Temporary IA Electives, Fall 2024

These are the courses that the Chair designates (new courses, special courses) as IA electives for the upcoming semester – this changes every fall and spring. The following courses offered in Fall 2024 will count towards support course credit in International Affairs (INAF elective or INAF foreign literature in course searches, while in Banner they have an attribute of IAEL or IALT) in addition to the permanent electives pre-approved for this purpose.

Some special topic temporary IA elective courses here may not have the INAF designation in course searches, but if they are on this list, they count as an IA elective (if you would like to double check, check with the Department Chair). 

When registering for classes, remember to check for overlap credit limits between major requirements and minor requirements (in case of double majors, a minor, or multiple minors).


Temporary IA Electives


ENGL 360 Literatures of Resistance (WI)


HIST300D5 From Empires to Nation States

HIST 300D6 Post-Soviet Russia

HIST 300D7 African Nationalism and Resistance


MDFL 201J Women of the Arab World

MDFL 201S Visual China: Chinese Culture


GERM 330 Methods Seminar: Analyzing Text


PSCI 471C8 Cyber Warfare

PSCI 471F5 The Intelligence Community


SPAN 475 Hispanic Women Writers

Previous Temporary IA Electives (Highlights)


Previously Offered Spring 2024:

World Economies, ANTH 317

Poverty, Affluence, and Equality, ECON 351C

Seminar: Partition of India, ENG 449N

Power, Conflict, and Resolution, FREN 330

Migration Politics in a Globalizing World, GEOG 332

Grassroots Development in Guatemala, GEOG 361

The Soviet Century, HIST 300D4

History of Stalinism, HIST 468

Problems in Genocide Studies, HIST 471A2

Conflict Resolution in Africa, PSCI 471F4

Islamic Philosophy and Theology, RELG 353

Caribbean Culture and Literature in the 20th and 21st Centuries, SPAN 370

Gender and Violence in Spain, SPAN 481K


Previously Offered Fall 2023:

South Asian Literature and Cinema, ENGL 387

German Cultural History, GERM 325

National Security Strategy, PSCI 471E8

African Politics, PSCI 471F3

Ethics of Religion and Violence, RELG 298

Sociology in East Asia, SOCG 347


Previously Offered Spring 2023:

Geography in Europe, GEO 410D

Imperial Russia, HIST 300C7

Indian Foreign Policy, PSCI 353

Drug Politics in Latin America, PSCI 471E9

Global Perspectives Health & Illness, SOCG 335

Critical Refugee Studies, SOCG 371B9


Previously Offered Spring 2022:

Sacred Spaces, Geography 335

Political Anthropology, Anthropology 316

Intro to Pre-revolutionary Literature, French 326

French Cinema, French 319

Remembering the Holocaust, German 413


Previously offered Fall 2021:

Geography and Development, Geography 339A – requires permission of the instructor

Medieval Islamic Civilization, History 337

Ottoman Legacies, History 432

Govt & Politics of Japan, Political Science 368

 Intelligence & National Security, Political Science 471D4

Emerging Issues Int’l Security, Political Science 471E5

French Cinema, French 319

Introduction to Pre-revolutionary Literature, French 326



Previously offered Spring 2021:

Chinese History through Film, History 324

From Mongols to Ottomans, History 338

Modern Middle East History, History 339

Immigration in Global Perspective, Anthropology 371

International Trade, Economics 382

Alliance Politics, Political Science 315

Gender and Development, Political Science 372

Judaism, Religion 201


Previously offered Fall 2020:

HIST471G3: Soviet Union in World War 1

PSCI 471D7: Dynamic Asian Polities

PSCI 471E4:  International Human Rights

PSCI 471E5: Emerging Issues of International Security

SOCG 404: Global Inequality and Development