Joint IR/MLL

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.

The Joint IR/MLL Major recognizes that Lehigh graduates must be adequately prepared to play and active role in the world of the 21st century. For that, they will need an acute understanding of essential issues of global politics, broad linguistic and cultural skills, significant overseas experience, and both intellectual and cultural sophistication. The Joint IR/MLL Major meets those requirements with courses in economics, international relations, language, and culture. Extended study abroad and undergraduate research in more than one language are also required. The program will help students develop a deeper and richer understanding of cultural, linguistic, and political diversity around the world.

The program requires a total of 16 courses for 60-64 credits. At least one semester of study abroad in an approved Lehigh program is required, as is undergraduate research that uses sources in at least one language other than English. Each student will have two major advisors, one each from IR and MLL.

 

Required courses (50-52 credits), as follows:
     ECO 001

5courses in International Relations (20 credits), as follows:
     IR 10
     IR 105
     IR125
     Two IR advanced courses number 301-387 (except 307) or 393

6 courses in Modern Langueages and Literatures (22-24) credits), as follows:
     Four courses (16 credits) in one langueage, either Arabic, Chinese, Hebrew, Japanese, Russian, French (above the level of French 2), German (above the level of German 2), or Spanish (above the level of Spanish 2).
     Two culture courses (6-8 credits) from an approved list or in consultation with the MLL advisor:
     CHIN, FREN, GERM, JPNS, RUSS, SPAN 91, 111-399
     MLL 6, 23, 27, 28, 51, 68, 73, 74, 75,76, 78, 100, 124, 125, 127, 177, 231, 319, 320, 321

1 independent study (4 credits).  The course will include original research in at least one language other than English.

Study abroad.  1 semester or more in an approved Lehigh program.  Must include language study.

Electives (10-12 credits), as follows:  
     3 electives from an approved list, including courses from the departments of Sociology and Anthroology, Economics, English, International Relations, Journalism, Modern Languages and Literatures, Political Science, History, Religion, and/or programs in Africana Studies, Asian Studies, Global Citizenship, Latin American Studies, Global Citizenship, Latin American Studies, Sociology and Social Psychology, Science, Technology and Society, Woman's Studies, or other courses as approved by IR and MLL advisors.  (Courses must be chosen from at least two departments.)

AAS 3, 5, 38, 148, 263
ANTH 111, 120, 123, 184, 187, 320
All ASIA courses
ECO 209, 342, 343
ENGL 38, 120, 121, 318, 384
IR - Any courses numbered 34-387 except IR 72, 74, 105, 118, 119, 125, or 127.  Advanced electives must be in addition to the two requried advanced courses.  
JOUR 246
MLL 6, 23, 27, 28, 51, 68, 73, 74, 75, 76, 78, 100, 124, 125, 127, 140, 177, 231, 319, 320, 321*
All global Citizenship (GC) courses
POLS 3, 104, 108, 323, 324, 325, 335, 336, 337, 342, 374
HIST 5, 11, 12, 49, 50, 75, 76, 107, 157, 158, 159, 160, 177, 341, 342, 347, 348, 349, 350, 356, 357, 358, 359
REL 3, 60, 64, 65, 67, 77, 145, 146, 154, 155, 156, 157, 164, 169, 221, 247
SSP 105, 341
STS 141
WS 73, 326, 327, 341, 342