Specialized Tracks in International Relations

Jump to a specific track:

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. To see archived courses also, click here.
For History Department courses, old course numbers appear in brackets.

  • PSC/IR 106 Introduction to International Relations
  • PSC 161 Introduction to International Politics
  • IR 230 American Foreign Policy
  • IR 248 The Arab-Israeli Conflict
  • 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 The West and the World since 1492
  • HIS 174 [173] American Military History
  • HIS 204 [287] History of International and Global Health
  • HIS 205 [244] Islam and the Third World (REL 247)
  • HIS 225 [214] Europe and the Great War, 1914-1919
  • HIS 226 [205] Europe since 1945
  • HIS 234 [225] Germany and Austria, 1800-1914
  • 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 303W [314] International Human Rights
  • HIS 323W [310] World War II: The Eastern Front
  • HIS 330W [360] War, Money, and Ordinary People
  • HIS 333W [330] Russia in East Asia
  • HIS 334W [331] The Soviet Union and the Cold War
  • HIS 360W [333] America and the World to 1865
  • HIS 361W [334] America and the World since 1865
  • 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 205)
  • 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.
For History Department courses, old course numbers appear in brackets.

  • PSC 151 Political Economy of Developing Countries
  • IR 211 Political Economy of Africa
  • IR 216 Political Economy of Post-Communism
  • IR 217 How Countries Become Rich
  • IR 225 Politics & Policymaking in the Developing World
  • IR 229 International Political Economy
  • IR 238 Political Economy of International Migration
  • IR 239 Women, Men, 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
  • IR 280 The Politics and Economy of China
  • 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 250)
  • ECO 255 Africa's Sleeping Giant: Nigeria since the Islamic Revolution of 1805 (HIS 212)
  • 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 306W)
  • ECO 385 The Atlantic Slave Trade and Africa, 1650-1850 (HIS 356)
  • HIS 201 The Third World
  • HIS 204 [287] History of International and Global Health
  • HIS 209 [257] Corruption of the Global Economy: A Historical Perspective
  • HIS 210 Africa Welcomes China in a New Global Economy
  • HIS 212 [272] Africa's Sleeping Giant: Nigeria since the Islamic Revolution of 1805 (ECO 255)
  • HIS 226 [205] Europe since 1945
  • HIS 250 [203] Economies and Societies of Latin America and the Caribbean since 1493
  • HIS 306W [357] Evolution of the World Economic Order from 1500 (ECO 371)
  • HIS 307W Socioeconomic Development of the Atlantic World
  • HIS 310W [347] The Political Economy of Food in Africa
  • 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.
For History Department courses, old course numbers appear in brackets.

  • 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 225 Politics & Policymaking in the Developing World
  • IR 236 Contentious Politics and Social Movements
  • 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 1805 (HIS 212)
  • HIS 110 [106] Colonial and Contemporary Africa
  • HIS 111 The African Diaspora
  • HIS 112 Introduction to African Religions of the Diaspora
  • HIS 124 Modern Europe
  • HIS 130 [150] Russian Civilization
  • HIS 133 [152] Soviet Russia
  • HIS 134 [154] Russia Now
  • HIS 137 [116] History of Poland
  • HIS 141 [186] East Asia after 1600
  • HIS 142 [108] Traditional China
  • HIS 143 [183] Modern China, 1600-Present
  • HIS 144 [105] Traditional Japan
  • HIS 145 [184] Modern Japan
  • HIS 147 Issues in Contemporary Japanese Culture
  • HIS 150 [130] Colonial Latin America
  • HIS 151 Modern Latin America
  • HIS 152 History of Mexico
  • HIS 153 [126] History of Brazil, 1500-2009
  • HIS 154 History of Latin America through Soccer
  • HIS 183 [118] History of Christianity
  • HIS 184 [117] History of Islam
  • HIS 201 The Third World
  • HIS 205 [244] Islam and the Third World (REL 247)
  • HIS 206 [243] Dangerous Texts: Literature and Politics in Russia
  • HIS 208 [240] Comparative Modern Revolutions: France, Japan, Mexico, Russia
  • HIS 211 [274] Guns, War, and Revolution in Southern Africa
  • HIS 212 [272] Africa's Sleeping Giant: Nigeria since the Islamic Revolution of 1805 (ECO 255)
  • HIS 226 [205] Europe since 1945
  • HIS 227 [289] History of European Exploration
  • HIS 229 [237] England and Ireland since 1800
  • HIS 231 [232] The French Revolutions
  • HIS 232 [223] Modern France
  • HIS 233 [228] In Arezzo (Study Abroad): Modern Italy, 1796-1948
  • HIS 234 [225] Germany and Austria, 1800-1914
  • HIS 235 [226] Hitler's Germany, 1914-1945
  • HIS 236 [206] The Holocaust
  • HIS 237 [224] Modern Germany, 1945-Present
  • HIS 238 [288] Secret Nation: Russia's Hidden Past
  • HIS 239 [292] Totalitarianism and Everyday Life
  • HIS 240 [238] History of British India
  • HIS 243 [281] Chinese Revolution
  • HIS 251 [210] African Diaspora in Latin America
  • HIS 283 [241] Politics of Identity: Russians, Poles, Jews, and Communists
  • HIS 295 [202] Jews in Italy: History, Society, and Culture
  • HIS 308W [325] The Global City
  • HIS 332W [323] Stalinism
  • HIS 342W Rich China, Poor China
  • 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 149 The Arab Revolutions
  • 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 205)