International Affairs Dual Major

https://cola.unh.edu/international-affairs/program/international-affairs-dual-major

The international affairs (IA) dual major can complement and add a global dimension to any other major at UNH. The completion of the dual major requires no additional credits for graduation beyond the 128 required of all UNH students. All coursework required for international affairs must be completed with a grade of C or better. For information, contact the International Affairs Program Assistant.

Students who wish to declare international affairs dual major must earn a C or better in IA 401, have declared a primary major, and have a 2.5 cumulative grade-point average. Students are expected to maintain at least a 2.5 grade-point average, the minimum required for study abroad at UNH.

Note:
Participation in the international affairs dual major and minor is open to ALL students at UNH.  For instance, the Department of Civil Engineering has developed a dual-major program in civil engineering and international affairs. Students do not need to have pre-existing skills in a foreign language before coming to UNH. For more information about the civil engineering/IA program, contact Ray Cook at ray.cook@unh.edu.

Required Core Courses
IA 401International Perspectives4
IA 501Global Issues in International Affairs4
IA 701Exploring International Challenges and Opportunities4
Select one of the following:4
Principles of Economics (Macro)
Principles of Economics (Micro)
Environmental and Resource Economics Perspectives
International Affairs Language Requirement 1variable
International Experience - Study Abroad 2variable
Electives - see list below
Select one course from each category list, plus one more course from either category (3 courses total):12
Politics, Culture, & History
Science, Environment, Economy, & Health

Electives (three total)

IA Dual Majors take three electives, one course from each category list: Politics, Culture, and History and from Science, Environment, Economy and Health. IA dual majors choose their 3rd elective from either list.
IA electives are offered across the university and may be used to fulfill Discovery, Honors Program and/or other minor requirements. Up to 8 credits may be double counted between your primary major and IA. Additional courses taken in the primary major may count for IA if these courses do not count towards your primary major requirements. Electives may be taken at UNH, on the international experience, or transferred from another university with permission of your IA advisor.

Politics, Culture, & History Electives
Global Perspectives on the Human Condition: An Introduction to Anthropology (or ANTH 411H)
Global Perspectives on the Human Condition: An Introduction to Anthropology
Peoples and Cultures of the World (area specific) 1
World Archaeological Cultures
Religion, Culture, and Society
Anthropology of Islam: Muslims' Everyday Lives in Contemporary Communities
Special Topics
Islam and Gender: Gendered Lives of Muslims
Greek Art and Architecture
Roman Art and Architecture
Romanesque and Gothic Art
Northern Renaissance Art I
Iconoclasm and Collecting: The Art of Early Modern Northern Europe
Early Renaissance Art
The High Renaissance
Baroque Art in Northern Europe
Histories of Late 19th & 20th Century European Modernism
Introduction to Chinese Culture
What does it Mean to be Modern? Lenses of Modern Chinese Literature and Film
Introduction to Greek Civilization
Introduction to Roman Civilization
Building Rome
Classical Society, Politics and Ethics: Greek and Roman Religion
Identities and Difference in the Ancient World: Greek and Roman Women
Golden Age of Rome
A Road Trip Through France: Baguette, Brie, Bordeaux, and Beyond
Love, War, and Power in French Literature
Greatest Hits of French
Topics in Francophone Culture
France in the European Union
Rebellion and Upheaval in 18th-Century Literature and Culture
World Regions: Europe and the Americas
World Regions: Asia and Africa
China: People, Politics and Economy
Geography of the Middle East
Sub-Saharan Africa: Environmental Politics and Development
Political Geography
Special Topics
Major German Authors in English
Introduction to German Culture and Civilization
Special Studies in German Language and Literature
Special Studies in German Language and Literature
World History to the 16th Century
World History in the Modern Era
Foreign Cultures (area specific; or HIST 425H) 1
Foreign Cultures
Origins of European Society (or HIST 435H)
Origins of European Society
Europe and the Modern World (or HIST 436H)
Europe and the Modern World
Honors/Citizens and Persons
Honors/Islam, Art, and the Past
Slavery and Society in Pre-Colonial Africa
Honors/Global Citizenship: In Pursuit of Liberty
History of World Religions
Explorations of Historical Perspectives
Modern Latin America
Espionage and History
Modern European War and Society: The Napoleonic Wars to World War II
Modern Britain
Introduction to Russian Culture and Civilization
Russia and the Soviet Union in World War II
Women in Modern Europe
Comparative Revolutions: How to Make a Revolution in the World before Marx
Ancient Near East
History of China in Modern Times
History of Japan in Modern Times
Medieval Islam
Islam in the Modern Age, 15th Century to present
History of Africa from the Earliest Times to 1870
History of Modern Africa: 1870 to the Present
Explorations
Explorations 1
Special Topics in American Legal History
Foreign Relations of the United States
Foreign Relations of the United States
Latin American History: Topics 1
Medieval England 800-1300
Holy War in the Holy Land: The Medieval Crusades
Europe after the Black Death
Saints, Sinners, and Heretics: Europe in the Age of Religious Reform
Twentieth Century Europe
England in the Tudor and Stuart Periods
Russia: Modernization through Soviet Empire
History of Ancient Greece
Topics in Ancient Greek History
History of Ancient Rome
Topics in Ancient Roman History
Seminar: Historical Expl
Colloquium
Ancient Humanities: Cultures and Empires
Ancient Humanities: Cultures and Empires
Ancient Humanities: Cultures and Empires
Ancient Humanities: Cultures and Empires
Medieval Humanities: Rise of Global Empires
Medieval Humanities: Rise of Global Empires
Medieval Humanities: Rise of Global Empires
Medieval Humanities: Rise of Global Empires
Modern Humanities: Colonies, Constitutions, and Capital
Modern Humanities: Colonies, Constitutions, and Capital
Modern Humanities: Colonies, Constitutions, and Capital
Modern Humanities: Colonies, Constitutions, and Capital
Global Humanities
Global Humanities
Global Humanities
Global Humanities
Seminar
Introduction to Italian Studies
Italians Come to America: Representing Emigration and Immigration on Both Sides of the Atlantic
Mamma Mia! Italian Motherhood from the Virgin Mary to Carmela Soprano
Medieval and Renaissance Italian Culture
Modern and Contemporary Italian Culture
Italian Cinema
Introduction to Italian Culture and Civilization I: Middle Ages, Renaissance, Baroque
Introduction to Italian Culture and Civilization II: Age of Enlightenment, Romanticism, Modernism
Ancient and Medieval Italy
Ancient and Medieval Italy
Introduction to Japanese Culture and Civilization
Languages of the World
Professional Culture in the European Union - Case Study/Germany
Professional Culture in European Union - - Case Study: Germany
Professional Culture in Latin America - Case Study:Mexico and Brazil
Professional Culture in Asia -- Case Study: China and Japan
Introduction to Eastern Philosophy
20th Century European Philosophy
United States in World Affairs (or POLT 403H)
United States in World Affairs
Of Dictators and Democrats
People and Politics in Asia
Wealth and Politics in Asia
Comparative Government and Society
Contemporary European Politics
Revolution and Protest in Latin America
Politics in China
Government and Politics of Canada
Comparative Politics of the Middle East
World Politics
Strategy and National Security Policy
United States Policy in Latin America
The Rise of China
Counterterrorism: Nation states' responses to terrorist activity
Selected Topics in Comparative Politics
Selected Topics in International Politics
States and Societies in the Middle East
Food and Wine Politics
Theories of International Relations
International Organization
Seminar in International Politics
Introduction to Portuguese-speaking Cultures through Film
Devils, Deities, and Madness in Russian Literature
Russia: Mythology and Propaganda
Russia:Mythology and Propaganda in Moscow
Honors/Society in the Arctic
Terrorism
Global Social Change
Introduction to Spanish Cultures
Introduction to Latin American Cultures
Topics in Hispanic Cultural Studies
Introduction to Spanish Literature and Thought
Introduction to Spanish Literature and Thought
Introduction to Latin American Literature and Thought
Introduction to Latin American Literature and Thought
Science, Environment, Economy, & Health Electives
Honors/Medicine and Culture: Science, Technology and the Body
Medical Anthropology: Illness and Healing
Gender, Sexuality and HIV/AIDS in Sub-Saharan Africa
Globalization and Global Population Health
Our Changing Planet
Environmental Pollution and Protection: A Global Context
Energy and Environment
Environment, Technology and Ancient Society: Sustaining Ancient Rome Ecology and Empire
Environment, Technology and Ancient Society: Roman Houses, Domestic Space and Public Life
Environment, Technology and Ancient Society: Tech, Tools and Engineering in the Ancient World
Seminar in Media Studies
EcoGastronomy Study Abroad
International Economics
Innovation in the Global Economy
Economic Development
International Finance
Languages of the World
The New Pirates of the Caribbean
Global Environmental Change
Natural Hazards and Human Disasters
Society, Environment and Justice
Global Trade and Local Development
Global Trade and Local Development
Field Research
Statistics for Spatial Science
Climate and Society
Political Ecology
Population and Development
World Economy and Globalization
Special Topics
Science in the Modern World
Topics in History of Science
International Food and Culture
International Franchising
International Wine and Beverage
Honors/Global Public Health Issues
Global Public Health Issues
Environmental Health
Italian Food Studies
Special Topics in Italian Studies
Technology, Crime, and Society: A Forensic Exploration of High-Tech and Digital Crime
Linguistic Field Methods
International Management
International Franchising
International Marketing
Natural Resources Field Methods
Contemporary Conservation Issues and Environmental Awareness
Honors/Contemporary Conservation Issues and Environmental Awareness
Forest Ecosystems and Environmental Change
International Energy Topics
International Environmental Politics and Policies for the 21st Century
Sustainable Living - Global Perspectives
Special Topics
Special Topics
The Future of Humanity: Science, Technology, and Society
Honors/The Future of Humanity: Science, Technology, and Society
Politics and Policy in a Warming World
Introduction to International Political Economy
The Global Information Grid's Disruptive Impact on Government, Politics, and Society
International Security
Selected Topics in International Politics
Comparative Environmental Politics and Policy
International Political Economy
Environment and Society
Environmental Sociology
Social Welfare Policy in a Global Context
Tourism and Global Understanding
  • Demonstrate intermediate level proficiency in a foreign language.
  • Apply different disciplinary approaches to the study of international affairs, including key themes and theoretical constructs employed in these disciplines.
  • Use critical thinking skills to analyze and discuss important global issues.
  • Engage with cultural diversity and complexity through the international experience.
  • Demonstrate familiarity with different types of data and sources and their appropriate use in analyzing selected topics in international affairs.
  • Demonstrate competence in research design. Students will develop inquiry-based research questions, conduct a literature review, employ appropriate methods and data collection, and interpret their findings accurately.