International Relations SF State Scholar Roadmap

This roadmap is a suggested plan of study and does not replace meeting with an advisor. Please note that students may need to adjust the actual sequence of courses based on course availability. Please consult an advisor in your major program for further guidance.

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
Fall SemesterUnits
ENG 114 Writing the First Year: Finding Your Voice (A2) 1 3
GE Area A 2 3
GE Area B: Physical Science (B1) and Laboratory Science (B3) 3 3-4
GE Area C 3
Complementary Studies or SF State Studies or University Elective 4 3
 Units15-16
Spring Semester
I R 104 Introduction to International Relations: Politics, Economics, Environment, and People (Major Core, D1, ES, GP, SJ) 3
GE Area A 3
GE Area B: Quantitative Reasoning (B4) 5 3
GE Area E 3
Complementary Studies or SF State Studies or University Elective 4 3
 Units15
Second Year
Fall Semester
GE Area B: Life Science (B2) and Laboratory Science (B3) 4 3-4
GE Area C 3
GE Area D 3
Complementary Studies or SF State Studies or University Elective - Take Two 4 6
 Units15-16
Spring Semester
GE Area C 3
GE Area D 3
GE Area UD-C: Upper-Division Arts and/or Humanities (Consider SF State Studies Course) 3
Complementary Studies or SF State Studies or University Elective - Take Two 4 6
 Units15
Third Year
Summer Semester
Complementary Studies or SF State Studies or University Elective - Take Two 4 6
 Units6
Fall Semester
I R 308 Fundamentals of International Relations Theories, Issues, and Perspectives (Major Core) 4
I R 310 U.S. Foreign Policy (Major Core, UD-D, AERM, GP) 4
Major Electives (18 Units Total) - Take One 6 4
GE Area UD-B: Upper-Division Physical and/or Life Sciences (Consider SF State Studies Course) 3
 Units15
Spring Semester
I R 309GW International Relations Analysis and Application - GWAR (Major Core) 4
I R 312 Introduction to International Political Economy (Major Core) 4
Major Electives (18 Units Total) - Take Two 6 8
 Units16
Fourth Year
Summer Semester
Complementary Studies or SF State Studies or University Elective - Take Two 4 6
 Units6
Fall Semester
I R 725 The Analysis of Foreign Policy (Master's Core) 3
Major Electives (18 Units Total) - Take One 6 4
The International System and its Problems 7 3
Comparative Foreign Policies 8 3
 Units13
Spring Semester
I R 550 Senior Thesis in International Relations (Major Culminating Requirement) 6
Major Electives (18 Units Total) - Take One 6 4
Graduate Emphasis 9 3
 Units13
Fifth Year
Summer Semester
Complementary Studies or SF State Studies or University Elective 3
 Units3
Fall Semester
I R 720 Theory and Approaches in International Relations (Master's Core) 3
I R 751 Data Analysis and Evaluation Research in International Relations (Academic Emphasis) 3
or Professional Emphasis Course
 
Graduate Emphasis 9 3
Graduate Elective 10 3
 Units12
Spring Semester
I R 728 International Political Economy (Master's Core) 3
I R 750 Methods and Thesis Selection in International Relations (Master's Emphasis) 3
I R 892
Sponsored Graduate Internship in International Relations (Master's Culminating Experience)
or Master's Thesis
3
 Units9
 Total Units153-155