2020-2021 Samford University Undergraduate Catalog 
    May 31, 2023  
2020-2021 Samford University Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

International Relations Interdisciplinary Concentration (B.A.)

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International relations is an interdisciplinary concentration based in the Department of Political Science, drawing on courses offered in numerous departments across campus. It has a required set of courses in the disciplines of political science, history, world languages, and economics. It also requires that one course have an international studies component. Beyond the required courses, students may pursue an Analytical, Culture and Region, or Human Rights Track, which allows students to take courses in a wide variety of disciplines.

General Education - Univ Core Curriculum: 22 Credits

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General Education - Distribution Areas: 27 Credits

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International Relations Interdisciplinary Conc: 57-60 Credits

International Relations Core: 36 Credits

International Relations Tracks: 21-24 Credits

Choose one of the following three tracks and complete four (4) courses from the primary track and two (2) courses from a secondary track. See below for a list of courses in each track:

Analytical Track; Culture and Region Track; Human Rights Track

  • Primary Track (4 courses) (13-16)
  • Secondary Track (2 courses) (6-8)

Culture and Region Track Courses

International Study Component: 4 Credits

Student is required to have at least one course with an international study component. This course should fall under one of the above requirements.

General Electives: 19-22 Credits

Total Required Credits: 128

*Students may choose an alternate upper-level history course if unable to enroll in HIST 317 .
**Students may, after consultation with international relations faculty, choose two alternate courses in a separate research-oriented track in history (HIST 300  and HIST 495 ), world languages, or economics/business.


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