Courses & Requirements

For a list of current and upcoming classes, please click below:

Spring 2021 International Studies Classes

INTL 20100: Global Perspective

Professor Castellon Ramirez – Online; Asynchronous

Professor Salvi – Mo 9:30 AM – 10:45 AM

Professor Rodriguez – We 9:30 AM – 10:45 AM

Professor Castro Ramos – Th 11:10 AM – 12:15 PM

Professor Agkoc – MoWe 12:30 PM – 1:45 PM

Professor Sedghi – Mo 3:30PM – 4:45 PM

Professor Dennis – TuTh 3:30 PM – 4:45 PM

INTL 22600: Hispanics in America

Professor Romo-Carmona – Tu 3:30 PM – 4:45 PM

INTL 30500: Global Social Theory

Professor Wright – Online; Asynchronous

Professor Rowe – Fr 3:30 PM – 4:45 PM

Professor Suarez – Tu 9:30 AM – 10:45 AM

INTL 31001: Independent Study

Professor Szczurowski – Online; Asynchronous

Professor Ludovici – Online; Asynchronous

INTL 31004: Independent Study

Professor Ludovici – Online; Asynchronous

INTL 31107: Research Methods International Studies

Professor Ludovici – Tu 2:00 PM – 3:15 PM

INTL 31123: Globalization

Professor Biles – MoWe 11:00 AM – 12:15 PM

INTL 31128: Migration and Law

Professor Guerra – Th 5:00 PM – 7:30 PM

INTL 31163: The European Union

Professor Syrrakos – TuTh 9:30 AM – 10:45 AM

INTL 31406: Model United Nations

Professor Szczurowski – Th 5:00 PM – 7:30 PM

INTL 31919: Rethinking Development

Professor Wright – Online; Asynchronous

INTL 31954: Nonviolent Communication

Professor Binz-Scharf – Tu 11:00AM – 12:15PM

INTL 31964: UN & Democracy Building

Professor Tommasoli – Fr 9:00AM – 11:45 AM

INTL 31966: UN & International Organization

Professor Sedghi – We 3:30PM – 4:45 PM

INTL 31967: Gender Violence in War & Peace

Professor Stefatos – Mo 11:00AM – 12:15 PM

INTL 31969: Nationalism in the 21st Century

Professor Castro-Ramos – Th 3:30PM – 4:45 PM

INTL 31970: Forced Migration

Professor Seref – Mo 5:00PM – 6:15 PM

INTL 31973: Latinas in Transition & Translation: The Latina in Latinx Studies

Professor Romo-Carmona – Th 5:00 PM – 6:15 PM

INTL 32100: Senior Seminar

Professor Rowe – Online; Asynchronous

Professor Broitman – Tu 5:00 PM – 6:15 PM

INTL 32200: Senior Essay

Professor Biles – Online; Asynchronous

INTL 33200: Transnational Feminisms

Professor Rodriguez – We 2:00 PM – 3:15 PM

Summer 2021 International Studies Classes

The following is a list of all Summer 2021 courses being offered across the Department of Anthropology, Gender Studies and International Studies*:

* Please note that for Summer 2021, all non-core INTL classes will count towards the four concentrations of International Studies (Culture and Communications, Development, Comparative Public Policy, International Relations). The core classes are: INTL 20100, INTL 30500, INTL 31107, & INTL 32100.

Session 1 (June 7th – July 1st, 2021)

INTL 20100: Global Perspective

Professor Castellon Ramirez – TuTh 2:40 PM – 5:55 PM

 

Session 2 (July 6th – August 2nd, 2021)

INTL 30500: Global Social Theory

Professor Suarez – TuTh 2:30 PM – 5:25 PM

INTL 31957: Politics and Society in the Middle East

Professor Ludovici – Online; Asynchronous

 

Session 3 (August 2nd – August 23rd, 2021)

INTL 20100: Global Perspective

Professor Agkoc – Online; Asynchronous

 

Fall 2021 International Studies Classes

The following is a list of all Summer 2021 courses being offered across the Department of Anthropology, Gender Studies and International Studies*:

* Please note that for Fall 2021, all non-core INTL classes will count towards the four concentrations of International Studies (Culture and Communications, Development, Comparative Public Policy, International Relations). The core classes are: INTL 20100, INTL 30500, INTL 31107, & INTL 32100.

INTL 20100: Global Perspective

Professor Stefatos – Online; Asynchronous

Professor Agkoc – Online; Asynchronous

Professor Castellon Ramirez – Online; Asynchronous

Professor Agkoc – (Online) Fr 9:30AM – 10:45AM

Professor Ocak – (Online) We 3:30PM-4:45PM

Professor Dolph – (Online) Fr 3:30PM-4:45 PM

Professor Sedghi – (Online) Mo 12:30PM – 1:45PM

Professor Dennis (Online) Mo 5:00PM – 6:15PM

Professor Castellon Ramirez – (Online) Tu 9:30 AM – 10:45AM

Professor Castro Ramos (Hybrid; NAC 0/201) – TuTh 11:00AM- 12:15PM

Professor Dennis (Online) – Th 5:00PM – 6:15PM

INTL 30500: Global Social Theory

Professor Suarez – (Online) Online; Asynchronous

Professor Rowe – (Online) Mo 3:30PM – 4:45PM

Professor Wright – (Hybrid; Marshak 1307) Th 9:30AM – 10:45AM

INTL 31107: Research Methods in International Studies

Professor Ludovici – Online; Asynchronous

Professor Agkoc – (Online) We 9:30AM – 10:45AM

INTL 31113: Race and Ethnicity in International Studies

Professor Sloan – (Online) TuTh 5:00PM – 6:15PM

INTL 31127: Social Change in Developing Countries

Professor Biles – (Online) TuTh 9:30AM – 10:45AM

INTL 31210: Gender, Race, & Latinidad

Professor Romo-Carmona – (Online) Th 2:00PM – 3:15PM

INTL 31408: Research for Model UN

Professor Szczurowski – (Online) Tu 5:00PM – 7:30PM

INTL 31705: Entering Europe/Exiting Europe

Professor Castro Ramos – (Hybrid; Marshak 702) Tu 2:00PM – 3:15PM

INTL 31955: Global Media Cultures

Professor Castellon Ramirez – (Online) Mo 9:30AM – 10:45AM

INTL 31963: Professionalization in International Studies

Professor Tommasoli – (Online) Fr 9:00AM – 11:30AM

INTL 31977: Picturing Development

Professor Wright – (Hybrid; NAC 4/115) Th 2:00PM – 3:15PM

INTL 31978: Borders & Belonging

Professor Ocak – Online; Asynchronous

INTL 31979: Middle East in Global Affairs

Professor Sedghi – (Online) We 12:30PM – 1:45PM

INTL 31980: Counterinsurgency and the Social Sciences

Professor Dolph – (Hybrid; Marshak 702) TuTh 5:00PM – 6:15PM

INTL 32100: Senior Seminar

Professor Stefatos – Online; Asynchronous

Professor Rodriguez – (Online) We 9:30AM – 12:15PM

Professor Rowe – (Online) Mo 2:00PM – 3:15PM

INTL 33200: Transnational Feminisms

Professor Rodriguez – (Online) Th 9:30AM – 10:45AM


Requirements 

Requirements for a Major

MAJOR CHECKLIST

(for majors declared August 2019 or after)

 

  1. Core courses (12 credits)

__ 1. INTL 20100 Global Perspective

__ 2. INTL 30500 Global Social Theory (INTL 20100 is a prerequisite!)

Note: This class was previously called Social Foundations of International Studies.

__ 3. Choose one of the following concentration courses:         

            Culture and Communication concentrators: ANTH 20100 Cross-Cultural Perspectives or INTL 31108 Transnational Feminisms           

            Development concentrators: PSC 20200 International Political Economy

            International Relations concentrators: PSC 25200 Theories of International Relations

            Comparative Public Policy concentrators: PSC 12500 Introduction to Public Policy

__ 4. Choose one of the following methods classes:        

            ECON 20150 Principles of Statistics

            INTL 31107 Research Methods in International Studies

            PSY 21500 Applied Statistics

            SOC 232 Methods and Techniques of Sociological Research

            ANTH 24800 Fieldwork Methods in Cultural Anthropology

  1. Concentration electives (18 credits)

Choose six courses that count toward your concentration. The six courses must be distributed across three different departments or programs and must be 20000-level or higher. A list of classes that count toward each concentration can be found above. Please note: For Summer and Fall 2021, all non-core INTL classes will count towards the four concentrations of International Studies (Culture and Communications, Development, Comparative Public Policy, International Relations). The core classes are: INTL 20100, INTL 30500, INTL 31107, & INTL 32100.

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  1. Senior Seminar (3 credits)

__ 11. INTL 32100 Senior Seminar (The four required core courses are prerequisites!)

Note: Advanced studies can, in consultation with the Director of International Studies, substitute INTL 32200 Senior Essay for INTL 32100. Information on Senior Essay is online: https://www.ccny.cuny.edu/agis/senior-seminaressay

Requirements for a Minor

MINOR CHECKLIST

  1. Required Courses (6 credits)

__ 1. INTL 20100 Global Perspective

__ 2. INTL 30500 Global Social Theory (INTL 20100 is a prerequisite!)

  1. Elective Courses (9 credits)

3 additional courses at the 20000-level or above, chosen from any of the courses that are eligible to contribute to the major in International Studies. Please note: For Summer and Fall 2021, all non-core INTL classes will count towards the four concentrations of International Studies (Culture and Communications, Development, Comparative Public Policy, International Relations). The core classes are: INTL 20100, INTL 30500, INTL 31107, & INTL 32100.

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Areas of Concentration

All students majoring in International Studies must choose one of the following four areas of concentration:

Culture and Communication – Culture and Communication is the broadest of the four concentrations and gives students a framework for studying the ways that cultural and historical dynamics shape social, political, and economic relations across the globe. Many students with a concentration in Culture and Communication go on to pursue careers in fields such as education, human rights, journalism, law, and international NGOs.

Development Students with a concentration in Development learn how the economic possibilities of the people around the world today have emerged out of centuries of global political and economic relations. Many students with a concentration in Development go on to pursue careers in fields such as economic policy and international NGOs.

Comparative Public Policy – The concentration in Comparative Public Policy helps students develop the skills needed to formulate and advocate policies on key international issues. Students with this concentration frequently pursue careers in think tanks, non-profit organizations, foreign policy, and international governance.

International Relations – Students in International Relations focus on the interactions between nation-states and within international political institutions such as the United Nations. This concentration gives students the background to pursue careers in international governance and diplomacy.

International Studies Degree Map

 

  Updated Spring 2021 
Course Number Course Title Credits
First Year Fall    
FIQWS 100XX Freshman Inquiry Writing Seminar 3
FIQWS 101XX Composition for Freshman Inquiry Seminar 3
  General Education 3
  General Education 3
  General Education 3
  Total credit hours for semester: 15
First Year Spring    
ENGL 21002 Writing for the Social Sciences 3
  General Education  3
  General Education  3
  General Education - Math 3
  General Education 3
  Total credit hours for semester: 15
Second Year Fall    
INTL 20100 International Studies: A Global Perspective 3
  International Studies Theory Course (see list, below) 3
  General Education 3
  General Education 3
  General Education 3
  Total credit hours for the semester: 15
Second Year Spring    
  International Studies Methods (see list, below) 3 or 4
  Concentration elective (see note, below) 3
INTL 30500 Global Social Theory 3
  Free elective 3
  Free elective 3
  Total credit hours for the semester: 15-16
Third Year Fall    
  Concentration elective (see note, below) 3
  Concentration elective (see note, below) 3
  Free elective 3
  Free elective 3
  Free elective 3
  Total credit hours for the semester: 15
Third Year Spring    
  Concentration elective (see note, below) 3
  Concentration elective (see note, below) 3
  Free elective 3
  Free elective 3
  Free elective 3
  Total credit hours for the semester:  15
Fourth Year Fall    
  Senior Seminar or Essay 3
  Free elective 3
  Free elective 3
  Free elective 3
  Free elective 3
  Total credit hours for the semester: 15
Fourth Year Spring    
  Free elective 3
  Free elective 3
  Free elective 3
  Free elective 3
  Free elective 3
  Total credit hours for the semester:

15

 

International Studies Methods Classes (all majors choose one, regardless of concentration)

Course Number Course Title Credits
ECON 20150 Principles of Statistics 4
INTL 31107 Research Methods in International Studies 3
PSY 21500 Applied Statistics 4
SOC 23200 Methods and Techniques of Sociological Research 3
ANTH 24800 Fieldwork Methods in Cultural Anthropology 3

 

International Studies Theory Classes (all majors choose one, according to concentration)

Culture and Communication concentrators    
Course Course Title Credits
ANTH 20100 Cross-Cultural Perspectives 3
- OR -    
INTL 31108 Transnational Feminisms 3
Development concentrators    
PSC 20200 International Political Economy 3
International Public Policy concentrators    
PSC 12500 Introduction to Public Policy 3
International Relations concentrators    
PSC 25200 Theories of International Relations 3

 

Concentration Electives

Students choose five advanced (20000-level or higher) classes that contribute to their concentration. The five classes must be drawn from at least three different disciplines (in other words, they must have course numbers beginning with at least three different departmental or program prefixes, such as ANTH, ECON, INTL, PSC, SOC, etc.). Please note: For Summer 2021 and Fall 2021, all non-core INTL classes will count as concentration electives towards the four concentrations of International Studies.

Senior Seminar/Essay

All students majoring in International Studies must take either Senior Seminar (INTL 32100) or register to write a Senior Essay (INTL 32200). ***

Senior Seminar (INTL 32100)

Senior Seminar is a regular class in which you and your classmates will undertake a semester-long research project structured and guided by your instructor. The class is a capstone experience for International Studies majors and gives you the opportunity to draw on all of your college learning--theory, methods, regional and topical courses, and other experiences such as study abroad or internships.

To register for Senior Seminar, you need to be granted permission on CUNYfirst by emailing Dr. Muir (  smuir@ccny.cuny.edu  ) with your EMPLID.

Senior Essay (INTL 32200)

Senior Essay (often called Senior Thesis) is structured as an independent study class in which you design and execute a semester-long research project on a subject matter of your choosing. The project culminates in an essay, usually 35-50 pages in length.

To register for Senior Essay, you must first find a faculty member here at CCNY who is has expertise in your chosen subject matter and who agrees to serve as your mentor. Once you have secured a faculty mentor, the two of you should decide together how you will frame your research project, the methods appropriate to doing that research, a schedule of tasks for the semester, and the guidelines for the final essay. You then submit that information (in the format below) to Dr. Muir (  smuir@ccny.cuny.edu  ). If Dr. Muir approves your plan, then you and your mentor will sign a special form that will be submitted, along with the plan, to the Registrar.

The plan for your senior essay must be in the following format, typed in Microsoft Word and emailed to Dr. Muir (  smuir@ccny.cuny.edu  )

INSTRUCTIONS FOR INDEPENDENT STUDY/THESIS WRITING PERMIT

1.     Semester and year

2.     Professor’s name

3.     Student’s name and contact information (include the email address and phone number you most actively use)

4.     Title of course/study

5.     List of topics to be covered

6.     Reading list and reading assignments for each meeting

7.     Detailed schedule of in-person meetings

8.     Product(s) of course (homework assignments, papers, etc.)

9.     Grading method


*** Students must complete the requirements that were in place when they first declared their major. If you declared your major in International Studies earlier than approximately 2014, you may need to take Senior Seminar and write a Senior Essay. If you are in doubt, email Dr. Muir your EMPLID.