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 2023 International Studies Courses

Gateway Courses

  • No Gateway courses are being offered Spring 2023. Graduating seniors who still need this requirement, please contact Dr. Van Morgan or Ms. Bruffett for substitutions

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.140.312 The Politics of Science in America
  • AS.190.310 The Global Color Line: American Segregation and Colonial Order
  • AS.190.316 America at War in Korea
  • AS.190.322 Future of American Democracy
  • AS.190.331 America and the World
  • AS.190.334 Constitutional Law
  • AS.190.432 Afropessismism
  • AS.191.334 American Leviathan: Conservative State-Building in the United States
  • AS.191.341 Race and (Anti) Racism in Neoliberal America
  • AS.196.201 Introduction to Civic Life
  • AS.230.244 Race and Ethnicity in American Society
  • AS.230.320 Education & Inequality: Individual, Contextual, and Policy Perspectives
  • AS.230.365 Public Opinion and Democracy
  • AS.362.335 Unlocking Knowledge: Theorizing Prison from the Inside
Comparative Politics (INST-CP)
  • AS.010.373 Art and Politics in Modern China
  • AS.140.334 Science, National Security, and Race: the US-East Asia Scientific Connections
  • AS.190.308 Democracy and Dictatorship: Theory and Cases
  • AS.190.316 America at War in Korea
  • AS.190.355 Comparative Racial Politics
  • AS.190.370 Chinese Politics
  • AS.190.379 Nationalism and the Politics of Identity
  • AS.191.318 Empires of Capital: The British and American Empires in Global Historical Perspective
  • AS.191.351 Political Development in the Americas
  • AS.191.360 Revolution: Political Theory and Practice on the French Left 1789-1968
  • AS.192.316 India’s Challenges and the Future of a Sixth of Humanity
  • AS.196.310 Fighting the Information War: Democracy, Autocracy and the Battle of Narratives in the 20th and 21st Centuries
  • AS.212.353 La France Contemporaine
  • AS.215.380 Modern Latin American Culture
  • AS.215.390 Modern Spanish Culture
  • AS.230.150 Issues in International Development
  • AS.230.275 Revolution, Reform and Social Inequality in China
  • AS.230.328 Agrarian Change in Post-Reform China and Beyond
  • AS.230.352 Chinese Diaspora: Networks and Identity
  • AS.230.395 Contemporary Social Theory
  • AS.310.107 Introduction to Korean Studies
  • AS.310.340 Development and Social Change in Rural China
  • AS.361.100 Introduction to Latin American, Caribbean, and Latinx Studies
International Relations (INST-IR)
  • AS.140.334 Science, National Security, and Race: the US-East Asia Scientific Connections
  • AS.190.220 Global Security Politics
  • AS.190.310 The Global Color Line: American Segregation and Colonial Order
  • AS.190.316 America at War in Korea
  • AS.190.331 America and the World
  • AS.190.408 Sovereignty: Historical Perspectives and Contemporary Issues
  • AS.190.436 Planetary Politics: Research Seminar
  • AS.190.438 Violence and Politics
  • AS.191.318 Empires of Capital: The British and American Empires in Global Historical Perspective
  • AS.196.310 Fighting the Information War: Democracy, Autocracy and the Battle of Narratives in the 20th and 21st Centuries
  • AS.230.150 Issues in International Development
  • AS.230.426 World Systems Analysis
  • AS.230.440 Port Cities and Historical Capitalism in Maritime Asia
  • AS.271.360 Climate Change: Science & Policy
Political Theory (INST-PT)
  • AS.100.295 American Thought Since the Civil War
  • AS.100.368 European Socialist Thought
  • 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 Political Philosophy
  • AS.150.460 Rawls and His Critics
  • AS.190.180 Introduction to Political Theory
  • AS.190.204 Ancient Political Thought
  • AS.190.379 Nationalism and the Politics of Identity
  • AS.190.398 Politics of Good and Evil
  • AS.190.432 Afropessismism
  • AS.190.469 White Supremacy
  • AS.191.343 Global Political Ecology: Colonialism, Capitalism, and Climate Change
  • AS.191.360 Revolution: Political Theory and Practice on the French Left 1789-1968
  • AS.230.395 Contemporary Social Theory
  • AS.230.426 World Systems Analysis
  • AS.300.102 Great Minds

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 EU
  • AS.180.238 Rethinking Economics After the Great Recession
  • AS.180.241 International Trade
  • AS.180.242 International Monetary Economics
  • AS.180.246 Environmental Economics
  • AS.180.332 Debt Crises and Financial Crises
  • AS.180.355 Economics of Poverty/Inequality
  • AS.180.361 Rich Countries, Poor Countries
  • AS.191.318 Empires of Capital: The British and American Empires in Global Historical Perspective
  • AS.230.150 Issues in International Development
  • AS.230.426 World Systems Analysis

History Courses (INST-GLOBAL)

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

  • AS.010.330 Art of the Caliphates: Visual Culture and Competition in the Medieval Islamic World
  • AS.010.336 Männer und Meister: Artistry and Masculinity in Sixteenth-Century Germany
  • AS.010.465 Renew, Reuse, Recycle: Afterlives of Architecture in the Ottoman Empire
  • AS.060.213 Global Victorians: Race, Empire, and Reimagination
  • AS.100.118 Introduction to the Middle East
  • AS.100.170 Chinese Cultural Revolution
  • AS.100.218 Paris Noire: Black American Women in the City of Lights
  • AS.100.245 Islam East of the Middle East: The Interconnected Histories of Islam in Asia
  • AS.100.250 The American Revolution in Unexpected Places
  • AS.100.256 History of Kabbalah
  • AS.100.262 Jews, Christians, and Muslims in the Medieval Middle East
  • AS.100.265 A History of Health, Healing, (Bio) Medicine, and Power in Africa
  • AS.100.270 Europe Since 1945
  • AS.100.303 Old Regime and Revolutionary France
  • AS.100.348 20th Century China
  • AS.100.368 European Socialist Thought
  • AS.100.372 African Cities: Environment, Gender, and Economic Life
  • AS.100.386 The Cold War as Sports History
  • AS.100.394 Brazilian Paradoxes: Slavery, Race, and Inequality in Brazil (from a Portuguese Colony to the World’s 8th Largest Economy)
  • 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.100.446 Making Medieval History in ‘Modern’ America
  • AS.100.482 Historiography of Modern China
  • AS.130.216 History of the Jews in Pre-Modern Times, from the Middle Ages to 1789
  • AS.130.352 History of Hasidism
  • AS.140.387 Islam and Medicine: Histories, Debates and Controversies
  • AS.150.205 Introduction to the History of Modern Philosophy
  • AS.191.318 Empires of Capital: The British and American Empires in Global Historical Perspective
  • AS.192.410 Kissinger Seminar on American Grand Strategy and World Order
  • 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 in America
  • AS.211.224 Made in Italy: Italian Style in Context
  • AS.211.315 The Meanings of Monuments: From the Tower of Babel to Robert E. Lee
  • AS.211.316 Brazilian Cinema and Topics in Contemporary Brazilian Society
  • AS.214.362 Italian Journeys: Medieval and Early Modern
  • AS.214.307 Collecting and its Discontents
  • AS.215.380 Modern Latin American Culture
  • AS.215.390 Modern Spanish Culture
  • AS.216.320 The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: A Cultural Perspective
  • AS.217.425 Latin American Ecocriticism
  • AS.230.275 Revolution, Reform and Social Inequality in China
  • AS.230.352 Chinese Diaspora: Networks and Identity
  • AS.230.440 Port Cities and Historical Capitalism in Maritime Asia
  • AS.310.107 Introduction to Korean Studies
  • AS.310.340 Development and Social Change in Rural China
  • AS.361.100 Introduction to Latin American, Caribbean, and Latinx Studies
  • AS.362.318 Liberation in the African Diaspora
  • AS.363.341 Making Modern Gender

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