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International Relations Undergraduate Courses

The International Relations Program is an interdisciplinary program housed in the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs of Syracuse University’s College of Arts & Sciences.  The links below list courses offered by the social science departments in the Maxwell School that count toward the undergraduate International Relations major.    

Please note: To be eligible to declare a major in International Relations, a student must first complete at least one (1) required intro course with a grade of "B" or better.  Additionally, in order to graduate with this major, the final GPA in the major must be 2.0 or better in accordance with University policy.


INTRODUCTORY COURSES

Required introductory courses are identified as REQ. 2017 MUN working group

GEOGRAPHIC REGIONS 

Advanced courses (300-level or higher) that count toward the major’s GEOGRAPHIC REGION concentration are identified as follows:  
AFR = Africa
ASIA = Asia
EUR = Europe
LAC = Latin America & the Caribbean
MENA = Middle East-North Africa. 

TOPIC CONCENTRATIONS

Advanced courses (300-level or higher) that count toward the major's TOPIC concentration are identified as follows: 
ICC = Intercultural Communication
IPE = International Political Economy
ILO = International Law & Organization
ISD = International Security & Diplomacy (formerly called FPWCR = Foreign Policy, War, & Conflict Resolution). 

To discuss course options, please schedule an advising appointment by going HERE.  

  

Fall 2017 Courses for IR Majors
Summer 2017 Courses for IR Majors

Spring 2017 Courses for IR Majors

Fall 2016 Courses for IR Majors

Summer 2016 Courses for IR Majors

Spring 2016 Courses for IR Majors

Fall 2015 Courses for IR Majors

Summer 2015 Courses for IR Majors

Spring 2015 Courses for IR Majors

Fall 2014 Courses for IR Majors

Summer 2014 Courses for IR Majors

Spring 2014 Courses for IR Majors
 
Fall 2013 Courses for IR Majors
 
 

  Please note that advanced courses (300-level or higher) with an international focus offered outside the Maxwell School’s social science departments in other Arts & Sciences divisions such as Humanities (language & culture, religion), from other schools/colleges (Management, Communications), and from study abroad programs may also be appropriate to count toward the IR major, BY PETITION ONLY.  If you have any questions regarding a particular course or would like to petition a course, please consult with an Academic Advisor.