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Approved courses for the major

Courses that meet the Institute's requirements for regional and thematic concentrations and for research methods are listed below. Credits earned during study abroad generally also count toward fulfillment of graduation requirements in the major, even though those courses are not listed here.  All decisions concerning how any of the listed courses and study-abroad courses may be counted toward fulfillment of the major's requirements are at the final discretion of the Croft Institute's academic advisors.  Note that the list is subject to revision as departments add and delete courses.  Also note that not every course is offered every semester or even every year.  Check the online course selector to see which courses are available in a given semester.

Regional Concentrations

East Asia

Inst 310 Topics in East Asian Studies (content varies; specific courses are announced from semester to semester)
Inst 331 Topics in East Asian Studies Abroad
Inst 334 Topics in International Studies Abroad
Inst 341 Contemporary China
Inst 342
Globalization and East Asia
Inst 345 Japan and the World
Chin 321 Chinese Culture and Civilization (either Inst or Chin major; not both
Chin 361 Chinese Cinema (either Inst or Chin major; not both)
GST/Rel 311 Women and the Goddess in Eastern Religion
His 389 Samurai and Cinema 
His 394 Late Imperial and Modern China
His 395 China in Revolution
His 396 Modern Japanese History
His 397 China and the United States since 1784
His 398 War and Memory in Japan
Pol 324 Politics of China
Pol 337 Asia in World Affairs
Pol 340 Politics of East Asia
Pol 387 Political Economy of East Asia
Rel/Phil 308 Buddhism
Rel/Phil 309 Asian Religion
Rel/GST 311 Women and the Goddess in Eastern Religion
Rel 322 Chinese Religions
Rel 325 Chinese and Japanese Religions

Europe

Inst 312 Topics in European Studies (content varies; specific courses are announced from semester to semester)
Inst 324
Decolonization
Inst 328
Contemporary Russia
Inst 332
Topics in European Studies Abroad
Inst 334 Topics in International Studies Abroad
Ital 321 Italian Culture and Civilization (either Inst major or Ital minor; not both)
Ital 361 Italian Cinema (either Inst major or Ital minor; not both)
Fr 321 French Culture and Civilization (either Inst or Fr major; not both)
Fr 322
Contemporary French Culture (either Inst or Fr major; not both)
Fr 361
French and Francophone Cinema (either Inst or Fr major; not both)
Germ 321
German Culture and Civilization (either Inst or Germ major)
Germ 361
German Cinema (either Inst or Germ major; not both)
His 359
Europe in the Age of Imperialism and World War, 1890-1945
His 360
Europe: Cold War, D├ętente, and Economic Integration
His 361
History of the Holocaust
His 362
World War II
His 363
France from 1789 to the Present
His 365 Germany from World War I to the Present
His 367 Twentieth-century Russia
His 368 Italy from Cavour and Garibaldi to the Present
His 372 Great Britain in the Modern Age
His 379 European Society and Economy in the Twentieth Century
His 380 Society and the Sexes in Modern Europe
His 382 The Cold War
His 384 British Empire and Commonwealth
PPL 388 Public Policies of the European Union
Pol 322
Politics of Western Europe
Pol 326 Politics of Russia
Pol 341
German Politics
Pol 386 European Political Economy
Russ 321 Russian Culture and Civilization (either Inst major or Russ minor; not both)
Russ 361 Russian Cinema (either Inst major or Russ minor; not both)
Span 321 Spanish Culture and Civilization (either Inst or Span major; not both)
Span 361 Cinema in Spanish (note: only if films studied are 50% or more from Spain; either Inst or Span major; not both)

Latin America

Inst 314 Topics in Latin American Studies (content varies; specific courses are announced from semester to semester.
Inst 333 Topics in Latin American Studies Abroad
Inst 334 Topics in International Studies Abroad
Inst 361 The War on Drugs in Latin America
Inst 363 Gender in Latin America
Anth 328 Culture and Society in Latin America
His 343 Latin America and the Cold War
His 344 Race and Ethnicity in Latin America
His 346 Gender and Power in Latin America
His 347 Latin American History on Film
His 388 Mexico and Central America
His 390 Latin American Social Revolutions
His 393 State, Citizen, and Nation in Modern Latin America
Pol 321 Politics of Latin America
Pol 342 Politics of Mexico and Central America
Pol 345 Politics of South America
Span 322 Spanish American Culture and Civilization (either Inst or Span major; not both)
Span 361 Cinema in Spanish (note: only if films studied are 50% or more Latin American; either Inst or Span major; not both)

Middle East

Inst 315 Topics in Middle Eastern Studies (content varies; specific courses are announced from semester to semester)
Inst 335
Topics in Middle Eastern Studies Abroad
Inst 351
Revolts and Revolutions in the Middle East
His 381 The Middle East Since 1914
His 386 Muslim World: Middle Ages to World War I
Pol 349 Middle Eastern Politics
Rel 323 Islam
Rel 327 Qur'an

Thematic Concentrations

Global Economics and Business

Inst 316 Topics in International Studies (content varies; specific courses are announced from semester to semester)
Inst 318 Topics in Global Studies (content varies; specific courses are announced from semester to semester)
Inst 371 International Trade and Globalization
Bus 321 International Business
Econ 303 Money and Banking
Econ 320 Current Global Economic Issues
Econ 324 Experimental Economics
Econ 398 Intermediate Microeconomics
Econ 399 Intermediate Macroeconomics
Econ 401 Government and Business
Econ 406 Natural Resource Economics
Econ 417 Labor Economics
Econ 422 Economic Growth and Development
Econ 510 International Trade and Commercial Policy
Fin 331 Business Finance I
Mgmt 392 Intercultural Business Communication
Mgmt 595 International Business Management
Mktg 452 Global Marketing
Pol 334 Politics of the World Economy
Pol 381 Politics of Advanced Industrial Economies
Soc 353 Sociology of International Development
Soc 359 Sociology of Globalization

International Governance and Politics

Inst 316 Topics in International Studies (content varies: specific courses are announced from semester to semester)
Inst 318 Topics in Global Studies (content varies: specific courses are announced from semester to semester
Inst 374 International Law
Phil 353 Philosophy of War
PPL 380 World Regions: Geography and Policy
Pol 329 Transitions to Democracy
Pol 330 Contemporary International Problems
Pol 331 International Organizations
Pol 332 Ethnic Conflict and International Terrorism
Pol 334 Politics of the World Economy
Pol 336 Political Economy of International Development
Pol 338 Formation of American Foreign Policy
Pol 339 International Conflict
Pol 343 Comparative Democratic Institutions
Pol 344 Politics of Advanced Industrial Societies
Pol 346 Women and World Politics
Pol 361 Strategic Choice in International Relations
Pol 363 War in World Politics
Pol 364 Comparative Foreign Policy
Pol 382 Comparative Legislative Behavior
Pol 383 Comparative Ethnic Politics
Soc 313 Social Movements
Soc 353 Sociology of International Development
Soc 466 Political Sociology

Social and Cultural Identity

Inst 316 Topics in International Studies (content varies; specific courses are announced from semester to semester)
Inst 318 Topics in Global Studies (content varies; specific courses are announced from semester to semester)
Anth 303 Cultural Anthropology
Engl 365 Gay and Lesbian Literature and Theory
Soc 313 Social Movements
Soc 325 Sociology of Gender
Soc 329 Interaction, Identities, and Social Behavior
Soc 353 Sociology of International Development
Soc 359 Sociology of Globalization
Soc 411 Environmental Sociology
Soc 413 Race and Ethnicity

Research Methods

Inst 381 Research Methods for International Studies Majors

International Studies Elective

Any Inst-designated course at the 300-level or higher, including:
Inst 385 Internship in International Studies