College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalog Progression Plans are for planning purposes
only; see the catalog for official details.

International Affairs, Bachelor of Arts

4YR Progression Plan-Classic

Campus Availability

  • Flagstaff

Year 1

Course # Course Description Units Notes
1. POS120 World Politics 3
Description: Studies the international system, its actors, and their capabilities; ends and means of foreign policy; international tension, conflict, and cooperation. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Requirement Designation: Cultural Understanding
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014 Spring 2015
2. Choose one of the options below:
-Option A-
MAT114 Quantitative Reasoning 3
Description: Contemporary quantitative methods, especially descriptive statistics, elementary probability, examples of statistical inference, linear and exponential models of growth and decay, and applicable discrete models. Fulfills liberal studies foundation requirement. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: (MAT 100 with a grade of P taken Fall 2013 or later) or (MAT 102X with a grade of C or better) or Math Placement Test Results (ALEKS/MATHA 35+; MATHC 30+; PLACE 43+) or International Exchange Student Group
Requirement Designation: Foundation Requirement
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014 Spring 2015 Summer 2015
-Option B-
ENG105 Critical Read/Writng In Univ 4
Description: Writing skills for completing university coursework. Fulfills the liberal studies requirement for English composition. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: ((English Placement Test Results (ACT 17+; Accuplacer WR 4-7; IELTS 6+; PLACE 30+; SATI 340+, TOEFL PB 525+/CB 193+/IB 70+)) or (Test Results (ACT < 7; AccuplacerWR < 4; PLACE 10; SATI < 340) and Corequisite: ENG 107))
Requirement Designation: Foundation Requirement
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014 Spring 2015 Summer 2015
3. LIBSTCOURSE Liberal Studies Course 3
4. LIBSTCOURSE Liberal Studies Course 3
5. GECOURSE General Elective Course 3
Course # Course Description Units Notes
1. Choose one of the options below:
-Option A-
POS110 American Politics 3
Description: Basic introduction to American national government; constitutional foundations, the structures of government, courts, Congress, the presidency, interest groups, political parties, and major political issues facing the American people. This course satisfies state teacher certification for teachers in Arizona for federal constitution only. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Requirement Designation: Social and Political Worlds
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014 Winter 2014 Spring 2015
-Option B-
POS201 Introduction To Politics 3
Description: Issues in contemporary political analysis, human values, and political goals; comparative study of how political systems differ; how nations influence one another. Letter grade only.
Requirement Designation: Social and Political Worlds
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014 Spring 2015
2. Choose one of the options below:
-Option A-
MAT114 Quantitative Reasoning 3
Description: Contemporary quantitative methods, especially descriptive statistics, elementary probability, examples of statistical inference, linear and exponential models of growth and decay, and applicable discrete models. Fulfills liberal studies foundation requirement. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: (MAT 100 with a grade of P taken Fall 2013 or later) or (MAT 102X with a grade of C or better) or Math Placement Test Results (ALEKS/MATHA 35+; MATHC 30+; PLACE 43+) or International Exchange Student Group
Requirement Designation: Foundation Requirement
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014 Spring 2015 Summer 2015
-Option B-
ENG105 Critical Read/Writng In Univ 4
Description: Writing skills for completing university coursework. Fulfills the liberal studies requirement for English composition. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: ((English Placement Test Results (ACT 17+; Accuplacer WR 4-7; IELTS 6+; PLACE 30+; SATI 340+, TOEFL PB 525+/CB 193+/IB 70+)) or (Test Results (ACT < 7; AccuplacerWR < 4; PLACE 10; SATI < 340) and Corequisite: ENG 107))
Requirement Designation: Foundation Requirement
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014 Spring 2015 Summer 2015
3. LIBSTSAS Liberal Studies (SAS) Course 3
4. LIBSTCOURSE Liberal Studies Course 3
5. GECOURSE General Elective Course 2

Year 2

Course # Course Description Units Notes
1. Choose one of the options below:
-Option A-
GSP240 World Geography West 3
Description: Physical and cultural elements of Europe, Russia, and North and South America; areal distributions and factors influencing location, development, global processes, and international issues. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Requirement Designation: Social and Political Worlds
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014 Spring 2015 Summer 2015
-Option B-
GSP241 World Geography East 3
Description: Physical and cultural elements of Africa, the Middle East, Asia, and the Pacific regions; areal distributions and factors influencing location, development, global processes, and international issues. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Requirement Designation: Social & Political Worlds and Global
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014 Spring 2015 Summer 2015
2. MAJORELECTIVE Major Elective 3 MAJORELECTIVE Notes
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Notes: Choose from ECO 284 and ECO 285
Requirement is part of the additional 15 units from subjects other than POS courses
3. LANGUAGE101 Language 101-level Course 4
4. LIBSTCOURSE Liberal Studies Course 3
5. GECOURSE General Elective Course 2
Course # Course Description Units Notes
1. POSCOMPONENT See Catalog/Advisor to select 3 POSCOMPONENT Notes
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Notes: 9 units from POS 254, 335, 360, 361, 362, 364, 366, 370, 372, 374, 380, 480, and 482 (You may also use a POS variable-topics course when it has an international or comparative content, with your advisor¿s approval.)
2. ANT301 Peoples Of The World 3
Description: Ethnographic survey of selected native peoples and cultures of the world. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Requirement Designation: Social & Political Worlds and Global
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014 Spring 2015 Summer 2015
3. LANGUAGE102 Language 102-level Course 4
4. LIBSTLAB Liberal Studies (LAB) Course 4
5. GECOURSE General Elective Course 1

Year 3

Course # Course Description Units Notes
1. POS303 Social Science Research 3
Description: Basic techniques of research design, data collection and analysis; contemporary methodologies such as survey design; computer applications. Letter grade only.
Prerequisite: 15 earned hours or International Exchange Student Group
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014 Spring 2015
2. POSCOMPONENT See Catalog/Advisor to select 3 POSCOMPONENT Notes
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Notes: 9 units from POS 254, 335, 360, 361, 362, 364, 366, 370, 372, 374, 380, 480, and 482 (You may also use a POS variable-topics course when it has an international or comparative content, with your advisor¿s approval.)
3. MAJORELECTIVE Major Elective 3 MAJORELECTIVE Notes
Notes: Select 15 units from the following course. No more than 6 units in any one subject: ANT 302, 303, 307, 404, and 438 ECO 284, 285, and 483 or 486 GSP 240, 241, 348, and 370W
continued course choices HIS 221, 231, 250, 251, 281, 297, 312, 314, 325, 332, 340, 341, 343, 344, 351, 360, 366, 372, 375, 376, 380, 382, 400, 402, 421, 434, 450, 451, 480, 481, 483, and 493
Continued course choices HUM 261, 281, 362, 381, and 382 REL 150, 311, 331, 341, and 351 WGS 260 and 360
4. LIBSTCOURSE Liberal Studies Course 3
5. LANGUAGE201 Language 201-level Course (LS elective or CU) 4
Course # Course Description Units Notes
1. MAJORELECTIVE Major Elective 3 MAJORELECTIVE Notes
Notes: Select 15 units from the following course. No more than 6 units in any one subject: ANT 302, 303, 307, 404, and 438 ECO 284, 285, and 483 or 486 GSP 240, 241, 348, and 370W
continued course choices HIS 221, 231, 250, 251, 281, 297, 312, 314, 325, 332, 340, 341, 343, 344, 351, 360, 366, 372, 375, 376, 380, 382, 400, 402, 421, 434, 450, 451, 480, 481, 483, and 493
Continued course choices HUM 261, 281, 362, 381, and 382 REL 150, 311, 331, 341, and 351 WGS 260 and 360
2. Choose one of the options below:
-Option A-
ECO285 Principles Of Economics: Macro 3
Description: Measurement of national economic variables; determination of output, income, employment, and price levels through aggregate supply and demand analysis and related graphical techniques; business cycles, fiscal and monetary policy, global implications of international trade and production. Letter grade only.
Prerequisite: (MAT 114 with a grade of C or better or Math Placement Test Results (ALEKS/MATHA 50+; MATHC 50+; PLACE 55+))
Requirement Designation: Social and Political Worlds
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014 Spring 2015 Summer 2015
-Option B-
POS335 Political Economy 3
Description: Analyzes questions arising from the complex interaction between state and economy, such as problems of inequity, sustainable growth, globalization, and public accountability. Letter grade only.
Prerequisite: POS 120 or POS 201 or ECO 285 or International Exchange Student Group
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Spring 2015
3. POS301W Topics In Political Science 3 POS301W Notes
Description: Analyzes contemporary issues in national and international politics, incorporating extensive writing skill instruction. This course fulfills NAU's junior-level writing requirement. Letter grade only. May be repeated for up to 6 units of credit with different content.
Prerequisite: [6 hours of POS-Political Science coursework and 45 earned hours and (ENG 105 or HON 190 or English Placement Test Results (PLACE 60+))] or International Exchange Student Group
Requirement Designation: Junior Writing Requirement
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014 Spring 2015
Notes: Course may be taken for up to 6 units of credit as long as topics are not the same.
Prerequisite 6 units of POS courses and 45 earned hours or international exchange student group
4. LANGUAGE202 Language 202-level Course (LS elective or CU) 4
5. GECOURSE General Elective Course 2

Year 4

Course # Course Description Units Notes
1. MAJORELECTIVE Major Elective 3 MAJORELECTIVE Notes
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Notes: Select 15 units from the following course. No more than 6 units in any one subject: ANT 302, 303, 307, 404, and 438 ECO 284, 285, and 483 or 486 GSP 240, 241, 348, and 370W
continued course choices HIS 221, 231, 250, 251, 281, 297, 312, 314, 325, 332, 340, 341, 343, 344, 351, 360, 366, 372, 375, 376, 380, 382, 400, 402, 421, 434, 450, 451, 480, 481, 483, and 493
Continued course choices HUM 261, 281, 362, 381, and 382 REL 150, 311, 331, 341, and 351 WGS 260 and 360
2. MAJORELECTIVE Major Elective 3 MAJORELECTIVE Notes
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Notes: Select from the following course. No more than 6 units in any one subject: ANT 302, 303, 307, 404, and 438 ECO 284, 285, and 483 or 486 GSP 240, 241, 348, and 370W
continued course choices HIS 221, 231, 250, 251, 281, 297, 312, 314, 325, 332, 340, 341, 343, 344, 351, 360, 366, 372, 375, 376, 380, 382, 400, 402, 421, 434, 450, 451, 480, 481, 483, and 493
Continued course choices HUM 261, 281, 362, 381, and 382 REL 150, 311, 331, 341, and 351 WGS 260 and 360
3. POSCOMPONENT See Catalog/Advisor to select 3
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
4. POSCOMPONENT See Catalog/Advisor to select 3
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
5. LANGUAGEXXX Language Course 3 LANGUAGEXXX Notes
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Notes: Language other than English that is Junior Level or 300 at a minimum.
Course # Course Description Units Notes
1. POS421C Topics In Public Policy 3 POS421C Notes
Description: This capstone seminar analyzes selected contemporary policies and policy issues in national and international politics. Letter grade only.
Prerequisite: 75 earned hours or International Exchange Student Group
Requirement Designation: Senior Capstone
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014 Spring 2015
Notes: Course is offered with different topics BUT may only be taken once.
2. LANGUAGEXXX Language Course 3 LANGUAGEXXX Notes
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Notes: Language other than English that is Junior Level or 300 at a minimum.
3. POSCOMPONENT See Catalog/Advisor to select 3
4. GECOURSE General Elective Course 3
5. GECOURSE General Elective Course 2

University Requirements Specified by Major

University requirements includes 35 units of liberal studies and 6 units of diversity coursework. The courses listed below are required for the major, but may also be used to satisfy liberal studies and/or diversity. Know that if a course is used to satisfy more than one requirement it is only counted once in the cumulative totals. The sections that are blank can be satisfied with any course from the approved list of liberal studies or diversity.
Foundation Requirements:English (FNRQ:ENG) (4 units) ENG 105 (4)
Foundation Requirements:Math (FNRQ:MAT) (3 units) MAT 114 (3)
Aesthetic and Humanistic Inquiry (AHI) (6 units) Student Choice (6)
Social and Political Worlds (SPW) (6 units) Student Choice (6)
Cultural Understanding (CU) (6 units) Student Choice (6)
Science/Applied Science (SAS/LAB) (7 units) Student Choice (7)
Liberal Studies Elective (3 units) Student Choice (3)
Diversity:U.S. Ethnic (DIV:ETHN) (3 units) Student Choice (3)
Diversity:Global (DIV:GLBL) (3 units) Student Choice (3)

Program Information

PROGRAM INFORMATION

Politics and international Affairs offers undergraduate and graduate courses in US government, international relations and comparative politics, public policy, public administration, and theory. Our focus is both domestic and international, with particular strengths in environmental politics, political development, and diversity. We feature a dynamic faculty dedicated to teaching in a small classroom environment.

Students may use individualized coursework toward this International Affairs Degree with prior written approval from your faculty mentor and the department chair of the Politics and International Affairs Department. Students must take 15 units of interdisciplinary courses chosen from courses listed in the catalog.  Students are required to take 4 semesters of the same language other than English and 6 units of language at the upper division level (300 or 400 numbered courses).

All 54 units required for the major must be earned with a grade of "C" or higher. While you are not required to repeat a class where you earned a "D" you must have the total of 54 units of International Affairs courses with a grade of "C" or above. 36 units of the required 54 units must be taken at the 300 level or higher.

In addition, please be aware that you can repeat topics courses, which vary in content, for up to 6 units of credit in the political science component. Obtain your advisor’s approval for the particular topics course content.  Note: POS 220 may not be used to fulfill requirements for your Political Science degree.

CONTACT INFORMATION

Department of Politics and International Affairs
Social and Behavioral Sciences Building (Bldg. 65)       Room 224
PHONE: 928-523-3163    FAX:  928-523-6777        
WEB Page: http://politics.nau.edu
Department Chair: Dr. Geeta Chowdry
Phone:     523-3135
EMAIL: Geeta.Chowdry@nau.edu

Office of Academic Services and Advising
Social and Behavioral Sciences West Building (Bldg. 70)       Room 114
PHONE: 928-523-6540    FAX: 928-523-7185              
WEB Page: http://nau.edu/sbs/advising
EMAIL: sbs.advisor@nau.edu

General Information

Progression Plans are intended to provide a general road map related to the sequencing of courses. 

For a full description of degree requirements, review the Academic Catalog.  To determine what requirements you may have already met through transfer credits, AP/IB courses, or test credits review your Academic Requirements, advisement report.

Some courses may have prerequisites and/or require appropriate placement scores in Mathematics and English.  If you do not have the appropriate placement or prerequisite courses, you may have to take more courses than are presented on the Progression Plan. 

Not all classes are offered every term so use caution when changing the sequencing of courses.

For further clarification, refer to the catalog (link provided at the top of this page) or speak with an academic advisor.