International Studies

In addition to the common requirements (see the main Specialization page), students in International Studies must also complete the following courses:

Specialization Courses

Global Policy

  • PSCI 2601 – International Relations: Global Politics
  • PSCI 2602 – International Relations: Global Political Economy
  • INAF 3000 – Policy in a Global Context (Note: This is a full-year course)
  • ECON 3601 – Introduction to International Trade
  • ECON 3602 – International Monetary Problems

International Case Studies (pick two)

  • PSCI 4603 – Analysis of International Political Economy
  • PSCI 4604 – Selected Problems in International Political Economy
  • PSCI 4800 – Advanced International Relations Theory
  • PSCI 4801 – Selected Problems in Global Politics

Special Topics (pick one)

  • INAF 4101 – Special Topics in Conflict Analysis and International Affairs
  • INAF 4102 – Special Topics in Development and International Affairs
  • INAF 4103 – Special Topics in International Political Economy and International Affairs

4 International Studies electives (see below)

Non-Specialization Courses

Research Methods and Statistics (pick one group)

  • Political Science Research Methods
    • PSCI 2701 – Introduction to Research Methods in Political Science
    • PSCI 2702 – Quantitative Research Methods in Political Science
  • COMM 2001 – Communication Research
  • Statistical Methods in Economics and Business (requires ECON 1402 as a prerequisite)
    • ECON 2201 – Statistical Methods in Economics and Business I
    • ECON 2202 – Statistical Methods in Economics and Business II

International Law

  • LAWS 2601 – Public International Law
  • LAWS 3604 – International Organizations

Language requirement

In addition to the standard French language requirement, students also have to do another 1.0 credit in a language (or take a test from the School of Linguistics and Language Studies to prove their fluency). This language can either be something relevant to your studies (e.g. Russian, if you’re studying Eastern Europe), if approved by the Director, or French at a higher level than FREN 1100. If you decide to take language courses they will be taken out of your free electives.

International Studies Electives

  • International Conflict, War and Strategic Studies
    • EURR 4008 – Nationalism and Ethnic Conflict in Eastern and Central Europe
    • EURR 4104 – European Integration and European Security
    • INAF 4101 – Special Topics in Conflict Analysis and International Affairs
    • PSCI 3107 – The Causes of War
    • PSCI 3203 – Government and Politics in the Middle East
    • PSCI 3603 – Strategic Thought and International Security
    • PSCI 3702 – Israeli-Palestinian Relations
    • PSCI 4008 – National Security and Intelligence in the Modern State
    • PSCI 4602 – Bargaining and Negotiation
    • PSCI 4806 – Transatlantic Security Issues
  • Global Political Economy
    • BUSI 3703 – International and Comparative Management
    • ECON 3804 – Environmental Economics
    • ECON 3808 – The Economics of Transition
    • EURR 4003 – Social and Political Perspectives in Europe
    • EURR 4005 – Environmental Problems and Politics in East/Central Europe and Eurasia
    • EURR 4006 – European Integration and the Business Environment in East/Central Europe
    • INAF 4103 – Special Topics in International Political Economy and International Affairs
    • PSCI 3703 – Governing in the Global Economy
    • PSCI 4500 – Gender and Globalization
    • PSCI 4603 – Analysis of International Political Economy
    • PSCI 4604 – Selected Problems in International Political Economy
    • PSCI 4805 – Political Economy of Global Finance
  • International Law and Organization
    • LAWS 3207 – International Transactions
    • LAWS 3208 – International Trade Regulation
    • LAWS 4603 – Transitional Justice
    • LAWS 4606 – International Law of Armed Conflict
    • LAWS 4903 – Advanced Legal Topics
    • PSCI 3600 – International Institutions
    • PSCI 4807 – Migration and Mobility: Politics of Citizenship and Identity
  • International Relations and Comparative Political Issues
    • EURR 4101 – The Balkans in Transition – 1918 to 1989
    • HIST 3800 – International History 1914-41
    • HIST 3801 – International History 1941-90
    • INAF 4102 – Special Topics in Development and International Affairs
    • PSCI 3601 – Theories of International Politics
    • PSCI 3605 – Comparative Study of Foreign Policy
    • PSCI 4505 – Transitions to Democracy
    • PSCI 4605 – Gender in International Relations
    • PSCI 4800 – Advanced International Relations Theory
    • PSCI 4801 – Selected Problems in Global Politics

Area Studies

  • Africa
    • PSCI 3101 – Politics of War in Africa
    • PSCI 4203 – Southern Africa After Apartheid
    • PSCI 4207 – Globalization, Adjustment and Democracy in Africa
    • PSCI 4802 – International Politics of Africa
  • Asia
    • HIST 3805 – Twentieth-Century China
    • HIST 3806 – Japan Since 1945
    • PSCI 3102 – Politics of Development of China
    • PSCI 3103 – State, Society and Economy in Northeast Asia
    • PSCI 3700 – Government and Politics of South Asia
    • PSCI 3701 – Government and Politics of South-East Asia
    • PSCI 4803 – Foreign Policies of Major East Asian Powers
    • PSCI 4804 – International Relations of South and Southeast Asia
  • Europe and Russia
    • EURR 4003 – Social and Political Perspectives in Europe
    • EURR 4008 – Nationalism and Ethnic Conflict in Eastern and Central Europe
    • EURR 4100 – Nation-Building in Central and Eastern Europe
    • EURR 4101 – The Balkans in Transition – 1918 to 1989
    • EURR 4104 – European Integration and European Security
    • EURR 4106 – Selected Topics in European Integration Studies
    • PSCI 3206 – The Government and Politics of Western Europe
    • PSCI 3207 – The Government and Politics of European Integration
    • PSCI 3208 – Reform and Political Change in the Russian Federation
    • PSCI 3209 – Reconstruction and Transformation in Europe and Eurasia
    • PSCI 3704 – Government and Politics of Central and Eastern Europe
    • PSCI 4601 – Foreign Policies of Soviet Successor States
    • PSCI 4608 – European Integration and European Security
    • PSCI 4609 – Selected Topics in European Integration Studies
  • North and South America
    • HIST 3304 – Canada-United States Relations
    • HIST 3306 – Canada’s International Policies
    • HIST 3400 – US Foreign Policy since 1941
    • PSCI 3200 – US Constitutional Politics
    • PSCI 3204 – Politics of Latin America
    • PSCI 3205 – Mexican Politics
    • PSCI 3606 – Canadian Foreign Policy
    • PSCI 3607 – North American Security and Defence Policy
    • PSCI 4606 – American Foreign Policy
    • PSCI 4607 – Politics of North America
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