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.

Spring 2022 International Studies Courses

Gateway Courses

  • To be determined

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.001.127 Freshman Seminar: Public Opinion and Democracy
  • AS.190.322 Future of American Democracy
  • AS.190.334 Constitutional Law
  • AS.190.339 American Racial Politics
  • AS.190.342 Black Politics II
  • AS.190.344 Seminar in Anti-Semitism
  • AS.190.390 Race and American Democracy
  • AS.190.472 The Death Penalty
  • AS.230.244 Race and Ethnicity in American Society
  • AS.230.250 Knowledge, Evidence, and Democracy
  • AS.271.403 Environmental Policymaking and Policy Analysis
  • AS.300.301 Women and Work in the U.S.
Comparative Politics (INST-CP)
  • AS.100.379 Brazil History and Cultures: A Glance from Baltimore
  • AS.190.102 Introduction to Comparative Politics
  • AS.190.269 What you need to know about Chinese Politics, Part 2
  • AS.190.308 Democracy and Dictatorship: Theory and Cases
  • AS.190.326 Democracy and Elections
  • AS.190.337 Politics of the Korean Diaspora
  • AS.190.379 Nationalism and the Politics of Identity
  • AS.190.392 Introduction to Economic Development
  • AS.190.394 Comparative Politics of the Middle East and North Africa
  • AS.190.440 European Politics in Comparative Perspective
  • AS.192.265 Introduction to Contemporary African Politics
  • AS.196.304 Democratic Challenges
  • AS.196.306 Democracy by the Numbers
  • AS.196.311 Democracy
  • AS.196.364 This is Not Propaganda
  • AS.212.353 La France Contemporaine
  • AS.215.380 Modern Latin American Culture
  • AS.216.342 The Holocaust in Israeli Society and Culture
  • AS.217.307 Cultura e Ditadura [Culture and Dictatorship]
  • AS.230.150 Issues in International Development
  • AS.230.175 Chinese Revolutions
  • AS.230.233 Inequality and Social Change in Contemporary China
  • AS.230.250 Knowledge, Evidence, and Democracy
  • AS.230.318 The Political Economy of Modern India
  • AS.230.352 Chinese Diaspora: Networks and Identity
  • AS.230.389 The Value of Life: Racism, Capitalism and Health
  • AS.230.415 Social Problems in Contemporary China
  • AS.230.445 Sociology of Religion
  • AS.230.465 Labor in the World System
  • AS.271.403 Environmental Policymaking and Policy Analysis
  • AS.310.107 Introduction to Korean Studies
  • AS.310.318 Eurasia’s Transformation and the Global Implications
  • AS.310.320 Sociology of Urban China
International Relations (INST-IR)
  • AS.190.220 Global Security Politics
  • AS.190.283 Human Security
  • AS.190.327 Politics of Information
  • AS.190.335 Imagining Borders
  • AS.190.347 A New Cold War? Sino-American Relations in the 21st Century
  • AS.190.374 Political Violence
  • AS.190.438 Violence and Politics
  • AS.191.331 Racial Capitalism in a Global Perspective
  • AS.192.420 Global Health Policy
  • AS.196.304 Democratic Challenges
  • AS.196.364 This is Not Propaganda
  • AS.230.150 Issues in International Development
  • AS.230.250 Knowledge, Evidence, and Democracy
  • AS.230.335 Medical Humanitarianism
  • AS.230.337 Global Crises: Past and Present
  • AS.230.378 Refugees, Human Rights, and Sovereignty
Political Theory (INST-PT)
  • AS.100.445 Revolution, Anti-Slavery, and Empire 1773-1792: British and American Political Thought from Paine, Smith, and the Declaration of Independence to Cugoano, Wollstonecraft, and the Bill of Rights
  • AS.150.205 Introduction to the History of Modern Philosophy
  • AS.150.240 Intro to Political Philosophy
  • AS.190.180 Introduction to Political Theory
  • AS.190.357 The State of Nature
  • AS.190.379 Nationalism and the Politics of Identity
  • AS.190.398 Politics of Good & Evil
  • AS.190.472 The Death Penalty
  • AS.191.331 Racial Capitalism in a Global Perspective
  • AS.196.311 Democracy
  • AS.211.300 Niccolo Machiavelli’s “The Prince”: Understanding The Meaning and Legacy of a Masterpiece
  • AS.230.445 Sociology of Religion
  • AS.271.401 Environmental Ethics
  • AS.300.102 Great Minds
  • AS.363.330 Ecofeminism: Gender and Sexuality Beyond the Global West

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.180.210 Migrating to Opportunity? Economic Evidence from East Asia, the U.S., and the E.U
  • AS.180.233 Economics of Transition and Institutional Change
  • AS.180.241 International Trade
  • AS.180.242 International Monetary Economics
  • AS.180.361 Rich Countries, Poor Countries
  • AS.180.389 Social Policy Implications of Behavioral Economics
  • AS.190.392 Introduction to Economic Development
  • AS.190.429 The Political Bases of the Market Economy
  • AS.191.331 Racial Capitalism in a Global Perspective
  • AS.192.225 Economic Growth and Development in East Asia
  • AS.192.412 Political Economy of Inequality
  • AS.230.150 Issues in International Development
  • AS.230.233 Inequality and Social Change in Contemporary China
  • AS.230.337 Global Crises: Past and Present
  • AS.230.349 Class, Race, and Political Struggle in Capitalist Societies
  • AS.230.367 Islamic Finance

History Courses

Five semester courses (15 credits) in history must be taken. One introductory course at the 100-level in the JHU History Department (e.g., AS.100.1xx) and four courses from the INST-GLOBAL course selection.

Introductory History Courses
  • There are no 100-level History courses being offered Spring 2022. If you are a graduating senior and need this requirement, please contact Dr. Van Morgan or Ms. Bruffett.
History Courses (INST-GLOBAL)
  • AS.100.243 China: Neolithic to Song
  • AS.100.250 The American Revolution in Unexpected Places
  • AS.100.270 Europe Since 1945
  • AS.100.282 Race & Power in Modern South Africa
  • AS.100.310 The French Revolution
  • AS.100.314 The Enlightenment
  • AS.100.343 The Annales School
  • AS.100.365 Culture & Society in the High Middle Ages
  • AS.100.379 Brazil History and Cultures: A Glance from Baltimore
  • AS.100.386 The Cold War as Sports History
  • AS.100.387 Everyday Life in the Medieval Middle East
  • AS.100.396 The Gender Binary and American Empire
  • AS.100.426 Popular Culture in Early Modern Europe
  • AS.100.445 Revolution, Anti-Slavery, and Empire 1773-1792: British and American Political Thought from Paine, Smith, and the Declaration of Independence to Cugoano, Wollstonecraft, and the Bill of Rights
  • AS.100.480 The Early Modern Inquisition in Global Perspective
  • AS.130.216 History of the Jews in Pre-Modern Times, from the Middle Ages to 1789
  • AS.140.146 History of Public Health in East Asia
  • AS.140.228 Epidemic!: Diseases that Shaped Our World
  • AS.140.231 Health & Society in Latin America & the Caribbean
  • AS.140.245 Biology and Society in Asia
  • AS.140.398 Godzilla and Fukushima: Japanese Environment in History and Films
  • AS.150.205 Introduction to the History of Modern Philosophy
  • AS.190.269 What you need to know about Chinese Politics, Part 2
  • AS.192.410 Kissinger Seminar on American Grand Strategy
  • AS.194.205 Islamic Mysticism: Traditions, Legacies, Politics
  • AS.194.220 The Qur’an: Text and Context
  • AS.194.230 African-Americans and the Development of Islam is America
  • AS.211.316 Brazilian Cinema and Topics in Contemporary Brazilian Society
  • AS.214.466 Utopias and Dystopias in Renaissance Culture
  • AS.215.380 Modern Latin American Culture
  • AS.215.416 Mexican Empire: the Problem of Territory from Aztec Philosophy to Trump’s Wall
  • AS.217.307 Cultura e Ditadura [Culture and Dictatorship]
  • AS.217.425 Latin American Ecocriticism
  • AS.230.175 Chinese Revolutions
  • AS.230.318 The Political Economy of Modern India
  • AS.230.337 Global Crises: Past and Present
  • AS.230.352 Chinese Diaspora: Networks and Identity
  • AS.230.378 Refugees, Human Rights, and Sovereignty
  • AS.230.389 The Value of Life: Racism, Capitalism and Health
  • AS.230.445 Sociology of Religion
  • AS.230.465 Labor in the World System
  • AS.300.341 Transwar Japanese and Japanophone Literatures
  • AS.310.107 Introduction to Korean Studies
  • AS.310.318 Eurasia’s Transformation and the Global Implications
  • AS.389.260 Cultural Heritage in Crisis

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