International Studies Major

The major in international studies consists of 13 courses including a senior thesis and a two course language requirement in addition to the Fordham core language requirement:

CourseTitleCredits
International Core
INST 2500INTRODUCTION TO INTERNATIONAL STUDIES4
International Politics and Law
Select one of the following:4
INTRODUCTION TO INTERNATIONAL POLITICS
INTRODUCTION TO COMPARATIVE POLITICS
INTERNATIONAL LAW
International Economics and Political Economy
Select one of the following:4
INTERNATIONAL ECONOMIC POLICY
INTERNATIONAL TRADE
POLITICAL ECONOMY OF DEVELOPMENT
POLITICAL ECONOMY OF POVERTY
INTERNATIONAL POLITICAL ECONOMY
Contemporary World History and Culture
Select one of the following:4
THE GLOBAL ENVIRONMENT
POST-1945: A GLOBAL HISTORY
COMPARATIVE CULTURES
CULTURE AND CULTURE CHANGE
INTERNATIONAL SOCIOLOGY
TRANSNATIONAL SOCIAL MOVEMENTS
Senior Thesis Seminar
INST 4000INTERNATIONAL STUDIES SENIOR THESIS SEMINAR4
International Expertise Electives
Select six courses from one of the following tracks: 2
International Track
Regional Track
Specialist Expertise Track
Language Requirement
Select two courses in addition to the Fordham core language requirement 1
1

The two courses may be advanced courses in the same language used to fulfill the Fordham core or introductory or advanced courses in another language. For the international track they must be two courses in one of the following languages: Arabic, French, Mandarin, Russian, or Spanish. For the international track they must be in a major language spoken in the chosen region.

2

Five courses approved for the chosen track and a sixth course from either: a) the chosen track; b) any other track; c) from--and in addition to--the language used to complete the International Studies language requirement. 

Tracks

International Track

Any six courses (global or cross-regional in scope with contemporary content). Examples include:

CourseTitleCredits
INST 3000INTERNATIONAL INTERNSHIP4
AFAM 3036GLOBAL BLACK YOUTH CULTURES4
ANTH 3726LANGUAGE, GENDER, AND POWER4
ECON 3210ECONOMICS OF DEVELOPMENT4
ECON 3240WORLD POVERTY4
ECON 3244INTERNATIONAL ECONOMIC POLICY4
ECON 3256COMPARATIVE ECONOMIC SYSTEMS4
ECON 3347INTERNATIONAL FINANCE4
ECON 3385ECONOMICS OF ENERGY4
ECON 3457INTERNATIONAL REGULATION4
HIST 3858THE GLOBAL COLD WAR4
NSCI 2010GLOBAL ECOLOGY LECTURE3
PJST 3110INTRODUCTION TO PEACE AND JUSTICE4
POSC 2501INTRODUCTION TO INTERNATIONAL POLITICS4
POSC 3505INTERNATIONAL LAW4
POSC 3507INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS4
POSC 3915INTERNATIONAL POLITICAL ECONOMY4
SOCI 2505RELIGION AND SOCIAL CHANGE4
SOCI 3714TERRORISM AND SOCIETY4

Regional Track

Six courses in any one region (or cross-regional in scope, with contemporary content). Examples include:

CourseTitleCredits
Africa
INST 3000INTERNATIONAL INTERNSHIP4
AFAM 1600UNDERSTANDING HISTORICAL CHANGE: AFRICA3
AFAM 3037BEING AND BECOMING BLACK IN THE ATLANTIC WORLD4
AFAM 3071AFRICAN INTELLECTUAL HISTORY4
AFAM 3072CIVIL WARS IN AFRICA4
AFAM 3075DEMOCRACY IN AFRICA4
AFAM 3140CONTEMPORARY AFRICA4
AFAM 3141WOMEN IN AFRICA4
AFAM 3146CONTEMPORARY AFRICAN IMMIGRATION TO THE UNITED STATES3
AFAM 3148HISTORY OF SOUTH AFRICA4
AFAM 3150CARIBBEAN PEOPLES AND CULTURE4
AFAM 3192THE UNITED STATES, AFRICA, AND THE COLD WAR4
AFAM 3693CONTEMPORARY AFRICAN LITERATURES4
AFAM 3695MAJOR DEBATES IN AFRICAN STUDIES4
AFAM 4192RACE AND RELIGION IN THE TRANSATLANTIC WORLD4
HIST 1650UNDERSTANDING HISTORICAL CHANGE: THE BLACK ATLANTIC3
HIST 3148HISTORY OF SOUTH AFRICA4
HIST 3870ASSASSINATIONS AND THE MAKING OF POST-INDEPENDENCE AFRICAN HISTORY4
HIST 3940THE AFRICAN CITY4
POSC 3508THE POLITICS OF HUMANITARIANISM IN AFRICA4
SOCI 3030HIV/AIDS IN AFRICA4
Asia
INST 3000INTERNATIONAL INTERNSHIP4
HIST 1450UNDERSTANDING HISTORICAL CHANGE: SOUTH ASIAN HISTORY3
HIST 1550UNDERSTANDING HISTORICAL CHANGE: EAST ASIAN HISTORY3
HIST 3842THE VIETNAM WARS4
HIST 3911U.S. AND EAST ASIA4
HIST 3915CONTEMPORARY CHINA4
HIST 3920MODERN JAPAN4
HIST 3921JEWS, CHRISTIANS, AND MUSLIMS IN CHINESE HISTORY4
HIST 3922EAST ASIAN CITIES4
HIST 3930SEX AND GENDER IN SOUTH ASIA4
MAND 3002TOPICS IN CHINESE CULTURE4
MAND 3020LEARN CHINESE THROUGH FILM4
MAND 3040TOPICS IN MANDARIN CHINESE LITERATURE4
MAND 3055CHINA AND GLOBALIZATION4
MKBU 3446MARKETING IN CHINA3
MLAL 3043MODERN CHINESE LITERATURE4
MLAL 3045WOMEN IN CHINESE LITERATURE AND SOCIETY4
PHIL 3759BUDDHIST PHILOSOPHY4
PHIL 4425BUDDHIST MORAL THOUGHT4
POSC 3418ISLAMIC POLITICAL THOUGHT4
POSC 3631CHINA AND RUSSIA IN COMPARATIVE PERSPECTIVE4
POSC 3632CHINA AND U.S. IN GLOBAL ERA4
POSC 3633CHINA AND US-GLOBAL ERA/STUDY TO4
POSC 3634THE GREAT LAW OF CHINA4
THEO 3720HINDU LITERATURE AND ETHICS3
THEO 3724CLASSIC BUDDHIST TEXTS3
THEO 3728BUDDHIST MEDITATION3
THEO 3731JAPANESE RELIGIONS: TEXTS AND ARTS3
THEO 3881CHINESE RELIGIONS4
Europe
INST 3000INTERNATIONAL INTERNSHIP4
ARHI 1101INTRODUCTION TO ART HISTORY: EUROPE3
COLI 3137WORLD CINEMA MASTERPIECES4
COLI 3450THE CITY IN LITERATURE AND ART4
ENGL 3137WORLD CINEMA MASTERPIECES4
ENGL 3542MODERN IRISH LITERATURE4
FITV 3558ITALIAN FILM4
FITV 3587UNITED KINGDOM AND IRISH FILM4
FNBU 4473ST: STUDY TOUR OF TURKEY3
FREN 2600FRANCE: LITERATURE, HISTORY, AND CIVILIZATION4
FREN 3130CULTURE AND SCIENCE IN FRANCE4
FREN 3560THE CONTEMPORARY NOVEL4
HIST 345520TH CENTURY IRELAND4
HIST 3457BRITAIN: 1867-PRESENT4
HIST 3544ITALY IN THE WIDER WORLD4
HIST 3545RACE AND NATION IN MODERN EUROPE4
HIST 3559EUROPE SINCE 19454
HIST 362020TH CENTURY EUROPE4
HIST 3624EUROPEAN CITIES4
HIST 3925THE HOLOCAUST4
HIST 3992CAPITALISM4
HIST 4308ANTISEMITISM4
HIST 4542SEMINAR: ITALY THROUGH FOREIGN EYES4
ITAL 2700FILMING THE CITY INSIDE AND OUT: A CINEMATIC JOURNEY THROUGH ITALY4
ITAL 2705THE SOUTH OF ITALY4
ITAL 3030CRIMINAL TALES4
ITAL 3111NEW ITALIAN CINEMA4
ITAL 3650ITALY AT WAR4
ITAL 3701ITALIAN WOMEN WRITERS4
MLAL 3060MAGIC AND REALITY IN RUSSIAN LITERATURE4
MLAL 3402INTRODUCTION TO RUSSIAN DRAMA4
MLAL 3405MASTERPIECES OF RUSSIAN FILM4
MLAL 3600WOMEN'S VOICES IN GERMAN AND AUSTRIAN LITERATURE4
MLAL 3701VILLAINS, VAMPS AND VAMPIRES: AN INTRODUCTION TO GERMAN CINEMA4
MLAL 3710FIN-DE SIECLE VIENNA: KLIMT, CAFES, AND CEMETERIES4
PHIL 3652CONTEMPORARY FRENCH PHILOSOPHY4
POSC 3422POLITICS OF THE PRESENT4
POSC 3605COMPARATIVE DEMOCRACY4
POSC 3622POLITICS OF THE EUROPEAN UNION4
POSC 3623ISLAM IN EUROPE4
POSC 3631CHINA AND RUSSIA IN COMPARATIVE PERSPECTIVE4
SPAN 3001SPAIN: LITERATURE AND CULTURE SURVEY4
SPAN 3426MODERN HISPANIC THEATER4
SPAN 3561REPRESENTING THE GYPSY4
SPAN 4511SPANISH CIVIL WAR4
VART 1101URBANISM3
Latin America
INST 3000INTERNATIONAL INTERNSHIP4
AFAM 3037BEING AND BECOMING BLACK IN THE ATLANTIC WORLD4
AFAM 3150CARIBBEAN PEOPLES AND CULTURE4
AFAM 3667CARIBBEAN LITERATURE4
ANTH 3470PEOPLE AND CULTURES OF LATIN AMERICA4
ARHI 1103INTRODUCTION TO ART HISTORY: AMERICAS3
COLI 4018CONTEMPORARY CUBAN CULTURE IN HAVANA4
ECON 3235ECONOMY OF LATIN AMERICA4
ENGL 4185CARIBBEAN ISLANDS AND OCEANS4
HIST 1400UNDERSTANDING HISTORICAL CHANGE: LATIN AMERICA3
HIST 1650UNDERSTANDING HISTORICAL CHANGE: THE BLACK ATLANTIC3
HIST 3950LATINO HISTORY4
HIST 3969LATIN AMERICA AND THE U.S.4
HIST 3972REVOLUTION IN CENTRAL AMERICA4
HIST 3973EDU AND STATE IN LATIN AMERICA4
HIST 3975THE CARIBBEAN4
LALS 3600LATIN AMERICA: CURRENT TRENDS4
LALS 5001LAT AMER & LATINO CULTRS4
POSC 3641LATIN AMERICAN POLITICS4
POSC 3642CARIBBEAN POLITICS4
POSC 3645POLITICS OF IMMIGRATION4
SOCI 3427HISPANICS/LATINOS IN THE USA4
SPAN 3066SURVEY OF LATIN AMERICAN FILM4
SPAN 3300MODERN LATIN AMERICAN VISUAL CULTURE4
SPAN 3625SPANISH-AMERICAN SHORT FICTION4
SPAN 3642SPANISH-AMERICAN LITERATURE AND POPULAR MUSIC4
SPAN 3701SPANISH-AMERICAN WOMEN WRITERS4
SPAN 3710CONTEMPORARY LATIN AMERICAN FICTION4
SPAN 3727Writing Disease in Latin American Literature4
SPAN 3730WRITING VIOLENCE: PERU, 1980-20004
SPAN 3770CULTURES OF MEMORY AND POSTMEMORY IN CONTEMPORARY CHILE4
SPAN 3809ARGENTINE LITERATURE AND FILM4
SPAN 3820CARIBBEAN LITERATURE4
SPAN 3826LATIN AMERICAN AND WORLD LITERATURE4
SPAN 3850NARRATING THE CITY4
SPAN 4018CONTEMPORARY CUBAN CULTURE IN HAVANA4
Middle East and North Africa
INST 3000INTERNATIONAL INTERNSHIP4
ANTH 2888GENDER AND ISLAM4
ANTH 3888ARAB WOMEN AND SOCIAL MOVEMENTS4
ECON 3229POLITICAL ECONOMY OF THE MIDDLE EAST4
FNBU 4473ST: STUDY TOUR OF TURKEY3
HIST 3670THE MODERN MIDDLE EAST4
HIST 3675HISTORY OF MODERN ISRAEL4
HIST 3986RELIGION AND POLITICS IN ISLAMIC HISTORY4
MEST 2000INTRODUCTION TO THE MODERN MIDDLE EAST4
MEST 3324ISRAEL IN FICTION AND FILM4
MEST 3500MODERN EGYPT4
MEST 3502PALESTINE-ISRAEL CONFLICT4
MEST 4001SEMINAR: MIDDLE EAST4
MEST 4331U.S. IN THE MIDDLE EAST: 1945-PRESENT4
MLAL 3624MUSIC AND NATION IN THE ARAB WORLD4
POSC 3418ISLAMIC POLITICAL THOUGHT4
POSC 3520MIDEAST AND THE WORLD4
POSC 3651COMPARATIVE POLITICS OF THE MIDDLE EAST4
THEO 3711SACRED TEXTS OF THE MIDEAST3
THEO 3715CLASSIC ISLAMIC TEXTS3

Specialist Expertise Track

Select six courses designed with the faculty adviser and approved by the adviser and the director.

Availability

The major in international studies is available at Fordham College at Rose Hill and Fordham College at Lincoln Center. Students in Fordham School of Professional and Continuing Studies may major in international 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.