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 2023 International Studies Courses

Gateway Courses

  • 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.140.386 Politics, Technology and the Media: 1800 to the Present
  • AS.190.101 Introduction to American Politics
  • AS.190.228 The American Presidency
  • AS.190.384 Urban Politics & Policy
  • AS.190.437 Race and Ethnic Politics in the United States
  • AS.191.365 The Political History of the Police
  • AS.196.201 Introduction to Civic Life
  • AS.230.244 Race and Ethnicity in American Society
  • AS.230.370 Housing and Homelessness in the United States
  • AS.362.115 Introduction to Police and Prisons
Comparative Politics (INST-CP)
  • AS.070.267 Culture, Religion and Politics in Iran
  • AS.140.367 International Development in Action: America’s Cold War Technical Cooperation in East Asia
  • AS.180.214 The Economic Experience of the BRIC Countries
  • AS.190.306 Latin American Politics and Society in Comparative and Historical Perspective
  • AS.190.326 Democracy and Elections
  • AS.190.330 Japanese Politics
  • AS.190.353 China and the World
  • AS.190.392 Introduction to Economic Development
  • AS.191.335 Arab-Israeli Conflict
  • AS.191.345 Russian Foreign Policy
  • AS.196.306 Democracy by the Numbers
  • AS.211.361 Dissent and Cultural Productions: Israeli Culture as a Case Study
  • AS.212.353 La French Contemporaine
  • AS.215.380 Modern Latin American Culture
  • AS.215.390 Modern Spanish Culture
  • AS.230.175 Chinese Revolutions
  • AS.230.239 Coffee, Tea and Empires
  • AS.230.328 Agrarian Change in Post-Reform China and Beyond
  • AS.230.332 Family, Gender, and Sexuality in East Asia
  • AS.310.305 China, Southeast Asia, and U.S. National Security
  • AS.310.327 Women in China from Antiquity to MeToo
  • AS.310.332 Ethnicity in China
  • AS.310.336 Rebellion and Its Enemies in China Today
  • AS.362.115 Intro to Police and Prisons
International Relations (INST-IR)
  • AS.190.108 Contemporary International Politics
  • AS.190.246 Climate Solutions: The Global Politics and Technology of Decarbonization
  • AS.190.255 Race and Racism in International Relations
  • AS.190.329 National Security-Nuclear Age
  • AS.190.335 Imagining Borders
  • AS.190.353 China and the World
  • AS.190.421 Violence: State and Society
  • AS.190.449 World and Society in World Politics
  • AS.190.458 Climate Geopolitics: New-Zero Industrial Policy and World Order
  • AS.191.335 Arab-Israeli Conflict
  • AS.191.345 Russian Foreign Policy
  • AS.191.370 (Mis)Measuring Human Progress
  • AS.230.239 Coffee, Tea and Empires
  • AS.230.252 Sociology of Globalization
  • AS.230.317 Sociology of Immigration
  • AS.230.335 Medical Humanitarianism
  • AS.230.340 Human Rights Activism: Between Theory and Practice
  • AS.230.345 Global Migration and Development
  • AS.310.305 China, Southeast Asia, and U.S. National Security
Political Theory (INST-PT)
  • AS.100.368 European Socialist Thought
  • AS.190.180 Introduction to Political Theory
  • AS.190.254 Democratic Political Theory
  • AS.190.415 Political Arts: Dada, Surrealism, and Societal Transformation
  • AS.211.265 Panorama of German Thought
  • AS.230.360 Finance Capitalism

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.180.217 Game Theory in Social Sciences
  • 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.180.349 Economics of Race, Gender and Culture
  • AS.180.351 Labor Economics
  • AS.190.246 Climate Solutions: The Global Politics and Technology of Decarbonization
  • AS.190.392 Introduction to Economic Development
  • AS.191.370 (Mis)Measuring Human Progress
  • AS.192.225 Economic Growth and Development in East Asia
  • AS.230.252 Sociology of Globalization
  • AS.230.345 Global Migration and Development
  • AS.230.355 Caste and Race in Capitalism
  • AS.230.360 Finance Capitalism

History Courses (INST-GLOBAL)

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

  • AS.010.290 Women, Gender, and Sexuality: An Introduction to the History of Chinese Art
  • AS.010.421 An Empire’s Diversity: Ottoman Art and Architecture beyond the Imperial Court
  • AS.070.267 Culture, Religion and Politics in Iran
  • AS.100.102 The Medieval World
  • AS.100.104 Modern Europe in a Global Context, 1789-Present
  • AS.100.221 From Mass Conversion to Mass Incarceration: The History of the Uyghurs from the 10th Century to the Present
  • AS.100.233 History of Modern Germany
  • AS.100.243 China: Neolithic to Song
  • AS.100.250 The American Revolution in Unexpected Places
  • AS.100.302 History of the French-Algerian War, 1954-1962
  • AS.100.321 Political Thought and Social Transformation in the Haitian Revolution and Early Independent Mexico, c. 1789-1850
  • AS.100.327 The Islamic Age of Empires: The Ottomans, the Mughals, and the Safavids
  • AS.100347 Early Modern China
  • AS.100.360 The Modern British World: Imperial Encounters, Regimes, and Resistance, from the American Revolution to the Present
  • AS.100.368 European Socialist Thought
  • AS.100.413 London 1580-1830: The History of Britain’s Capital City
  • AS.100.422 Society & Social Change in 18th Century China
  • AS.100.447 A Celluloid Archive: Constructing Modern Indian History through Film
  • AS.130.216 History of the Jews in Pre-Modern Times, from the Middle Ages to 1789
  • AS.140.360 War and the Environment
  • AS.140.363 Cities of the World: Urbanization and the Environment in the Nineteenth Century
  • AS.140.367 International Development in Action: America’s Cold War Technical Cooperation in East Asia
  • AS.190.306 Latin American Politics and Society in Comparative and Historical Perspective
  • AS.211.265 Panorama of German Thought
  • AS.211.314 Jewish in America, Yiddish in America: Literature, Culture, Identity
  • AS.211.361 Dissent and Cultural Productions: Israeli Culture as a Case Study
  • AS.211.386 Italian Cinema
  • AS.211.394 Brazilian Culture & Civilization
  • AS.215.380 Modern Latin American Culture
  • AS.215.390 Modern Spanish Culture
  • AS.230.175 Chinese Revolutions
  • AS.230.239 Coffee, Tea and Empires
  • AS.230.355 Caste and Race in Capitalism
  • AS.310.327 Women in China from Antiquity to MeToo
  • AS.310.332 Ethnicity in China
  • 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 [email protected].

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