Globalization occurs at the intersections of politics, economics and cultures. In this area we study these intersections within nation-states and between them, while learning how technology and the shrinking globe affect politics.
Potential career paths for majors with interests in this area include:
Foreign Service officer, foreign affairs analyst, Peace Corps volunteer, policy officer, policy analyst (governmental or nongovernmental), lobbyist, and legislative correspondent.
Some resources for careers in this area:
A great place to start is this career information page from James Madison College at Michigan State University. The HSU Career Center is also a valuable resource that students should consult early and often.
Other career resources include: Foreign Service Association, USAID, the Peace Corps, and the United Nations.
Websites that with a range of listings of international jobs include: Foreign Policy Association Job Board ; Jobs Abroad International Jobs.
We teach the following upper-division courses in this area:
- PSCI 303 Third World Politics
- PSCI 330 Political Regimes & Political Change (course focuses on a specific world region; may be re-taken on different regions).
- PSCI 340 Ethnicity & Nationalism
- PSCI 341 International Law
- PSCI 347 US Foreign Policy
- PSCI 360 Political Economy
- PSCI 371 Vital Issues in Contemporary Politics
- PSCI 376/377 Model United Nations
- PSCI 440 International Organizations
For more information, feel free to talk with the following department faculty members: Mark Baker, Al Harris, Selma (Sam) Sonntag, Noah Zerbe.