Courses

If you would like to see our current course schedule, please visit the Course Schedule page, or visit the department’s listing on the Student Information Services (SIS) website.

Please consult the online academic catalog for final and official program information.

Courses designated as more than one subject area (e.g., as both CP and IR) cannot be double-counted to fulfill both requirements. Please consult the POS tag on the course description in SIS, as well as the list below, for course designations.

Note: This course list is subject to change without notice.

Fall 2022 International Studies Courses

Gateway Courses

  • AS.190.111 Introduction to Global Studies
  • AS.192.150 States, Regimes & Contentious Politics

Political Science Courses

Six semester courses (18 credits) in political science are required: One Gateway course, one American politics (AP) course, two comparative politics (CP) courses, one international relations (IR) course, and one political theory (PT) course.

American Politics (INST-AP)
  • AS.190.101 Introduction to American Politics
  • AS.190.227 U.S. Foreign Policy
  • AS.190.228 The American Presidency
  • AS.190.366 Free Speech and the Law in Comparative Perspective
  • AS.190.471 The University and Society
  • AS.190.473 Political Polarization
  • AS.191.352 Race, Class, and America
  • AS.191.358 Use of Force and the American State
  • AS.230.242 Race and Racism
  • AS.230.356 Power, Privilege, and Inequality
  • AS.230.370 Housing and Homelessness in the United States
  • AS.362.115 Introduction to Police and Prisons
Comparative Politics (INST-CP)
  • AS.070.247 Violence, Conflict, and Security
  • AS.070.267 Culture, Religion and Politics in Iran
  • AS.070.380 Slumworld: Life in Informal Settlements
  • AS.180.214 The Economic Experience of the BRIC Countries
  • AS.190.306 Latin American Politics and Society in Comparative and Historical Perspective
  • AS.190.366 Free Speech and the Law in Comparative Perspective
  • AS.191.335 Arab-Israeli Conflict (IR)
  • AS.191.342 The Politics of Migration Control
  • AS.191.345 Russian Foreign Policy
  • AS.192.150 States, Regimes & Contentious Politics
  • AS.192.404 Democracy, Autocracy and Economic Development: Korea, Indonesia, and Myanmar
  • AS.192.425 The Politics and International Relations of Iran
  • AS.196.306 Democracy by the Numbers
  • AS.196.364 This is Not Propaganda
  • AS.212.353 La France Contemporaine
  • AS.230.327 Sociology of Revolution and Counterrevolution
  • AS.230.348 Climate Change and Society
  • AS.230.386 The Making of the Asian Races Across the Pacific in the Long 20th Century
  • AS.230.396 Politics and Society
  • AS.230.445 Sociology of Religion
  • AS.310.285 Chinese Leaders: Institutions and Agency
  • AS.310.305 Southeast Asia and US Security Strategy
  • AS.310.318 Eurasia’s Transformation and the Global Implications
  • AS.310.326 Labor Politics in China
  • AS.310.328 COVID-19 and Human Rights in Asia
  • AS.310.335 Theorizing Race and Mixed-Race in Asia and its Diasporas
  • AS.362.115 Introduction to Police and Prisons
International Relations (INST-IR)
  • AS.070.295 Conflict and Security in a Global World
  • AS.190.111 Introduction to Global Studies
  • AS.190.227 U.S. Foreign Policy
  • AS.190.336 Gender, Women, and War
  • AS.190.350 Political Violence
  • AS.190.451 Geopolitics
  • AS.190.454 Nuclear Weapons and World Politics
  • AS.191.335 Arab-Israeli Conflict (IR)
  • AS.191.342 The Politics of Migration Control
  • AS.191.345 Russian Foreign Policy
  • AS.192.150 States, Regimes & Contentious Politics
  • AS.192.425 The Politics and International Relations of Iran
  • AS.196.364 This is Not Propaganda
  • AS.230.317 Sociology of Immigration
  • AS.230.335 Medical Humanitarianism
  • AS.230.378 Refugees, Human Rights, and Sovereignty
  • AS.310.305 Southeast Asia and US Security Strategy
  • AS.310.328 COVID-19 and Human Rights in Asia
Political Theory (INST-PT)
  • AS.150.428 Spinoza’s Theological Political Treatise
  • AS.190.328 Political Thought in the Americas
  • AS.190.451 Geopolitics
  • AS.190.474 Philosophy of Law
  • AS.191.346 Queer Marxism
  • AS.191.352 Race, Class, and America
  • AS.230.213 Social Theory
  • AS.230.369 Sociology of Economic Life
  • AS.230.396 Politics and Society
  • AS.230.445 Sociology of Religion
  • AS.363.302 Feminist and Queer Theory: Women in Western Thought an Introduction

Economics Courses (INST-ECON)

Four semester courses (12 credits) in economics are required: two “Elements” courses (180.101 Elements of Macroeconomics & 180.102 Elements of Microeconomics), one course of the student’s choosing taken in the Economics Department at JHU (e.g., AS.180.xxx), and one approved international economics course chosen from the INST-ECON course selection.

  • AS.180.214 The Economic Experience of the BRIC Countries
  • AS.180.223 Economic Development in Sub-Saharan Africa
  • AS.180.229 Economics of Health and Education in South Asia
  • AS.180.238 Rethinking Economics After the Great Recession
  • AS.180.261 Monetary Analysis
  • AS.180.266 Financial Markets and Institutions
  • AS.180.289 Economics of Health
  • AS.180.303 Topics in International Macroeconomics and Finance
  • AS.180.338 Political Economy and Development
  • AS.180.349 Economics of Race, Gender and Culture
  • AS.180.351 Labor Economics
  • AS.180.389 Social Policy Implications of Behavioral Economics
  • AS.180.390 Health Economics and Developing Countries
  • AS.192.325 International Political Economy of Emerging Markets
  • AS.192.404 Democracy, Autocracy and Economic Development: Korea, Indonesia, and Myanmar
  • AS.230.369 Sociology of Economic Life
  • AS.230.418 Racial Capitalism: A Sociological Perspective
  • AS.310.326 Labor Politics in China

History Courses (INST-GLOBAL)

Five semester courses (15 credits) in history must be taken from the INST-GLOBAL course selection.

  • AS.010.400 Research Lab: The Dutch Americas
  • AS.070.247 Violence, Conflict, and Security
  • AS.070.267 Culture, Religion and Politics in Iran
  • AS.070.380 Slumworld: Life in Informal Settlements
  • AS.100.102 Medieval World
  • AS.100.115 Modern Latin America
  • AS.100.122 Introduction to History of Africa (since 1880)
  • AS.100.128 Approaches to Jewish History
  • AS.100.233 History of Modern Germany
  • AS.100.251 West African History
  • AS.100.321 Political Thought and Social Transformation in the Haitian Revolution and Early
  • AS.100.347 Early Modern China
  • AS.100.413 London 1580-1830: The History of Britain’s Capital City
  • AS.100.422 Society & Social Change in 18th Century China
  • AS.100.497 The Year 1968: Rebels, Revolutions, and the Right-Wing Backlash
  • AS.140.317 The Hydrologic Sphere: Histories of Water in the Colonial and Postcolonial World
  • AS.190.306 Latin American Politics and Society in Comparative and Historical Perspective
  • AS.211.222 Italian Cinema: The Classics, the Forgotten and the Emergent
  • AS.211.329 Museums and Identity
  • AS.211.394 Brazilian Culture & Civilization
  • AS.212.413 For the Record: Jazz Cultures of Modern France
  • AS.215.419 Colombia: Territory Against Nation
  • AS.230.348 Climate Change and Society
  • AS.230.378 Refugees, Human Rights, and Sovereignty
  • AS.230.386 The Making of the Asian Races Across the Pacific in the Long 20th Century
  • AS.230.445 Sociology of Religion
  • AS.310.110 Literatures and Films of Korea and the Korean Diaspora
  • AS.310.318 Eurasia’s Transformation and the Global Implications
  • AS.310.326 Labor Politics in China
  • AS.310.328 COVID-19 and Human Rights in Asia
  • AS.360.420 Humanities Research Lab: Making Maps of Mexico
  • AS.389.201 Introduction to the Museum: Past and Present

Library Research Seminar for International Studies and Social Sciences (AS.192.210)

This course offers training to undergraduate students in international studies and related majors on the fundamentals of library research and research or grant proposal writing. The course will introduce students to the major research resources in global studies in the humanities and social sciences, strategies and techniques to conduct effective research, and how to use library research to enhance research and grant proposal writing. This course also aims to help students learn to develop research skills for use in their major coursework and major-related research projects, including field research projects abroad and senior thesis. View the course syllabus.  For questions, please contact Mr. Yunshan Ye at yye@jhu.edu.

Suggested Methods Training Courses

  • AS.070.419 Logic of Anthropological Inquiry
  • AS.180.217 Game Theory in Social Sciences
  • AS.180.334 Econometrics
  • AS.190.426 Qualitative Methods
  • AS.230.202 Research Methods for the Social Sciences
  • AS.360.331 Methods for Policy Research
  • EN.553.111 Statistical Analysis I
  • EN.553.112 Statistical Analysis II