International Relations/Studies

Advisor: Dr. Dave Benjamin
Email: dbenjami@bridgeport.edu
Phone: 203-576-4966

For students interested in International Relations or in International Studies, The College of Public and International Affairs offers a B.A. in International Political Economy and Diplomacy. An innovative approach to the study of International Relations.

The major provides students with a comprehensive understanding of the global political economy and with the analytical skills needed to evaluate change and direction. The study of the national, regional and international economic organization provides insight into conduits of wealth and impediments to prosperity.

The study of politics, culture and international organization provides insight into how institutions and rules govern social and economic development. The College also offers a B.A. in Social Science with a concentration in International Relations.

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

SoSc 207 World Regional Geography 3
Rel 101 Intro to World Religions 3
Soc 231 Cultural Anthropology 3
Econ 201 Macro Economics 3
Econ 202 Micro Economics 3
P.S. 206 Pol. Eco. of North/South Relations 3
P.S. 354 International Political Economy 3

TWO OF THE FOLLOWING

Econ 371 Alternative Economic Systems 3
Econ 330 Economic Development 3
Econ 375 Multi-National Economics 3

THREE OF THE FOLLOWING

P.S. 204 Government and Politics Abroad 3
P.S. 305 International Relations 3
or P.S. 207 World Politics 3
or P.S. 312 Diplomacy & Foreign Policy 3
P.S. 208 Intro to International Law 3
or P.S. 209 Intro to United Nations Studies 3

Students may, in consultation with their advisor, choose an elective concentration by taking 12 hours of course work in the following areas:

POLITICAL ECONOMY AND INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATION COURSES IN:
International Economic Institutions
International Political Institutions
The United Nations
The European Union

POLITICAL SCIENCE AND INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS COURSES IN:
International Law
Human Rights
Political Theory
World Politics/International Relations

AREA STUDIES COURSES IN:
Political Economy of Russia and East Europe
Political Economy of South and South-East Asia Political Economy of Latin America
Political Economy of East Asia

 

GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS

Engl C101 Composition & Rhetoric 3
Math C105 Intermediate Algebra or above 3
Hum C201/202 Humanities I & II 6
Sci C101/C102 Natural Sciences 6
SoSc C201/C202 Social Sciences 6
A & D C101 Fine Arts 3
IntSt C101 Integrated Studies/Oral Communication 3
Caps C390 Capstone Seminar 3
Liberal Arts Electives 7

Suggested Program

FIRST SEMESTER

Engl C101 Composition & Rhetoric 3
Math C105 College Algebra 3
Rel 101 Intro to World Religions 3
Political Science Core 3
Free Elective* 3

SECOND SEMESTER

A & D C101 Aesthetics 3
Soc 231 Cultural Anthropology 3
SoSc 207 World Geography 3
Free Elective 3
Free Elective 3

THIRD SEMESTER

Hum C201 Humanities I 3
SoSc C201 Social Science I 3
Eco 201 Macro-Economics 3
Political Science Elective 3
Free Elective 3

FOURTH SEMESTER

Hum C202 Humanities II 3
SoSc C202 Social Science II 3
Eco 202 Micro-Economics 3
Political Science Elective 3
Free Elective 3

FIFTH SEMESTER

Science Core 3
PS 354 Intntl Political Economy 3
Economics Elective 3
Intntl Pol Econ Elective 3
Free Elective 3

SIXTH SEMESTER

Science Core 3
PS 206 North/South Relations 3
Economics Elective 3
Intntl Pol Econ Elective 3
Free Elective 3

SEVENTH SEMESTER

Intst St C101 Integrated Studies 3
Intntl Pol Econ Elective 3
Free Electives 9

EIGHTH SEMESTER

Caps 390 Senior Capstone 3
Intntl Pol Econ Elective 3
Free Electives 9

*Students who do not meet the foreign language requirements for the B.A. degree must use free electives to satisfy this requirement