Foreign Affairs Approved Course List

The following courses are approved by the department for the Foreign Affairs Area requirement, and should be picked up automatically by SIS. Note that we often offer PLCP and PLIR 4000-level seminars with significant area content that are not on the official SIS list. These can count toward an area requirement as long as your major advisor approves.

Choose any two from a regional set.

Africa

PLCP 2120 (was 212) Politics of Developing Areas
PLCP 3130 (was 313) Political Economy of Developments
PLCP 3350 (was 335) Gender Politics in Comparative Perspective
PLCP 4810 (was 581 and 5810) Politics of Sub‐Saharan Africa
PLCP 4830 (was 583 and 5830) Modern South African Politics
PLCP 4840 (was 584 and 5840) Gender Politics in Africa

PLIR 2050 (was 205) Introduction to Political Economy
PLIR 4800 (was 480) International Political Economy of Africa
PLIR 4820 (was 582 and 5820) Africa and the World

Asia

PLCP 2120 (was 212) Politics of Developing Areas
PLCP 2700 (was 270) Indian Society and Politics
PLCP 3130 (was 313) Political Economy of Developments
PLCP 3350 (was 335) Gender Politics in Comparative Perspective
PLCP 3610 (was 351) Chinese Politics
PLCP 3630 (was 363) Politics in India and Pakistan
PLCP 3640 (was 364) Women and Politics in South Asia
PLCP 5610 (was 551) Politics of China
PLCP 4730 (was 553 and 5730) Politics of Japan
PLCP 5630 (was 563) Politics of Vietnam
PLIR 2030 (was 203) International Relations of East Asia
PLIR 3750 (was 375) South Asia in World Affairs
PLIR 4260 (was 426) War and Peace in South Asia
PLIR 5710 (was 571) China in World Affairs
PLIR 4720 (was 572 and 5720) Japan in World Affairs

Europe

PLCP 2010 (was 201) Politics of Advanced Industrialized Countries
PLCP 3110 (was 311) Politics of Western Europe
PLCP 3210 (was 321) Russian Politics
PLCP 3240 (was 324) Post‐Soviet Political Challenges
PLCP 4130 (was 413) Political Economy of Advanced Industrial Economies
PLCP 4150 (was 415) Comparative Public Policy
PLCP 4180 (was 418) Politics of the Holocaust
PLCP 4200 (was 420) Comparative Legislatures
PLCP 4210 (was 421) Comparative Elections and Voting
PLCP 4020 (was 502) Southern European Politics
PLCP 4110 (was 511 and 5110) Seminar on European Politics
PLCP 4201 (was 520 and 5200) Comparative Political Parties
PLIR 3060 (was 306) Military Force in International Relations
PLIR 3610 (was 351) Western Europe in World Affairs
PLIR 3760 (was 355) Russia/USSR in World Affairs
PLIR 3770 (was 356) Russian‐American Relations

Latin America

PLCP 2120 (was 212) Politics of Developing Areas
PLCP 3130 (was 313) Political Economy of Developments
PLCP 3170 (was 317) Development, Conflict, and Democracy in Latin America
PLCP 3350 (was 335) Gender Politics in Comparative Perspective
PLCP 5310 (was 531) Politics of Latin America
PLCP 5330 (was 533) Political Parties and Movements in Latin America
PLCP 5350 (was 535) Democratic Theory and Democratization in Latin America
PLCP 5360 (was 536) Role of the Military in Latin America
PLCP 4400 (was 540 and 5400) Institutions and Democracy in Latin America
PLIR 5620 (was 562) Latin America in World Politics

Middle East

PLCP 2120 (was 212) Politics of Developing Areas
PLCP 3130 (was 313) Political Economy of Developments
PLCP 3350 (was 335) Gender Politics in Comparative Perspective
PLCP 3410 (was 341) Politics of the Middle East and North Africa
PLCP 4410 (was 441) Nation Building in Iraq
PLCP 5410 (was 541) Islam and Democracy in the Middle East
PLIR 3650 (was 365) International Relations of the Middle East
PLIR 5250 (was 525) Negotiating Arab‐Israeli Peace