Humanitarian Studies Major

The following ten courses are required for the major in Humanitarian Studies.

CourseTitleCredits
Required Courses
HUST 4001HUMANITARIAN ACTION4
HUST 4500IHA FOREIGN SERVICE PROG4
HUST 4800INTERNATIONAL HUMANITARIAN INTERNSHIP4
HUST 4888SENIOR THESIS SEMINAR4
Elective Courses
Select six electives, two from each of the following subject areas:18-24
History, Philosophy, and Anthropology Area Studies (see below)
Humanitarian Affairs, Political Science, Sociology, and Economics (see below)
Communications, Women’s Studies and Literary Studies (see below)

Elective Courses

Students must complete a total of six electives, two from each of the following subject areas.

Note: Because of the diverse range of relevant disciplines and knowledge, the list of electives may not be inclusive of all possible courses. If you are interested in courses that seem relevant but are not listed below, then please contact the academic director, Dr. Alexander van Tulleken (avanhoogenhoucktulle@fordham.edu) to seek approval for your course. 

History, Philosophy, and Anthropology Area Studies

CourseTitleCredits
AFAM 1600UNDERSTANDING HISTORICAL CHANGE: AFRICA3
AFAM 3070AFRICAN POLITICS4
AFAM 3072CIVIL WARS IN AFRICA4
ANTH 3380HAZARDS, DISASTERS, AND HUMAN EXPERIENCE4
ANTH 3725CULTURE AND CULTURE CHANGE4
ANTH 4373ENVIRONMENT AND HUMAN SURVIVAL4
ANTH 4490ANTHROPOLOGY OF POLITICAL VIOLENCE4
HIST 1400UNDERSTANDING HISTORICAL CHANGE: LATIN AMERICA3
HIST 1700UNDERSTANDING HISTORICAL CHANGE: MIDEAST3
HIST 3670THE MODERN MIDDLE EAST4
HIST 3675HISTORY OF MODERN ISRAEL4
HIST 3855AMERICAN FOREIGN POLICY SINCE 18984
HIST 3911U.S. AND EAST ASIA4
HIST 3969LATIN AMERICA AND THE U.S.4
HIST 3983APOCALYPTICISM AND MESSIANISM IN ISLAMIC THOUGHT AND HISTORY4
HIST 4631SEMINAR: US IN THE MID EAST:1945 -PRES4
PHIL 3712GLOBAL ENVIRONMENT AND JUSTICE4
PHIL 3713HUMAN RIGHTS AND GLOBAL JUSTICE4
PHIL 4205SEMINAR: JUSTICE AND SOCIAL IDENTITY4
PHIL 4418ISSUES OF LIFE AND DEATH4
THEO 3542CATHOLIC SOCIAL TEACHING3
THEO 3610CHRIST IN WORLD CULTURES3
THEO 3700SCRIPTURES OF THE WORLD3
THEO 3711SACRED TEXTS OF THE MIDEAST3
THEO 3715CLASSIC ISLAMIC TEXTS3
THEO 3720HINDU LITERATURE AND ETHICS3
THEO 3724CLASSIC BUDDHIST TEXTS3
THEO 3861WORKS OF MERCY/WORK FOR JUSTICE4
THEO 4020FAITH THAT IMAGINES JUSTICE4
THEO 5400TOPICS IN ISLAM: TEXTS & TRADITIONS3,4

Humanitarian Affairs, Political Science, Sociology, and Economics

CourseTitleCredits
ECON 3210ECONOMICS OF DEVELOPMENT4
ECON 3229POLITICAL ECONOMY OF THE MIDDLE EAST4
ECON 3235ECONOMY OF LATIN AMERICA4
ECON 3240WORLD POVERTY4
ECON 3244INTERNATIONAL ECONOMIC POLICY4
ECON 3346INTERNATIONAL TRADE4
ECON 5015ECO DEVELOPMENT POLICY3-4
ECON 5450CRISES, ADJUSTMENT AND POVERTY3
ECON 6510INTERNATIONAL TRADE3,4
POSC 3418ISLAMIC POLITICAL THOUGHT4
POSC 3507INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS4
POSC 3508THE POLITICS OF HUMANITARIANISM IN AFRICA4
POSC 3516CONFLICT ANALYSIS/RESOLUTION4
POSC 3521GLOBAL GOVERNANCE4
POSC 3522UNITED NATIONS4
POSC 3616POLITICAL ECONOMY OF POVERTY4
POSC 3611THIRD WORLD POLITICS4
POSC 3610POLITICAL ECONOMY OF DEVELOPMENT4
POSC 3645POLITICS OF IMMIGRATION4
POSC 3651COMPARATIVE POLITICS OF THE MIDDLE EAST4
POSC 3527UNITED NATIONS PEACE OPERATIONS4
POSC 4400SEMINAR: GLOBAL JUSTICE4
POSC 4515SEMINAR: INTERNATIONAL POLITICS OF PEACE4
SOCI 2200SOCIOLOGY OF CULTURE4
SOCI 3030HIV/AIDS IN AFRICA4
SOCI 3046INTERNATIONAL SOCIOLOGY4
SOCI 3110GLOBAL CONFLICT: WARS/RELIGION4
SOCI 3148POPULATION AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT ISSUES4
SOCI 3401GENDER, CRIME, AND JUSTICE4
SOCI 3714TERRORISM AND SOCIETY4
HUST 2001INTRODUCTION TO GLOBAL HEALTH4
SOWK 6319SOCIAL JUSTICE: ORG & COMM3

Communications, Women’s Studies and Literary Studies

CourseTitleCredits
COMC 3330PEACE, JUSTICE, AND THE MEDIA4
COMC 3380INTERNATIONAL COMMUNICATION4
ENGL 3333CAPTIVES, CANNIBALS AND REBELS: (ADVANCED LITERATURE CORE)4
ENGL 3440VICTORIAN COSMOPOLITANISMS4

Availability

The major in humanitarian studies is primarily housed at Fordham College at Lincoln Center, and is available to both Lincoln Center and Rose Hill students. Students in Fordham School of Professional and Continuing Studies may major in humanitarian studies only if their schedules are sufficiently flexible to permit them to take day courses at the Rose Hill or Lincoln Center campuses.

Fordham College at Rose Hill students: The requirements above are in addition to those of the Core Curriculum.

Fordham College at Lincoln Center students: The requirements above are in addition to those of the Core Curriculum.

Professional and Continuing Studies students: The requirements above are in addition to those of the PCS Core Curriculum.