Joint IR_MLL Major

 

International Relations and Modern Languages and Literatures

The multidisciplinary Joint IR/MLL Major is offered together by the Department of International Relations (IR) and the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures (MLL).  Each student is provided two advisors, one in each department.  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 an undergraduate capstone research project.

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)

3. Two IR advanced courses numbered 300-387 (except IR 307) or IR 393 (8)

Modern Languages and Literature courses (6 courses/22-24 credits)

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: IR 389/MLL 389 (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 (3 courses/10-12 credits)

Total Credits 60-64

Joint IR – MLL Electives

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, 343
ENGL 38, 120, 121, 318, 384
JOUR 246
POLS 3, 104, 108, 323, 324, 325, 335, 336, 337, 342
HIST 5, 11, 12, 49, 50, 75, 76, 107, 154, 157, 158, 159, 160, 162, 315, 331, 348, 349, 350, 352, 355, 356, 357, 358, 373
REL 3, 60, 64, 65, 67, 77, 140/244, 145, 146, 148, 150, 154, 155, 157, 159, 166, 168, 171, 176, 221, 243, 247, 350
SOC 105, 322
WGSS 73, 110, 179, 275, 310, 311, 326, 327, 331, 341, 342, 346

Any IR courses except IR 002, IR 019, IR074, IR 090, IR118/119, IR127, IR 388, and IR 391, including additional core courses or advanced courses beyond requirements (note that IR 390, IR 392, and IR 394 are variable credit)

All MLL courses except MLL 300

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

Total Credits 60-64