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International Affairs Department
 

Senior Capstones

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IA 101 - Introduction to International Affairs

IA 201 - Research Methods 

IA 251A - Topics in International Affairs

IA 251B - Topics in International Affairs

IA 251C - Topics in International Affairs

IA 251D - Topics in International Affairs

IA 252A - Foundational Topics in International Affairs 

IA 252B - Foundational Topics in International Affairs 

IA 252C - Foundational Topics in International Affairs 

IA 252D - Foundational Topics in International Affairs 

IA 351 - Special Topics in International Affairs

IA 371 - Independent Study

IA 375 - Senior Seminar

IA 376 - Senior Seminar

 

Foundation Courses

For students who entered Skidmore prior to fall 2016:

The Political World: PL 103HI 110H,  HI 223PL 201, or IA 252A

The Economic World: EC 103,  EC 104EC 286, or  IA 252B

The Cultural World: AN 101PL 241,  RE 103, or IA 252C

The Physical World: ES 100ES 105, or  IA 252D 

For students entering in fall 2016 and beyond:

The Political World: PL 103,  HI 110H,  PL 201, or IA 252A

The Economic World: EC 103EC 286, or  IA 252B

The Cultural World: AN 101,  RE 103, or  IA 252C

The Physical World: ES 100, or  IA 252D

 

Language Requirement Courses

WLC 206 - Chinese Language and Culture

WLC 208 - Advanced Chinese Conversation and Composition

WLF 206 - French Cultural Conversations

WLF 208 - Writing In French

WLF 301 - Business French

WLF 304 - Advanced Conversation and Pronunciation

WLF 306 - Translation and Stylistics

WLG 206 - German Language and Culture

WLG 208 - German Conversation and Composition

WLG 301 - Business German

WLG 304 - Advanced German Composition and Conversation

WLI 206 - Italian Language and Culture

WLI 208 - Italian Conversation and Composition

WLI 301 - Business Italian

WLI 304 - Advanced Conversation and Composition

WLJ 206 - Japanese Language and Culture

WLJ 207 - Advanced Intermediate Japanese I

WLJ 208 - Advanced Intermediate Japanese II

WLS 206 - Communicating in Spanish

WLS 208 - Writing In Spanish

WLS 301 - Business Spanish

WLS 304 - Advanced Conversation and Composition

 

Cluster I: The Political World

PL 103 - Introduction to Comparative and International Politics

PL 201 - Principles of International Politics

PL 207 - They Might Be Giants: Global Rise of BRICS 

PL 209 - The Latin American Puzzle

PL 213 - Comparative Constitutional Systems

PL 226 - States, Rebels, and, Warlords 

PL 228 - United States Foreign Policy in a Changing World

PL 229 - International Law

PL 233 - Political Islam 

PL 251A - Topics in Political Science: Comparative Politics

PL 251B - Topics in Political Science: International Relations

PL 301 - Contemporary International Politics and Law

PL 309 - Latin America and the United States

PL 315 - Immigration Politics and Policy

PL 319 - What the United States Does Wrong in the World: Views from India and Answers from Washington

PL 327 - Politics in Russia and the Soviet Successor States

PL 338 - International Diplomatic Negotiations

PL 340 - The International Human Rights Regime: Promise and Peril

PL 346 - Politics of Modern Warfare 

PL 347 - Making States, Building Democracies

PL 348 - Politics of Modern South Asia 

PL 357 - Sexing Global Politics: Gender and International Relations

PL 365 - Politics of South Asia 

HI 103 -  Medieval Europe

HI 104 - Early Modern European History

HI 105 - Nineteenth-Century Europe: Ideology and Revolution

HI 106 - Twentieth-Century Europe: Age of Conflict

HI 111 - Latin American History: An Introduction

HI 203 - Rise of Athens

HI 204 - Athens, Alexander the Great, and Cleopatra

HI 205 - Rise of Rome

HI 206 - Fall of Rome

HI 211 - Deconstructing Britain

HI 223 - U.S. Foreign Policy, 1790 to the Present

HI 229 - War and Peace in Twentieth-Century Latin America

HI 247 - History of Modern Japan

HI 249 - The Vietnam War

HI 259 - Communism and Anticommunism in America

HI 306 - The French Revolution

HI 316 - Empires in India

HI 317 - British Legal History: From Magna Carta to Colonial Conquest

HI 330A - Politics and Society in Latin America: Mexico

HI 330B - Politics and Society in Latin America: Central America

HI 330C - Politics and Society in Latin America: Southern Cone

HI 330D - Politics and Society in Latin America: The Andes

HI 330E - Politics and Society in Latin America: The Caribbean

HI 335 - German History Since 1918

IA 251A - Topics in International Affairs

IA 252A - Foundational Topics in International Affairs 

ID 320 - Global Media

 

Cluster II: The Economic World

EC 103 - Introduction to Macroeconomics 

EC 104 - Introduction to Microeconomics 

EC 243 - Environmental and Resource Economics 

EC 314 - International Economics

EC 286 - Economics of Development

EC 317 - The Economics of European Integration

EC 319 - Economics of Income Distribution and Poverty

EC 334 - International Political Economy

PL 219 - Political Economy of European Integration

PL 339 - International Political Economy and the Environment

PL 349 - States, Markets and Politics in Developing Countries

IA 251B - Topics in International Affairs

IA 252B - Foundational Topics in International Affairs 

MB 306 - Foundations of Business in the International Environment

MB 343 - Intellectual Property in the Global Economy

MB 344 - International Marketing

MB 345 - Global Financial Management

MB 349 - Business Strategy

SO 331 - Women in Global Economy

 

Cluster III: The Cultural World

AH 100 - Ways of Seeing: Survey of Western Art

AH 103 - Ways of Seeing: The Arts of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas

AH 104 - Ways of Seeing: Survey of Asian Art

AH 105 - Ways of Seeing: Survey of South and Southeast Asian and Himalayan Art

AH 207 - African Art

AH 253 - Seventeenth-Century European Art

AH 254 - Eighteenth-Century European Art

AH 257 - Nineteenth-Century European Art

AH 261 - Twentieth-Century Art

AH 265 - History of Modern Design

AH 268 - Ad/dressing the Body: European Fashion, Renaissance to the Present

AH 342 - Art of Early Renaissance Italy

AH 355 - Visual Culture of the French Revolution

AM 332 - Global Perspectives of the United States

AN 101 - Introduction to Cultural Anthropology

AN 101W - Honors: Introduction to Cultural Anthropology

AN 205 - Mesoamerican Archaeology

AN 227 - Sub-Saharan Africa from a Cultural Perspective

AN 229 - Mexican Cultures

AN 244 - Indigenous Cultures of Latin America

AN 252 - Non-Western Themes in Anthropology

AN 344 - Anthropology and Environmental Health

AN 345 - Ecological Anthropology

AN 349 - Medical Anthropology

CC 200 - The Classical World

CC 227 - Race and Ethnicity in Ancient Greece and Beyond

WLC 363 - Special Studies in Chinese

WLF 309 - Fiction and Identity in Quebec

WLF 210 - Introduction to French Literature

WLF 214 - French Literature of the Seventeenth Century

WLF 221 - Twentieth-Century Literature

WLF 223 - Introduction to Issues in the Francophone World

WLF 224 - French Civilization from Gaul to 1815

WLF 225 - Painters and Writers

WLF 363 - Special Studies in French

WLG 215 - Introduction to German Literature

WLG 216 - Contemporary German Culture

WLG 341 - The Age of Goethe

WLG 357 - German Literature of the Twentieth Century

WLG 363 - Special Studies in German

WLI 210 - Introduction to Literary Analysis

WLI 303 - Studies in Modern Italian Literature

WLI 315 - Italy and Music

WLI 363 - Special Studies in Italian

WLJ 363 - Special Studies in Japanese

WLL 242 - Modern Japanese Literature in Translation

WLL 243 - The World of Japanese Animation

WLL 244 - Viewing China: Visual Cultural and Transnational Cinema

WLL 245 - China and the West: The Myth of the Other

WLL 246 - Fictional and Factual: History and the Novel in China

WLL 250 - An Outline of German Civilization: The Eighteenth Century to the Present

WLL 252 - Italian Cinema: From Fiction to Film

WLL 253 - Italian Civilization in Translation

WLL 254 - Italian Civilization in Translation

WLL 255 - Introduction to Film Theory and Criticism

WLL 256 - Twenty-First Century Italian Movies

WLL 257 - Modern Chinese Literature in Translation

WLL 258 - Chinese Civilization I: Literary Culture in Classical China

WLL 259 - Chinese Civilization II: Culture and Literature of Late Imperial China

WLL 263 - Topics in Foreign Literature and Culture

WLL 266 - Images of Revolution and Social Upheaval: France 1789-1939

WLL 267 - Modern Japanese Culture and Society

WLL 322 - The French Film

WLS 211 - Survey of Spanish Literature

WLS 212 - Spanish American Literature and Culture

WLS 313 - Literature of the Golden Age

WLS 319 - Spanish-American Fiction: One Hundred Years of Greatness

WLS 331 - The Culture of Spanish America I

WLS 332 - The Culture of Spanish America II

WLS 363 - Special Studies in Spanish

PL 203 - Comparative European Politics

PL 227 - From Genghis Khan to Gorbachev: Power and Politics in Russian History

PL 239 - Middle Eastern Politics

PL 241 - Ethnic Conflict and the Global System 

PL 205H - Modern Political Thought 

PL 308 - Contemporary Political Thought

GW 212 - Women in Italian Society: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow

GW 227 - Holding up Half the Sky: Gender, Writing, and Nationhood in China

HI 110H - The British Empire: An Introduction

HI 142 - Introduction to Modern China

HI 210 - The Four Kingdoms

HI 211 - Deconstructing Britain

HI 228 - Race, Class, and Gender in Latin America

HI 230 - History Through Travel: Latin America 1500–1900

HI 241 - Introduction to Imperial China

HI 254 - Intellectual History Modern Europe

HI 301 - Early Medieval Civilization

HI 302 - The High Middle Ages

HI 303 - Intellectual History Medieval and Renaissance

HI 305 - Science and the Churc Europe from Luther to Voltaire

HI 329 - U.S. Since 1945

HI 343 - The Chinese Revolution

HI 347 - Japan's Modernizers: Samurai, Weavers, Writers, and Prostitutes

IA 251C - Topics in International Affairs

IA 252C - Foundational Topics in International Affairs 

MB 314 - Organizational Theory

MB 347 - Comparative Management

MU 309 - Music in South Asia

PH 203 - History of Philosophy: Greek Philosophy

PH 204 - Modern Philosophy from Descartes to Kant

PH 215 - Buddhist Philosophy

PH 306 - Nineteenth-Century Philosophy

PH 307 - Twentieth-Century Philosophy

PR 326 - Tibetan Buddhism (NA)

PS 332 - Seminar in Cross-Cultural Psychology

RE 103 - Religion and Culture

RE 213 - Religious Traditions of India (NA)

RE 215 - Islam (A)

SO 316 - Women in Modern Society 

SW 338 - Social Policy and Social Justice

TH 229 - Theater and Culture I

TH 230 - Theater and Culture II

TH 333 - The Director as Collaborative Artist

TH 334 - Special Studies in Theater History and Theory

 

Cluster IV: The Physical World

BI 140 - Marine Biology

BI 160 - Conservation Biology

BI 180 - Economic Botany

BI 239 - Parasitology, Epidemiology, and Public Health 

BI 240 - Environmental Biology

BI 325 - Tropical Ecology

ES 100 - Environmental Concerns in Perspective

ES 105 - Field Studies in Environmental Science

ES 221 - Sustainable Development

ES 281 - Disease and the Environment

ES 352C - Advanced Topics in Environmental Studies 

GE 101 - Earth Systems Science

GE 112 - Oceanography: Introduction to the Marine Environment

GE 207 - Environmental Geology

GE 208 - Origin and Distribution of Natural Resources

GE 211 - Climatology

GE 311 - Paleoclimatology

GW 210 - Ecofeminism, Women, and the Environment

HI 312 - Industry, Empire, and the Environment

IA 251D - Topics in International Affairs

IA 252D - Foundational Topics in International Affairs 

PH 225 - Environmental Philosophy

RE 225 - Religion and Ecology

 

Note: Special Topics are offered in many disciplines. They will be evaluated on a semester-by-semester basis for possible IA credit.

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