Core Curriculum

The core curriculum consists of four units:

  • PG 210 Global Issues or PG 211 Comparative Political Issues
  • PG 360 International Politics or PG 344 Comparative Political Topics: Democratization
  • PG 499B Senior Seminar in International Relations
  • ECON 370 Economic Systems or ECON 372 International Economics

General International Studies

Three units are specified: PG 362; ECON 353 OR GEOG 345 OR PG 364; and either HIST 380 or PG 361. Three elective units chosen from among PG 346, PG 361, PG 371; HIST 352, HIST 380, and possibly HIST 377 or HIST 378; ECON 366, ECON 354/HIST 354, ECON 376; EMAN 376; GEOG 345 (if not taken as a specified unit), GEOG 375; GEOL 270; HIST 360; SOAN 367; WGS 300.4. Two cognate units are chosen from among the humanities, including the art, English, humanities-classics, modern foreign languages, music, philosophy, religion, and theatre & dance departments. Note: A few courses are being revised, and electives may be modified. Contact program chairperson with any questions.

Area Studies

Area Concentrations: Three units are specified: ECON 353, SOAN 360, and PG 349 (Asia) or PG 344 (Africa) or PG 348 (Latin America) or PG 344 (Middle East). Three elective units are chosen to focus on the specific area from the economics, history, politics and government, and sociology/anthropology departments. Two cognate units are chosen from the humanities, including the art, Black world studies, comparative literature, modern foreign languages, music, and religion departments.

European Area: Three units are specified: PG 346, HIST 352, and either ECON 357 or ECON 354/HIST 354. Three elective units are chosen to focus on the specific country or area from the economics, geography, history, or politics and government departments. Two cognate units are chosen from the humanities, including the art, English, comparative literature, modern foreign languages, music, philosophy, religion, and theatre and dance departments.

Language

Two units beyond the level of 111 are required and may be taken from the offerings of the modern foreign languages department, the special languages program, and study-abroad programs, or a combination of the above, as arranged by the student. Offerings at Ohio Wesleyan in languages such as Italian and Russian are limited, so these languages can be used to satisfy this requirement only if the student completes the language study abroad or at another university. Exemption if student is international and is fluent in another language if student does not have a concentration.