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Undergraduate Course Catalog 2016-2017

Special University Programs



International Affairs (dual major) (IA)

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Lecturer: Mary Wallace

The Center for International Education (CIE) offers undergraduate students the opportunity to pursue a dual major in international affairs (IA). The dual major requires completion of the interdisciplinary international affairs program and any other major. The purpose of the program is to expand students’ global horizons, enhance their disciplinary major, and expand their career opportunities into the international arena. The courses in the dual major program are multidisciplinary, taught by faculty from many different departments in the University. They are designed to help students appreciate the complex interrelationships and interdependencies among nations and peoples and to equip students with the analytical skills and broad perspectives necessary for both public and private sector international careers.

Students who wish to declare international affairs dual major must earn a C or better in IA 401, have declared (or be prepared to declare) a disciplinary major, and have a 2.5 cumulative grade-point average. After declaration, students are expected to maintain at least a 2.5 grade-point average, which is also the minimum required for study abroad at UNH.

IA Dual Major Requirements
Students who matriculated into UNH prior to fall semester 2010 should refer to the undergraduate catalog of their year of matriculation to see the IA dual-major requirements that apply to them. For those who matriculated into UNH fall 2010 or later, please see below:

Required Core Courses (four total)
IA 401, International Perspectives: Science, Geography, and Politics
IA 501, Global Issues in International Affairs
IA 701, Seminar in International Affairs
ECON 401A, Principles of Economics (Macro), or ECON 402A, Principles of Economics (Micro), or EREC 411, Environmental and Resource Economics Perspectives

Please note:  IA 401, a prerequisite for IA 501, should be taken no later than spring of the sophomore year. IA 501 should be taken prior to foreign experience, and after ENGL 401 has been taken.

Electives (three total)
Choose one elective course from each category below:

Foreign Area (to be taken prior to foreign experience)
ANTH 500, Peoples & Cultures of the World (area specific)*
ANTH 501, World Archaeological Cultures
ANTH 627, Urbanization in Africa
ANTH 685, Gender, Sex, & HIV in Sub-Saharan Africa
ANTH 697, Islam and Gender
ANTH 750, Islam and Gender
ARTS 585, History of Islamic Art
ARTS 674, Greek Art
ARTS 678, Romanesque and Gothic Art
ARTS 679, Northern Renaissance Art I
ARTS 680, Northern Renaissance Art II
ARTS 681, Early Renaissance Art in Italy
ARTS 684, Baroque Art in Northern Europe
ARTS 687, Paris: Art and Modernity
ARTS 688, Gauguin to Hitler
ARTS 695, Michelangelo and his Followings
ARTS 697, Art of the Far East
CHIN 425, Introduction to Chinese Culture and Civilization
CHIN 521, Chinese Literature in Translation
CLAS 405, Introduction to Greek Civilization
CLAS 406, Introduction to Roman Civilization
CLAS 421, Major Greek Authors in English
CLAS 510, Building Rome
CLAS 550A, Greek & Roman Women
FREN 522, French Drama in Translation
FREN 525, Introduction to French Civilization
FREN 526, Introduction to Francophone Civilization
FREN 625, Cuisine and French Culture
FREN 651/652, Readings in French Literature
FREN 675, Topics in French Civilization
FREN 676, Topics in Francophone Civilization
FREN 677, France in the European Union
FREN 762, 17th Century French Literature
GEOG 401/402, Regional Geography of Western and Non-Western World
GEOG 520, Geography of Latin America and the Caribbean
GEOG 540, Geography of the Middle East
GEOG 541, Geography of Japan
GEOG 550, Geography of Sub-Saharan Africa
GEOG 796, Conflict in Africa
GERM 521, Major German Authors in English
GERM 524, Love & Nation in German Film
GERM 525, Introduction to German Culture & Civilization
GERM 601, Introduction to German Literature
GERM 721, German Culture & Civilization: Austria
GERM 798, Post-Wall German Literature
GERM 798, Austrian Literature and Culture
HIST 425, Foreign Cultures (area specific)*
HIST 444B, Revolutions Across Atlantic
HIST 444D, Slavery & Society Africa
HIST 503, Soviet Dreamers, Despots, & Dissidents
HIST 531, The Americas: Introduction to Latin America & the Caribbean
HIST 532, Modern Latin America
HIST 538, Modern European War and Society
HIST 560, History of Great Britain
HIST 563, Introduction to Russian Culture & Civilization
HIST 564, WWII in Russia and Soviet Union
HIST 565, Women in Modern Europe
HIST 566, Revolution in World pre-Marx
HIST 579, History of China in Modern Times
HIST 580, History of Japan in Modern Times
HIST 585, Venture of Islam: 6th to 15th Century
HIST 586, Islam in the Modern Age, 15th Century to present
HIST 587/588, History of Africa South of the Sahara
HIST 589, Islam in Africa
HIST 595, Russia’s Intel Outlaws
HIST 595, Military and Politics of Ancient Greece - Modern
HIST 595, Filthy Lucre: History of Money (Europe)
HIST 596, Carnal Pleasures
HIST 600, Topics vary*
HIST 602, Holocaust/War on Europe’s Jews
HIST 632, Latin American History: Topics vary*
HIST 641, Europe after the Black Death
HIST 642, Religious Conflict Early Europe
HIST 648, Modern France
HIST 652, Topics in European Intellectual History*
HIST 656, 20th Century Europe
HIST 662, England in Tudor and Stuart Period
HIST 664, Russia: Modernization through Soviet Empire
HIST 669, Germany from 1918 to the Present
HIST 675, Early History of Ancient Greece
HIST 676, Class & Hellenistic Greek Worlds
HIST 677, Roman Republic
HIST 678, Roman Empire
HIST 681, Modern China Topics
HIST 684, History of Southern Africa since 1652
HIST 688, African Religions   
IA 599, Special Topics*
IA 699, Topics in International Affairs*
ITAL 425, Introduction to Italian Studies
ITAL 444B, Mamma Mia!  Italian Motherhood
ITAL 521, Italian Literature Translation 13-16 C
ITAL 522, Italian Literature Translation 18-20 C
ITAL 525, Italian Cinema/Introduction to Italian Civilization & Culture
ITAL 651, Introduction to Italian Civilization & Culture
ITAL 652, Introduction to Italian Civilization and Culture II
JPN  425, Introduction to Japanese Culture and Civilization
LLC 444A, Love and Nation in German Film
LLC 444B, France and the European Union in a Global World
LLC 444C, World of Salvador Dali
LLC 444D, Love in Disguise
LLC 444E, Italians Come to America
PHIL 520, Introduction to Eastern Philosophy
POLT 552, Contemporary European Politics
POLT 555, Politics in Russia
POLT 556, Politics in China
POLT 558, Politics and Government of Canada
POLT 569, Rise of China
POLT 740, States and Societies in the Middle East
POLT 798E, Politics of the Middle East
RUSS 425, Contemporary Russian Society and Culture
RUSS 521W, Devils, Deities, Mad Russ Lit 
RUSS 522, Morality, Sex, and Revolution in Russian Lit
RUSS 525, Russia: Mythology and Propaganda
RUSS 691, Readings in Russian Literature
SPAN 525, Spanish Culture and Civilization
SPAN 526, Latin American Culture and Civilization
SPAN 647, Hispanic Cultural Studies
SPAN 651, 652, Introduction to Spanish Literature and Thought
SPAN 653, 654, Introduction to Latin American Literature and Thought

*Check with CIE


Science, Technology, and the Private Sector                                   
ACFI 703, International Financial Management
ANTH 440A, Honors/Medicine and Culture
ANTH 610, Medical Anthropology: Illness and Healing
BIOL 420, Parasites and Pestilence
BIOL 520, Our Changing Planet
CHE 410/H, Energy and the Environment
CLAS 540B, Roman Houses & Public Life
CMN 515, Analysis of News
ECON 645, International Economics
ECON 698, Micro Finance
ECON 707, Economic Growth and Environmental Quality
ECON 746, International Finance
ENE 520, Environmental Pollution/Protection-Global Context
EOS/ESCI 405, Global Environmental Change
EOS/ESCI 715, Global Atmospheric Chemistry
EREC 633, Economics of Travel and Tourism
ESCI 444, Water: How Much is Enough?
GEOG 560, Geography of Natural Hazards & Disasters       
GEOG 673, Environmental Geography
GEOG 796, Crowdsource Mapping
HIST 522, Science in the Modern World
HIST 600, Topics vary*
HIST 652, Topics vary*
HIST 654, Topics vary*
HIST 789, Topics vary*
HMGT 771, Beverage Management (for HMGT majors only)
IA 599, Special Topics*
IA 699, Topics in International Affairs*
MGT 755, International Management
MGT  798, Topics in International Management*
MKTG 756, International Franchising
MKTG 760, International Marketing
NR 415, Global Biological Change
NR 435, Contemporary Conservation Issues
NR 502, Forest Ecosystems & Environmental Change
NR 720, International Environmental Politics & Policies of the 21st Century
PHIL 424, Science, Technology, and Society
POLT 444, Science, Technology, & Politics
POLT 563, Global Information Grid
POLT 567, Politics of Global Resources
POLT 592B, Global Information Grid
POLT 751, Comparative Environmental Politics & Policy
POLT 780, International Environmental Politics
SOC 565, Environment & Society
TOUR 510, Tourism & Global Understanding

*Check with CIE


Policy and Theory in International Affairs
ADMN 444, Business for People, Planet & Profits   
AMST 444A, The Portable, Exportable Nation
ANTH 411, Global Perspectives
ANTH 515, Anthropology and Contemporary Issues
ANTH 520, Anthropology of Migration
ANTH 614, Economy, Culture, and Society
ANTH 616, Religion, Cultur,e and Society
ANTH 618, Political Anthropology
ANTH 627, Urbanization in Africa
ANTH 680, Globalization, Development, and Poverty
ANTH 695, Globalization and Global Population Health
ANTH 697, Islam and Gender
ANTH 720, Roots and Routes: Migration and Globalization
ANTH 750, Islam and Gender
ARTS 695-1, The Art of Revolution
ARTS 695-2, Modern and Contemporary Sculpture
ECON 645, International Economics
ECON 668, Economic Development
ECON 669, Women and Economic Development
ECON 698, Micro Finance
ECON 706, Economics of Climate Change
ECON 707, Economic Growth and Environmental Quality
ECON 745, International Trade
ECON 746, International Finance
ECON 747, Multinational Enterprises
ECON 768, Seminar in Economic Development
EDUC 620, Education, Poverty & Development
EREC 409, Catastrophe & Terrorism
EREC 633, Economics of Travel and Tourism       
ESCI 444, Water: How Much is Enough?
FS 772, International Approaches to Child Advocacy
FS 773, International Perspectives on Children and Families
GEOG 514, Geography of Canada and the United States
GEOG 581, Human Geography
GEOG 582, Economic Geography
GEOG 583, Urban Geography
GEOG 584, Political Geography
GEOG 588, Geography of Food
GEOG 685, Geography of Population and Development
GEOG 796, Conflict in Africa
GEOG 796, Geography of Narcotics
HIST 421, World History to the 16th Century
HIST 422, World History in the Modern Era
HIST 435/6, Western Civilization
HIST 444C, World War Propaganda in Britain and the United States
HIST 444D, Slavery & Society Africa
HIST 483/RS 483, History of World Religions
HIST 537, Espionage and History
HIST 538, Modern European War and Society
HIST 585, Venture of Islam: 6th to 15th Century
HIST 586, Islam in the Modern Age
HIST 595, Comparative Revolutions
HIST 600, Topics vary*
HIST 619/20, Foreign Relations of the United States
HIST 631/2, Latin American History *
HIST 642, Religious Conflict Early Europe
HMGT 570, International Food & Culture (for HMGT majors only)
HMP 440A, Global Public Health Issues
HMP 444A, Global Public Health Issues
HUMA 514, The Twentieth Century 1900-1945
HUMA 515, The Twentieth Century 1945-1999
IA 444H, Philosophy and Politics of Nonviolent Action
IA 599, Special Topics *
IA 699, Topics in International Affairs *
LLC 440, Cultural Approaches to Film and Fascism
LLC 444, Walls: Mortar & Metaphor
MGT 798, Social Entrepreneurship
MKTG 598, Topics in Global Marketing
NR 720, International Environmental Politics & Policies of the 21st Century
NURS 794, Beyond our Borders: Global Health Issues
PHIL 520, Introduction to Eastern Philosophy
PHIL 620, 20th Century European Philosophy
POLT 403, United States in World Affairs
POLT 522, Dissent and the Political Community
POLT 544, Pathways to Democracy
POLT 545, People and Politics in Asia
POLT 546, Wealth and Politics in Asia
POLT 550, Comparative Government and Society
POLT 551, Global Urban Politics           
POLT 552, Contemporary European Politics
POLT 553, Politics in the Developing World
POLT 554, Latin American Politics
POLT 555, Politics in Russia
POLT 556, Politics in China
POLT 557, Politics in Italy
POLT 558, Politics and Government of Canada
POLT 559, Comparative Politics of the Middle East
POLT 560, World Politics
POLT 561, Introduction to International Political Economy
POLT 562, Strategy and National Security Policy
POLT 565, U.S.-Latin American Relations
POLT 566, Foreign Policies of Asia and the Pacific
POLT 567, Politics of Global Resources
POLT 568, Introduction to Intelligence
POLT 569, Chinese Foreign Policy
POLT 569, Rise of China        
POLT 588, Managing Ethnic Diversity
POLT 592, Politics of Immigration
POLT 592B, Global Information Grid
POLT 740, States and Societies in the Middle East
POLT 743, Comparative Political Economy
POLT 751, Comparative Environmental Politics & Policy
POLT 760, Theories of International Relations
POLT 762, International Political Economy
POLT 778, International Organization
POLT 780, International Environmental Politics
POLT 797/798, Nationalism & Ethnicity
SOC 444A, Society in the Arctic
SOC 565, Environment & Society
SOC 597, Peace, Conflict and War
SOC 656, Terrorism
SOC 697, Global Social Change
SPAN 647, Hispanic Cultural Studies
TOUR 510, Tourism & Global Understanding
TOUR 560, New Pirates of the Caribbean
WS 595, Global Feminist Perspectives

*Check with CIE

Courses used to satisfy international affairs elective requirements must be from outside the student's disciplinary major(s). Students pursuing two disciplinary majors in addition to international affairs may count one of the courses in either disciplinary major as an international affairs elective. For any major with 14 or more required courses (or 56 or more required credit hours), the IA program permits counting a maximum of three courses or 12 credits from the major program as international affairs electives.

Competency in a Foreign Language
Functional reading, writing, and speaking ability equivalent to a third-year, second-semester college level (632).

Foreign Experience
Minimum of eight weeks. The international affairs foreign experience is ordinarily conducted in a country consistent with the student’s language study but may also be conducted in a select list of countries where English is an official language or where UNH does not offer language training. Students who desire to study in such a country must petition the Center for International Education. Plans of study must include rigorous local language training while in-country.

The foreign experience (usually completed during the junior year) and the foreign language requirement are completed before taking IA 701 in the senior year. To acquire the knowledge, skills, and experience that come from residence in a foreign culture, students may spend an academic year, semester, or summer in an academic institution, in an internship with a private or public organization, or in purposeful travel/research. All foreign experiences must be pre-approved by the IA major adviser or the University Committee on International Studies.

The completion of the dual major requires no additional credits for graduation beyond the 128 required of all UNH students. All coursework required for international affairs must be completed with a grade of C or better. For information, contact the Center for International Education, Hood House, (603) 862-2398, www.unh.edu/cie.

The Department of Civil Engineering has worked with the UNH Center for International Education to develop a dual-major program in civil engineering and international affairs. Civil engineering students participating in this program spend at least one semester studying abroad in a foreign experience. Students can complete the international affairs dual major in five years or less and do not need to have pre-existing skills in a foreign language before coming to UNH. For more information, contact Ray Cook at (603) 862-1411 or by e-mail to ray.cook@unh.edu.

IA Minor Requirements
The international affairs minor adds a recognized distinction and global context to any academic major. It was developed for those students who, due to the demands of their primary majors, are unable to complete the more rigorous requirements of the IA dual major. Students take IA 401, the core course that provides a broad overview of international affairs from a geographic, scientific, and political perspective. Micro or macroeconomics is required. Undergraduates work toward intermediate proficiency in a foreign language, participate in a foreign experience of at least three weeks (or 4 credits), and take two globally relevant electives.

Required Core Courses (two total)
IA 401, International Perspectives: Science, Geography, and Politics
ECON 401A, Principles of Economics (Macro), or ECON 402A, Principles of Economics (Micro), or EREC 411,Environmental and Resource Economics Perspectives

Electives (two total)
Choose one elective course from each category below:
Foreign Area (to be taken prior to foreign experience)
Science, Technology, and the Private Sector, or Policy and Theory in International Affairs (See list above for IA dual major requirements.)

Courses used to satisfy international affairs elective requirements must be from outside the student's disciplinary major(s).

Foreign Language
Functional reading, writing, and speaking ability equivalent to a second-year, second-semester college level (504).

Foreign Experience
Minimum of three weeks (4 credits). The international affairs foreign experience is ordinarily conducted in a country consistent with the student’s language study but may also be conducted in a select list of countries where English is an official language or where UNH does not offer language training. Students who desire to study in such a country must petition the Center for International Education. Plans of study must include rigorous local language training while in-country.

All coursework required for international affairs must be completed with a grade of C or better.

A maximum of two courses can be taken away from UNH.  Students are expected to maintain at least a 2.5 grade-point average, which is also the minimum required for study abroad at UNH.

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