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Research Methods Course Requirement

To successfully complete such an in-depth research project, students need adequate training in research design and methods. Therefore, all International Relations majors are required to take a research methods course, preferably in line with their chosen topic concentration and proposed thesis project.  The student’s academic advisor will aid in the selection process.

ANT 484 Social Movement Research Methods

ECN 422 Introduction to Statistics and Econometrics

ECN 521 Economic Statistics

GEO 383 Geographic Information Systems

GEO 386 Quantitative Geographic Analysis

MAX 201 Quantitative Methods for the Social Sciences

PSC 202 Introduction to Political Analysis

SOC 318 Introduction to Research

SOC 319 Qualitative Methods in Sociology