Five area concentrations allow you to learn the history, language, society and foreign policy of a world region or country. Options include Africa; Asia; Europe, Eurasia and Russia; Latin America and Caribbean; and the Middle East.

Three thematic tracks allow you to concentrate on and gain expertise in issues, problems, and solutions that cut across geographic regions. Options include: development and sustainability; foreign policy and diplomacy; or global governance and conflict resolution.

Africa

ECON 224 African Political Economy
ECON 235 African Economic Development
FREN 336 Francophone Africa
GEOG 236 Third World Development
HIST 290 European Imperialism and Colonialism*
HIST 291 African History I*
HIST 292 African History II*
HIST 299 Topics in Non-western History* - when relevant
HIST 390 African History*
IREL 235 Modern Africa
POLS 211 Third World Politics
SOCI 213 Race in Historical and Comparative Perspective
SOCI 310 The Sociology of Developing Societies
Language competency: French 150 or Arabic 201 and 202 taken at Bucknell or equivalent taken elsewhere.

Asia

EAST/ECON 274 The Greater Chinese Economy
EAST/ECON 278 Asian Economic Development
EAST/ECON 340 Comparative Pacific Basin Economies
EAST 234/HIST 294 China Since 1800*
EAST 255/HIST 296 Modern Japanese History*
EAST 267/HIST 297 The People's Republic of China*
IREL 225 Chinese Politics
IREL 226 East Asian Politics
IREL 283 East Asian International Relations
RELI 200/ EAST 251 Buddhism
RELI 202 Hinduism
RELI 245/EAST 252 Religions of China
RELI 246/EAST 253 Religions of Japan
Language competency: Chinese 201 or Japanese 201 taken at Bucknell or equivalent taken elsewhere.

Europe, Eurasia and Russia

ECON 277 The French Economy - open only to Bucknell en France students
ECON 305 Comparative Economic Systems
ECON 324 European Economic History*
FREN 270 La France actuelle
FREN 370 Topics in Civilization
GEOG 214 Europe in the Age of Globalization
GRMN 270 The Bourgeois Era: 19th-century Germany
GRMN 272 Modern German Culture - when relevant
GRMN 295 Topics in German Studies - when relevant
GRMN 393 Advanced Seminar in Selected Cultural Topics - when relevant
HIST 233 European State Systems*
HIST 236 Nineteenth-century Europe*
HIST 239 Contemporary Europe 1890-1995*
HIST 248 Topics in Russian History*
HIST 290 European Imperialism and Colonialism*
HIST 330 European History* - when relevant
IREL 218 International Relations of Europe
IREL 245 Race, Nation-state and International Relations*
ITAL 295 Topics in Italian Studies - when relevant
POLS 210 Political Theory*
POLS 222 Russian Politics*
POLS 223 European Politics
POLS 288 French Foreign Policy Since 1945 - open only to Bucknell en France students
RUSS 302 Twentieth-century Russian Culture and Civilization
SPAN 270 Spanish Civilization
SPAN 295 Topics in Spanish - when relevant
Language competency: French 150, German 204, Italian 205, Russian 201, or Spanish 207 taken at Bucknell or equivalent taken elsewhere.

Latin America and Caribbean

ECON 266 Political Economy of the Caribbean
ECON 276 Latin American Economic Development
ECON 338 Seminar in International Economics - when relevant
ENGL 397 Seminar in Special Topics - when relevant
GEOG 236 Third World Development
GEOG 237 Bucknell in Nicaragua Grassroots Development
GEOG 309 Topics in Advanced Economic Geography
HIST 282 Modern Latin America*
HIST 311 The United States and Latin America: 1945 to the Present*
IREL 285 The International Relations of Latin America in the 21st Century
IREL 400 Latin American Economic Transition
LAMS 150 Latin America: Challenges for the 21st Century
LAMS 297 Latin American History*
LAMS 365 Seminar in Latin American Studies
POLS 211 Third World Politics
POLS 219 Latin American Politics
POLS 285 The International Relations of Latin America in the 21st Century
POLS 350 Seminar in Comparative Politics - when relevant
SOCI 213 Race in Historical and Comparative Perspective
SOCI 245 Remaking America: Latin American Immigration
SOCI 290 Sociology of Caribbean Society
SOCI 310 The Sociology of Developing Societies
SOCI 354 Sociology of Latin America
SPAN 264 Hispanic Topics - when relevant
SPAN 280 Latin American Cultural Tradition
Language competency: Spanish 207 taken at Bucknell or equivalent taken elsewhere.

Middle East

HIST 290 European Imperialism and Colonialism*
POLS 224 Government and Politics of the Middle East*
POLS 287 United States and the Middle East*
POLS 289 Arab-Israeli Conflict
POLS 381 Arab-Israeli Conflict, Peace Process
RELI 201 Islam
RELI 209 Israel: Land, People, Tradition*
RELI 210 Judaism
Language competency: Arabic 201 and 202 taken at Bucknell or equivalent taken elsewhere.

Thematic Track Lists

Development and Sustainability

Core Course: IREL 252 The Political Economy of Global Resources
ANTH 251 Women and Development
ECON 235 African Economic Development
ECON 276 Latin American Economic Development
ECON 278 Asian Economic Development
ECON 339 China and the World Economy
ECON 340 Comparative Pacific Basin Economies
ECON 357 Economic Development
ENST 215 Environmental Planning
ENST 226 Water Politics and Polities
ENST 245 Environmental Politics and Policy
ENST 255 Environmental Justice
ENST 325 Nature, Wealth, and Power
ENST 393 International Environmental Aid
GEOG 209 Economic Geography
GEOG 236 Third World Development
GEOG 237 Bucknell in Nicaragua Grassroots Development
GEOG 257 Global Environmental Change
GEOG 312 Geographies of Health
GEOG 345 Food and the Environment
IREL 235 Modern Africa
IREL 240 Human Security
IREL 270 Global Governance of Climate Change
POLS 393 International Environmental Aid

Foreign Policy and Diplomacy

Core Course: IREL 276 Comparative Foreign Policy
EAST 248 International Relations of East Asia
ECON 318 American Economic History
ECON 339 China and the World Economy
GEOG 211 Political Geography
HIST 214 US in the World, Post-1945
HIST 233 European State System
HIST 287 Perspectives: The Vietnam War
HIST 290 European Imperialism and Colonialism
HIST 311 U.S. History Since 1865: Foreign Relations
IREL 216 Borders, Traffic, Statelessness
IREL 218 International Relations of Europe
IREL 231 Conflict Resolution
IREL 240 Human Security
IREL 260 Humanitarianism, IREL 275 Global Governance
IREL 280 Terrorism
IREL 390 American Global Strategy
POLS 271 American Foreign Policy
POLS 272 U.S. National Security Policy
POLS 273 The Atlantic Alliance
POLS 280 War
POLS 287 United States and the Middle East
POLS 288 French Foreign Policy
POLS 289 Arab-Israeli Conflict
POLS 380 Political Science Seminar - when relevant
POLS 381 Arab-Israeli Conflict, Peace Process

Global Governance and Conflict Resolution

Core Course: IREL 275 Global Governance
IREL 200 United Nations in the 21st Century
IREL 216 Borders, Traffic, Statelessness
IREL 218 International Relations of Europe
IREL 229 Middle East Conflict and Revolution, IREL 231 Conflict Resolution
IREL 240 Human Security
IREL 255 International Law
IREL 260 Humanitarianism
IREL 270 Global Governance of Climate Change
IREL 277 International Political Economy
IREL 280 Terrorism
IREL/POLS 286 Nonstate Actors in International Relations
IREL 308 Gender in International Relations
IREL 390 American Global Strategy
POLS 273 The Atlantic Alliance
POLS 280 War
POLS 281 Peace Studies
POLS 289 Arab-Israeli Conflict
POLS 381 Arab-Israeli Conflict, Peace Process
PSYC 330 Sectarian Conflict in Northern Ireland
SOCI 235 Nongovernmental Organizations
SOCI 409 How Holocausts Happen


Courses marked with * satisfy the history requirement.

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