International Affairs Option
This option is offered within the following major(s):
Also available at OSU-Cascades.
The International Affairs option provides students with the opportunity to focus their undergraduate studies on topics involving:
- The political systems and dynamics of different countries and regions around the world
- Relations among countries and non-state actors
- Global issues, problems, and institutions
Option Code: 471
|PS 204||*INTRODUCTION TO COMPARATIVE POLITICS||4|
|PS 205||*INTRODUCTION TO INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS||4|
|PS 201||*INTRODUCTION TO UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS||4|
|or PS 206||*INTRODUCTION TO POLITICAL THOUGHT|
|PS 300||^RESEARCH METHODS||4|
|Upper-Division Option Courses|
|Select at least 16 credits of the following: 1||16|
|*EUROPEAN AND EU POLITICS|
|*LATIN AMERICAN POLITICS|
|*POLITICS OF DEVELOPING NATIONS|
|AMERICAN FOREIGN POLICY|
|INTERNATIONAL POLITICS OF ASIA PACIFIC|
|EAST ASIAN POLITICAL ECONOMY|
|INTERNATIONAL LAW AND ORGANIZATIONS|
|*THE POLITICS OF CLIMATE CHANGE|
|INTERNATIONAL POLITICAL ECONOMY|
|GLOBAL FOOD POLITICS AND POLICY|
|INTERNATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL POLITICS AND POLICY|
|Select up to 8 credits of the following:||8|
|ECONOMICS OF GLOBALIZATION|
|INTERNATIONAL FINANCE THEORY AND POLICY|
|*POPULATION TRENDS AND POLICY|
|THE SOCIOLOGY OF GLOBALIZATION|
|Political Science Electives|
|Select 12 credits 2||12|
Baccalaureate Core Course (BCC). Major courses cannot double count for Baccalaureate Core requirements.
Writing Intensive Course (WIC)
16 to 24 credits from the political science courses listed. Up to 8 upper-division credits can come from classes listed in economics and sociology. Credits from all courses must add up to at least 24. Other courses applied to this total must be approved by the department.
Any political science courses may be taken to reach the minimum of 52 total credits in the major with at least 36 of these at the upper-division level.
Potential for Learning Outside the Classroom
Political science majors are strongly encouraged to pursue experiential learning and other educational opportunities outside of the classroom, and these experiences can be used to fulfill some political science graduation requirements. Such experiences can include research, thesis writing, projects, or internship. Credits will be placed in the appropriate PS 401 – PS 410 designator. A maximum of 8 credits from any combination of PS 401 – PS 410 may be applied to the major, although additional credits from courses in this range may be applied to general graduation requirements. Additional experiential learning opportunities include "field schools" and study abroad. Students should discuss all of these opportunities with the political science undergraduate advisor.
Option Code: 471