Electives Offered in the IR Department

In addition to fulfilling elective requirements for the International Relations major and minor, many electives offered through the IR department satisfy upper-division General Education and SF State Studies requirements.

Electives in IR
Course ID Title Units GE SF State Studies Cross-listed with
I R 305 Hi-Tech and Foreign Policy 4      
I R 306* U.S.-Central American Relations 4   GP  
I R 314 Post Modernism in International Relations 4      
I R 315 Introduction to Global Peace Studies 3 UD-C ES, GP, SJ GPS 315, PHIL 315
I R 321* Development and Foreign Policy—Africa 4     PLSI 321
I R 322* Latin American Policy Analysis 4 UD-D GP PLSI 322
I R 323* The Persian Gulf in International Relations 4      
I R 324* Middle East and North Africa in International Relations 4 UD-D ES, GP  
I R 325 Chinese Foreign Policy 4     PLSI 325
I R 326 South and Southeast Asia Foreign Relations 4   GP  
I R 327* Europe: Forming a More Perfect Union 4      
I R 328* Domestic and Foreign Policy: Post-Communist Regions 4     PLSI 328
I R 329* U.S.-Japan Politics 4     PLSI 329
I R 330 World Law 4      
I R 331 Global Environmental Crisis 4   ES, GP, SJ ENVS 331
I R 332 International Criminal Law 4     C J 505
I R 334 International Organizations: New World Order 4      
I R 335* Muslim Societies in Transnational Perspective 4 UD-D AERM, GP  
I R 336* Politics of Globalization 4 UD-D GP  
I R 337* Introduction to European Union 4      
I R 341 Comparative Criminal Justice 4     C J 340
I R 342* Strategy and War 4     PLSI 342
I R 346 Recent European History 3     HIST 346
I R 360 Intelligence and Intelligence Agencies 4      
I R 361 Terrorism and Covert Political Warfare 4     C J 461
I R 362* Domestic & Transnational Sources of US Foreign Policy 4     PLSI 362
I R 372 Critical Political Theory 4     PLSI 372, HUM 372
I R 404 Politics of China 4 UD-D GP PLSI 404
I R 407* Politics of Russia 4     PLSI 407
I R 409* Russia and World Order 4     PLSI 409
I R 411 East Asian Politics 4 UD-D GP PLSI 411
I R 412 South Asian Politics 4   GP PLSI 412
I R 413 Media Chinese 3   GP CHIN 411, JOUR 411
I R 416 Ethnicity and Nationalism 4 UD-D GP PLSI 416
I R 417 Gender, Equality, and Politics: A Comparative Perspective 4     PLSI 417
I R 424 Social Movements 4     PLSI 424, SOC 424
I R 428* International Political Economy of Food and Hunger 4     GEOG 428
I R 430 Israeli Democracy: Politics, Institutions, and Society 3 UD-D GP JS 430, PLSI 430
I R 432 Model United Nations 4      
I R 433 Model Arab League 4     MEIS 433
I R 435 Politics of Global Finance and Crisis 4     PLSI 435, FIN 435
I R 445 Geopolitics and Globalization 3 UD-D   GEOG 445
I R 446 The Multinational Corporation in World Affairs 4      
I R 450 International Labor 3     LABR 550
I R 452* International Media Politics 4     JOUR 452
I R 453* Women and Media in International Relations 4      
I R 460* Rising Powers 4      
I R 520 Globalization and Development 4      
I R 530 The Arab-Israeli Conflict 3 UD-D GP JS 560
I R 540 The Rich and the Poor Nations 4      
I R 544 Women in the World 4 UD-D GP, SJ PLSI 544
I R 601 Lectures on Contemporary Global Issues 1      
I R 604 Analysis of Global Issues 4      
I R 632 Regional Economic Communities 4      
I R 635 Economics of Globalization 3     ECON 635
I R 640 Field Study in International Relations 1-5      
I R 685 Projects in the Teaching of I R 1-4      
I R 699 Independent Study 1-4      

Note: Due to staffing, the department is not able to offer all elective courses on a regular basis. The course IDs marked with an asterisk are those the department can currently offer on a regular basis—if not every academic year. This does not include cross-listed courses housed in and staffed by other departments.

Updated January 2018