Department of Political Science

International Studies Program

International Studies Program
The International Studies Program at Morehouse offers an interdisciplinary major designed to meet the growing demand for skills in the analysis and solution of contemporary world problems, including the special need to prepare African-Americans for career opportunities and service in International Affairs. The program includes pre-professional training for individuals interested in careers in government (national, state and local) business, law, and journalism, as well as careers as translators, interpreters, and even literary critics. This undergraduate program also includes preparation for graduate and professional studies.

Although the students of International Studies have usually come from the traditional discipline of political science, a growing number of students from other disciplines are becoming interested in the greater world in which we live - the economic, social and cultural forces in the international community which shape our lives, and the important issue of peaceful coexistence. In response to this trend, the program permits students majoring in International Studies to emphasize either political science, sociology, economics, the humanities or natural sciences.

To graduate with a major in International Studies, a student must complete sixty course hours distributed as follows with no grade below C.

Core Curriculum 39 Hours

ECO 201 Macro-Economics

3 Hours

SOC 202 Cultural Anthropology or ENG 354 Intercultural Communication

3 Hours

One course in African or Asian or Caribbean or
European or Latin History

3 Hours

Two advanced courses in foreign languages or statistics

6 Hours

PSC 285 Introduction to International Relations

3 Hours

PSC 385 Theories of International Relations

3 Hours

Area Studies: PSC 302 Third World Politics or
PSC 475 Latin American Politics or
PSC 477 Contemporary African Politics

3 Hours

PSC 497 Senior Seminar in Political Science

3 Hours

International Studies Electives (PSC)
[SPSC 363 American Foreign Policy,
PSC 479 Comparative Foreign Policy,
PSC 491 Diplomacy
PSC 468 Seminar on International Security after the Cold War,
PSC 488 International Political Economy,
PSC 484 International Law, PSC 228 Comparative Politics,
PSC 489 Problems of International Politics,
PSC 487 International Organizations,
ECO 202 Micro-Economics]

12 Hours

Disciplinary Concentration 15 Hours
The student should take five courses in one of the following disciplinary areas:

  • Business and Economics Concentration 
  • Humanities Concentration (English, Foreign Language, History, etc.)
  • Social Science Concentration (Political Science, Sociology, Psychology)
  • Natural Sciences and Mathematics (Chemistry, Biology, Physics, etc.)

Electives 6 Hours
An Internship may count as one of the electives.     

Note:
In consultation with the program director, a student majoring in International Studies will select 21 hours of electives to design a concentration that reflects his individual interest and needs. It is advisable for students in the program to study abroad.

Degree Requirements for the Minor
Students electing to take a minor in International Studies must complete eighteen hours with no grade less than C.  The following courses constitute the minor:

PSC 285 Introduction to International Relations

3 Hours

ECO 201 Macro-Economics

3 Hours

SOC 202 Cultural Anthropology or
ENG 354 Intercultural Communication

3 Hours

History of Europe, History of Africa, History of the Caribbean, History of Asia, or History of Latin America

3 Hours

PSC 479 Comparative Foreign Policy or
SPSC 363 American Foreign Policy

3 Hours

PSC 487 International Organizations or
PSC 484 International Law

3 Hours