Political Science: International Relations, BALAS

for the degree of Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts & Sciences Major in Political Science, International Relations Concentration


department page:

department website: https://www.pol.illinois.edu

department faculty: Political Science Faculty


overview of college admissions & requirements: Liberal Arts & Sciences

college website: https://las.illinois.edu/


email: pol@illinois.edu


International relations (IR) is the study of interactions across borders of nation-states. Students explore how global, regional, and domestic factors influence relations among states as well as non-state actors across the interstate system.

Students take advanced courses in two or more of the following topics: international law and organization, international cooperation, international political economy, globalization, foreign policy, diplomacy, political strategy in IR, conflict, interstate war, civil war, terrorism, global environmental politics, and international human rights.

See the Political Science Distinction page for departmental distinction information.

for the degree of Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts & Sciences Major in Political Science, International Relations Concentration


 

See the Political Science Distinction page for departmental distinction information.

General education: Students must complete the Campus General Education requirements including the campus general education language requirement.


Minimum required major and supporting course work: Normally equates to 70 hours. Twelve hours of 300- and 400-level in the major must be taken on this campus.


Minimum hours required for graduation: 120 hours.


PS 100Intro to Political Science3
Select 6 hours from any additional 100- or 200-level Political Science courses6
Select 6 hours from any 300- or 400-level Political Science courses 16
Students will select a second major, or a minor, or a set of courses of at least 12 hours of thematically-related coursework outside political science, developed in conjunction with an academic advisor.12
Total Hours27

International Relations Concentration Requirements

Select at least one course from the following:3
Intro to Intl Relations
Intro to Intl Relations-ACP
Governing Globalization
Select 9 hours of 300- or 400- level courses from the following:9
IntroPolitics of Globalization
Intro to Pol Research
Strategic Models
Intro to Intl Security
Special Topics (as appropriate)
Congress and Foreign Policy
Politics in Intl Development
Intl Rel & Domestic Politics
International Cooperation
Intl Political Economy
Politics of Globalization
International Law
National Security Policy
American Foreign Policy
Soviet & Post-Sov Foreign Pol
Intl Organizations&Regionalism
Diplomatic Studies Practicum
Crisis Diplomacy
International Organization
International Conflict
Strategic Interntl Relations
Politics of International Treaties
Dem Gov in a Global Setting
Energy and Security
Junior Honors Seminar (as appropriate)
Select any additional Political Science courses at any level.6
Total Hours18