Global Conflict & Human Security

The Global Conflict & National Security emphasis is recommended for students who wish to pursue careers as analysts or managers in national and homeland security with government agencies or in the private security sector.

In order to complete the Global Conflict & Human Security emphasis, students must take the courses listed below in addition to the core requirements of the International Studies Major.

Global Conflict & Human Security courses (15 credits):

To complete the Global Conflict & Human Security emphasis, students choose 5 classes from the following list:

  • Geography 321 Political Geography
  • Geography 421 Human Rights
  • History 318 Modernism & Nationalism in Europe
  • History 333 The Holocaust
  • History 356 World War II: Global Warfare 1931 – 1945
  • History 391 War, American Military, & US Foreign Relations
  • History 395 US Military History
  • International Studies 308 Revolution & Development
  • International Studies 325 Contemporary Forced Displacement
  • Military Science 304 Military History of WWII
  • Political Science 308 International Law
  • Political Science 313 Politics of Genocide
  • Political Science 317 US Foreign Policy
  • Political Science 328 Terrorism & Counterterrorism
  • Political Science 352 Politics of National Security
  • Political Science 376 International Conflict

Elective courses (6 credits):

Students pursuing the Global Conflict & Human Security emphasis will also take an additional 6 credits of electives in International Studies, in order to complete the major’s 36 credits requirement. Additionally, students must take courses from at least four different disciplines.

Prerequisite courses

Please note that some of the classes listed above have course prerequisites that must be fulfilled before a student is allowed to enroll into a specific class.




Please contact your International Studies advisor to explore your options, maximize the many interrelated majors and minors and to ensure that these are completed in time. The earlier you connect with your advisor, the more options you can pursue.