International Relations (IRT)

IRT 211 World Regional Geography (3 credits)

World Regional Geography is a course of social and spatial inquiry; it helps students compare and contrast societies and cultures. For nearly every area of the globe, this course explores how physical geography, the environment, politics, population, culture, and economy have shaped and continue to shape the diverse lives of people living on this increasingly connected planet. Furthermore, as a geography course, special attention is paid to how issues of place and scale influence and are influenced by human activity. Thus this course not only sheds light on what is out there in the world, but also the major patterns and processes that cut across regions and explain why what is out there is where it is.

Attributes: Globalization Course (New GEP), International Relations Course, Undergraduate

IRT 250 Research & Writing in INTR (3 credits)

This course exposes students to some classical theories in international and comparative studies. It will also introduce students to different methodologies appropriate for performing undergraduate research in International Relations. Throughout the semester, students will work on developing and completing their own research project, and the final product will be a significant paper which they will write in multiple drafts.

Prerequisites: POL 113 (may be taken concurrently) and POL 115 (may be taken concurrently) and ENG 101

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to students with a major in International Relations or Political Science.

Attributes: International Relations Course, Undergraduate

IRT 493 Honors Rdgs & Research in IR (3 credits)

These courses are for students pursuing College Honors. Students must both have a 3.5 GPA as junior and generate a research proposal for a year-long project to be completed under the supervision of a member of the IR Committee. Interested students apply to the Honors Program by April 15 of their junior year for the right to perform Departmental Honors. Majors then work on their project from the summer prior to and throughout their final year at the University. For more information, please consult the Honors Program or the Director of the International Relations Program.

Attributes: International Relations Course, Undergraduate

IRT 494 Honors Rdgs & Research in IR (3 credits)

These courses are for students pursuing College Honors. Students must both have a 3.5 GPA as junior and generate a research proposal for a year-long project to be completed under the supervision of a member of the IR Committee. Interested students apply to the Honors Program by April 15 of their junior year for the right to perform Departmental Honors. Majors then work on their project from the summer prior to and throughout their final year at the University. For more information, please consult the Honors Program or the Director of the International Relations Program.

Attributes: International Relations Course, Undergraduate

IRT 495 IR Senior Capstone Seminar (3 credits)

Designed to be a culminating experience for all senior International Relations majors, this course provides students with an opportunity to pursue research on a topic of their choosing and present their papers to the class.

Prerequisites: (POL 231 or IRT 250) and ENG 101

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to students with a major in International Relations or Political Science.

Attributes: International Relations Course, Undergraduate