International and Comparative Politics Major

Reqs.: International and Comparative Politics Major (B.A.)

All BA or BSc degrees require the completion of a minimum 128 credits with a minimum GPA of 2.0.
For further degree requirements, please see our BA/BSc Requirements Page.

Global Liberal Arts Core Curriculum

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For further description of the courses required within each section of GLACC, see here or download the degree worksheet to the right.

Course Number
Course Name
Prerequisites
INTEGRATIVE INQUIRY
CCI 1
Four Integrative Inquiry Courses (course type CCI)
(May not overlap with major, at least one must be at AUP. All courses must be outside the major's disciplinary base.)

Freshmen satisfy CCI courses as follows: FirstBridge (two courses) and two additional CCI courses outside the major discipline. FirstBridge courses may not replace major requirements.

Transfer students satisfy CCI courses as follows: four CCI courses outside the major discipline; at least one CCI must be taken at AUP.
 
CCI 2
 
CCI 3
 
CCI 4
 
CCX
Experiential Learning
 
CRITICAL INQUIRY AND EXPRESSION
EN 2020 CCE
Writing & Criticism
EN1010
CCD
Digital Literacy and Communication
 
See list of major requirements below for course with type CCR
Disciplinary Research Methods/Writing in the Discipline
 
QUANTITATIVE AND EXPERIMENTAL REASONING
MA 1005 or Above (course type CCM)
Quantitative Reasoning
 
Lab science course coded CCS (4CR lecture with corresponding 0CR lab)
Experimental Reasoning
MA1005CCM or higher to be taken before or at the same time
EXPRESSION FRANÇAISE
FR 1200 CCF (or above)
Elementary French & Culture II 
FR1100
AUP CAPSTONE
See list of major requirements below for course with type CCC
AUP Capstone
 

MAJOR REQUIREMENTS – 44 credits

(Minimum grade of “C-“ required in each course)

 

COURSE NUMBER
COURSE NAME
PREREQUISITES
FOUNDATIONS OF MODERN POLITICS
None
CHALLENGES OF GLOBAL POLITICS
None
POLITICAL ANALYSIS
None
GLOBAL POLITICAL ECONOMY
College Level=Junior OR PO1011CCR OR PO1012 OR PO1011GE110
INTERNATIONAL LAW
College Level=Junior OR PO1011GE110 OR PO1012 OR PO1011CCR
ADVANCED IR THEORY
PO1011GE110 OR PO1012 OR PO1011CCR
POLITICS WORKSHOP
College Level=Junior

 

Tracks are guidelines. Students select four related courses from one or two tracks, or any four courses in consultation with an ICP advisor.

World Politics Track

COURSE NUMBER
COURSE NAME
PREREQUISITES
INTRO TO POLIT'L GEOGRAPHY & GEOPOLITICS
None
COMPARATIVE POLITICS
None
WORLD POLITICS
None
INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTIONS
None
INTERNAT'L POLITICS OF THE ENVIRONMENT
College Level=Junior OR PO1011GE110 OR PO1012 OR PO1011CCR
WATERS OF THE GLOBE
College Level=Junior OR PO1011GE110 OR PO1012 OR PO1011CCR
NATO, EU, & RUSSIA
College Level=Junior OR PO1011CCR OR PO1012
AMERICAN FOREIGN POLICY
College Level=Junior OR PO1011GE110 OR PO1012 OR PO1011CCR
20TH CENT. DIPLOMATIC HISTORY
College Level=Sophomore
POLITICS OF THE MIDDLE EAST
College Level=Junior OR PO1011GE110 OR PO1012 OR PO1011CCR
KANT, HEGEL, AND BEYOND
College Level=Junior OR PO1011GE110 OR PO1012 OR PO1011CCR
PO3091
or
PO4091
TOPICS IN POLITICS
(if appropriate)
None
or
College Level=Senior

 

Development & Human Rights Track

COURSE NUMBER
COURSE NAME
PREREQUISITES
POLITICAL ECON. OF DEVELOPING COUNTRIES
None
GLOBAL JUSTICE
EN1010 AND College Level=Sophomore
POLITICS OF HUMAN RIGHTS
College Level=Junior OR PO1011GE110 OR PO1012 OR PO1011CCR
INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS IN ASIA
College Level=Junior OR PO1011CCR OR PO1012
INTERNAT'L POLITICS OF THE ENVIRONMENT
College Level=Junior OR PO1011GE110 OR PO1012 OR PO1011CCR
WATERS OF THE GLOBE
College Level=Junior OR PO1011GE110 OR PO1012 OR PO1011CCR
INTERNAT'L HUMAN RIGHTS LAW
College Level=Junior OR PO1011CCR OR PO1012 OR PO1011GE110
POLITICS OF THE MIDDLE EAST
College Level=Junior OR PO1011GE110 OR PO1012 OR PO1011CCR
or
TOPICS IN POLITICS
(if appropriate)
None
or
College Level=Senior
MULTI-DISCIPLINARY PERSPECT ON POLIT'L ECON
(EC2010 OR EC2010GE110) OR (EC2020 OR EC2020GE110) AND (PO1011CCR OR PO1011GE110) AND (PO2003 OR PO2003GE115 OR PL2003 OR PL2003GE115)

 

European & US Politics Track

COURSE NUMBER
COURSE NAME
PREREQUISITES
NATO, EU, & RUSSIA
College Level=Junior OR PO1011CCR OR PO1012
AMERICAN FOREIGN POLICY
College Level=Junior OR PO1011GE110 OR PO1012 OR PO1011CCR
20TH CENT. DIPLOMATIC HISTORY
College Level=Sophomore
BILLIONAIRESWATCH.ORG
College Level=Junior OR PO1011GE110 OR PO1012 OR PO1011CCR
PO3091
or
PO4091
TOPICS IN POLITICS
(if appropriate)
None
or
College Level=Senior

 

FREE ELECTIVES

Any courses desired – must complete a total of 128 credit hours to graduate.

 

HONORS

Students with a GPA of 3.7 or above in ICP courses and a grade of A on a senior thesis with a second reader are eligible for departmental honors. Information on additional upper level requirements can be obtained from the Department Chair.