Joint IR/MLL

Joint IR-MLL MAJOR
The multidisciplinary Joint IR/MLL Major is offered jointly by the Department of International Relations (IR) and the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures (MLL).  The program, which offers a Bachelor of Arts, incorporates courses from both IR and MLL, as well as electives from a broad cross-section of other departments, for a challenging program that requires overseas study, language facility, and undergraduate research.

International Relations courses (6 courses/24 credits)
1. IR010 Introduction to World Politics (4)

2. Any three of the following courses:

 

IR100 Methods and Research Design (4)

IR205 Theories of International Relations (4)

IR210 Foreign Policy (4)
IR220 Globalization and World Politics (4)
IR225 International Political Economy (4)
IR234 Great Power Politics (4)
IR235 International Security (4)
IR236 Causes of War (4)

IR237 National Security (4)
IR245 International Organization (4)

 

4. Two IR advanced courses numbered 300-387 (except IR 307) or IR393 (8)

 

Modern Languages and Literature Courses

16 credits in one language, either Arabic, Chinese, Hebrew, Japanese, Russian, French (above the level of French 2), German (above the level of German 2), and Spanish (above the level of Spanish 2)

 

Two culture courses from an approved list or in consultation with the MLL advisor (6-8)

Capstone project: IR389 / MLL389 (4)
A research project on international politics that will include original research in at least one foreign language under the joint supervision of an adviser in IR and one in the relevant language in MLL.

 

Study Abroad

1 semester or more in an approved Lehigh program

 

Electives

Three electives from an approved list (10-12)

 

Electives include courses from the departments of Sociology and Anthropology, Economics, English, International Relations, Journalism, Modern Languages and Literature, Political Science, History, Religion, and/or programs in Africana Studies, Asian Studies, Global Citizenship, Latin American Studies, Sociology and Social Psychology, Science, Technology and Society, Women’s Studies, or other course as approved by IR and MLL advisors.  (Courses must be chosen from at least two departments.)

 

ANTH 111, 123, 184, 187, 320

ECO 209, 342
ENGL 038, 120, 121, 318, 384

JOUR 246

POLS 003, 104, 108, 323, 324, 325, 335, 336, 337, 342
HIST 005, 011, 012, 049, 050, 075, 076, 107, 154, 331, 337, 348, 350, 352, 356, 358
REL 003, 060, 077, 140/244, 143, 145, 148, 154, 155, 159, 166, 168, 171, 221, 247, 350

SOC 105, 322
WGSS 073, 110, 179, 275, 310, 311, 326, 327, 331, 341, 342, 346

Any IR courses except IR002, IR019, IR072, IR074, IR090, IR118/119, IR127, IR388, and IR391, including additional core courses or advanced courses beyond requirements (note that IR390, IR392, and IR394 are variable credit).

All MLL courses except MLL300

All ASIA (Asian Studies), AAS (Africana Studies) and LAS (Latin American Studies) courses

 

Total Credits 60-64