If you would like to see our current course schedule, please visit the Course Schedule page, or visit the department’s listing on the Public Course Search 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.

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Fall 2024 International Studies Courses

Gateway Courses

  • AS.190.111 Introduction to Global Studies

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.100.119 Introduction to U.S. Immigration History and Law
  • AS.100.307 Research Seminar: The American Elections *Hopkins Semester in DC only
  • AS.100.434 The Modern American Presidential Election in Historical Perspective *Hopkins Semester in DC only
  • AS.190.227 U.S. Foreign Policy
  • AS.190.228 The American Presidency
  • AS.190.339 American Racial Politics
  • AS.190.366 Free Speech and the Law in Comparative Perspective
  • AS.191.233 Collective Action and Organization Strategy in the U.S.
  • AS.230.370 Housing and Homelessness in the United States

Comparative Politics (INST-CP)

  • AS.070.319 The Political Culture of Bangladesh
  • AS.070.345 Violence, Race and the Unruly Body
  • AS.180.214 The Economic Experience of the BRIC Countries
  • AS.190.366 Free Speech and the Law in Comparative Perspective
  • AS.190.379 Nationalism and the Politics of Identity
  • AS.190.440 European Politics in Comparative Perspective
  • AS.190.444 Comparative Politics
  • AS.190.475 America in Comparative and International Perspective
  • AS.191.335 Arab-Israeli Conflict
  • AS.191.345 Russian Foreign Policy
  • AS.211.231 Planet Amazonia: Culture, History, and the Environment
  • AS.212.353 La France Contemporaine
  • AS.230.239 Coffee Tea and Empires
  • AS.230.348 Climate Change and Society
  • AS.230.350 Capitalism, Dependency, and Development in Latin America
  • AS.230.352 Chinese Diaspora: Networks and Identity
  • AS.230.415 Social Problems in Contemporary China
  • AS.310.305 China, Southeast Asia, and U.S. National Security
  • AS.310.332 Ethnicity in China
  • AS.310.336 Rebellion and Its Enemies in China Today

International Relations (INST-IR)

  • AS.190.111 Introduction to Global Studies
  • AS.190.227 U.S. Foreign Policy
  • AS.190.246 Climate Solutions: The Global Politics and Technology of Decarbonization
  • AS.190.347 A New Cold War? Sino-American Relations in the 21st Century
  • AS.190.397 The Politics of International Law
  • AS.190.438 Violence and Politics
  • AS.190.454 Nuclear Weapons and World Politics
  • AS.190.456 Humanitarianism and World Politics
  • AS.190.458 Global Climate Politics: Net-Zero Industrial Policy and World Order
  • AS.190.475 America in Comparative and International Perspective
  • AS.190.480 Democracy and Institutional Anxiety across the Political Spectrum
  • AS.191.335 Arab-Israeli Conflict
  • AS.191.345 Russian Foreign Policy
  • AS.230.239 Coffee Tea and Empires
  • AS.230.335 Medical Humanitarianism
  • AS.230.378 Refugees, Human Rights, and Sovereignty
  • AS.310.305 China, Southeast Asia, and U.S. National Security

Political Theory (INST-PT)

  • AS.190.122 Western Political Theory
  • AS.190.267 Introduction to Political Economy
  • AS.190.379 Nationalism and the Politics of Identity
  • AS.190.388 Race and the Politics of Memory
  • AS.190.428 Hobbes and Spinoza
  • AS.190.497 Modern Political Thought
  • AS.211.265 Panorama of German Thought

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.180.223 Economic Development in Sub-Saharan Africa
  • AS.180.229 Economics of Health and Education in South Asia
  • 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.190.231 Politics of Income Inequality
  • AS.190.246 Climate Solutions: The Global Politics and Technology of Decarbonization
  • AS.190.267 Introduction to Political Economy
  • AS.192.225 Economic Growth and Development in East Asia
  • AS.230.350 Capitalism, Dependency, and Development in Latin America

History Courses (INST-GLOBAL)

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

  • AS.070.241 African Cities
  • AS.070.319 The Political Culture of Bangladesh
  • AS.100.104 Modern Europe in a Global Context, 1789-Present
  • AS.100.115 Modern Latin America
  • AS.100.119 Introduction to U.S. Immigration History and Law
  • AS.100.233 History of Modern Germany
  • AS.100.247 Making War in a New World: Warfare in Early America, 1492-1804
  • AS.100.327 The Islamic Age of Empires: The Ottomans, the Mughals, and the Safavids
  • AS.100.329 Animals in Chinese and Japanese History
  • AS.100.347 Early Modern China
  • AS.100.360 The Modern British World: Imperial Encounters, Regimes, and Resistance, 1700-Brexit
  • AS.100.422 Society & Social Change in 18th Century China
  • AS.100.426 Popular Culture in Early Modern Europe
  • AS.100.453 Global Legal History
  • AS.100.497 From Baltimore to Belgrade: 1968 in Global and Local Perspective
  • AS.211.171 Brazilian Culture and Civilization: Colonial Times to Present
  • AS.211.231 Planet Amazonia: Culture, History, and the Environment
  • AS.211.265 Panorama of German Thought
  • AS.230.239 Coffee, Tea, and Empires
  • AS.230.348 Climate Change and Society
  • AS.230.350 Capitalism, Dependency, and Development in Latin America
  • AS.230.352 Chinese Diaspora: Networks and Identity
  • AS.230.378 Refugees, Human Rights, and Sovereignty
  • AS.310.332 Ethnicity in China

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