Florida State University General Bulletin 1998-1999

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Academic Departments and Programs (course descriptions)



Director: Burton M. Atkins,
Department of Political Science

The departments of Anthropology, Economics, Geography, History, Modern Languages, Philosophy, Political Science, Religion, Sociology, Urban and Regional Planning, as well as the School of Public Administration and Policy, cooperate in the offering of an interdepartmental major and minor at the undergraduate level. The program is designed to equip students with a fundamental knowledge of the field of international affairs, to acquaint them with the basic methods of approach to the field, and to provide a basis for intelligent observation of international affairs. Employment opportunities are to be found in government service, international organizations (public, private, or non-profit), business, journalism, and teaching.

Requirements for a Major in International Affairs

Majors in international affairs must complete a minimum of thirty-nine (39) semester hours beyond the liberal studies requirements, with a grade of C- or better in each course. A minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 in all course worked applied to the major must be maintained. All courses counted toward the international affairs major must come from the recommended list of courses in the participating departments (see below). Coursework must be selected from at least three (3) participating departments. A minimum of twelve (12) semester hours, maximum of eighteen (18) semester hours must be in one department for a departmental concentration. Students may choose to obtain either a bachelor of arts (BA) degree or a bachelor of science (BS) degree, but in both cases must meet the modern foreign language requirement for the bachelor of arts (BA) degree. At least eighteen (18) semester hours must be above 2999. A maximum combined total of twelve (12) semester hours in internship, directed individual study, or upper-division honors in the major may be credited to the major.

Students are advised to coordinate their course work with foreign language study, focusing on a regional concentration (e.g., Africa, the Middle East, East or South Asia, Russia, Eastern and Central Europe, Western Europe, or Latin America). Majors are encouraged to include such courses as INR 2002, ECO 2013 and 2023, GEA 1000, and WOH 1030 among the courses they take to fulfil the liberal studies requirements (if those courses are taken to fulfil the liberal studies requirements, however, they cannot also be counted toward the major requirements).

Major in International Affairs with a Concentration or Emphasis in Business

A major in international affairs with a concentration in business may be selected. This combines the international affairs major with a planned series of economic and business courses. Students take a minimum of twenty-one (21) semester hours from the recommended list for the major excluding courses from the Department of Economics. The remaining twenty-seven (27) semester hours of coursework include fifteen (15) semester hours of core courses in economics and business and twelve (12) semester hours in a specialized track of marketing, management, or finance. The total semester hours for this concentration are forty-two to forty-eight (42-48), depending on whether ECO 2013 and/or ECO 2023 were included in the semester hours for liberal studies.

The international affairs major with an emphasis in business combines a planned series of economics and business courses as part of the thirty-nine (39) semester hour major. The requirements for this option are the same as those for the international affairs major, except that fifteen (15) semester hours of multinational business courses and three (3) semester hours of economics are counted toward the major. The remaining twenty-one (21) semester hours are selected from the recommended list excluding courses from the Department of Economics. Students choose between two fifteen (15) semester hour options: an international marketing option or an international finance option. The prerequisites for both options include ECO 2013 and ECO 2023.

For either the concentration or the emphasis in business, students should consult with the international affairs advisor for a list of appropriate courses and for information about course registration.

Study Abroad

Students majoring in international affairs are strongly encouraged to complete one academic term at one of the University's overseas study centers in London, Florence, Costa Rica, Paris, Russia or Spain, as well as the branch campus in Panama. The international affairs program also provides an intensive special curriculum during the summer terms at the London Study Center for its majors. For more information about the London summer program for international affairs majors, contact the international affairs program office.

Students should consult with the international affairs advisor about their study abroad plans and course selection. Coursework taken in overseas locations must be approved in advance for credit toward the major.


The Program in International Affairs encourages students to take advantage of internships with agencies and businesses in Florida's capital that work in the international arena. International affairs students can also take advantage of internships in Washington D.C. through the Washington Center Program. Most significantly, international affairs students can apply for one of the several prestigious internships in London, where we place our students in Parliament, the American Embassy, Amnesty International, NBC, the Associated Press, the British-American Chamber of Commerce and other significant organizations.

Honors in the Major

The Program in International Affairs offers honors in the major to encourage talented students to undertake independent research. For requirements and other information, see the University Honors Program and Honor Societies section of this General Bulletin.

Double Majors

Majors in international affairs may also major in disciplines represented by the participating departments. These double majors, however, may only count nine (9) semester hours of course work toward both of their majors. For example, a double major in international affairs and economics may count ECO 4704, 4713, and ECS 4013 toward a major in international affairs and a major in economics. Any additional economics courses that are counted toward the international affairs major (up to a maximum of eighteen [18] semester hours), however, must not also be counted towards the econonmics major.

Requirements for a Minor in International Affairs

A minor consists of eighteen (18) semester hours beyond the liberal studies requirements with grades of C- or better. Work must be taken in at least three (3) participating departments, and all those courses must be from the recommended list of courses below. Modern Language courses numbered above 2999 may count toward the minor. Nine (9) of the eighteen (18) semester hours must be numbered above 2999.

A maximum of six (6) semester hours of directed individual studies or internship credits may apply to the minor.

Recommended Courses

Note: descriptions of individual courses can be found under the departments in which they are taught.


ANT 2410 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology (3)

ANT 3141 World Prehistory (3)

ANT 3212 Peoples of the World (3)

ANT 4163 Mesoamerican Archeology (3)

ANT 4241 Anthropology of Religion (3)

ANT 4302 Sex Roles in Cross-Cultural Perspectives (3)

ANT 4326 Peoples and Culture of Mexico and Central America (3)

ANT 4362 Peoples and Culture of Southeast Asia (3)

ANT 4363 Japanese Society and Culture (3)

ANT 4364 Chinese Society and Culture (3)


ECO 2000 Introduction to Economic Thinking (3)

ECO 2013 Economics of National Economy (3)

ECO 2023 Economics of the Price System (3)

ECO 3303 History of Economic Ideas (3)

ECO 3622 Growth of American Economy (3)

ECO 4704 International Trade (3)

ECO 4713 International Finance (3)

ECP 3113 Economics of Population (3)

ECP 3302 Economics of Natural Resources, Energy and the Environment (3)

ECS 3003 Comparative Economic Systems (3)

ECS 4013 Economics of Development (3)

ECS 4333 Transition of Soviet and Eastern European Economies (3)


GEA 1000 World Geography (3)

GEA 2210 United States and Canada (3)

GEA 3704 East and Southeast Asia (3)

GEA 4405 Latin America (3)

GEA 4500 Europe (3)

GEA 4520 Britain and Ireland (3)

GEA 4554 Russia and Southern Eurasia (3)

GEO 1331 Environmental Science (3)

GEO 1400 Human Geography (3)

GEO 3540 Economic Geography (3)

GEO 4340 Living in a Hazardous Environment (3)

GEO 4372 Natural Resource Assessment and Analysis (3)

GEO 4420 Cultural Geography (3)

GEO 4471 Political Geography (3)

GEO 4480 Military Geography (3)

GEO 4602 Urban Geography (3)


All history courses are on the list of courses recommended for international affairs majors except those courses with the AMH (American History) or the HIS prefix. Only two AMH courses are on the recommended list for international affairs majors, namely:

AMH 4510 U.S. Diplomacy to 1920 (3)

AMH 4511 U.S. Diplomacy Since 1920 (3)

Modern Languages

Those credit hours earned by taking courses to fulfill the modern language requirement (which must be met by all international affairs majors) cannot be counted toward the international affairs major. Students may, however, earn credit toward the major for additional courses in modern languages. For a departmental concentration in modern languages, students must have a minimum of twelve (12) semester hours in one language beyond the language requirement including two courses in culture and/or literature. Students should consult with the international affairs advisor in modern languages to plan a course of study.

Peace Studies

PAX 3100 Peace, Justice, and Conflict (3)

PAX 3300 Poverty and Inequality in the Global System (3)

PAX 3500 Human Conflict: Theory and Resolution (3)


PHI 2010 Introduction to Philosophy (3)

PHI 3420 Philosophy of the Social Sciences (3)

PHM 3331r Modern Political Philosophy (3)

PHM 3400 Philosophy of Law (3)

PHM 3500 Philosophy of History (3)

PHM 4340r Contemporary Political Thought (3)

Political Science

CPO 2002 Introduction to Comparative Government and Politics (3)

CPO 3034 Politics of Developing Areas (3)

CPO 3103 Comparative Government and Politics: Western Europe (3)

CPO 3123 Comparative Government and Politics: Great Britain (3)

CPO 3303 Politics of Latin America (3)

CPO 3403 Comparative Government and Politics: The Middle East (3)

CPO 3520 Emerging Democracies in Northeast Asia: Korea, Taiwan, Japan (3)

CPO 3530 Political Development in East Asia (3)

CPO 3541 Politics of China (3)

CPO 3553 Politics of Japan (3)

CPO 3614 East European Politics (3)

INR 2002 Introduction to International Relations (3)

INR 3502 International Organizations (3)

INR 3603 Theories in International Relations (3)

INR 3933 Special Topics in International Relations (3)

INR 4083 International Conflict (3)

INR 4102 American Foreign Policy (3)

INR 4244 Studies in International Politics: Latin America (3)

INR 4274 Studies in International Politics: The Middle East (3)

INR 4334 American Defense Policy (3)

INR 4702 Political Economy of International Relations (3)

PAD 3003 Public Administration in American Society (3)

PAD 4936 Total Quality Management (3)

PHM 3331r Modern Political Philosophy (3)

PHM 4340r Contemporary Political Thought (3)

POT 3003 Introduction to Political Thought (3)


REL 2000 Introduction to Religion (3)

REL 2300 World Religions (3)

REL 2315 Religions of South Asia (3)

REL 2350 Religions of East Asia (3)

REL 3170 Religious Ethics and Moral Problems (3)

REL 3194 The Holocaust (3)

REL 3316 South Asian Religion and Politics (3)

REL 3335 Hindu Texts and Contexts (3)

REL 3337 Goddesses, Women and Power in Hinduism (3)

REL 3340 The Buddhist Tradition (3)

REL 3342 Chinese Buddhism (3)

REL 3345 Zen Buddhism (3)

REL 3363 The Islamic Tradition (3)

REL 3370 Afro-Caribbean Religions (3)

REL 3505 The Christian Tradition (3)

REL 3600 The Jewish Tradition (3)

REL 4333 Modern Hinduism (3)

REL 4348 Seminar in Indian Buddhist Philosophy (3)

REL 4355 Seminar in Taoism (3)

REL 4541 Modern Protestantism (3)

REL 4564 Modern Roman Catholicism (3)

REL 4613 Modern Judaism (3)


SYD 3020 Population and Society (3)

SYG 1000 Introductory Sociology (3)

SYG 2010 Social Problems (3)

SYO 3530 Social Classes and Inequality (3)

SYO 4300 Sociology of Politics (3)

SYO 4550 Comparative Sociology (3)

SYP 3000 Social Psychology of Groups (3)

Urban and Regional Planning

URP 4615 Planning for Developing Regions (3)

Definition of Prefix

INR - International Relations

Undergraduate Courses

INR 3931r. Special Topics (1-3). (S/U grade only.) Topics vary. May be repeated as topics change to a maximum of nine (9) semester hours.

INR 3932r.Special Topics in International Affairs (1-3). Topics vary. May be repeated as topics change to a maximum of nine (9) semester hours.

INR 4905r. Directed Individual Study (1-3). May be repeated to a maximum of twelve (12) semester hours.

INR 4937r. Honors Work (3). May be repeated to a maximum of twelve (12) semester hours.

INR 4941r.Internship (3-6). (S/U grade only.) Prerequisites: Fifteen (15) semester hours beyond liberal studies, a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher, and consent of the instructor. Internship placements in approved agencies and organizations. Designed to provide practical experience in the area of international affairs. May be repeated for a maximum of six (6) semester hours.

PAX 3100. Peace, Justice, and Conflict (3). This course is designed as an introduction to the academic field of peace studies. It begins with a discussion of traditional approaches to the problem of international war. It then turns to an analysis of the difference between negative peace, or the absence of international war, and positive peace, which refers to not only the absence of war, but also to the presence of social, economic, and political justice. The course concludes with a discussion of contrasting views of alternative world futures.

PAX 3300. Poverty and Inequality in the Global System (3). This course deals with the social, political, and economic issues which have polarized the world into the have and have not nations. Special attention in this course is given to the problems and perspectives of the third world: poverty, economic resources, cultural and political conditions, population growth, food, social service needs, the impact of technology and new modes of communication, developments in educational reform, problems of social change, and the role of third world countries in world politics.

PAX 3500. Human Conflict: Theory and Resolution (3). This course explores what is known from several disciplines about the roots of human conflict and considers various strategies and techniques for the peaceful resolution of conflict. Theories are applied to concrete case studies in the areas of family life, business, race relations, community affairs, and international politics.

PAX 3930r. Special Topics in Peace Studies (3). Topics vary. May be repeated to a maximum of fifteen (15) semester hours.

PAX 3940. Practicum in Peacemaking (3). (S/U grade only.) Prerequisite: At least one PAX course; Corequisite: 2.5 GPA. Field assignment for work with such agencies as Pax Christi, Florida Clearinghouse for Criminal Justice, Amnesty International, The Tallahassee Peace Coalition, etc.

PAX 4905r. Directed Individual Study (1-3). Prerequisite: At least one PAX course; Corequisite: 2.5 GPA. Supervised reading and research on selected topics in peace studies. May be repeated to a maximum of six (6) semester hours.

Graduate Courses

INR 5906r. Directed Individual Study (1-3). (S/U grade only.)

INR 5910r. Supervised Research (1-3). (S/U grade only.)

INR 5935r. Special Topics (1-3). (S/U grade only.)

INR 5936r. Special Topics in International Affairs (1-3).

INR 5938. Joint Seminar in International Affairs (3).

PAX 5105. Peace, Justice, and Conflict (3).

PAX 5305. Poverty and Inequality in the Global System (3).

PAX 5505. Human Conflict: Theory and Resolution (3).

PAX 5907r. Directed Individual Study (1-3). (S/U grade only.)

PAX 5930r. Topics in Peace Studies (3).

For listings relating to graduate course work for thesis, master's comprehensive examination, and thesis defense, consult the GraduateBulletin.



ITALIAN: see Modern Languages and Linguistics