Fordham University            The Jesuit University of New York  

Spring, 2014

You can find a complete listing of courses approved for International Studies for Spring, 2014 here.

Below is a review of the major requirements.

Before going to the course listings, please read the following notes carefully:

  • The listed courses all count toward International Studies in general. However, to count toward your major requirements, they must fulfill an IS core requirement or be an appropriate elective for your chosen track.
    • Understanding the listings below: The first number is the CRN (course registration number), followed by the department and course number, then the school and course section, then the number of credits, course name (and Fordham core attributes), days and time and instructor. L=LC day; C=LC eve; R=RH day; E=RH eve.
    • Example: INST 2500 L01 4 = INST 2500 [course] L01 [LC day, section 1]; 4 [# of credits].
    • Note: 5000 level courses are graduate courses that may be open to undergraduates—check with instructor.
    • Language courses for the IS major are not included in the course listing. Please see the language requirements below.
  • If you think a course not on the list should be, please contact me at: Please send the CRN, the course number (eg. INST 2500), course title, and the professor’s name. Rules of thumb—For the 1) international track: a course must be global or compare regions of the world; 2) regional track: a course must focus most attention on one region. For both: course should include material that comes up to the present time.

International Studies Requirements

13 courses are required for the major.

The International Studies Core: 5 Courses

  1. Introduction to International Studies
    INST 2500 - Introduction to International Studies
  2. International Politics and Law
    One course from:
    POSC 2501 - Introduction to International Politics
    Or POSC 2610 - Introduction to Comparative Politics
    Or POSC 3505 - International Law
  3. International Economics and Political Economy
    One course from:
    ECON 3244 - International Economic Policy
    Or ECON 3346 - International Economics/Trade
    Or POSC 3915 - International Political Economy
  4. Contemporary World History and Culture
    One Course from:
    INST 3859 - Post-1945: A Global History
    Or ANTH 3351 - Comparative Cultures
    Or ANTH 3725 - Culture and Culture Change
    Or SOCI 3046 – International Sociology 
    Or SOCI 3450 Transnational Social Movements
  5. Senior Thesis Seminar:
    INST 4000 - International Studies Senior Thesis Seminar (only offered in Fall semesters)
The Regional or International Track: 6 courses
6-11. Track Requirements: Six Courses in your chosen track.

The International Studies Language: 2 courses
12-13. Language Requirement: Two courses in addition to the Fordham core in a language appropriate for your track.


Contact the IS Director, Tom De Luca, at: or come to 925F at Lincoln Center.

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