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 2021 International Studies Courses

Gateway Courses

  • AS.070.295 Conflict and Security in a Global World
  • AS.190.108 Contemporary International 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.140.312 The Politics of Science in America
  • AS.190.101 Introduction to American Politics
  • AS.190.300 Racial Inequality, Policy and Politics in the US
  • AS.190.315 Asian-American Politics
  • AS.190.333 American Constitutional Law
  • AS.190.340 Black Politics I
  • AS.190.406 The Executive Branch
  • AS.191.308 The Politics of American Imperialism: The Founding to the Present
  • AS.230.370 Housing and Homelessness in the United States
  • AS.230.385 Schooling, Racial Inequality and Public Policy in America
  • AS.230.405 Neoliberalism
Comparative Politics (INST-CP)
  • AS.070.267 Culture, Religion and Politics in Iran
  • AS.070.332 Reverberations of the Korean War
  • AS.180.214 The Economic Experience of the BRIC Countries
  • AS.190.109 Politics of East Asia
  • AS.190.264 What You Need to Know About Chinese Politics (Part I)
  • AS.190.306 Latin American Politics and Society in Comparative and Historical Perspective
  • AS.190.324 The Law of Democracy: The United States and Canada in Comparative Perspective
  • AS.190.338 Comparative Political Behavior
  • AS.190.434 Does Israel Have a Future?
  • AS.191.306 The Citizen and the Foreigner in South Asia
  • AS.191.335 Arab-Israeli Conflict
  • AS.191.345 Russian Foreign Policy
  • AS.192.404 Democracy, Autocracy and Economic Development: Korea, Indonesia, and Myanmar
  • AS.196.364 This is Not Propaganda
  • AS.211.423 Black Italy
  • AS.212.353 La France Contemporaine
  • AS.215.380 Modern Latin American Culture
  • AS.215.390 Modern Spanish Culture
  • AS.217.427 Radical Women: Brazilian Literature, Art, and Culture
  • AS.230.150 Issues in International Development
  • AS.230.228 Colonialism in Asia and Its Contested Legacies
  • AS.230.326 Sociology of the Military-Industrial Complex
  • AS.230.342 Resistance, Rebellion, and Revolution in Latin America
  • AS.230.348 Climate Change and Society
  • AS.230.397 The Political Economy of Drugs and Drug Wars
  • AS.310.210 Documentary Photography in a Changing China
  • AS.310.305 Southeast Asia and US Security Strategy
  • AS.310.328 Global Health and Human Rights: COVID-19 Case Studies from Asia
International Relations (INST-IR)
  • AS.190.255 Race and Racism in International Relations
  • AS.190.393 Nonviolent Resistance in World Politics
  • AS.190.408 Sovereignty: Historical Perspectives and Contemporary Issues
  • AS.190.421 Violence: State and Society
  • AS.190.443 Politics of Outer Space
  • AS.190.454 Nuclear Weapons and World Politics
  • AS.191.335 Arab-Israeli Conflict
  • AS.191.345 Russian Foreign Policy
  • AS.192.305 Global Energy and Environment: A Political Economy Approach
  • AS.192.360 Modern Warfare
  • AS.196.364 This is Not Propaganda
  • AS.230.150 Issues in International Development
  • AS.230.306 Plagues, Power, and Social Control
  • AS.230.326 Sociology of the Military-Industrial Complex
  • AS.230.335 Medical Humanitarianism
  • AS.230.397 The Political Economy of Drugs and Drug Wars
  • AS.310.305 Southeast Asia and US Security Strategy
  • AS.310.328 Global Health and Human Rights: COVID-19 Case Studies from Asia
Political Theory (INST-PT)
  • AS.100.404 John Locke
  • AS.190.204 Ancient Political Thought
  • AS.190.267 Introduction to Political Economy
  • AS.190.388 Race and the Politics of Memory
  • AS.190.391 Imperialism and Anti-Imperialism
  • AS.190.396 Capitalism and Ecology
  • AS.191.316 Theories of Power
  • AS.230.213 Social Theory
  • AS.230.369 Sociology in Economic Life

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.070.342 Common Ground: Shared Resources, Social Economies
  • AS.180.214 The Economic Experience of the BRIC Countries
  • AS.180.217 Game Theory in Social Sciences
  • AS.180.221 The Informal Economy: Who Wins, Who Loses, and Why We Care About It
  • 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.180.355 Economics of Poverty/Inequality
  • AS.190.267 Introduction to Political Economy
  • AS.190.396 Capitalism and Ecology
  • AS.192.260 International Political Economy of Emerging Markets
  • AS.192.305 Global Energy and Environment: A Political Economy Approach
  • AS.192.404 Democracy, Autocracy and Economic Development: Korea, Indonesia, and Myanmar
  • AS.230.150 Issues in International Development
  • AS.230.369 Sociology in Economic Life
  • AS.230.397 The Political Economy of Drugs and Drug Wars
  • AS.230.405 Neoliberalism

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
  • AS.100.102 The Medieval World
  • AS.100.115 Modern Latin America
  • AS.100.123 Introduction to African History: Diversity, Mobility, Innovation
History Courses (INST-GLOBAL)
  • AS.010.212 Mirror, Mirror: Reflections in Art from Van Eyck to Velázquez
  • AS.010.230 Contemporary Art of the Americas
  • AS.010.320 Art of Colonial Peru
  • AS.010.329 Building an Empire: Architecture of the Ottoman Capitals, c. 1300-1600
  • AS.010.338 Art and the Harem: Women’s Spaces, Patronage, and (Self-)Representation in Islamic Empires
  • AS.010.352 Modern and Contemporary Art: Middle East and South Asia
  • AS.010.410 The Epistemology of Photography
  • AS.010.461 The Double: Identity and Difference in Art Since 1900
  • AS.060.157 Literature and Antislavery in the Caribbean and Beyond
  • AS.070.267 Culture, Religion and Politics in Iran
  • AS.100.216 Reformation and Counter Reformation Europe
  • AS.100.224 Slavery in the Americas and the Transatlantic Slave Trade, 1450-1890
  • AS.100.233 History of Modern Germany
  • AS.100.246 Iberia in Asia: Early Modern Encounters and Exchanges
  • AS.100.311 The Qing Empire and its Global Context
  • AS.100.337 American Foreign Policy, 1914-2016
  • AS.100.348 20th Century China
  • AS.100.360 The Modern British World: Imperial Encounters, Regimes, and Resistance, from the American Revolution to the Present
  • AS.100.404 John Locke
  • AS.100.413 London 1580-1830: The History of Britain’s Capital City
  • AS.100.482 Historiography of Modern China
  • AS.100.497 The Year 1968: Rebels, Revolutions & Right-Wing Backlash
  • AS.140.328 Science and Technology in Slave Regimes
  • AS.140.339 Science & Technology in the Development of Modern Latin America
  • AS.190.264 What You Need to Know About Chinese Politics (Part I)
  • AS.190.306 Latin American Politics and Society in Comparative and Historical Perspective
  • AS.192.360 Modern Warfare
  • AS.194.202 Never Forget: Muslims, Islamophobia, and Dissent After 9/11
  • AS.211.394 Brazilian Culture & Civilization
  • AS.211.423 Black Italy
  • AS.215.380 Modern Latin American Culture
  • AS.215.390 Modern Spanish Culture
  • AS.216.305 Representations of the Other(s) in Israeli Culture
  • AS.217.427 Radical Women: Brazilian Literature, Art, and Culture
  • AS.230.228 Colonialism in Asia and its Contested Legacies
  • AS.230.306 Plagues, Power, and Social Control
  • AS.230.342 Resistance, Rebellion, and Revolution in Latin America
  • AS.230.348 Climate Change and Society
  • AS.230.397 The Political Economy of Drugs and Drug Wars
  • AS.300.322 Lu Xun and His Times: China’s Long 20th Century and Beyond
  • AS.310.328 Global Health and Human Rights: COVID-19 Case Studies from Asia
  • 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