FEMGEN 101Introduction to Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies4-5
HISTORY 5CHuman Trafficking: Historical, Legal, and Medical Perspectives3
HISTORY 103DHuman Society and Environmental Change4
HISTORY 106AGlobal Human Geography: Asia and Africa5
HISTORY 106BGlobal Human Geography: Europe and Americas5
HISTORY 113Before Globalization: Understanding Premodern World History3-5
HISTORY 146History of Humanitarian Aid in sub-Saharan Africa4-5
HISTORY 174Mexico Since 1876: HIstory of a "Failed State"?5
HISTORY 185BJews in the Contemporary World: Faith and Ethnicity, Vulnerability and Visibility4-5
HISTORY 204ETotalitarianism4-5
HISTORY 221BThe 'Woman Question' in Modern Russia5
HISTORY 224CGenocide and Humanitarian Intervention3
HISTORY 227East European Women and War in the 20th Century4-5
HUMBIO 57Epidemic Intelligence: How to Identify, Investigate and Interrupt Outbreaks of Disease4
HUMBIO 114Environmental Change and Emerging Infectious Diseases3-5
HUMBIO 126AAdvanced Seminar in Health and Security3
HUMBIO 129Critical Issues in International Women's Health4
HUMBIO 129SGlobal Public Health4
HUMBIO 175LLiterature and Global Health3-5
INTNLREL 62QMASS ATROCITIES AND RECONCILIATION3
INTNLREL 105CHuman Trafficking: Historical, Legal, and Medical Perspectives5
INTNLREL 114DDemocracy, Development, and the Rule of Law5
INTNLREL 128BInternational Problem-Solving Through NGOs: Policy, Players, Strategies, and Ethics2
INTNLREL 136RIntroduction to Global Justice4
INTNLREL 140CThe U.S., U.N. Peacekeeping, and Humanitarian War5
INTNLREL 141ACamera as Witness: International Human Rights Documentaries5
INTNLREL 142Challenging the Status Quo: Social Entrepreneurs Advancing Democracy, Development and Justice3-5
INTNLREL 144New Global Human Rights3
INTNLREL 145Genocide and Humanitarian Intervention4
INTNLREL 180ATransitional Justice, Human Rights, and International Criminal Tribunals3-5
IPS 210The Politics of International Humanitarian Action3-5
IPS 213International Mediation and Civil Wars3-5
IPS 250International Conflict Resolution2
IPS 270The Geopolitics of Energy3-5
IPS 275UN Habitat III: Bridging Cities and Nations to Tackle Urban Development3-5
LAWGEN 111QIntroduction to International Human Rights3
MS&E 92QInternational Environmental Policy3
MS&E 185Global Work4
MS&E 197Ethics, Technology, and Public Policy5
MS&E 271Global Entrepreneurial Marketing3-4
OSPBER 71EU in Crisis4-5
OSPBER 174Sports, Culture, and Gender in Comparative Perspective5
OSPCPTWN 24ATargeted Research Project in Community Health and Development3
OSPCPTWN 38Genocide: African Experiences in Comparative Perspective3-5
OSPCPTWN 43Public and Community Health in Sub-Saharan Africa4
OSPCPTWN 70Youth Citizenship and Community Engagement3
OSPFLOR 78The Impossible Experiment: Politics and Policies of the New European Union5
OSPISTAN 72Religion, Secularism and Democracy in the World4
OSPMADRD 57Health Care: A Contrastive Analysis between Spain and the U.S.4
OSPMADRD 60Integration into Spanish Society: Service Learning and Professional Opportunities4
OSPMADRD 61Society and Cultural Change: The Case of Spain4
OSPMADRD 72Issues in Bioethics Across Cultures4
OSPMADRD 90Universal Jurisdiction and Human Rights in Spain3-4
OSPOXFRD 117WGender and Social Change in Modern Britain4-5
OSPPARIS 81France During the Second World War: Between History and Memory5
OSPPARIS 86Measuring Well-Being and Sustainability in Today's World5
OSPPARIS 98Global Health Systems: the Future5
OSPSANTG 71Santiago: Urban Planning, Public Policy, and the Built Environment4-5
PEDS 223Human Rights and Global Health3
POLISCI 133Ethics and Politics of Public Service3-5
POLISCI 136SJustice4-5
POLISCI 143SComparative Corruption3
POLISCI 149SIslam, Iran, and the West5
POLISCI 244An Introduction to Political Development5
POLISCI 244UPolitical Culture3-5
POLISCI 247GGovernance and Poverty5
PUBLPOL 134Ethics on the Edge: Business, Non-Profit Organizations, Government, and Individuals3
PUBLPOL 168Global Organizations: The Matrix of Change4
RELIGST 1Religion Around the Globe4
RELIGST 29Religion, Violence & Nonviolence2
RELIGST 65Exploring Global Christianity4
RELIGST 119Religion, Violence, and Nonviolence4
SIW 116International Environmental Policy5
SOC 118Social Movements and Collective Action4
SOC 134Education, Gender, and Development4
SOC 137Global Inequality4
SOC 148Comparative Ethnic Conflict4
SOC 177DEconomic Elites in the 21st Century3-5
STS 140Science, Technology and Politics5
THINK 42Thinking Through Africa: Perspectives on Health, Wealth, and Well-Being4
URBANST 145International Urbanization Seminar: Cross-Cultural Collaboration for Sustainable Urban Development4-5

 Additional Policies/Requirements:

  • At least one course must be an upper-division seminar or colloquium.
  • At least one writing intensive course designated as Writing in the Major (WiM) for International Relations.
  • All courses must be taken for a letter grade, and a minimum grade of ‘C’ is required for courses to count towards major requirements.
  • Completion of one quarter of academic study overseas, either through the Stanford Overseas Studies Program or an approved non-Stanford program. Non-Stanford programs must be pre-approved by the IR office before the student enrolls in the program.
  • All IR majors must demonstrate proficiency in a foreign language by either completing two years of course work (second-year, third-quarter) or passing a proficiency exam. Foreign language units do not count towards the major.
  • Upon approval, a maximum of 15 non-Stanford units may be applied to the major for credit.

Independent Study/Honors

Units
INTNLREL 197Directed Reading in International Relations1-5
INTNLREL 198Senior Thesis2-10
INTNLREL 200AInternational Relations Honors Field Research3
INTNLREL 200BInternational Relations Honors Seminar3
INTNLREL 200CIR Honors Thesis Writing1

Honors Program 

The International Relations honors program offers qualified students the opportunity to conduct a major independent research project under faculty guidance. Such a project requires a high degree of initiative and dedication, significant amounts of time and energy, and demonstrated skills in research and writing.

In their junior year, students should consult with prospective honors advisers, choose the courses that provide academic background in their areas of inquiry, and demonstrate an ability to conduct independent research. Students can also select to complete an Interdisciplinary honors thesis with other programs on campus.

Prerequisites for participation include a 3.5 grade point average (GPA), a strong overall academic record, good academic standing, successful experience in writing a research paper, and submission of an acceptable thesis proposal.  Students should submit their honors thesis proposal in the Winter Quarter of the junior year; please check with IR office for the exact deadline.Students are required to enroll in  INTNLREL 200A International Relations Honors Field Research, in the Spring Quarter of their junior year and should consider participating in Bing Honors College. In their senior year, honors students must enroll in INTNLREL 200B International Relations Honors Seminar in Autumn Quarter, INTNLREL 200C IR Honors Thesis Writing in Winter Quarter, and in research units through INTNLREL 198 Senior Thesis each quarter of their senior year (Autumn, Winter, and Spring) with their faculty adviser. Honors students present a formal defense of their theses in mid-May. Students must receive at least a grade of ‘B+’ in order to graduate with honors in International Relations. For more information, refer to the International Relations website. 

Minor in International Relations

A minor in International Relations (IR) is intended to provide an interdisciplinary background allowing a deeper understanding of contemporary international issues. To declare the IR minor, students must complete the application for a minor in Axess and complete the IR Minor Declaration and Course Proposal form and submit this to the IR office. Students completing a minor are also required to file a Major-Minor and Multiple Major Course Approval Form by the Final Study List deadline for the term in which the student intends to graduate.

Students complete the minor by taking 35 units from the IR curriculum that do not duplicate with the student's major (or, if applicable, any other minor), including the following:

Units
Required Courses:
International Politics5
Introduction to International Relations
American Foreign Policy (Select one of the following):5
The Cold War: An International History
INTNLREL 168
Presidents and Foreign Policy in Modern History
Diplomacy on the Ground: Case Studies in the Challenges of Representing Your Country
America and the World Economy
War and Peace in American Foreign Policy
Governing the Global Economy
Challenges and Dilemmas in American Foreign Policy
Upper Division Specialization Courses (25 units)25
Total Units35

Complete at least 25 units in one of the following specializations below.

  • Africa
  • Comparative International Governance 
  • East and South Asia
  • Economic Development/World Economy
  • Europe (East and West) & Russia
  • International History and Culture
  • International Security
  • Latin America and Iberian Studies
  • Middle East and Central Asia
  • Social Development/Human Well-Being

Director: Michael Tomz (Political Science). 

Faculty Committee: Kyle Bagwell (Economics), Judith L. Goldstein (Political Science), Norman Naimark (History), Kenneth Schultz (Political Science), Kenneth Scheve (Political Science), Kathryn Stoner (Freeman Spogli Institute). 

Affiliated Faculty: Lisa Blaydes (Political Science), Gordon Chang (History), Joshua Cohen (Political Science), Larry J. Diamond (Hoover Institution), Amir Eshel (German Studies), James Fearon (Political Science), Zephyr Frank (History), Lawrence H. Goulder (Economics), Stephen H. Haber (Political Science), David J. Holloway (History, Political Science), Karen Jusko (Political Science), Terry L. Karl (Political Science), Stephen D. Krasner (Political Science), Philip Lipscy (Political Science) , Beatriz Magaloni (Political Science), Robert McGinn (Management Science and Engineering), Rosamond Naylor (Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies), Jean C. Oi (Political Science), William J. Perry (Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, Management Science and Engineering), Richard Roberts (History), Jonathan Rodden (Political Science), Scott Sagan (Political Science), Debra M. Satz (Philosophy), Andrew Walder (Sociology), Amir Weiner (History), Jeremy Weinstein (Political Science).

Other Affiliation: Jasmina Bojic (International Relations), Christophe Crombez (Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies),  John Dunlop (Hoover Institution), Erica Gould (International Relations), Kathleen Janus (Freeman Spogli Institute for Program on Social Entrepreneurship, International Relations), Katherine Jolluck (History), Timothy Josling (International Relations, Senior Member of Academic Council, Professor at the Food Research Institute, Emeritus),  Anjini Kochar (Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research), Martin W. Lewis (History), Pawel Lutomski (International Relations), Abbas Milani (Hoover Institution, Iranian Studies), Alice Lyman Miller (Hoover Institution), Bertrand Patenaude (Hoover Institution, International Relations),  Robert Rakove (International Relations), Margaret Sena (El Centro Chicano, International Relations), Stephen Stedman (Political Science), Richard Steinberg (Stanford Global Studies), Gil-Li Vardi (Hoover Institution, International Relations). 

Overseas Studies Courses in International Relations

The Bing Overseas Studies Program manages Stanford study abroad programs for Stanford undergraduates. Students should consult their department or program's student services office for applicability of Overseas Studies courses to a major or minor program.

The Bing Overseas Studies course search site displays courses, locations, and quarters relevant to specific majors.

For course descriptions and additional offerings, see the listings in the Stanford Bulletin's ExploreCourses or Bing Overseas Studies.

Units
OSPBEIJ 20Communication, Culture, and Society: The Chinese Way4
OSPBEIJ 23China's Foreign Policy4
OSPBEIJ 24China's Economic Development5
OSPBEIJ 58China in the World Economy: Han Dynasty to the Present5
OSPBER 37Leading from Behind? Germany in the International Arena since 19454-5
OSPBER 70The Long Way to the West: German History from the 18th Century to the Present4-5
OSPBER 115XThe German Economy: Past and Present4-5
OSPBER 126XA People's Union? Money, Markets, and Identity in the EU4-5
OSPBER 161XThe German Economy in the Age of Globalization4-5
OSPBER 174Sports, Culture, and Gender in Comparative Perspective5
OSPCPTWN 24ATargeted Research Project in Community Health and Development3
OSPCPTWN 31Political Economy of Foreign Aid3
OSPCPTWN 38Genocide: African Experiences in Comparative Perspective3-5
OSPFLOR 49On-Screen Battles: Filmic Portrayals of Fascism and World War II5
OSPFLOR 78The Impossible Experiment: Politics and Policies of the New European Union5
OSPISTAN 62Business Policy and Strategy in a Global Environment4
OSPISTAN 64Travels in the Ottoman History with Evliya Çelebi4
OSPISTAN 72Religion, Secularism and Democracy in the World4
OSPISTAN 74Dreaming of a Cosmopolitan Sea: The Mediterranean in History4
OSPMADRD 42A European Model of Democracy: The Case of Spain4
OSPMADRD 48Migration and Multiculturality in Spain4
OSPMADRD 54Contemporary Spanish Economy and the European Union4
OSPMADRD 57Health Care: A Contrastive Analysis between Spain and the U.S.4
OSPMADRD 61Society and Cultural Change: The Case of Spain4
OSPMADRD 72Issues in Bioethics Across Cultures4
OSPMADRD 74Islam in Spain and Europe: 1300 Years of Contact4
OSPOXFRD 18Making Public Policy: An Introduction to Political Philosophy, Politics, and Economics4-5
OSPOXFRD 24British and American Constitutional Systems in Comparative Perspective4-5
OSPOXFRD 45British Economic Policy since World War II5
OSPOXFRD 117WGender and Social Change in Modern Britain4-5
OSPPARIS 32French Politics in Cross-National Perspective5
OSPPARIS 81France During the Second World War: Between History and Memory5
OSPPARIS 91Globalization and Its Effect on France and the European Union5
OSPPARIS 92Building Paris: Its History, Architecture, and Urban Design4
OSPPARIS 98Global Health Systems: the Future5
OSPPARIS 122XChallenges of Integration in the European Union4-5
OSPSANTG 14Women Writers of Latin America in the 20th Century4-5
OSPSANTG 41Political Economy: Chile in Comparative Perspective5
OSPSANTG 68The Emergence of Nations in Latin America4-5
OSPSANTG 71Santiago: Urban Planning, Public Policy, and the Built Environment4-5
OSPSANTG 116XModernization and its Discontents: Chilean Politics at the Turn of the Century5
OSPSANTG 119XThe Chilean Economy: History, International Relations, and Development Strategies5
OSPSANTG 129XLatin America in the International System4-5
OSPSANTG 130XThe Chilean Economy in Comparative Perspective5

Courses

INTNLREL 12. The Human Rights Fad? International Human Rights Advocacy and the Ethics of Humanitarianism. 1 Unit.

This 1-unit Alternative Spring Break course and trip will explore the world of international human rights advocacy, and the ethics of humanitarianism in the 21st Century. The course will examine the history of human rights and the international system that has been created to promote them. By looking at case studies of historical and current human rights violations, specifically those associated with mass atrocities, we hope to develop our understanding of thennterm human rights and how it is applied in our world today. We will critically analyze the strategies employed by governments and NGOs to address these crimes committed against humanity.

INTNLREL 13. Not For Sale: Human Trafficking in the Bay Area. 1 Unit.

When we hear the phrase, "human trafficking", we usually envision brothels in India or red light districts in Nepal. Yet, trafficking is a worldwide phenomenon that is occurring right in our backyard, from the massage parlors of San Francisco to the small night clubs of Gilroy. Throughout our course and trip, we will shed light on the impact of trafficking in our daily lives, and why this billion dollar industry is occurring right here in the Bay Area. We will examine trafficking as an intersection of issues, and how topics such as gender, politics, immigration, and, even, economics fuel this dangerous industry. Through arming ourselves with awareness, we, as students, can equip ourselves with knowledge to identify and fight trafficking in our own community.

INTNLREL 40N. World War 1: Ongoing and New Controversies. 3 Units.

This seminar will examine controversies surrounding World War 1. Was Britain¿s decision to enter the war, ¿the biggest error in modern history?¿ Was Germany responsible for the war? Did the German army commit mass atrocities as was alleged by British propaganda? By studying the arguments and evidence that undergird the controversies, we hope to understand why many older controversies have defied resolution, how new evidence and interpretations may shed light on them, and why new controversies continue to arise.

INTNLREL 60Q. United Nations Peacekeeping. 3 Units.

Focus is on an examination of United Nations peacekeeping, from its inception in 1956 in the wake of the Suez Crisis, to its increasingly important role as an enforcer of political stability in sub-Saharan Africa. Examines the practice of "classic" peacekeeping as it developed during the Cold War, the rise and fall of "second-generation" peacekeeping, and the reemergence of a muscular form of peacekeeping in sub-Saharan Africa more recently. Topics include the basic history of the United Nations since 1945, he fundamentals of the United Nations Charter, and the historical trajectory of U.N. peaeckeeping and the evolving arguments of its proponents and critics over the years.

INTNLREL 61Q. Food and security. 3 Units.

The course will provide a broad overview of key policy issues concerning agricultural development and food security, and will assess how global governance is addressing the problem of food security. At the same time the course will provide an overview of the field of international security, and examine how governments and international institutions are beginning to include food in discussions of security.
Same as: EARTHSYS 61Q, ESS 61Q

INTNLREL 62Q. MASS ATROCITIES AND RECONCILIATION. 3 Units.

This seminar considers the theory and practice of transitional justice as exemplified by diverse case studies, such as Germany, South Africa, Bosnia, and Rwanda. We will ask ourselves throughout the term whether and to what extent mass atrocities and grave human rights violations can be ameliorated and healed, and what legal, institutional, and political arrangements may be most conducive to such attempts. We will study war crimes tribunals and truth commissions, and we will ask about their effectiveness, especially in regards to their potential of fostering reconciliation in a given society. In every case we will encounter and evaluate specific shortcomings and obstacles, which will provide us with a more nuanced understanding of the complex process of coming to terms with the past.

INTNLREL 71Q. Aesthetics of Dissent: the Case of Islamic Iran. 2-3 Units.

Censorship, Borges tells us, is the mother of metaphors. The Islamic regime in Iran censors all aethetic production in the country. But Iranian dissident artists, from film-makers and fiction writers to composers in a thriving under-ground musical scene, have cleverly found ways to fight these draconian measures. They have developed an impressive body of work that is as sophisticated in style as it is rich in its discourse of democracy and dissent. The purpose of the seminar is to understand the aesthetic tropes of dissent in Iran, and the social and theological roots of rules of censorship. Masterpieces of post-revolutionary film, fiction, and music will be discussed in the context of tumultuous history of dissent in Islamic Iran.
Same as: COMPLIT 40Q

INTNLREL 101Z. Introduction to International Relations. 4 Units.

Approaches to the study of conflict and cooperation in world affairs. Applications to war, terrorism, trade policy, the environment, and world poverty. Debates about the ethics of war and the global distribution of wealth.
Same as: POLISCI 101Z

INTNLREL 102. History of the International System. 5 Units.

After defining the characteristics of the international system at the beginning of the twentieth century, this course reviews the primary developments in its functioning in the century that followed. Topics include the major wars and peace settlements; the emergence of Nazism and Communism; the development of the Cold War and nuclear weapons; the rise of China, India, and the EU; and the impact of Islamic terrorism. The role of international institutions and international society will also be a focus as will the challenge of environment, health, poverty, and climate issues to the functioning of the system.
Same as: HISTORY 102

INTNLREL 105C. Human Trafficking: Historical, Legal, and Medical Perspectives. 5 Units.

(Same as HISTORY 5C. History majors and others taking 5 units, enroll in 105C.) Interdisciplinary approach to understanding the extent and complexity of the global phenomenon of human trafficking, especially for forced prostitution, labor exploitation, and organ trade, focusing on human rights violations and remedies. Provides a historical context for the development and spread of human trafficking. Analyzes the current international and domestic legal and policy frameworks to combat trafficking and evaluates their practical implementation. Examines the medical, psychological, and public health issues involved. Uses problem-based learning. Students interested in service learning should consult with the instructor and will enroll in an additional course.
Same as: CSRE 105C, EMED 105C, FEMGEN 105C, HISTORY 105C

INTNLREL 110C. America and the World Economy. 5 Units.

Examination of contemporary US foreign economic policy. Areas studied: the changing role of the dollar; mechanism of international monetary management; recent crises in world markets including those in Europe and Asia; role of IMF, World Bank and WTO in stabilizing world economy; trade politics and policies; the effects of the globalization of business on future US prosperity. Enroll in POLISCI 110C for WIM credit.
Same as: POLISCI 110C, POLISCI 110X

INTNLREL 110D. War and Peace in American Foreign Policy. 5 Units.

(Students not taking this course for WIM, register for 110Y.) The causes of war in American foreign policy. Issues: international and domestic sources of war and peace; war and the American political system; war, intervention, and peace making in the post-Cold War period.
Same as: AMSTUD 110D, POLISCI 110D, POLISCI 110Y

INTNLREL 112. Micro Finance, Impact Investment and Gender. 1-2 Unit.

Introduction to microfinance and impact investment as important development efforts in the war against poverty. Why and how microfinance operations have grown to provide financial services to poor and low-income people on a sustainable basis. Advice and best practices from successful practitioners and institutions around the world as well as new technology startups targeting industry. Faculty and student led discussions concerning assigned articles and readings.

INTNLREL 114D. Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law. 5 Units.

Links among the establishment of democracy, economic growth, and the rule of law. How democratic, economically developed states arise. How the rule of law can be established where it has been historically absent. Variations in how such systems function and the consequences of institutional forms and choices. How democratic systems have arisen in different parts of the world. Available policy instruments used in international democracy, rule of law, and development promotion efforts.
Same as: IPS 230, POLISCI 114D, POLISCI 314D

INTNLREL 118S. Political Economy of International Trade and Investment. 5 Units.

How domestic and international politics influence the economic relations between countries. Why do governments promote or oppose globalization? Why do countries cooperate economically in some situations but not others? Why do countries adopt bad economic policies? Focus on the politics of international trade and investment. Course approaches each topic by examining alternative theoretical approaches and evaluate these theories using historical and contemporary evidence from many geographical regions around the world. Prerequisites: ECON 1A, ECON 1B, and a statistics course.
Same as: POLISCI 218S

INTNLREL 119. The International Human Rights Movement; Assessing its History, Work and Current Challenges. 4 Units.

This course critically examines the origins of the human rights movement, its present and its future. We will address the limits, challenges and principal dilemmas facing human rights advocates as well as their role in other global agendas such as economic development, humanitarian law and peace-building. In what circumstances is human rights advocacy most and least effective? Can advocacy be counterproductive? The course will examine these questions through critical readings, class discussion and consideration of case studies of rights advocacy.

INTNLREL 122. Introduction to European Studies. 5 Units.

This course offers an introduction to major topics in the study of historical and contemporary Europe. We focus on European politics, economics and culture. First, we study what makes Europe special, and how its distinct identity has been influenced by its history. Next, we analyze Europe's politics. We study parliamentary government and proportional representation electoral systems, and how they affect policy. Subsequently, we examine the challenges the European economy faces. We further study the European Union and transatlantic relations.
Same as: POLISCI 213E

INTNLREL 122A. The Political Economy of the European Union. 5 Units.

EU institutions, the legislative process, policies, relations with the U.S., and enlargement and the future of the EU. History and theories of EU integration. Democratic accountability of the institutions, and the emerging party system. Principal policies in agriculture, regional development, the internal market, single currency, and competition. Emphasis is on policies that affect the relations with the U.S. including trade and security. Results of the EU's constitutional convention.

INTNLREL 123. The Future of the European Union: Challenges and Opportunities. 5 Units.

First, this course analyzes the EU's greatest challenge, preserving the monetary union, and discusses the political and economic reforms needed to achieve that goal. In this context the course also studies the fiscal and budgetary polices of the EU. Second, the course discusses the EU's role in global politics, its desire to play a more prominent role, and the ways to reach that objective. Third, the course analyzes the EU's institutional challenges in its efforts to enhance its democratic character.

INTNLREL 128B. International Problem-Solving Through NGOs: Policy, Players, Strategies, and Ethics. 2 Units.

This course will focus on advanced international problem-solving through the lens of international NGOs, while integrating other relevant players that address global issues within a lens of ethics and accountability. Particular aspects of NGOs that will be assessed are: policy, business, strategy, and engagement with other players. Students will consider the major issues that international NGOs face in their effort to effect positive change in an increasingly complex global environment. The course draws heavily on a series of sophisticated case studies involving a variety of NGOs, areas of specialization, and geographic regions. Topics may include: poverty and famine; the natural resources curse; terrorism; HIV/Aids and other epidemics and neglected diseases; natural disasters and emergencies; climate change; and contagion of unethical behavior. A final project tailored to each student's interest will be in lieu of a final exam. Students will have the opportunity to work with several internationally prominent guests.
Same as: PUBLPOL 128, PUBLPOL 228

INTNLREL 135A. International Environmental Law and Policy. 4-5 Units.

This course addresses the nature, content, and structure of international environmental law. We will discuss its sources (formal and informal) and general principles, along with the emerging principles (sustainable development, precautionary principle, etc.) We will evaluate the role of international and non-governmental organizations, as well as examine the negotiation, conclusion, and implementation of international environmental agreements. Problem areas to be examined include global warming, stratospheric ozone depletion, exports of hazardous substances, transboundary pollution, trade and environment, and development and environment. RECOMMENDED PREREQ: students have completed POLISCI 101 and/or INTNLREL 140A.

INTNLREL 136. History of International Relations Thought. 5 Units.

In this course, we will examine the intellectual origins of contemporary theories and approaches to international politics.  In particular, we will trace the classical and early modern roots of contemporary realism, idealism, and cosmopolitanism.  We will also address some of the enduring normative and empirical questions about international politics: (1) What is the basis of political power and authority?  (2) What rights and obligations do individuals have?  (3) What rights and obligations do states have?  (4) What are the causes of conflict?  (5) What are the prospects for enduring peace?  Thinkers covered may include: Thucydides, Cicero, Augustine, Aquinas, Grotius, Hobbes, Kant, Morgenthau, and Waltz.
Same as: POLISCI 238T

INTNLREL 136R. Introduction to Global Justice. 4 Units.

This course provides an overview of core ethical problems in international politics, with special emphasis on the question of what demands justice imposes on institutions and agents acting in a global context. The course is divided into three sections. The first investigates the content of global justice, and comprises of readings from contemporary political theorists and philosophers who write within the liberal contractualist, utilitarian, cosmopolitan, and nationalist traditions. The second part of the course looks at the obligations which global justice generates in relation to five issues of international concern ¿ global poverty, climate change, immigration, warfare, and well-being of women. The final section of the course asks whether a democratic international order is necessary for global justice to be realized.
Same as: ETHICSOC 136R, PHIL 76, POLISCI 136R, POLISCI 336

INTNLREL 140A. International Law and International Relations. 4-5 Units.

What is the character of international legal rules? Do they matter in international politics, and if so, to what degree? How effective can they really be? What should we expect from international law in shaping international relations? This seminar will provide introductory knowledge of the foundational principles and sources of public international law and a brief review of the most prominent IR-theories. Besides exploring how these theories address the role of IL in international politics, we will also consider a set of practical problems, where IL and IR intersect most dramatically, such as intervention by force, human rights, and enforcement of criminal law. * Notice to students- registration for this course is not finalized until confirmed by the instructor during the first week of class. All interested students (registered or not) must attend the first class meeting for an in-depth discussion of the syllabus and other course policies. At that (mandatory) meeting a selection process will be conducted to determine final course enrollment. * Course satisfies the WiM requirement for International Relations majors.

INTNLREL 140C. The U.S., U.N. Peacekeeping, and Humanitarian War. 5 Units.

The involvement of U.S. and the UN in major wars and international interventions since the 1991 Gulf War. The UN Charter's provisions on the use of force, the origins and evolution of peacekeeping, the reasons for the breakthrough to peacemaking and peace enforcement in the 90s, and the ongoing debates over the legality and wisdom of humanitarian intervention. Case studies include Croatia and Bosnia, Somalia, Rwanda, Kosovo, East Timor, and Afghanistan. * Course satisfies the WiM requirement for International Relations majors.
Same as: HISTORY 201C

INTNLREL 141A. Camera as Witness: International Human Rights Documentaries. 5 Units.

Rarely screened documentary films, focusing on global problems, human rights issues, and aesthetic challenges in making documentaries on international topics. Meetings with filmmakers.

INTNLREL 142. Challenging the Status Quo: Social Entrepreneurs Advancing Democracy, Development and Justice. 3-5 Units.

This seminar is part of a broader program on Social Entrepreneurship at CDDRL in partnership with the Haas Center for Public Service. It will use practice to better inform theory. Working with three visiting social entrepreneurs from developing and developed country contexts students will use case studies of successful and failed social change strategies to explore relationships between social entrepreneurship, gender, democracy, development and justice. It interrogates current definitions of democracy and development and explores how they can become more inclusive of marginalized populations. This is a service learning class in which students will learn by working on projects that support the social entrepreneurs' efforts to promote social change. Students should register for either 3 OR 5 units only. Students enrolled in the full 5 units will have a service-learning component along with the course. Students enrolled for 3 units will not complete the service-learning component. Limited enrollment. Attendance at the first class is mandatory in order to participate in service learning.
Same as: AFRICAST 142, AFRICAST 242

INTNLREL 143. State and Society in Korea. 4 Units.

20th-century Korea from a comparative historical perspective. Colonialism, nationalism, development, state-society relations, democratization, and globalization with reference to the Korean experience.
Same as: SOC 111, SOC 211

INTNLREL 144. New Global Human Rights. 3 Units.

Examination of emerging trends in international human rights with an analysis of new categories of human rights victims, human rights actors, and human rights technologies.

INTNLREL 145. Genocide and Humanitarian Intervention. 4 Units.

The course, traces the history of genocide in the 20th century and the question of humanitarian intervention to stop it, a topic that has been especially controversial since the end of the Cold War. The pre-1990s discussion begins with the Armenian genocide during the First World War and includes the Holocaust and Cambodia under the Khmer Rouge in the 1970s. Coverage of genocide and humanitarian intervention since the 1990s includes the wars in Bosnia, Rwanda, Kosovo, the Congo, and Sudan. The final session of the course will be devoted to a discussion of the International Criminal Court and the separate criminal tribunals that have been tasked with investigating and punishing the perpetrators of genocide.

INTNLREL 149. The Economics and Political Economy of the Multilateral Trade System. 5 Units.

The historical development of the multilateral trade system, the current agenda of the World Trade Organization, and prospects for trade liberalization. Emphasis is on the economic rationale for multilateral trade rules, the political problems facing countries in supporting further liberalization, and the challenges to the legitimacy of WTO procedures and practices. Issues include the greater participation of developing countries, the impact of new members, and the relationship between the WTO and other multilateral bodies. Guest speakers; student research paper presentations.

INTNLREL 151. Decoding the Arab Spring and the Future of the MIddle East. 5 Units.

The seminar will focus on events of the Arab Spring and the future of the Middle East under new political players. The course will explore themes such as: the issues that forged the identity of the Arab Spring; common features among the Arab Spring countries; mechanisms of street protests against police states, history and current relationship between the military and new political powers; differences and similarities between secularists and Islamists towards public policy; why the Islamsits are winning in public polls; scenarios for the region and some countries under new constitutions and parties.

INTNLREL 152. Organized Crime and Democracy in Latin America. 5 Units.

Scholars and policy analysts have long emphasized the strength of the rule of law as a key determinant of economic development and social opportunity. They also agree that the rule of law requires an effective and accountable legal system. The growth of transnational organized crime is a major impediment, however, to the creation of effective and accountable legal systems. nThis seminar examines how and why transnational criminal organizations have developed in Latin America, explores why they constitute a major challenge to the consolidation of democratic societies, economic development and individual rights. It also examines the efforts of governments to combat them, with a focus on the experiences of Mexico, Colombia, and Brazil. The course examines these cases in order to draw lessons¿by pointing to both successes and failures¿of use to policy analysts, legal scholars, and practitioners.
Same as: IPS 247, POLISCI 244T

INTNLREL 154. The Cold War: An International History. 5 Units.

Though it ended twenty years ago, we still live in a world shaped by the Cold War. Beginning with its origins in the mid-1940s, this course will trace the evolution of the global struggle, until its culmination at the end of the 1980s. Students will be asked to ponder the fundamental nature of the Cold War, what kept it alive for nearly fifty years, how it ended, and its long term legacy for the world.
Same as: HISTORY 166C

INTNLREL 157. The Political Economy of the Arab Revolutions. 5 Units.

Many observers prefer to interpret the popular uprisings that swept through the Middle East in 2011 as a mere reaction to decades of authoritarian rule and human rights abuses. Conversely, others have underlined the deeper and more structural socio-economic drivers of revolt. This course aims at providing an in-depth analysis of Arab revolutions by employing the tools of political economy and departing from the conviction that revolts are the culmination of lengthy and complex processes rather than just occasional breakdown of authoritarian regimes.

INTNLREL 159. Political Economy of East Asia. 3-5 Units.

(Formerly 117.) Comparative and international political economy of E.and S.E. Asia. Industrial development and the Asian miracle, economic integration, regional cooperation, the Asian financial crisis, and contemporary challenges.
Same as: POLISCI 211

INTNLREL 163. Introduction to Israeli Politics. 5 Units.

This course aims to introduce students to Israel¿s political system and its major actors. We will survey Israel¿s political landscape, both chronologically and thematically, covering the major issues and conflicts which have dominated Israeli politics since its inception.
Same as: JEWISHST 279P, POLISCI 249P

INTNLREL 168A. American Interventions, 1898-Present. 5 Units.

This class seeks to examine the modern American experience with limited wars, beginning with distant and yet pertinent cases, and culminating in the war in Iraq. Although this class will examine war as a consequence of foreign policy, it will not focus primarily on presidential decision making. Rather, it will place wartime policy in a broader frame, considering it alongside popular and media perceptions of the war, the efforts of antiwar movements, civil-military relations, civil reconstruction efforts, and conditions on the battlefield. We will also examine, when possible, the postwar experience.
Same as: HISTORY 259E, HISTORY 359E

INTNLREL 173. Presidents and Foreign Policy in Modern History. 5 Units.

Nothing better illustrates the evolution of the modern presidency than the arena of foreign policy. This class will examine the changing role and choices of successive presidential administrations over the past century, examining such factors as geopolitics, domestic politics, the bureaucracy, ideology, psychology, and culture. Students will be encouraged to think historically about the institution of the presidency, while examining specific case studies, from the First World War to the conflicts of the 21st century.
Same as: HISTORY 261G

INTNLREL 174. Diplomacy on the Ground: Case Studies in the Challenges of Representing Your Country. 5 Units.

The tragic death of Ambassador Chris Stevens has recently highlighted the dangers of diplomacy in the modern era. This class will look at how Americans in embassies have historically confronted questions such as authoritarian rule, human rights abuses, violent changes of government, and covert action. Case studies will include the Berlin embassy in the 1930s, Tehran in 1979, and George Kennan's experiences in Moscow, among others. Recommended for students contemplating careers in diplomatic service. * Course satisfies the WiM requirement for International Relations majors.
Same as: HISTORY 252B

INTNLREL 177. Bridging the Divide: Civil-Military Relations and Military Service as Public Service. 1 Unit.

How does society conceive of a soldier, a sailor, an airman, a marine? Today fewer than 0.5 percent of Americans serve in the military, as compared to roughly 12 percent during the second World War. This has led to a widening gap in knowledge about the military and its members. This course is intended to introduce students to the notion of military service as public service and explore how misperceptions on both sides affect the civil-military divide.

INTNLREL 179. Major Themes in U.S.-Latin America Diplomatic History. 5 Units.

This seminar provides an overview of the most important events and initiatives that have characterized the relationship of the United States of America with its neighbors to the south, including Mexico, the Caribbean (especially Cuba, Haiti, and the Dominican Republic), Central America, and South America since the proclamation of the Monroe Doctrine in the early 19th century until the Obama Administration. In particular, the course examines the motivations for the Theodore Roosevelt Corollary to the Monroe Doctrine and the resulting period of blatant interventionism known as ¿Dollar Diplomacy¿, the Good Neighbor Policy of Franklin Delano Roosevelt, the brutal Cold War period, as well as policies pursued by the Clinton, George W. Bush, and Obama administrations, such as the Free Trade Area of the Americas (FTAA) and the Energy and Climate Partnership of the Americas (ECPA). The seminar explores not only what motivated U.S. policy makers and how their polices were implemented (and explains why they either succeeded or failed), but also discusses the impacts on individual countries and/or the region as a whole and the long-term consequences whose repercussions are still being felt today. The course also examines the major features of the inter-American system from the Pan American Union to the creation of the Organization of American States (OAS) and its continued relevancy in light of new institutional frameworks such as the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) and the Union of South American Nations (UNASUR) that exclude the United States of America.

INTNLREL 180A. Transitional Justice, Human Rights, and International Criminal Tribunals. 3-5 Units.

Historical backdrop of the Nuremberg and Tokyo Tribunals. The creation and operation of the Yugoslav and Rwanda Tribunals (ICTY and ICTR). The development of hybrid tribunals in East Timor, Sierra Leone, and Cambodia, including evaluation of their success in addressing perceived shortcomings of the ICTY and ICTR. Examination of the role of the International Criminal Court and the extent to which it will succeed in supplanting all other ad hoc international justice mechanisms and fulfill its goals. Analysis focuses on the politics of creating such courts, their interaction with the states in which the conflicts took place, the process of establishing prosecutorial priorities, the body of law they have produced, and their effectiveness in addressing the needs of victims in post-conflict societies.
Same as: ETHICSOC 280, HUMRTS 103, IPS 280

INTNLREL 182. World War I: Three Perspectives. 2 Units.

Required for students participating in the BOSP Overseas Seminar, "Europe 1914 and the Origins of World War I." This course provides historical background on World War I and the events and processes leading up to the war. Taught in three-week segments from the perspectives of military history, political science, and literature, the course aims to help sutdents formulate possible research topics for the Overseas Seminar. Prerequisite application and acceptance/waitlisted statuses into Europe 1914 and the Origins of World War I.

INTNLREL 189. PRACTICAL TRAINING. 1-3 Unit.

Students obtain internship in a relevant research or industrial activity to enhance their professional experience consistent with their degree program and area of concentration. Prior to enrolling students must get internship approved by the director. At the end of the quarter, a three page final report must be supplied documenting work done and relevance to degree program. Meets the requirements for Curricular Practical Training for students on F-1 visas. Student is responsible for arranging own internship. Limited to declared International Relations students only who are non-US citizens. May be repeated for credit.

INTNLREL 191. IR Journal. 1 Unit.

(Staff).

INTNLREL 197. Directed Reading in International Relations. 1-5 Unit.

Open only to declared International Relations majors.n (Staff).

INTNLREL 198. Senior Thesis. 2-10 Units.

Open only to declared International Relations majors with approved senior thesis proposals.

INTNLREL 200A. International Relations Honors Field Research. 3 Units.

For juniors planning to write an honors thesis during senior year. Initial steps to prepare for independent research. Professional tools for conceptualizing a research agenda and developing a research strategy. Preparation for field research through skills such as data management and statistics, references and library searches, and fellowship and grant writing. Creating a work schedule for the summer break and first steps in writing. Prerequisite: acceptance to IR honors program.

INTNLREL 200B. International Relations Honors Seminar. 3 Units.

Second of two-part sequence. For seniors working on their honors theses. Professional tools, analysis of research findings, and initial steps in writing of thesis. How to write a literature review, formulate a chapter structure, and set a timeline and work schedule for the senior year. Skills such as data analysis and presentation, and writing strategies. Prerequisites: acceptance to IR honors program, and 199 or 200A. * Course satisfies the WiM requirement for International Relations majors who are accepted into the IR Honors program.

INTNLREL 200C. IR Honors Thesis Writing. 1 Unit.

Mandatory seminar for International Relations Honors Students who are writing their Honors Thesis. INTNLREL 200A and 200B are prerequisites.

INTNLREL 206. Palestinian Nationalism, Past and Present. 5 Units.

The Palestinian national movement and its role in the Arab-Israeli conflict. The roots of the movement in the Ottoman Empire, its growth through the British Mandate, the 1948 and1967 wars, the Intifada, and the Israeli-Palestinian peace process. Emphasis is on components which contributed to or delayed the growth of a distinct Palestinian identity, including Zionism.

INTNLREL 207. Tribe, State, and Society in the Modern Middle East. 5 Units.

The staying power of tribal identities and values in the Middle East. Examples include the Iraqi Sunni tribal insurgency against the U.S. The role of tribes in the formation of Middle Eastern states and how tribal values continue to impact social, political, and economic issues today.