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International Relations

Interim Coordinator: Dr. Dawn Nowacki, dnowacki, x2276, Walker
Transfer Advisor: Dr. Dawn Nowacki, dnowacki, x2276, Walker
First-Year student contact: Dr. Dawn Nowacki, dnowacki, x2276, Walker

The International Relations major encourages students to integrate concepts across disciplines, to push intellectual boundaries, to think critically and creatively about a wide range of international issues, and to apply their coursework in real-world settings.  In so doing, it promotes the development of the interdisciplinary knowledge and leadership skills necessary to excel in an increasingly interconnected world. 

GUIDELINES FOR FIRST-YEAR STUDENTS: 

FALL SEMESTER:

  • One of the following:  POLS 210, ECON 210
  • Language course
  • Linfield Curriculum Course
  • Learn about study abroad opportunities 

SPRING SEMESTER:

  • One of the following:  POLS 210, ECON 210
  • Language course
  • Linfield Curriculum Course
  • Consider planning or applying for study abroad

MAJOR/MINOR SPECIFIC ADVISING INFORMATION:

CORE:

42 credits including: POLS 210, POLS 490 and POLS 390 or SOAN 350; ECON 210. At least 4 credits in an upper division (300 level or above) international history course. Theory and Practice of International Politics Requirement: 4 credits from POLS 361, POLS 362, POLS 370, POLS 371, POLS 384, or POLS 385, plus corresponding POLS 498 1 credit pro-seminar course (5 credits total).

Comparative Culture, Philosophy, and Ethics Requirement: At least 3 credits from ANTH 111, POLS 220, PHIL 160, PHIL 180, PHIL 365, TCCA 220. Foreign language proficiency through a second year level and successful completion of a foreign study abroad of at least one semester.

Minor: 24 credits, distributed as follows: POLS 210; ECON 210; at least 4 credits from POLS 361, 362, 370, 371, 384, 385, or 390; at least 4 credits from a relevant upper-division HIST course; 8 additional credits from the approved International Relations major elective list; and one year of foreign language. 

ELECTIVES: 
Prospective majors might also consider taking an IR elective course that simultaneously fulfills Linfield Curriculum requirements, including: ANTH 111, POLS 220, PHIL 160 or 180, RELS 210, TCCA 220, or a relevant HIST course of interest

NOTES: At most two courses counted for the minor may be double-counted toward major and Linfield Curriculum requirements.