The new "Great Game" is happening here and now. As a student of the International and Comparative Politics (ICP) program, learn how Russia, Iran, China, and the United States vie for influence in Central Asia.
To graduate from the Department of International and Comparative Politics students must complete General Education requirements (80 credits), ICP major requirements (90), internship (6 credits) and 64 credits of elective courses. (64 elective credits required in total: maximum of 18 credits and minimum of 6 credits should be taken within the major, the remaining credits should be taken outside the major.) After completing 240 credits overall, the students will take final examinations that include the defense of a senior thesis, a written exam on International and Comparative Politics, a History of Kyrgyzstan exam, and an English language test.
GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
All students should complete the general education requirements. For details, please check here.
All courses are 6-credit courses unless noted otherwise. For course details, please consult to your advisor or the program chair in Room 231.
Introduction to Political Studies
Introduction to Comparative Politics
Introduction to International Relations
Introduction to Political Theory
Introduction to Political Economy
Central Asian Politics
One ICP course at 200-level
Public Policy Analysis
Foreign Policy Analysis
Method of Political Research
Two ICP elective courses at 300-level
Senior Thesis I
Senior Thesis II
One ICP course at 400-level
Two internships must be completed, six credits total
ADDITIONAL ELECTIVE COURSES
Students are expected to take additional elective courses, 64 credits total.