Specialized Tracks in International Relations

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Not every course listed is offered every year, and new courses are constantly added to this list. For courses in Political Science, the Political Science Department's website contains lists of courses offered this semester and next semester, as well as full course descriptions.

Track A – Global Security

Only active courses are shown below. Note for History courses: old numbers are shown in brackets. To see archived courses also, click here.

  • PSC/IR 106 Introduction to International Relations
  • PSC 161 Introduction to International Politics
  • IR 225 Politics & Policymaking in the Developing World
  • IR 230 American Foreign Policy
  • PSC/IR 265 Civil War and the International System
  • PSC/IR 268 International Organization
  • PSC/IR 270 Mechanisms of International Relations
  • PSC/IR 272 Theories of International Relations
  • PSC/IR 273 The Politics of Terrorism
  • PSC/IR 276 The Politics of Insurgency and Terrorism
  • PSC/IR 279 War and the Nation State
  • PSC/IR 372 International Politics Field Seminar
  • PSC/IR 373 Territory and Group Conflict
  • PSC 465 Civil War and the International System
  • ANT 229 War and Migration
  • ANT 264 Islam and Global Politics (REL 248)
  • CLT 160 The New Europe: Formations and Transformations
  • HIS 103 [103] The West and the World since 1492
  • HIS 144 War in American Film and History: The First World War to the Present
  • HIS 149 The Cold War: Life and Politics in the Soviet Union and the United States
  • HIS 168 The Wars of Vietnam, 1917-1980
  • HIS 174 [173] American Military History
  • HIS 196 Germany between East and West
  • HIS 204 [287] History of International and Global Health
  • HIS 205 Europe since 1945
  • HIS 205 [244] Islam and the Third World (REL 247)
  • HIS 220 Fascism in Europe
  • HIS 225 Germany and Austria, 1800-1914
  • HIS 225 [214] Europe and the Great War, 1914-1918
  • HIS 235 [226] Hitler's Germany, 1914-1945
  • HIS 236 [206] The Holocaust
  • HIS 240 [238] History of British India
  • HIS 244 [280] China-U.S. Relations
  • HIS 247 [285] The Korean War
  • HIS 248 Race, Racism, and the Cold War
  • HIS 273 The Making of the Modern Middle East
  • HIS 279 Japan at War and After
  • HIS 286 American Foreign Relations
  • HIS 293 Stalinism
  • HIS 303W [314] International Human Rights
  • HIS 318 Nationalism and Ethnic Conflict in Europe, 1800-2000
  • HIS 323W [310] World War II: The Eastern Front
  • HIS 330W [360] War, Money, and Ordinary People
  • HIS 333W America and the World I
  • HIS 333W [330] Russia in East Asia
  • HIS 334W [331] The Soviet Union and the Cold War
  • HIS 355W Men, Women, and War in the 20th Century
  • HIS 359 Introduction to the Global World
  • HIS 361W [334] America and the World II
  • HIS 381W [345] Just and Unjust Wars
  • PHL 116Q Philosophy, History, and Practice of Non-Violence
  • PHL 301 Selected Topics in the Ethics of Non-Violence
  • PHL 308 Morality and War
  • REL 247 Islam and the Third World (HIS 244)
  • REL 248 Islam and Global Politics (ANT 264)

Track B – Political Economy and Development

Only active courses are shown below. To see archived courses also, click here.

  • PSC 151 Political Economy of Developing Countries
  • IR 200 Politics of Authoritarian Regimes
  • IR 211 Political Economy of Africa
  • IR 216 Political Economy of Post-Communism
  • IR 217 How Countries Become Rich
  • IR 229 International Political Economy
  • IR 238 Political Economy of International Migration
  • IR 239 Women, Gender and Development
  • PSC 244K Politics and Markets: Innovation and The Global Business Environment
  • PSC/IR 255 Institutions and Underdevelopment
  • PSC/IR 268 International Organization
  • PSC/IR 274 International Political Economy
  • PSC/IR 289 The Role of the State in Global Historical Perspective
  • PSC/IR 356 Political Economy of Reform
  • PSC/IR 364 Comparative Political Economy
  • PSC/IR 372 International Politics Field Seminar
  • PSC/IR 374 International Political Economy
  • ANT 104 Contemporary Issues and Anthropology
  • ANT 224 Anthropology of Development
  • ANT 244 Marriage, Families, and Communities in a Global Perspective
  • ANT 266 Global Culture
  • ANT 278 Birth and Death II: Making Populations Healthy
  • ECO 192Q Population Growth
  • ECO 226 Economic Development of the North Atlantic
  • ECO 252 Economies and Societies of Latin America (HIS 203)
  • ECO 255 Africa's Sleeping Giant: Nigeria since the Islamic Revolution of 1804 (HIS 272)
  • ECO 268 Economics of Globalization
  • ECO 269 International Economics
  • ECO 270 International Finance
  • ECO 272 International Political Economy (PSC 274)
  • ECO 273 Economic Growth and Development
  • ECO 291 Political Economy of Economic Development
  • ECO 293 Politics and Economics of Post-Communist Transformation
  • ECO 294 Economic Development in a Global Perspective
  • ECO 371 Evolution of the World Economic Order since the Sixteenth Century (HIS 357)
  • ECO 385 The Atlantic Slave Trade and Africa, 1650-1850 (HIS 356)
  • HIS 126 History of Brazil, 1500-2009
  • HIS 201 The Third World
  • HIS 203 Economies and Societies of Latin America (ECO 252)
  • HIS 204 [287] History of International and Global Health
  • HIS 205 Europe since 1945
  • HIS 257 Corruption of the Global Economy: A Historical Perspective
  • HIS 271 The Political Economy of Food in Africa
  • HIS 272 Africa's Sleeping Giant: Nigeria since the Islamic Revolution of 1804 (ECO 255)
  • HIS 276 Rich China, Poor China
  • HIS 283 The Political Economy of China
  • HIS 294 Economic Development in a Global Perspective
  • HIS 295 Politics of Energy and the Environment
  • HIS 317 Corruption and Global Economy
  • HIS 319 Economic, Institutional, Legal, and Geopolitical Aspects of Globalization
  • HIS 336W Plantation Societies in the Americas
  • HIS 347W The Political Economy of Food in Africa
  • HIS 356 The Atlantic Slave Trade and Africa, 1650-1850 (ECO 385)
  • HIS 357 Evolution of the World Economic Order since the Sixteenth Century (ECO 371)
  • HIS 361 Socioeconomic Development in the Atlantic World, 1450-1913
  • REL 239 Women, Gender and Development
  • REL 289 The Role of the State in Global Historical Perspective

Track C – Governance of Nations

Only active courses are shown below. To see archived courses also, click here.

  • PSC/IR 101 Introduction to Comparative Politics
  • IR 200 Politics of Authoritarian Regimes
  • IR 204 Dictatorship and Democracy
  • IR 211 Political Economy of Africa
  • IR 217 How Countries Become Rich
  • IR 219 Democracy in Latin America: Argentina, Brazil, and Mexico
  • IR 220 Elections, Parties and Coalitions in Comparative Perspective
  • IR 222 Politics of New Europe
  • IR 236 Contentious Politics and Social Movements
  • PSC/IR 250 Conflict in Democracies
  • PSC/IR 252 Ethnic Politics
  • PSC/IR 253 Comparative Political Parties
  • PSC/IR 256 Theories of Comparative Politics
  • PSC/IR 260 Contemporary African Politics
  • PSC/IR 261 Latin American Politics
  • PSC/IR 262 Elections in Developing Countries
  • PSC/IR 263 Comparative Law and Courts
  • PSC/IR 264 Comparative Political Institutions
  • PSC/IR 265 Civil War and the International System
  • PSC/IR 266 South Asian Politics
  • PSC/IR 267 Identity, Ethnicity and Nationalism
  • PSC/IR 276 The Politics of Insurgency and Terrorism
  • IR 280 The Politics and Economy of China
  • PSC/IR 350 Comparative Politics Field Seminar
  • PSC/IR 351 Western European Politics
  • PSC/IR 355 Democratic Processes
  • PSC/IR 356 Political Economy of Reform
  • PSC/IR 364 Comparative Political Economy
  • PSC/IR 373 Territory and Group Conflict
  • PSC/IR 397 European Political Internship
  • PSC 465 Civil War and the International System
  • ANT 239 Latin American Immigration
  • ANT 248 Colonial and Contemporary Africa
  • ANT 255 Perspectives on Modern Middle East
  • ANT 264 Islam and Global Politics (REL 248)
  • ANT 266 Global Culture
  • CLT 160 The New Europe, Formations and Transformations
  • ECO 255 Africa's Sleeping Giant: Nigeria since the Islamic Revolution of 1804 (HIS 272)
  • HIS 105 Traditional Japan
  • HIS 106 Colonial and Contemporary Africa
  • HIS 108 Traditional China
  • HIS 116 History of Poland
  • HIS 117 History of Islam
  • HIS 118 History of Christianity
  • HIS 126 History of Brazil, 1500-2009
  • HIS 130 Colonial Latin America
  • HIS 150 Russian Civilization
  • HIS 152 Soviet Russia
  • HIS 154 Russia Now (4 credits)
  • HIS 183 Modern China, 1600-present
  • HIS 184 Modern Japan
  • HIS 186 East Asia after 1600
  • HIS 193Q Weimar Germany
  • HIS 195Q The Irish Question
  • HIS 197Q Religion and Society in Modern Europe
  • HIS 201 The Third World
  • HIS 202 Jews in Italy: History, Society, and Culture
  • HIS 206 The Holocaust
  • HIS 210 African Diaspora in Latin America
  • HIS 223 Modern France
  • HIS 224 Modern Germany, 1945-Present
  • HIS 226 Hitler's Germany, 1914-1945
  • HIS 226 [205] Europe since 1945
  • HIS 227 Weimar Culture and Society
  • HIS 228 In Arezzo (Study Abroad): Modern Italy, 1815-1948
  • HIS 229 The Shaping of a Nation: Politics and Culture in Fascist Italy
  • HIS 232 The French Revolutions
  • HIS 234 [225] Germany and Austria, 1800-1914
  • HIS 237 England and Ireland since 1800
  • HIS 238 History of British India
  • HIS 240 Comparative Modern Revolutions: France, Japan, Mexico, Russia
  • HIS 241 Politics of Identity: Russians, Poles, Jews, and Communists
  • HIS 242 Solzhenitsyn: Writer, Prophet, Witness
  • HIS 243 Dangerous Texts: Literature and Politics in Russia
  • HIS 244 Islam and the Third World (REL 247)
  • HIS 265W Mandela's South Africa
  • HIS 272 Africa's Sleeping Giant: Nigeria since the Islamic Revolution of 1804 (ECO 255)
  • HIS 273 The Making of the Modern Middle East
  • HIS 274 Guns, War, and Revolution in Southern Africa
  • HIS 279 Japan at War and After
  • HIS 281 Chinese Revolution
  • HIS 288 Secret Nation: Russia's Hidden Past
  • HIS 289 History of European Exploration
  • HIS 290 Colonial Encounters and Anthropology
  • HIS 292 Totalitarianism and Everyday Life
  • HIS 295 Politics of Energy and the Environment
  • HIS 296 Women in East Asia
  • HIS 301W History of Race in Europe
  • HIS 308 The Global City
  • HIS 318 Nationalism and Ethnic Conflict in Europe, 1800-2000
  • HIS 320W The German Problem
  • HIS 321W Fascism in Europe
  • HIS 323W Stalinism
  • HIS 358W Sovereignty in the Post-Colonial African State
  • HIS 366W Topics in Modern German History
  • HIS 385 Guns, War, and Revolution in Southern Africa
  • HIS 387 Nation and Culture in 20th Century China
  • HIS 388W Modern China in Film
  • REL 103 History of Judaism
  • REL 104 History of Christianity
  • REL 105 The Asian Search for Self
  • REL 106 From Confucius to Zen
  • REL 107 History of Islam
  • REL 108 An Introduction to Hinduism
  • REL 231 Christian History I
  • REL 232 Christian History II
  • REL 234 Cry Freedom
  • REL 235 Religion and Society in Latin America
  • REL 240 Muhammad & the Qur'an
  • REL 247 Islam and the Third World (HIS 244)