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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

Course Planning Guide

Page address: http://sbs.mnsu.edu/government/irelations/planningguide.html

International Relations: BA

Minnesota State University, Mankato - Department of Government
Advising 2015-2016
 For a complete list of currently offered courses see the [PDF] IR Advising Sheet 2015-2016 (24 KiB)

Major Common Core Courses

  • POL 231 (3): World Politics
  • POL 241 (3): Introduction to Comparative Politics
  • POL 431 (3): International Relations
  • POL xxx Choose 3 credit(s) from comparative Politics Class Listed Below:
  • POL 435 (3): Capitalism, Nationalism, and Democracy
  • POL 439 (3): Comparative Solical Policy: The Welfare State In Europe and the Americas
  • POL 440 (1-4): Topics in Comparative Politics
  • POL 441 (3): Russia & Neighboring States Politics
  • POL 442 (3): South Asia: Politics & Policy
  • POL 443 (3): Middle East Politics
  • POL 444 (3): Latin American Politics
  • POL 445 (3): Asian Pacific Rim: Politics & Policy
  • POL 446 (3): African Politics
  • POL 447 (3): European Democracies
  • POL 448 (3): Political Development & Change

Major Restrictive Electives:

Total Elective Credits: 15

Advisor Approval is required for "Topics" courses other than POL 430 and POL 440

Anthropology

  • 285 (1-3): Special Topics
  • 332 (3): Anthropology of Religion
  • 421 (3): Health, Culture, and Disease
  • 430 (3): Peoples and Cultures of Latin America
  • 435 (3): The Rise of City-States and Nations
  • 485 (1-3): Topics in Anthropology

Art

  • 413 (3): Scandinavian Art
  • 416 (3): Art of Africa, the Americas, and the South Pacific
  • 417 (3): Medieval Art and Architecture
  • 419 (3): Gender in Art
  • 462 (3): Renaissance Art
  • 463 (3): Mannerism to Romanticism
  • 466 (3): Realism to Postmodernism
  • 467 (3): Art of the Islamic World
  • 469 (3): Asian Art
  • 492 (1-6): Art History Seminar (Check w/ Advisor)

Business Law

  • 453 (3): International Legal Environment of Business

Communications

  • 203 (4) Intercultural Communication

Economics

  • 201 (3): Principles of Macroeconomics
  • 420 (3): International Economics
  • 450 (3): Economic Development

English

  • 433 (4): Selected Studies in World Literature
  • 435 (2-4): The World Novel

French

  • 305 (1-4): France Today
  • 350 (3):Introduction to French Literature
  • 405 (2-4): Business French I
  • 406 (2-4): Business French II
  • 442 (1-4) French Literature II

Geography

  • 341 (3): World Regional Geography
  • 409 (1-4): Selected Topics
  • 425 (3): Economic Geography
  • 437 (3): Political Geography
  • 445 (3): Latin America
  • 446 (3): Canada
  • 450 (3): Europe
  • 454 (3): Russian Realm
  • 456 (3): Africa
  • 458 (3): Geography of East Asia

German

  • 442 (1-4): German Literature
  • 455 (3): German Cinema
  • 460 (4): Topics in German Cinema

History

  • 302 (4): World History: An Overview
  • 402 (4): Foundations of Judaism, Christianity, & Islam
  • 412 (4): Modern Germany since 1500
  • 415 (4): England since 1603
  • 419 (4): France since the Revolution in 1789
  • 421 (4): Modern Russia
  • 424 (4): Scandinavian History
  • 427 (4): Eastern Europe
  • 431 (1-4): European History: Selected Topics
  • 434 (4): East Asian History: 1800-1945
  • 435 (4): East Asian History: 1945-The Present
  • 436 (4) History of East Asian Relations with the United States
  • 437 (4): African History to 1800
  • 438 (4): Modern Africa
  • 442 (4): History of Latin America
  • 465 (4): History of U.S. Foreign Relations, 1775-1900
  • 466 (4): History of U.S. Foreign Relations in the Twentieth Century
  • 476 (4): Comparative Slavery and Emancipation
  • 478 (4): America in Vietnam

International Business

  • 380 (3): Principles of International Business
  • 419 (3): International Business Seminar
  • 428 (3): International Marketing
  • 448 (3): International Business Management
  • 469 (3): International Business Finance
  • 490 (3): International Business Policy

Marketing

  • 428 (3): International Marketing

Philosophy

  • 321 (3): Social & Political Philosophy
  • 336 (3): History of Philosophy: Renaissance and Modern Philosphy
  • 337 (3): 19th Century Philosophy
  • 358 (3): Eastern Philosophy
  • 361 (3): Philosophy of Religion

Political Science

  • 201 (1-3): Issues in Politics
  • 234 (3): Model United Nations
  • 311 (3): Ancient Medieval Political Philosophy
  • 312 (3): Early Modern Political Philosophy
  • 313 (3): Modern Political Philosophy
  • 416 (3): Nonwestern Political Philosophy
  • 425 (3): Terrorism & Political Violence
  • 430 (1-4): Topics in International Relations
  • 431 (3): International Relations
  • 432 (3): International Law
  • 433 (3): International Organization
  • 434 (3): United States Foreign Policy
  • 435 (3): Capitalism, Nationalism, and Democracy
  • 436 (3): International Political Economy
  • 437 (3): International Conflict Resolution
  • 438 (3): International Relations of East Asia
  • 439 (3): Comparative Social Policy: The Welfare State in Europe and the Americas
  • 440 (1-4): Topics in Comparative Politics
  • 441 (3): Russia & Neighboring States Politics
  • 442 (3): South Asia: Politics & Policy
  • 443 (3): Middle East Politics
  • 444 (3): Latin American Politics
  • 445 (3): Asian Pacific Rim: Politics & Policy
  • 446 (3): African Politics
  • 447 (3): Europeean Democracies
  • 448 (3): Political Development & Change
  • 449 (3): Comparative Criminal Justice Systems 

Scandinavian Studies

  • 251 (4): Scandinavian Culture: The Sami
  • 451 (4): Scandinavian Crime Fiction
  • 455 (4): Topics in Scandinavian Film

Sociology

  • 407 (3): Population Dynamics

Spanish

  • 355 (1-4): Spanish Civilizations
  • 356 (1-4): Latin American Civilization
  • 403 (1-4): Topics in Spanish American Literature

Approved Emphasis Courses

Major Emphasis: Security & Peace (S&P)

Choose 15 credits. Must take at least 2 of the following: POL 432, Pol 433, POL 437

Communications

  • 203 (4): Intercultural Communication

Geography

  • 437 (3): Political Geography

History

  • 436 (4): History of East Asian Relations with the United States
  • 465 (4): History of U.S. Foreign Relations, 1775-1900
  • 466 (4): History of U.S. Foreign Relations Twentieth Century
  • 478 (4): America in Vietnam

Political Science

  • 201 (1-3): Issues in Politics
  • 234 (3): Model United Nations
  • 425 (3): Terrorism & Political Violence
  • 430 (1-4): Topics in International Relations
  • 432 (3): International Law
  • 433 (3): International Organization
  • 434 (3): United States Foreign Policy
  • 435 (3): Capitalism, Nationalism, and Democracy
  • 437 (3): International Conflict Resolution
  • 438 (3): International Relations of East Asia
  • 440 (1-4): Topics in Comparative Politics
  • 441 (3): Russia & Neighboring States Politics

Scandinavian Studies

  • 451 (4): Scandinavian Crime Fiction

Sociology

  • 407 (3): Population Dynamics

Major Emphasis: International Political Economy (IPE)

Required 15 credits. Must take POL 436 and at least two of the following: ECON 420, IBUS 380, POL 433, POL 435, POL 448.

Communications

  • 203 (4): Intercultural Communication

Economics

  • 201 (3): Principles of Macroeconomics
  • 420 (3): International Economics
  • 450 (3): Economic Development

Geography

  • 425 (3): Economic Geography
  • 437 (3): Political Geography

International Business

  • 380 (3): Principles of International Business
  • 419 (3): International Busines Seminar
  • 428 (3): International Marketing
  • 448 (3): International Business Management
  • 469 (3): International Business Finance
  • 490 (3): International Business Policy

Marketing

  • 428 (3): International Marketing

Philosophy

  • 358 (3): Eastern Philosophy

Political Science

  • 201 (1-3): Issues in Politics
  • 234 (3): Model United Nations
  • 430 (1-4): Topics in International Relations
  • 432 (3): International Law
  • 433 (3): International Organization
  • 434 (3): United States Foreign Policy
  • 435 (3): Capitalism, Nationalism, and Democracy
  • 436 (3): International Political Economy
  • 438 (3): International Relations of East Asia
  • 439 (3): Comparative Social Policy: The Welfare State in Europe and the Americas
  • 440 (1-4): Topics in Comparative Politics
  • 441 (3): Russia & Neighboring States Politics
  • 442 (3): South Asia: Politics & Policy
  • 444 (3): Latin American Politics
  • 445 (3): Asian Pacific Rim: Politics & Policy
  • 446 (3): African Politics
  • 447 (3): Europe: Politics & Policy
  • 448 (3): Political Development & Change

Scandinavian Studies

  • 451 (4): Scandinavian Crime Fiction

Sociology

  • 407 (3): Population Dynamics

Major Emphasis: International Norms & Institutions (INI)

Required: 15 credits. Must take POL 433 and at least two of the following: POL 311, POL 312, POL 313, POL 416, POL 432.

Art

  • 419 (3): Gender in Art

Communications

  • 203 (4): Intercultural Communication

 History   

  • 402 (4): Foudations of Judaism, Christianity, & Islam

Philosophy   

  • 321 (3): Social & Political Philosophy
  • 336 (3): History of Philosophy: Renaissance and Modern Philosphy
  • 337 (3): 19th Century Philosophy
  • 358 (3): Eastern Philosophy
  • 361 (3): Philosophy of Religion

Political Science

  • 201 (1-3): Issues in Politics
  • 234 (3): Model United Nations
  • 311 (3): Ancient Medieval Political Philosophy
  • 312 (3): Early Modern Political Philosophy
  • 313 (3): Modern Political Philosophy
  • 416 (3): Nonwestern Political Philosophy
  • 430 (1-4): Topics in International Relations   
  • 432 (3): International Law
  • 433 (3): International Organization
  • 434 (3): United States Foreign Policy
  • 435 (3): Capitalism, Nationalism, and Democracy
  • 436 (3): International Political Economy
  • 437 (3): International Conflict Resolution
  • 438 (3): International Relations of East Asia
  • 439 (3): Comparative Social Policy: The Welfare State in Europe and the Americas
  • 440 (1-4): Topics in Comparative Politics
  • 447 (3): Europe: Politics & Policy
  • 448 (3): Political Development & Change
  • 449 (3): Comparative Criminal Justice Systems

Scandinavian Studies

  • 451 (4): Scandinavian Crime Fiction

Major Emphasis: Regional Studies (RS)

Choose 15 credits. Must take at least 6 credits must be from 300-400-level Political Science Courses.

Anthropology

  • 285 (1-3): Special Topics
  • 332 (3): Anthropology of Religion
  • 430 (3): Peoples and Cultures of Latin America
  • 432 (3): Kinship, Marriage and Family

Art

  • 413 (3): Scandinavian Art
  • 416 (3): Art of Africa, the Americas, and the South Pacific
  • 417 (3): Medievil Art and Architecture
  • 462 (3): Renaissance Art
  • 463 (3): Mannerism to Romanticism
  • 466 (3): Realism to Postmodernism
  • 467 (3): Art of the Islamic World
  • 469 (3): Asian Art
  • 492 (1-6): Art History Seminar

Communications

  • 203 (4): Intercultural Communication

English

  • 321 (4): British Literature: 1785-Present
  • 435 (2-4): The World Novel

French

  • 217 (1-3): Modern France
  • 305 (1-4): France Today
  • 350 (3):Introduction to French Literature
  • 402 (3-4): French Civilization
  • 417 (1-3): Modern France
  • 432 (1-4): French Literature I
  • 442 (1-4): French Literature II

Geography

  • 341 (3): World Regional Geography
  • 425 (3): Economic Geography
  • 437 (3): Political Geography
  • 440 (1-4): Field Studies
  • 445 (3): Latin America
  • 446 (3): Canada
  • 450 (3): Europe
  • 454 (3): Russian Realm
  • 456 (3): Africa
  • 458 (3): Geography of East Asia

History

  • 412 (4): Modern Germany since 1500
  • 415 (4): England since 1603
  • 419 (4): France since the Revolution in 1789
  • 421 (4): Modern Russia
  • 424 (4): Scandinavian History
  • 427 (4): Eastern Europe
  • 431 (1-4): European History: Selected Topics
  • 434 (4): East Asian History: 1800-1945
  • 435 (4): East Asian History: 1945-Present
  • 437 (4): African History to 1800
  • 438 (4): Modern Africa
  • 442 (4): History of Latin America

Philosophy

  • 358 (3): Eastern Philosophy

Political Science   

  • 201 (1-3): Issues in Politics
  • 234 (3): Model United Nations
  • 416 (3): Nonwestern Political Philosophy
  • 435 (3): Capitalism, Nationalism, and Democracy
  • 438 (3): International Relations of East Asia
  • 439 (3): Comparative Social Policy: The Welfare State in Europe and the Americas
  • 440 (1-4): Topics in Comparative Politics
  • 441 (3): Russia & Neighboring States Politics
  • 442 (3): South Asia: Politics & Policy
  • 443 (3): Middle East Politics
  • 444 (3): Latin American Politics
  • 445 (3): Asian Pacific Rim: Politics & Policy
  • 446 (3): African Politics
  • 447 (3): European Democracies
  • 448 (3): Political Development and Change

Scandinavian Studies

  • 251 (4): Scandinavian Culture: The Sami
  • 451 (4): Scandinavian Crime Fiction
  • 455 (4): Topics in Scandinavian Film

Spanish

  • 355 (1-4): Spanish Civilization
  • 356 (1-4): Latin American Civilization
  • 402 (1-4): Topics in Spanish Peninsular Language
  • 403 (1-4): Topics in Spanish American Literature

 Other Graduation Requirements

  1. Minor. Any. Students are advised to consult with their advisor on the choice of a minor.
  2. Foreign Language.  The student may satisfy the langauge requirement by completing a college level foreign language sequence of two courses (8 semester credits) with grades of "C" or above, or by demonstrating equivalent proficiency in a foreign language.  Examples of the latter includes scoring 3 or higher on an Advanced Placement Exam in a foreign language and graduating with a "C" average or better from a high school where the main classroom instruction was in a language other than English. Language credits do not count toward the IR degree. Talk to your advisor for full details.

Faculty Advisors

Office Manager: Judie Bjorling: 507-389-2721, judith.bjorling@mnsu.edu