Courses & Requirements

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

Winter 2022 International Studies Classes

INTL 20100: Global Perspective
Professor Ludovici (Online, Asynchronous)
Professor Castellón (Online, Asynchronous)
Professor Ocak (Tu/Th 3:00PM – 5:45PM)

INTL 31965: Decolonizing the Witch
Professor Rodriguez-Solomon (Online, Asynchronous)

INTL 31107: Research Methods in IS
Professor Ludovici (Online, Asynchronous)

INTL 31968: Media and Democracy
Professor Castellón (Online, Asynchronous)

INTL 31967: Gender Violence in War and Peace
Professor Stefatos (Wed/Fri 9:00 AM – 11:45AM)

Spring 2022 International Studies Classes

INTL 20100: Global Perspective
Prof. Agkoc (in-person, Mo/We 9:30 – 10:45am)
Prof. Agkoc (in-person, Mo/We 11am – 12:15pm)
Prof. Agkoc (in-person, Mo/We 3:30 – 4:45 pm)
Prof. Castro Ramos (in-person, Tu/Th 9:30 –10:45am)
Prof. Castellón Ramírez (in-person, Fri 9 – 11:30am)
Prof. Castellón Ramírez (in-person, Fri 3 – 5:30 pm)
Prof. Dennis (online; Tu/Th 11am – 12:15pm)
Prof. Dolph (in-person, Fri 12 – 2:30pm)
Prof. Stefatos (online, Mo/We 2 – 3:15pm)
Prof. Berman (online, Tu/Th 2 – 3:15pm)
Prof. Ocak (in-person, Tu/Th 3:30 – 4:45pm)
Prof. Romea (in-person M/W 12:30- 1:45pm)
Prof. Taher (in-person M/W 5:00-6:15pm)


INTL 30500: Global Social Theory
Prof. Suárez (in-person, Tu/Th 11am – 12:15pm)
Prof. Rowe (online, Mon 3:30pm – 6pm)

INTL 31107: Research Methods
Prof. Ludovici (in-person hybrid, Mo 2pm – 3:15pm)

INTL 31406: Model UN
Prof. Szczurowski (in-person, Tues 5pm – 7:30pm)

INTL 31603: Global Game
Prof. Castro Ramos (in-person, Tu/Th 2pm – 3:15pm)

INTL 31963: Professionalization in International Studies
Prof. Tommasoli (online, Fri 12pm – 2:30pm)

INTL 31966: UN & International Organizations
Prof. Sedghi (online, Mo/We 11am –12:15pm)

INTL 31972: Transportation Policy Around the World
Prof. Padukone (online, Thurs 5:30pm – 8pm)

INTL 31983: Disaster Capitalism
Prof. Berman (online, Mo/We 5pm – 6:15pm)

INTL 31984: Human Rights in Latin America
Prof. Castellón Ramírez (in-person, Fri 12pm – 2:30pm)

INTL 31985: Reproductive Justice in Latin America
Prof. Salvi (in-person, Mo/We 9:30am – 10:45am)

INTL 31996: Gender and Politics Through Iranian Cinema
Prof. Sedghi (online, Wed 3:30pm – 6pm)

INTL 31997: Politics of Sex and Gender
Prof. Suárez (in-person, Tu/Th 2pm – 3:15pm)

INTL 31998: Biopolitics: Meanings and Effects
Prof. Suárez (in-person, Tu/Th 3:30pm – 4:45pm)

INTL 33200: Transnational Feminisms
Prof. Rodriguez Solomon (online, Tu/Th 9:30am – 10:45am)

INTL 32100: Senior Seminar
Prof. Stefatos (online, Mo/We 11am – 12:15pm)
Prof. Broitman (in-person, Mon 5:30pm – 8:00pm)

Summer 2022 International Studies Classes

The following is a list of all Summer 2022 courses being offered across the Department of Anthropology, Gender Studies and International Studies*:

* Please note that for Summer 2022, 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 6thth – July 5th, 2021)

INTL 20100: Global Perspective
Professor Castellon Ramirez – TuTh 2:30 PM – 5:25 PM

INTL 25400: Politics of Violence
Professor Stefatos – MoWe 11:30AM – 2:25PM

Session 2 (July 6th – August 2nd)

INTL 20100: Global Perspective
Professor Romea – MoWe 11:30AM – 2:25PM

INTL 30500: Global Social Theory
Professor Suarez – TuTh 2:30 – 5:25PM

INTL 30800: Research Methods for International Studies
Professor Ludovici – Online; Asynchronous

Session 3 (August 3rd – August 23rd)

INTL 20100: Global Perspective
Professor Agkoc – Online; Asynchronous

Fall 2022 International Studies Classes

INTL 20100: Global Perspective
Section 001 – Prof. Salvi; F 9:30AM – 11:30AM
Section 002 – Prof. Agkoc; M/W 9:30AM – 10:45AM
Section 003 – Prof. Castellon Ramirez; T/TH 9:30AM – 10:45AM
Section 004 – Prof. Salvi; M/W 11:00AM – 12:15PM
Section 005 – Prof. Muir; T/TH 11:00AM – 12:15PM
Section 006 – Prof. Ocak; F 12:00PM – 2:30PM
Section 007 – Prof. Agkoc; M/W 12:30PM – 1:45PM
Section 008 – Prof. (TBD); M/W 2:00PM – 3:15PM
Section 009 – Prof. Podrug; T/TH 2:00PM – 3:15PM
Section 010 – Prof. Dolph; Fr 3:00PM – 4:45PM
Section 011 – Prof. (TBD); M/W 3:30PM – 4:45PM
Section 012 – Prof. Dennis; T/TH 3:30PM – 4:45PM
Section 013 – Prof. Berman; M 5:00PM – 7:30PM
Section 014 – Prof. Dennis; T/TH 5:00PM – 6:15PM

INTL 20500: Model United Nations (formerly INTL 31407)
Prof. Rafal Szczurowski; TU 5:00PM – 7:30PM

INTL 21003: Religion and Global Politics
Prof. Berman; W 5:00PM – 7:30PM

INTL 25300: Gender & Social Policy
Prof. Rowe; M 12:30PM – 3:00PM

INTL 30500: Global Social Theory
Section 001 – Prof. Castellon Ramirez; T/TH 11:00AM – 12:15PM
Section 002 – Prof. Suarez; M/W 3:30PM – 4:45PM

INTL 30800: Research Methods for International Studies
Section 001 – Prof. Ludovici; M 2:00PM – 3:15PM
Section 002 – Prof. Agkoc; W 2:00PM – 3:15PM

INTL 31968: Media and Democracy
Prof. Castellon Ramirez; T/TH 2:00PM – 3:15PM

INTL 31979: Middle East in Global Affairs
Prof. Sedghi; M/W 11:00AM – 12:15PM

INTL 32100: Senior Seminar
Section 001 – Prof. Salvi; M/W 9:30AM – 10:45AM
Section 002 – Prof. Rodriguez; TH 5:00PM – 7:30PM

INTL 32500: Professionalization in International Studies (formerly 31963)
Prof. Tommasoli; F 9:00AM – 11:30AM


Requirements 

Requirements for a Major


MAJOR CHECKLIST

(for majors declared August 2019 or after)

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

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.

 

Senior Seminar (3 credits)
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

Required Courses (6 credits)
1. INTL 20100 Global Perspective
2. INTL 30500 Global Social Theory (INTL 20100 is a prerequisite!)

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.

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)

Course Course Title Credits
     
Culture and Communication concentrators  
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.

 

Last Updated: 10/07/2022 11:44