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Global & Foreign Area Studies

This concentration is for political science students looking to prepare themselves for a career in international relations, or government or private sector work in foreign affairs. Understand the comparative politics of systems around the world; choose the area you wish to focus on, or discover how countries and regions differ.

What Will You Study?

Students who major in the Global & Foreign Area Studies concentration will enhance their understanding of how the global economy and political state powers influence one another. They will also have the opportunity to focus on one or various international areas of politics, such as that of the European Union, Latin America, Africa, and the Middle East.

Required Courses (6 credit hours)

The two required courses for this concentration includes Globalization and Economic Development as well as International Political Economy.

Electives (12 credit hours)

Electives for this concentration includes Healthcare Access in Latin America, Islam and Politics, Global Debt and Justice, Politics of the European Union, Comparative Health Policy, U.S. Foreign Policy in the Middle East, African Politics, International Conflict and Security, Nationalism and Citizenship, and many others.