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Department of Social Sciences : IR courses for 2019 and forward

IR courses for 2019 and forward

 

What Courses Fulfill the International Relations Major?
*(Class of 2019 and forward, only)
 
Core Classes: You will take the following “toolbox” courses:
Integrative Experience:  You will take the National Security Seminar (SS483) to fulfill your integrative experience for the International Relations major.
Thesis Option:  Highly qualified cadets may choose to complete a thesis during your firstie year.  The Senior Thesis class consists of a fall and spring semester course sequence that culminates in a thesis defense and a final written product that generally ranges from 30-50 pages in length.
Political Science Electives: You will choose three of the following Political Science electives.
American Politics Elective:  You will choose one American Politics elective.
Comparative Politics Elective:  You will choose one Comparative Politics elective.  
Complementary Support Courses:  Courses are grouped by regional, disciplinary, or thematic areas. You will typically select two Complementary Support Courses within one of the areas below.  Cadets can also request courses not in these packages, if approved by the DAC or program director.
          Middle East and North Africa
  • Geography of Global Cultures (EV365)
  • Geography of Africa (EV375)
  • Geography of the Middle East (HI339)
  • The Modern Middle East (HI339)
  • Modern South Asia (HI346)
  • The Middle East to 1798 (HI349)
  • Intensive Intermediate Arabic (LA371)
  • Colloquial Arabic (LA472)
  • Arabic Reading / Writing thru Media (LA475)
  • Military Speaking / Reading Arabic (LA476)
  • Arab Civilization I (LA483)
  • Arab Civilization II (LA484)
  • Arabic Literature I (LA485)
  • Arabic Literature II (LA486)
China
  • Geography of Global Cultures (EV365)
  • Geography of Russia (EV371)
  • China—Central Kingdom to Communist Rule (HI337)
  • Modern South Asia (HI346)
  • Asian Warfare and Politics (HI347)
  • Intensive Intermediate Chinese (LC371)
  • Chinese Reading / Writing thru Media (LC475)
  • Military Speaking / Reading – Chinese (LC476)
  • Chinese Civilization I (LC483)
  • Chinese Civilization II (LC484)
  • Chinese Literature I (LC485)
  • Chinese Literature II (LC486)
 
Europe
  • Geography of Global Cultures (EV365)
  • Geography of Latin America (EV373)
  • Geography of Africa (EV375)
  • Geography of North America (EV384)
  • Geography of Europe (EV386)
  • Modern Germany (HI343)
  • Modern Latin America (HI348)
  • Medieval Europe (HI361)
  • Modern Western Europe (HI364)
  • Intensive Intermediate French (LF371)
  • French Reading / Writing thru Media (LF475)
  • Military Speaking / Reading French (LF476)
  • French Civilization I (LF483)
  • French Civilization II (LF484)
  • Survey of French Literature I (LF485)
  • Survey of French Literature II (LF486)
  • Intensive Intermediate German (LG371)
  • German Reading / Writing thru Media (LG475)
  • Military Speaking / Reading German (LG476)
  • German Civilization I (LG483)
  • German Civilization II (LG484)
  • Survey of German Literature I (LG485)
  • Survey of German Literature II (LG486)
  • Portuguese Reading / Writing thru Media (LP475)
  • Military Speaking / Reading Portuguese (LP476)
  • Short Story in Portuguese (LP481)
  • Portuguese Civilization I (LP483)
  • Portuguese Civilization II (LP484)
  • Literature of the Portuguese-Speaking World (LP492)
  • Intensive Intermediate Spanish (LS371)
  • Spanish Reading / Writing thru Media (LS475)
  • Military Speaking / Reading Spanish (LS476)
  • Spanish Civilization and Culture (LS483)
  • Spanish American Civilization and Culture (LS484)
  • Spanish-American Literature (LS485)
  • The Literature of Spain (LS486)
 
Russia
  • Geography of Global Cultures (EV365)
  • Geography of Russia (EV371)
  • Geography of Asia (EV372)
  • Geography of Europe (EV386)
  • Medieval Europe (HI361)
  • Imperial and Soviet Russia (HI367)
  • Modern Central and Eastern Europe, 1896-1989 (HI368)
  • Intensive Intermediate Russian (LR371)
  • Russian Reading / Writing thru Media (LR475)
  • Russian Civilization I (LR483)
  • Russian Civilization II (LR484)
  • Survey of Russian Literature I (LR485)
  • Survey of Russian Literature II (LR486)
 
Iran
  • Geography of Global Cultures (EV365)
  • Geography of Asia (EV372)
  • Geography of the Middle East (EV376)
  • The Modern Middle East (HI339)
  • Imperial and Soviet Russia (HI367)
  • Modern Central & Eastern Europe,1896-1989 (HI368)
  • Intensive Intermediate Persian (LZ371)
  • Persian Reading / Writing thru Media (LZ475)
 
History
  • China—Central Kingdom to Communist Rule (HI337)
  • Warfare in Age of Revolutions (HI338)
  • The Modern Middle East (HI339)
  • Colonial America (HI340)
  • The Age of Exploration (HI341)
  • The British Isles since 1688 (HI342)
  • Modern Germany (HI343)
  • Modern Diplomacy (HI344)
  • Modern Africa (HI345)
  • Modern South Asia (HI346)
  • Asian Warfare and Politics (HI347)
  • Modern Latin America (HI348)
  • The Middle East to 1798 (HI349)
  • Warfare—Age of Industrialization (HI355)
  • War at Sea and in the Air (HI356)
  • Warfare since 1945 (HI357)
  • Strategy, Policy & Generals (HI358)
  • Era of the Second World War (HI359)
  • Medieval Europe (HI361)
  • Modern Western Europe (HI364)
  • The Ancient World (HI365)
  • Imperial and Soviet Russia (HI367)
  • Mod Central & Eastern Europe,1896-1989 (HI368)
  • American Frontiers (HI369)
  • Ancient & Medieval Warfare (HI370)
  • US Foreign Relations since 1898 (HI372)
  • History of Africa (HI374)
  • Early Modern Warfare (HI376)
  • History of Irregular Warfare (HI381)
  • War & its Theorists (HI385)
  • Early National America (HI390)
  • World Religions (HI391)
  • Revolutionary America (HI394)
  • History of Civil War America (HI395)
  • Making of Modern America (HI396)
  • Cold War America (HI397)
  • Society & Culture in American History (HI398)
  • Topics in Gender History (HI461)
  • The History of Innovation (HI462)
  • Race, Ethnicity, Nation (HI463)
  • Genocide and Ethnic Cleansing (XH415)
 
Economics
  • Game Theory (SS364)
  • Econometrics I (SS368)
  • Manpower-Labor Economics (SS380)
  • Microeconomics (SS382)
  • History of Economics (SS385)
  • Public Finance (SS387)
  • Macroeconomics (SS388)
  • Finance for Army Leaders (SS391)
  • Financial Statement Analysis (SS394)
  • Economics of National Security (SS477)
  • International Economics (SS484)
  • Colloquium (Economics) (SS490D)
  • Principles of Finance (SS494)
  • Issues in Microeconomic Theory (SS497)
Law
  • Intro to Legal Method (LW310)
  • Comparative Legal Systems (LW410)
  • Criminal Law (LW472)
  • Environmental Law (LW473)
  • Law of Armed Conflict (LW474)
  • Advanced Constitutional Law Seminar (LW475)
  • International Law (LW481)
  • National Security Law (LW482)
  • Business Law (LW488)
  • Jurisprudence and Legal Theory (LW495)
Philosophy
  • War Literature (EN353)
  • Logical Reasoning (PY359)
  • Ethics of the Military Profession (PY365)
  • Philosophy of the Mind (PY366)
  • Philosophy of Religion (PY381)


Leadership and Management

  • Modern Diplomacy (HI344)
  • Strategy, Policy & Generalship (HI358)
  • Introduction to Management (MG381)
  • Human Resource Management (MG382)
  • Negotiation for Leaders (MG390)
  • Strategic Management (MG421)
  • International Management (MG472)
  • Foundations of Counseling (PL387)
  • Leadership Theory and Development (PL398)
  • Leadership in Combat (PL471)
  • Leading Organizations thru Change (PL479)
  • Ethics of the Military Profession (PL365)
Security Studies
  • Landpower (DS320)
  • Military Innovation(DS345)
  • Persuasive Communications (DS350)
  • Special Operations / Low-Intensity Conflict (DS360)
  • Strategy and Policy (DS370)
  • Sustaining the Force (DS385)
  • Strategic Studies Internship (DS399)
  • Comparative Defense Policy (DS455)
  • Insurgency & Counterinsurgency (DS460)
  • Special Topics: Strategic Studies (DS490)
  • Research Methods: Strategic Studies (DS495)
  • War Literature (EN353)
  • Geography of Global Cultures (EV365)
  • Military Geography (EV482)
  • Environmental Security (EV487)
  • Warfare in Age of Revolutions (HI338)
  • Asian Warfare and Politics (HI347)
  • Warfare—Age of Industrialization (HI355)
  • War at Sea and in the Air (HI356)
  • Warfare since 1945 (HI357)
  • Strategy, Policy & Generalship (HI358)
  • Era of the Second World War (HI359)
  • Ancient & Medieval Warfare (HI370)
  • Early Modern Warfare (HI376)
  • History of Irregular Warfare (HI381)
  • War & its Theorists (HI385)
  • Revolutionary America (HI394)
  • History of Civil War America (HI395)
  • Cyber Operations (IT460)
  • Military Speaking / Reading – Arabic (LA476)
  • Military Speaking / Reading – Chinese (LC476)
  • Military Speaking / Reading – French (LF476)
  • Military Speaking / Reading – German (LG476)
  • Military Speaking / Reading – Portuguese (LP476)
  • Military Speaking / Reading – Russian (LR476)
  • Military Speaking / Reading – Spanish (LS476)
  • Law of Armed Conflict (LW474)
  • International Law (LW481)
  • National Security Law (LW482)
  • Leading Teams (MG379)
  • Negotiation for Leaders (MG390)
  • Nuclear Weapons Effects (NE450)
  • Ethics-Military Profession (PY365)
  • Combat Modeling (SE485)
  • Economics of National Security (SS477)
Sociology
  • Society and Culture in American History (HI398)
  • Race, ethnicity, Nation (HI463)
  • Introductory Sociology (PL371)
  • Social Inequality (PL377)
  • Armed Forces and Society (PL482)
  • Philosophy of Religion (PY381)
 
Political Theory
  • War Literature (EN353)
  • Shakespeare (EN370)
  • The Ancient World (HI365)
  • War & its Theorists (HI385)
  • World Religions (HI391)
  • Advanced Constitutional Law Seminar (LW475)
  • Logical Reasoning (PY359)
  • Ethics of the Military Profession (PY365)
  • Philosophy of Mind (PY366)
  • 17th & 18th Century Philosophy (PY375)
  • Kant & 19th Century Philosophy (PY376)
  • 20th Century Philosophy (PY377)
  • Eastern Thought (PY380)
  • Philosophy of Religion (PY381)
  • Reality and Knowledge(PY383)
  • Philosophy of Science(PY386)
  • Ancient Philosophy (PY388)
 
Additional Courses:  You will choose one Information Technology course, one additional semester of a foreign language
 
  • Advanced Theory and Practice of Military IT Systems (IT355) 
  • Arabic
  • Chinese
  • French
  • German
  • Persian
  • Portuguese
  • Russian
  • Spanish 
  • General Chemistry II (CH102)
  • Biology (CH275)
  • Physics II (PH206)
  • Advanced Physics II (PH256)