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 2020 International Studies Courses

Gateway Courses

  • AS.070.295 Conflict and Security in a Global World
  • AS.190.111 Introduction to Global Studies
  • AS.230.150 Issues in International Development

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.190.333 American Constitutional Law
  • AS.190.366 Free Speech and the Law in Comparative Perspective
  • AS.190.384 Urban Politics and Policy
  • AS.190.387 Parties and Elections in America
  • AS.190.406 The Executive Branch
  • AS.190.437 Race and Ethnic Politics in the United States
  • AS.190.471 The University and Society
  • AS.230.244 Race and Ethnicity in American Society
  • AS.230.370 Housing and Homelessness in the United States
  • AS.230.385 Schooling, Racial Inequality and Public Policy in America
  • AS.362.115 Introduction to Police and Prisons
Comparative Politics (INST-CP)
  • AS.070.212 Making of Minority in South Asia
  • AS.070.267 Culture, Religion and Politics in Iran
  • AS.070.336 Ethnographic Perspectives on Brazil
  • AS.100.292 Radical Spain: Social Movements from the Spanish Empire to the Catalan Crisis
  • AS.190.102 Introduction to Comparative Politics
  • AS.190.337 Politics of the Korean Diaspora
  • AS.190.366 Free Speech and the Law in Comparative Perspective
  • AS.190.394 Comparative Politics of the Middle East and North Africa
  • AS.191.335 Arab-Israeli Conflict
  • AS.191.345 Russian Foreign Policy
  • AS.192.315 Politics of India
  • AS.192.320 Colonialism and Foreign Intervention in the Middle East and Africa
  • AS.192.404 Democracy, Autocracy and Economic Development: Korea, Indonesia, and Myanmar
  • AS.196.333 Dictatorship, Dissidence and Democracy: Central Europe in the 20th Century
  • AS.211.231 Freshman Seminar: Planet Amazonia: Culture, History, and the Environment
  • AS.211.360 Franco-American Relations
  • AS.212.353 La France Contemporaine
  • AS.215.380 Modern Latin American Culture
  • AS.215.390 Modern Spanish Culture
  • AS.230.175 Chinese Revolutions
  • AS.230.233 Inequality and Social Change in Contemporary China
  • AS.230.324 Gender and International Development
  • AS.230.396 Politics and Society
  • AS.310.302 China, Human Rights, and U.S. Policy Responses
  • AS.310.305 Southeast Asia and US Security
  • AS.310.320 Sociology of Urban China
  • AS.362.115 Introduction to Police and Prisons
International Relations (INST-IR)
  • AS.190.227 U.S. Foreign Policy
  • AS.190.329 National Security-Nuclear Age
  • AS.190.412 Political Violence
  • AS.190.421 Violence: State and Society
  • AS.190.436 How Ideas Change the World: Constructivism in International Relations
  • AS.190.443 Politics of Outer Space
  • AS.190.451 Geopolitics
  • AS.191.335 Arab-Israeli Conflict
  • AS.191.345 Russian Foreign Policy
  • AS.192.270 International Migration, Diasporas and Development
  • AS.192.360 Modern Warfare
  • AS.192.420 Global Health Policy
  • AS.230.324 Gender and International Development
  • AS.230.335 Medical Humanitarianism
  • AS.230.378 Refugees, Human Rights, and Sovereignty
  • AS.310.302 China, Human Rights, and U.S. Policy Responses
  • AS.310.305 Southeast Asia and US Security
Political Theory (INST-PT)
  • AS.100.408 Theorizing the Age of Enormity: Social Theory and the History of the 20th Century
  • AS.190.180 Introduction to Political Theory
  • AS.190.204 Ancient Political Thought
  • AS.190.307 Race, Politics and Literature
  • AS.190.396 Capitalism and Ecology
  • AS.190.404 Race and Debt: Living on Borrowed Time
  • AS.190.451 Geopolitics
  • AS.191.321 Queer Theory, Western Philosophy and Identity Politics
  • AS.191.348 Demons of Democracy
  • AS.211.265 Panorama of German Thought
  • AS.230.213 Social Theory
  • AS.230.304 (Making Space For) Black Thought
  • AS.230.369 Sociology in Economic Life
  • AS.230.396 Politics and Society
  • AS.300.311 Introduction to Intellectual History

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, and one approved international economics course chosen from the INST-ECON course selection.

  • 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.180.228 Economic Development
  • AS.180.241 International Trade
  • AS.180.246 Environmental Economics
  • 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.180.355 Economics of Poverty/Inequality
  • AS.180.361 Rich Countries, Poor Countries
  • AS.190.396 Capitalism and Ecology
  • AS.192.270 International Migration, Diasporas and Development
  • AS.192.404 Democracy, Autocracy and Economic Development: Korea, Indonesia, and Myanmar
  • AS.230.369 Sociology in Economic Life

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.100.123 Introduction to African History: Diversity, Mobility, Innovation
  • AS.100.129 Introduction to Modern Jewish History
  • AS.100.130 Freshman Seminar: Monuments and Memory in Asian History
History Courses (INST-GLOBAL)
  • AS.070.267 Culture, Religion and Politics in Iran
  • AS.070.359 Korean War
  • AS.100.233 History of Modern Germany
  • AS.100.241 American Revolution
  • AS.100.292 Radical Spain: Social Movements from the Spanish Empire to the Catalan Crisis
  • AS.100.305 Peter to Putin: Survey
  • AS.100.348 20th Century China
  • AS.100.387 Everyday Life in the Medieval Middle East
  • AS.100.408 Theorizing the Age of Enormity: Social Theory and the History of the 20th Century
  • AS.100.413 London 1580-1830: The History of Britain’s Capital City
  • AS.100.424 Women & Modern Chinese History
  • AS.100.438 The City Victorious: Medieval Cairo
  • AS.100.482 Historiography Modern China
  • AS.100.497 The Year 1968: Rebels, Revolutions & the Right-Wing Backlash
  • AS.130.216 History of the Jews in Modern Times, from the Middle Ages to 1917
  • AS.140.227 Race, Racism and Medicine
  • AS.140.231 Health & Society in Latin America & the Caribbean
  • AS.140.339 Science & Technology in the Development of Modern Latin America
  • AS.192.320 Colonialism and Foreign Intervention in the Middle East and Africa
  • AS.192.360 Modern Warfare
  • AS.194.205 Islamic Mysticism: Traditions, Legacies, Politics
  • AS.196.333 Dictatorship, Dissidence and Democracy: Central Europe in the 20th Century
  • AS.211.224 Made in Italy: Italian Style in Context
  • AS.211.231 Freshman Seminar: Planet Amazonia: Culture, History, and the Environment
  • AS.211.333 Representing the Holocaust
  • 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.230.378 Refugees, Human Rights, and Sovereignty
  • AS.300.341 Introduction to Narrative Analysis Transwar Japanese and Japanophone Litertaures
  • AS.310.106 Introduction to Korean History and Culture
  • AS.310.322 Korean History Through Film and Literature
  • AS.389.333 Museums and Migrations

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.550.111 Statistical Analysis I
  • EN.550.112 Statistical Analysis II