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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Course Number Course Name Prerequisites
EN 2020 CCE (minimum grade of "C") Writing & Criticism EN1010 (minimum grade of "C")
FR 1200 CCF (or above) (minimum grade of "C") Elementary French & Culture II  FR1100 (minimum grade of "C")
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  
MA 1005 or Above Quantitative Reasoning  
Lab science course coded CCS Experimental Reasoning MA1005CCM or higher to be taken before or at the same time

MAJOR REQUIREMENTS – 48 credits

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

 

COURSE NUMBER COURSE NAME PREREQUISITES
PO1011 Foundations of Modern Politics None
PO1012 (course type CCR) Challenges of Global Politics None
PO2050 Political Analysis None
PO3051 Global Political Economy College Level=Junior OR PO1011GE110 OR PO1012 OR PO1012CCR
PO/LW3061 International Law College Level=Junior OR PO1011GE110 OR PO1012
PO3100 Advanced IR Theory PO1011GE110 OR PO1012 OR PO1012CCR
PO4050 (course type CCC) Politics Workshop College Level=Senior

 

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
PO2012 Introduction to Political Geography & Geopolitics None
PO2015 Comparative Politics None
PO2031 World Politics None
PO3091
or
PO4091
Topics (if appropriate) College Level=Junior OR PO1011GE110 OR PO1012 OR PO1012CCR
or
College Level=Senior
PO2032 International Institutions None
PO3033 International Politics of the Environment College Level=Junior OR PO1011GE110 OR PO1012
PO3035 Waters of the Globe College Level=Junior OR PO1011GE110 OR PO1012
PO3043 European Security: NATO, the EU, and Russia  College Level=Junior OR PO1011GE110 OR PO1012 OR PO1012CCR
PO/HI3046 American Foreign Policy  College Level=Junior OR PO1011GE110 OR PO1012
HI/PO3054 20th Century Diplomatic History College Level=Sophomore
PO3072 Politics of the Middle East  College Level=Junior OR PO1011GE110 OR PO1012
PO/PL3076 Kant & Hegel & Beyond  College Level=Junior OR PO1011GE110 OR PO1012

 

Development & Human Rights Track

COURSE NUMBER COURSE NAME (PREREQUISITES) SEMESTER OF COMPLETION
PO/GS2005 The Political Economy of Developing Countries None
PO/PL/LW3019 Global Justice EN1010 AND College Level=Sophomore
PO/GS3024 Politics of Human Rights  College Level=Junior OR PO1011GE110 OR PO1012
PO3029 International Relations in Asia  College Level=Junior OR PO1011GE110 OR PO1012 OR PO1012CCR
PO3033 International Politics of the Environment College Level=Junior OR PO1011GE110 OR PO1012
PO3035 Waters of the Globe College Level=Junior OR PO1011GE110 OR PO1012
EC/PL/ PO3037 Multi-Disciplinary Perspectives on Political Economy [course:po3037:prereq]
PO/LW3041 International Human Rights Law College Level=Junior OR PO1011GE110 OR PO1012 OR PO1012CCR
PO3072 Politics of the Middle East College Level=Junior OR PO1011GE110 OR PO1012

PO2091

or

PO3091
or
PO4091

Topics (if appropriate) College Level=Junior OR PO1011GE110 OR PO1012 OR PO1012CCR
or
College Level=Senior

 

European & US Politics Track

COURSE NUMBER COURSE NAME (PREREQUISITES) SEMESTER OF COMPLETION
PO3091
or
PO4091
Topics (if appropriate) College Level=Junior OR PO1011GE110 OR PO1012 OR PO1012CCR
or
College Level=Senior
PO3043 European Security: NATO, the EU & Russia College Level=Junior OR PO1011GE110 OR PO1012 OR PO1012CCR
PO/HI3046 American Foreign Policy College Level=Junior OR PO1011GE110 OR PO1012
PO/HI3054 20th Century Diplomatic History College Level=Sophomore
PO3066 Billionaireswatch.org College Level=Junior OR PO1011GE110 OR PO1012

 

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.