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The Bachelor of Arts in International Affairs at John Cabot University provides students with an opportunity to understand contemporary global problems and issues. The program focuses on the institutions and the processes by which international affairs are conducted and on the forces which influence national policies. The emphasis is not only upon those factors which cause international conflict but also upon the instruments of peace.
This degree program will be of value to anyone planning a career with an international dimension - international business, international law, or government. An International Affairs major with a concentration in economics is an excellent background for a career or graduate program in international business and finance.
Requirements for the Degree
- The Proficiency Requirements of the University in English, Mathematics and Foreign Language.
- The General Distribution Requirements of the University in English, Mathematics and Science, Social Sciences, Humanities and Fine Arts (the Social Sciences and Humanities requirements will be satisfied by completing the core curriculum courses below).
- Additional Requirements for the International Affairs Major HS 261 Modern Europe I: The Age of Nationalism
1. HS 262 Modern Europe II: The Age of Imperialism
2. HS 263 Modern Europe III: Europe Since 1945
3. EC 201 Principles of Microeconomics
4. EC 202 Principles of Macroeconomics
5. EC 316 International Economics
6. PL209 International Affairs
7. PL210 Introduction to Political Theory
8. PL212 International Organizations
9. PL223 Comparative Politics
10. PL320 Public International Law
11. PL460 Social Science Research Methods
12. PL480 Senior Seminar in International Affairs
The University requires an overall minimum grade point average of 2.00 in all courses taken at the University, with no more than two grades lower than C- in core courses.
Five electives are required for the major, to be chosen with the advisor from the following list. At least three courses must be at the 300 level.
1. Any 300-level Economics course
2. Any 200 or 300-level History courses not included in the core curriculum
3. Any 200- or 300-level Political Science course not required in the core curriculum
4. Any LAW course; MGT 310, MGT 303, BUS 301, BUS 330, FIN 301, FIN 320
5. PS 334
6. COM 220, CMS 315
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