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
(minimum grade of "C")
Writing & Criticism
EN1010 (minimum grade of "C")
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) (minimum grade of "C")
Elementary French & Culture II 
FR1100 (minimum grade of "C")
AUP CAPSTONE
See list of major requirements below for course with type CCC
AUP Capstone
 

MAJOR REQUIREMENTS – 48 credits

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

 

COURSE NUMBER COURSE NAME PREREQUISITES
PO1011CCR

FOUNDATIONS OF MODERN POLITICS

None
 PO1012REG

CHALLENGES OF GLOBAL POLITICS

None
PO2050REG

POLITICAL ANALYSIS

None
PO3051REG

GLOBAL POLITICAL ECONOMY

College Level=Junior OR PO1011CCR OR PO1012 OR PO1011GE110
PO3061REG

INTERNATIONAL LAW

College Level=Junior OR PO1011GE110 OR PO1012 OR PO1011CCR
PO3100REG

ADVANCED IR THEORY

PO1011GE110 OR PO1012 OR PO1011CCR
PO4050CCC

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
PO2012REG 

INTRO TO POLIT'L GEOGRAPHY & GEOPOLITICS

None
PO2015REG

COMPARATIVE POLITICS

None
PO2031REG

WORLD POLITICS

None
PO3091REG
or
PO3091REG

TOPICS IN INTERNAT'L & COMPARATIVE POL

(if appropriate)
College Level=Junior OR PO1011GE110 OR PO1012 OR PO1011CCR
or
College Level=Senior
PO2032REG

INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTIONS

None
PO3033REG

INTERNAT'L POLITICS OF THE ENVIRONMENT

College Level=Junior OR PO1011GE110 OR PO1012 OR PO1011CCR
PO3035REG

WATERS OF THE GLOBE

College Level=Junior OR PO1011GE110 OR PO1012 OR PO1011CCR
PO3043REG

NATO, EU, & RUSSIA

College Level=Junior OR PO1011CCR OR PO1012
 PO3046REG

AMERICAN FOREIGN POLICY

College Level=Junior OR PO1011GE110 OR PO1012 OR PO1011CCR
PO3054REG

20TH CENT. DIPLOMATIC HISTORY

College Level=Sophomore
PO3072REG

POLITICS OF THE MIDDLE EAST

College Level=Junior OR PO1011GE110 OR PO1012 OR PO1011CCR
PO3076REG

KANT, HEGEL, AND BEYOND

College Level=Junior OR PO1011GE110 OR PO1012 OR PO1011CCR

 

Development & Human Rights Track

COURSE NUMBER COURSE NAME (PREREQUISITES) SEMESTER OF COMPLETION
PO2005REG

POLITICAL ECON. OF DEVELOPING COUNTRIES

None
PO3019REG

GLOBAL JUSTICE

EN1010 AND College Level=Sophomore
PO3024REG

POLITICS OF HUMAN RIGHTS

College Level=Junior OR PO1011GE110 OR PO1012 OR PO1011CCR
PO3029REG

INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS IN ASIA

College Level=Junior OR PO1011CCR OR PO1012
PO3033REG

INTERNAT'L POLITICS OF THE ENVIRONMENT

College Level=Junior OR PO1011GE110 OR PO1012 OR PO1011CCR
PO3035REG

WATERS OF THE GLOBE

College Level=Junior OR PO1011GE110 OR PO1012 OR PO1011CCR
[course:po3037:code][course:po3037:type]

[course:po3037:name]

[course:po3037:prereq]
PO3041REG

INTERNAT'L HUMAN RIGHTS LAW

College Level=Junior OR PO1011CCR OR PO1012 OR PO1011GE110
PO3072REG

POLITICS OF THE MIDDLE EAST

College Level=Junior OR PO1011GE110 OR PO1012 OR PO1011CCR

PO2091REG

or

PO3091REG
or
PO4091REG

[course:4091:name]

(if appropriate)
College Level=Junior OR PO1011GE110 OR PO1012 OR PO1011CCR
or
College Level=Senior

 

European & US Politics Track

COURSE NUMBER COURSE NAME (PREREQUISITES) SEMESTER OF COMPLETION
PO3091REG
or
PO4091REG

TOPICS IN INTERNAT'L & COMPARATIVE POL

(if appropriate)
College Level=Junior OR PO1011GE110 OR PO1012 OR PO1011CCR
or
College Level=Senior
PO3043REG

NATO, EU, & RUSSIA

College Level=Junior OR PO1011CCR OR PO1012
PO3046REG

AMERICAN FOREIGN POLICY

College Level=Junior OR PO1011GE110 OR PO1012 OR PO1011CCR
PO3054REG

20TH CENT. DIPLOMATIC HISTORY

College Level=Sophomore
PO3066REG

BILLIONAIRESWATCH.ORG

College Level=Junior OR PO1011GE110 OR PO1012 OR PO1011CCR

 

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.