98-99 University Bulletin Entry for:

International Studies Program

(file last updated: [8/10/1998 - 15:25:41])


The undergraduate InternationalStudies Program (ISP) is designed to familiarize students withthe basic characteristics of the international system and to permitthem to explore particular aspects of that system in greater depth.ISP not only encompasses the interactions among national governments,international institutions, and international private actors,but it also includes the effects that those international interactionshave on the economy, populace, and society within nations. ISPtherefore deals with the interactions (or "feedback effects")between the domestic and international environments. Internationalstudies will deal fundamentally with the interdependence so characteristicof the modern world.

How to Become a ProgramMember

Program offerings are dividedinto a required core group and a series of elective groupings.Students are required to complete the core group (InternationalSystem) consisting of three courses. Students must also selectand complete three courses within a second thematic grouping ofcourses (except for the International Economics grouping whichrequires four courses). Three of the courses submitted to fulfillprogram requirements must be completed outside the student'sfield of concentration. Students are also required to completea substantial research paper on some aspect of the internationalsystem.


Steven Burg, Director


Silvia Arrom


Robert Art


Eugene Black


Seyom Brown


F. Trenery Dolbear


Robert Hunt


Attila Klein


Rachel McCulloch


Wellington Nyangoni

(African and Afro-AmericanStudies)

Peter Petri


George Ross


Requirements for the Program

Participants in the programwill be expected to meet the following requirements:

A.Satisfactory completion of the International System grouping:POL 15a (Introduction to International Relations), LGLS 125b (InternationalLaw, Organizations, and Conflict Resolution), and eitherPOL 160b (World Politics since 1945), or HIST 137a (Evolutionof the International System, 1815-Present).

B.Satisfactory completion of three courses within a second thematicgrouping of courses, except for the International Economics groupingwhich requires completion of four courses. (Consult the list ofgroupings and courses given below.)

C.Three of the courses submitted to fulfill program requirementsmust be from outside the student's field of concentration.

D.No course in the ISP program may be taken pass/fail.

E.Students must complete a substantial research paper, usually inconnection with one of the elective courses completed as partof the program on a topic approved by the program chair. The papermust be read and approved by one member of the program facultyin addition to the course instructor. (The course instructor remainssolely responsible for grading of the paper with respect to thecourse.) The research paper is to be undertaken only after completionof at least four program courses, usually in the junior or senioryear. A senior honors thesis completed in a department may, ifappropriate, be used to fulfill this requirement.

Courses of Instruction

International System

HIST 137a

Evolution of the InternationalSystem, 1815 to the Present

LGLS 125b >

International Law, Organizations,and Conflict Resolution

POL 15a

Introduction to InternationalRelations

POL 160b

World Politics since 1945


AAAS 80a

Economy and Society in Africa

AAAS 85a >

Survey of Southern AfricanHistory

AAAS 163b

Africa in World Politics

AAAS 164a

African and Caribbean PoliticalSystems

ANTH 133a

Tradition and the ContemporaryExperience in Sub-Saharan Africa

POL 140a >

Politics of Africa

POL 141a >

Politics of Southern Africa


ECON 27b >

The Economy of Japan

HIST 80b

East Asia in the Nineteenthand Twentieth Centuries

POL 147a >

The Government and Politicsof China

POL 148b

Contemporary Chinese Politics

POL 150a

Politics of Southeast Asia

POL 178a >

International Politics of thePacific


HIST 52b >

Europe, from 1789 to the Present

HIST 134b

Nineteenth Century Europe:Natioanlism, Imperialism, Socialism (1850-1919)

HIST 142b

Europe since 1945

NEJS 168b

Jews in East-Central Europe,1914-Present

POL 11b >

Introduction to ComparativeGovernment: Europe

POL 129a

East European Politics

POL 130b >

Politics in Russia amd Ukraine

POL 153a

The New Europe: European Economicand Political Integration

POL 156b

West European Political Systems

Latin America

AAAS 167a >

African and Caribean ComparativePolitical Systems

ECON 26a >

Latin America's Economy

HIST 71b

Latin American History, 1870to the Present

POL 144a

Latin American Politics I

POL 144b

Latin American Politics II

POL 145b

Topics in Latin American Politics

SOC 125b >

U.S. - Caribbean Relations

Middle East

AAAS 175a >

Comparative Politics of NorthAfrica

NEJS 143b >

The World of Shi'i Islam

NEJS 144b >

Nationalism and Islam in theModern Middle East

NEJS 145b >

The Making of the Modern MiddleEast

SOC 157a >

Sociology of the Israeli-PalestinianConfrontation

Conflict and Conflict Resolution

LGLS 130a >

Conflict Analysis and Intervention

POL 128b >

The Politics of Revolution

POL 161b >

Causes and Prevention of War

POL 176a >

International Crisis Management,Interaction, and Peacekeeping

SOC 157a >

Sociology of the Israeli-PalestinianConfrontation


AAAS 126b >

Political Economy of the ThirdWorld

AAAS 158a >

Theories of Development andUnderdevelopment

ANTH 55a >

Development and the Third World

ANTH 163b >

Economic Anthropology: Productionand Distribution

ANTH 164a >

Topics in Economic Anthropology

ECON 175a >

Introduction to the Economicsof Development

PHSC 4a >

Science and Development

POL 151b >

Nationalism and Development

SOC 107a >

Global apartheid and GlobalSocial Movements

SOC 112a >

Topics on Women and Development

SOC 120a >

Sociology of Underdevelopment

SOC 171a >

Women Leaders and Transformationin Developing Countries

Environmental and PopulationIssues

AAAS 60a >

Econonmics of Third World Hunger

ANTH 20b

The Development of Human FoodProduction


Human Reproduction, PopulationExplosion, Global Consequences

CHSC 3a >

The Planet as an Organism:Gaia Theory and the Human Prospect

POL 165a >

International Relations andthe Global Environment

POL 179a >

Politics and Hunger

SOC 175b >

Environmental Sociology

Ethnicity and Human Rights

AAAS 116b

Comparative Race and EthnicRelations

ANTH 139b

Language, Ethnicity, and Nationalism

ANTH 171a

Crosscultural Inquiry in SocialScience

POL 127b

Managing Ethnic Conflict

POL 163a >

Human Rights and InternationalRelations

International Economics

ECON 2a >(required)

Introduction to Economics

ECON 8b >(required)

Analysis of Economic Problems

ECON 32b

Comparative Economic Systems

ECON 33a

Business in the Global Economy

ECON 60a

International Economic Policy

ECON 175a

Introduction to the Economicsof Development

International Political Economy

AAAS 126b

Political Economy of the ThirdWorld

ANTH 165b

Evolution of Political Economy

POL 166b

Issues in International PoliticalEconomy

POL 170b

Low-Income States and the GlobalEconomy

POL 172b

Introduction to InternationalPolitical Economy

Technology and Society

AAAS 117a >

Communications and Social Changein Developing Nations

HIST 131b

Science and Technology in theTwentieth Century

HIST 138b

Industrialization and SocialChange, 1900 to the Present

PHSC 4a >

Science and Development


Technology and the Managementof Public Risk

SOC 174b

nature and Technology

Women in Society

HIST 139a

Women, Gender, and Family

NEJS 195b

Woman's Voice in the MuslimWorld

POL 159a

The Politics of the ModernWelfare State: Women, Workers, and Social Citizenship

SOC 112a >

Topics on Women and Development

SOC 171a

Women Leaders and Transformationin Developing Countries