Global Affairs
College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Concentrations

BA in Global Affairs

Global affairs is a transdisciplinary major that introduces students to the global processes affecting all societies. Students in this program are encouraged to participate in study abroad opportunities and internships. They can complement their major with a second major or a minor.

This has been designated a Green Leaf program.  For further information, please go to Green Leaf Programs and Courses.

For policies governing all undergraduate degrees, see the Academic Policies section of the catalog.

The University Catalog is the authoritative source for information on program requirements and courses. The Schedule of Classes is the authoritative source for information on classes scheduled for this semester. See the Schedule for the most up-to-date information and see Patriot web to register for classes. Requirements may be different for earlier catalog years. See the University Catalog archives.

Degree Requirements (Catalog Year 2016-2017)

Students must fulfill all requirements for bachelor's degrees, including Mason Core requirements. Students pursuing a BA in global affairs must complete additional college requirements for the BA degree in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences. Students pursuing this degree must complete 36-39 credits within the major, with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.00.  Students completing the Smithsonian-Mason semester program will have a total of 40-43 credits. Students must have a minimum grade of 2.00 in each of the core courses and a minimum grade of 1.67 in each of the courses used to fulfill the concentration and the language requirement for global affairs majors.  Students who major in global affairs may not also earn the minor in global systems or receive credit for ECON 390.

Six core courses (18 credits)

GLOA 101 - Introduction to Global Affairs Credits: 3 or SOCI 120 - Globalization and Society Credits: 3

CONF 340 - Global Conflict Analysis and Resolution Credits: 3

CULT 320 - Globalization and Culture Credits: 3

ECON 385 - International Economic Policy Credits: 3

EVPP 337 - Environmental Policy Making in Developing Countries Credits: 3

GOVT 322 - International Relations Theory Credits: 3 (Note the prerequisite for this course: GOVT 132 or GOVT 133.)

6-9 credits of language study beyond intermediate proficiency

To fulfill this requirement, students can continue the study of one language beyond the intermediate proficiency level (required for all BA degrees in the college) or choose to study other languages. After a student has demonstrated intermediate proficiency in one language, the remainder of the requirement may be fulfilled by taking any courses taught in a foreign language, at any level. Students are required to complete:

  • 9 credits beyond the completion of 210 or the receipt of heritage language waiver
  • 6 credits beyond the completion of 202

Four courses (12 credits) in an approved concentration

Courses applied to a global affairs concentration must come from at least two different departments. Concentration courses must be unique to the concentration: they cannot be simultaneously used to fulfill any Mason Core or college requirement for the bachelor's degree. They cannot be applied to any other major, minor, concentration, or certificate.

In addition to the courses listed below, other relevant courses, including special topics courses, study abroad, and internships (maximum 3 credits), may be applied to a concentration with prior written approval from the director.

By Global Topic

◊ Concentration in the Environment (EVT)

Students may complete this concentration through 12 credits of regular coursework or through the Smithsonian-Mason Semester Program (16 credits).

Regular Coursework

Choose 12 credits from the following:

ANTH 370 - Environment and Culture Credits: 3

BIOL 301 - Biology and Society Credits: 3

ECON 335 - Environmental Economics Credits: 3(Note the prerequisites for this course: ECON 103 and ECON 104.)

ECON 435 - Economics of Energy Credits: 3

EVPP 110 - The Ecosphere: An Introduction to Environmental Science I Credits: 4

EVPP 336 - Human Dimensions of the Environment Credits: 3

EVPP 377 - Applied Ecology Credits: 3

GEOL 309 - Introduction to Oceanography Credits: 3

GGS 302 - Global Environmental Hazards Credits: 3

GGS 303 - Geography of Resource Conservation Credits: 3

GGS 307 - Sustainable Development Credits: 3

GGS 311 - Introduction to Geographic Information Systems Credits: 3

GOVT 361 - Introduction to Environmental Policy Credits: 3 or EVPP 361 - Introduction to Environmental Policy Credits: 3

GOVT 362 - Intermediate Environmental Policy Credits: 3 or EVPP 362 - Intermediate Environmental Policy Credits: 3

INTS 334 - Environmental Justice Credits: 4

PHIL 243 - Global Environmental Ethics Credits: 3

PHIL 343 - Topics in Environmental Philosophy Credits: 3

TOUR 312 - Ecotourism Credits: 3

TOUR 340 - Sustainable Tourism Credits: 3

Total: 12 credits

Smithsonian-Mason Semester Program

Students complete 16 credits offered through the Mason Center for Conservation Studies in cooperation with the Smithsonian's National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute. Students may choose to focus their study on "Conservation, Biodiversity and Society", or on "Wildlife Ecology and Conservation". Students take the courses in the selected focus area together in one semester, living onsite at the institute in Front Royal, VA. Students who apply this coursework to the concentration cannot also apply it to the minor in Conservation Studies.

Students may choose one of the following focus areas:

Conservation, Biodiversity and Society option

CONS 320 - Conservation in Practice Credits: 3

CONS 401 - Conservation Theory Credits: 3

CONS 402 - Applied Conservation Credits: 4

CONS 410 - Human Dimensions in Conservation Credits: 3

CONS 490 - RS: Integrated Conservation Strategies Credits: 3

Wildlife Ecology and Conservation option

CONS 320 - Conservation in Practice Credits: 3

CONS 403 - Ecology and Conservation Theory Credits: 3

CONS 404 - Monitoring and Assessment of Biodiversity Credits: 4

CONS 411 - Science Communication for Conservation Credits: 3

CONS 491 - RS: Comprehensive Conservation Planning Credits: 3

Total: 16 credits

◊ Concentration in Global Economy and Management (GEM)

In this concentration, students explore marketing, managing, and developing world economies. Students interested in economics, business, and management should consider this concentration.

Choose 12 credits from the following:

ECON 310 - Money and Banking Credits: 3

ECON 360 - Economics of Developing Areas Credits: 3

ECON 361 - Economic Development of Latin America Credits: 3

ECON 362 - African Economic Development Credits: 3

ECON 380 - Economies in Transition Credits: 3

FNAN 440 - International Financial Management Credits: 3

GOVT 343 - International Political Economy Credits: 3

GOVT 367 - Money, Markets and Economic Policy Credits: 3

IT 304 - IT in the Global Economy Credits: 3

MGMT 461 - Cross Cultural and Global Management Credits: 3

MKTG 407 - International Marketing Credits: 3

MBUS 302 - Managing Information in a Global Economy Credits: 3

MBUS 303 - Marketing in a Global Economy Credits: 3

MBUS 305 - Introduction to International Business Credits: 3

MBUS 491 - Special Topics: Business Minor Credits: 3

BULE 303 - Legal Environment of Business Credits: 3

BULE 402 - Commercial Law Credits: 3

or other course approved by the program director

Note:

BULE courses require the approval of the director.

Total: 12 credits

◊ Concentration in Global Governance (GLGV)

In this concentration, students explore how national governments, international organizations, and non-governmental organizations work together to identify, understand, and address global issues. Coursework covers diplomacy, international law and organizations, international security, and conflict resolution.

Choose 12 credits from the following:

ANTH 312 - Political Anthropology Credits: 3

COMM 305 - Foundations of Intercultural Communication Credits: 3

CRIM 405 - Law and Justice around the World Credits: 3

CRIM 475 - Theory and Politics of Terrorism Credits: 3

GGS 301 - Political Geography Credits: 3

GOVT 342 - Diplomacy Credits: 3

GOVT 343 - International Political Economy Credits: 3

GOVT 344 - American Foreign Policy Credits: 3

GOVT 346 - American Security Policy Credits: 3

GOVT 347 - International Security Credits: 3

GOVT 412 - Politics and the Mass Media Credits: 3

GOVT 434 - Democracy in Global Perspective Credits: 3

GOVT 445 - Human Rights Credits: 3

GOVT 446 - International Law and Organization Credits: 3

GOVT 447 - Revolution and International Politics Credits: 3

GOVT 448 - Ethics and International Politics Credits: 3

INTS 305 - Conflict Resolution and Transformation Credits: 6

INTS 416 - Refugee and Internal Displacement Credits: 3

INTS 422 - An Experiential Approach to American Foreign Policy Credits: 3-6

SOCI 340 - Power, Politics, and Society Credits: 3

or other course approved by the program director

Total: 12 credits

◊ Concentration in Global Inequalities and Responses (GIR)

This concentration provides students with a historical perspective regarding international issues such as stratification, gender roles, race relations, and social movements. Students interested in government, anthropology, sociology, and women and gender studies should consider this concentration.

Choose 12 credits from the following:

ANTH 365 - Human Variation Credits: 3

ANTH 488 - Gender, Sexuality, and Culture Credits: 3

CONF 394 - Human Rights and Inequality Credits: 3

CRIM 405 - Law and Justice around the World Credits: 3

GCH 332 - Health and Disease Credits: 3

GCH 450 - Culture, Sexuality and the Global AIDS Epidemic Credits: 3

GGS 304 - Population Geography Credits: 3

GOVT 414 - Politics of Race and Gender Credits: 3

HIST 366 - Comparative Slavery Credits: 3

INTS 304 - Social Movements and Community Activism Credits: 4

INTS 416 - Refugee and Internal Displacement Credits: 3

SOCI 307 - Social Movements and Political Protest Credits: 3

SOCI 308 - Race and Ethnicity in a Changing World Credits: 3

SOCI 315 - Contemporary Gender Relations Credits: 3

SOCI 355 - Social Inequality Credits: 3

WMST 100 - Representations of Women Credits: 3

WMST 200 - Introduction to Women and Gender Studies Credits: 3

or other course approved by the program director

Total: 12 credits

◊ Concentration in Human Security (HMSC)

This concentration is designed to conceptualize security beyond the boundaries of political security (violence and conflict) to promote a more comprehensive understanding of "human security" in its multiple facets: food and health (famine and infectious disease), environmental security (natural disasters and climate change), and economic security (development).

Choose 12 credits from the following:

ANTH 331 - Refugees Credits: 3

ANTH 340 - Comparative Perspectives on Immigration Credits: 3

CONF 345 - Social Dynamics of Terrorism, Security, and Justice Credits: 3

CRIM 475 - Theory and Politics of Terrorism Credits: 3

ECON 360 - Economics of Developing Areas Credits: 3

EVPP 436 - The Human Dimensions of Global Climate Change Credits: 3

GCH 332 - Health and Disease Credits: 3

GCH 405 - Global Health Interventions: History and Systems Credits: 3

GGS 311 - Introduction to Geographic Information Systems Credits: 3

GOVT 346 - American Security Policy Credits: 3

GOVT 347 - International Security Credits: 3

GOVT 460 - Surveillance and Privacy in Contemporary Society Credits: 3

INTS 305 - Conflict Resolution and Transformation Credits: 6

INTS 314 - Conflict, Trauma and Healing Credits: 6

INTS 378 - Medicine, Justice, and Public Policy Credits: 3

INTS 416 - Refugee and Internal Displacement Credits: 3

SOCI 320 - Social Structure and Globalization Credits: 3

or other course approved by the program director

Total: 12 credits

◊ Concentration in International Development (IDEV)

In this concentration, students explore the many facets of development work as practiced by national governments, international organizations, and non-governmental organizations today. Students learn about economic development, environmental conservation, sustainable tourism, democratization, human rights, international ethics, and humanitarian relief.

Choose 12 credits from the following:

ANTH 331 - Refugees Credits: 3

ECON 360 - Economics of Developing Areas Credits: 3

ECON 361 - Economic Development of Latin America Credits: 3

ECON 362 - African Economic Development Credits: 3

GCH 205 - Global Health Credits: 3

GCH 405 - Global Health Interventions: History and Systems Credits: 3

GGS 303 - Geography of Resource Conservation Credits: 3

GGS 307 - Sustainable Development Credits: 3

GOVT 336 - Political Development and Change Credits: 3

GOVT 434 - Democracy in Global Perspective Credits: 3

GOVT 445 - Human Rights Credits: 3

GOVT 446 - International Law and Organization Credits: 3

HEAL 350 - Interventions for Populations and Communities at Risk Credits: 3

INTS 401 - Conservation Biology Credits: 6

INTS 416 - Refugee and Internal Displacement Credits: 3

PHIL 344 - Ethical Issues in Global Health Credits: 3

TOUR 340 - Sustainable Tourism Credits: 3

or other course approved by the program director

Total: 12 credits

◊ Concentration in Media, Communication, and Culture (MCC)

This concentration addresses the historic trends and recent explosion in media and communication technologies as well as their cultural contexts. Students interested in the fields of cultural studies, communications, sociology and anthropology, and information technology should consider this concentration.

Choose 12 credits from the following:

ANTH 332 - Cross-Cultural Perspectives on Globalization Credits: 3

ANTH 380 - Language and Culture Credits: 3

ANTH 395 - Work, Technology, and Society: An IT Perspective Credits: 3

AVT 372 - Hip Hop Culture Credits: 3

COMM 202 - Media and Society Credits: 3

COMM 305 - Foundations of Intercultural Communication Credits: 3

COMM 306 - Issues in Intercultural Communication Credits: 3

COMM 380 - Media Criticism Credits: 3

COMM 412 - Politics and the Mass Media Credits: 3

COMM 456 - Comparative Mass Media Credits: 3

DANC 318 - Global Perspectives: World Dance Forms Credits: 3

ENGH 315 - Folklore and Folklife Credits: 3

ENGH 362 - Global Voices Credits: 3

ENGH 366 - The Idea of a World Literature Credits: 3

ENGH 367 - World Literatures in English Credits: 3

FRLN 330 - Topics in World Literature Credits: 3

FRLN 331 - Topics in World Cinema Credits: 3

IT 300 - Modern Telecommunications Credits: 3

INTS 345 - Introduction to Multimedia Credits: 5

INTS 348 - Digital Futures Credits: 3-6

INTS 381 - When Cultural Worlds Collide Credits: 6

PSYC 379 - Applied Cross-Cultural Psychology Credits: 3

SOCI 314 - Sociology of Culture Credits: 3

THR 359 - World Stages Credits: 3

or other course approved by the program director

Total: 12 credits

By World Region

◊ Concentration in Africa (AFR)

This concentration focuses on the societies of Africa, their history, culture, economics, and politics, including the pre-colonial, colonial, and post-colonial experiences. Course options include African diaspora experiences. Students interested in art history, French, economics, government, and history should consider this concentration.

Choose 12 credits from the following:

ARTH 380 - African Art (Topic Varies) Credits: 3

ECON 362 - African Economic Development Credits: 3

FREN 451 - Topics in Sub-Saharan Francophone Literature and Culture Credits: 3

GGS 325 - Geography of North Africa and the Middle East Credits: 3

GOVT 432 - Political Change and Social Development in Sub-Saharan Africa Credits: 3

HIST 261 - Survey of African History Credits: 3

HIST 262 - Survey of African History Credits: 3

HIST 335 - The African American Experience in the United States: African Background to 1885 Credits: 3

HIST 336 - The African American Experience in the United States: Reconstruction to the Present Credits: 3

HIST 360 - History of South Africa Credits: 3

or other course approved by the program director

Total: 12 credits

◊ Concentration in Asia (ASA)

This concentration emphasizes Asia's history and increasingly significant role in contemporary world issues. The courses in this concentration cover the economic, social, and political issues that confront the Pacific, India, China, and mainland Asia. Students interested in anthropology, history, art history, government, and religious studies should consider this concentration.

Choose 12 credits from the following:

ANTH 306 - Peoples and Cultures of Island Asia Credits: 3

ANTH 309 - Peoples and Cultures of India Credits: 3

ARTH 203 - Survey of Asian Art Credits: 3

ARTH 382 - Arts of India Credits: 3

ARTH 383 - Arts of Southeast Asia Credits: 3

ARTH 384 - Arts of China Credits: 3

ARTH 385 - Arts of Japan Credits: 3

ARTH 386 - The Silk Road Credits: 3

CHIN 310 - Survey of Chinese Literature Credits: 3

CHIN 311 - Modern Chinese Literature in Translation Credits: 3

CHIN 328 - Asian American Women Writers Credits: 3

CHIN 320 - Contemporary Chinese Film Credits: 3

GOVT 333 - Government and Politics of Asia Credits: 3

GOVT 338 - Government and Politics of Russia Credits: 3

GOVT 341 - Chinese Foreign Policy Credits: 3

GOVT 433 - Political Economy of East Asia Credits: 3

HIST 251 - Survey of East Asian History Credits: 3

HIST 252 - Survey of East Asian History Credits: 3

HIST 353 - History of Traditional China Credits: 3

HIST 354 - Modern China Credits: 3

HIST 356 - Modern Japan Credits: 3

HIST 357 - Postwar Japan Credits: 3

HIST 358 - Post-1949 China Credits: 3

JAPA 310 - Japanese Culture in a Global World Credits: 3

JAPA 320 - Japanese Cinema Credits: 3

RELI 212 - Religions of Asia Credits: 3

RELI 313 - Hinduism Credits: 3

RELI 314 - Chinese Philosophies and Religious Traditions Credits: 3

RELI 315 - Buddhism Credits: 3

RELI 317 - Daoism Credits: 3

RUSS 353 - Russian Civilization Credits: 3

or other course approved by the program director

Total: 12 credits

◊ Concentration in Europe (EU)

This concentration focuses on Europe's long history of art, innovation, and imperialism. Students who are interested in art history, foreign languages, government, history, and philosophy should consider this concentration.

Choose 12 credits from the following:

ARTH 340 - Early Renaissance Art in Italy, 1300-1500 Credits: 3

ARTH 360 - Nineteenth-Century European Art Credits: 3

ARTH 362 - Twentieth-Century European Art Credits: 3

ENGH 339 - British and Irish Drama after 1900 Credits: 3

ENGH 361 - Continental Fiction, 1880-1950 Credits: 3

FREN 325 - Major French Writers (Topic Varies) Credits: 3

FREN 470 - French and Francophone Cinema Credits: 3

GERM 325 - Major Writers Credits: 3

GERM 340 - Survey of German Literature Credits: 3

GERM 451 - Modern Literature: 1925 to the Present Credits: 3

GGS 320 - Geography of Europe Credits: 3

GOVT 334 - Government and Politics of Europe Credits: 3

GOVT 337 - Ethnic Politics in Western Europe and North America Credits: 3

GOVT 338 - Government and Politics of Russia Credits: 3

HIST 304 - Western Europe in the Middle Ages Credits: 3

HIST 305 - The Renaissance Credits: 3

HIST 306 - The Reformation Credits: 3

HIST 307 - Old Regime and Revolutionary Europe Credits: 3

HIST 308 - Nineteenth-Century Europe Credits: 3

HIST 309 - Europe in Crisis: 1914-1948 Credits: 3

HIST 312 - Nationalism in Eastern Europe Credits: 3

HIST 314 - History of Germany Credits: 3

HIST 322 - Modern Britain Credits: 3

HIST 436 - European Society and Culture: 19th and 20th Centuries Credits: 3

RUSS 353 - Russian Civilization Credits: 3

SPAN 321 - Introduction to Spanish Culture Credits: 3

SPAN 325 - Major Hispanic Writers Credits: 3

SPAN 461 - Spanish Civilization and Culture Credits: 3

SPAN 483 - Medieval and Early Modern Literature of Spain Credits: 3

SPAN 484 - Modern and Contemporary Literature of Spain Credits: 3

or other course approved by the program director

Total: 12 credits

◊ Concentration in Latin America (LA)

This concentration provides students with a historical understanding of the economic, social, and political issues of Latin America. Students interested in the anthropology, history, government, or economics of this region should consider this concentration.

Choose 12 credits from the following:

ANTH 302 - Peoples and Cultures of Latin America Credits: 3

ANTH 307 - Ancient Mesoamerica Credits: 3

ARTH 204 - Survey of Latin American Art Credits: 3

ARTH 376 - Twentieth-Century Latin American Art Credits: 3

ECON 361 - Economic Development of Latin America Credits: 3

GGS 316 - Geography of Latin America Credits: 3

GOVT 331 - Government and Politics of Latin America Credits: 3

HIST 271 - Survey of Latin American History Credits: 3

HIST 272 - Survey of Latin American History Credits: 3

HIST 364 - Revolution and Radical Politics in Latin America Credits: 3

HIST 365 - Conquest and Colonization in Latin America Credits: 3

HIST 367 - History, Fiction, and Film in Latin America Credits: 3

SPAN 322 - Introduction to Latin American Culture Credits: 3

SPAN 325 - Major Hispanic Writers Credits: 3

SPAN 388 - Introduction to Latina/o Studies Credits: 3

SPAN 390 - Introduction to Hispanic Literary Analysis Credits: 3

SPAN 466 - Latin American Civilization and Culture Credits: 3

SPAN 488 - The Literature of Spanish America Credits: 3

or other course approved by the program director

Total: 12 credits

◊ Concentration in Middle East and North Africa (MNA)

This concentration provides students with a historical perspective on the political, social, and artistic issues in the Middle East and North Africa. Courses include the Arab-Israeli conflict, francophone literature from North Africa, and art and archeology of the ancient Near East. Students interested in the anthropology, history, or religion of this region should consider this concentration.

Choose 12 credits from the following:

ANTH 308 - Peoples and Cultures of the Middle East Credits: 3

ARTH 319 - Art and Archaeology of the Ancient Near East Credits: 3

ARTH 320 - Art of the Islamic World Credits: 3

ARTH 386 - The Silk Road Credits: 3

FREN 453 - Topics in North African Francophone Literature and Culture Credits: 3

GGS 325 - Geography of North Africa and the Middle East Credits: 3

GOVT 332 - Government and Politics of the Middle East and North Africa Credits: 3

GOVT 345 - Islam and Politics Credits: 3

HIST 281 - Survey of Middle Eastern Civilization Credits: 3

HIST 282 - Survey of Middle Eastern Civilization Credits: 3

HIST 460 - Modern Iran Credits: 3

HIST 461 - Arab-Israeli Conflict Credits: 3

HIST 462 - Women in Islamic Society Credits: 3

HIST 465 - The Middle East in the 20th Century Credits: 3

RELI 211 - Religions of the West Credits: 3

RELI 272 - Islam Credits: 3

RELI 352 - Judaism from Exile to Talmud Credits: 3

RELI 355 - Sufism Credits: 3

RELI 375 - Qur'an and Hadith Credits: 3

RELI 387 - Islam, Democracy, and Human Rights Credits: 3

or other course approved by the program director

Total: 12 credits

◊ Concentration in North America (NA)

This concentration provides students with insight into the political, economic, social, and artistic history of North America. Students interested in the language, government, or history of this region should consider this concentration.

Choose 12 credits from the following:

ANTH 301 - Native North Americans Credits: 3

ARTH 371 - American Architecture and Material Culture Credits: 3

ARTH 372 - Studies in 18th- and 19th-Century Art of the United States Credits: 3

ARTH 373 - Studies in 20th-Century Art of the United States Credits: 3

ENGH 355 - Recent American Fiction Credits: 3

ENGH 356 - Recent American Poetry Credits: 3

GGS 315 - Geography of the United States Credits: 3

GOVT 301 - Public Law and the Judicial Process Credits: 3

GOVT 307 - Legislative Behavior Credits: 3

GOVT 308 - The American Presidency Credits: 3

GOVT 337 - Ethnic Politics in Western Europe and North America Credits: 3

GOVT 420 - American Political Thought Credits: 3

HIST 331 - Postwar United States, 1945-1973 Credits: 3

HIST 332 - United States since 1973 Credits: 3

HIST 336 - The African American Experience in the United States: Reconstruction to the Present Credits: 3

HIST 350 - U.S. Women's History Credits: 3

HIST 351 - History of the Old South Credits: 3

HIST 352 - The South since 1865 Credits: 3

HIST 370 - War and American Society Credits: 3

USST 401 - Seminar: The Future of Metropolitan America Credits: 3

or other course approved by the program director

Total: 12 credits

◊ Concentration in Russia and Central Asia (RCA)

This concentration focuses on the social, political, and economic climates of Russia and Central Asia historically and today. Students interested in the culture, politics, economics, or history of this region should consider this concentration.

Choose 12 credits from the following:

ARTH 386 - The Silk Road Credits: 3

ECON 380 - Economies in Transition Credits: 3

GGS 330 - Geography of the Soviet Succession States Credits: 3

GOVT 338 - Government and Politics of Russia Credits: 3

GOVT 340 - Central Asian Politics Credits: 3

GOVT 447 - Revolution and International Politics Credits: 3

HIST 327 - The Soviet Union and Russia Since World War II Credits: 3

HIST 328 - Rise of Russia Credits: 3

HIST 329 - Modern Russia and the Soviet Union Credits: 3

HIST 426 - The Russian Revolution Credits: 3

RUSS 325 - Major Russian Writers Credits: 3

RUSS 326 - A Survey of Russian Literature Credits: 3

RUSS 327 - A Survey of Russian Literature Credits: 3

RUSS 353 - Russian Civilization Credits: 3

RUSS 354 - Contemporary Post-Soviet Life Credits: 3

RUSS 407 - Russian Drama and Theater Credits: 3

RUSS 410 - Russian Poetry Credits: 3

RUSS 470 - Topics in (Post) Soviet Film Credits: 3

or other course approved by the program director

Total: 12 credits

Individualized Concentration (IND)

Students who wish to design their own concentration must submit a one-page proposal and create a curriculum plan to be approved by the director.

Writing-Intensive Requirement

The university requires all students to complete at least one course designated "writing intensive" in their majors at the 300 level or above. Students majoring in global affairs may fulfill this requirement by successfully completing EVPP 337.

Total: 36-39 credits (Students completing the Smithsonian-Mason semester program will have 40-43 credits.)

Electives

Any remaining credits may be completed with elective courses to bring the degree total to 120.

Degree Total: Minimum 120 credits

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