Sep 24, 2023
2021/2022 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]
International Security and Conflict Resolution, Specialization in Cooperation, Conflict, and Conflict Resolution, B.A. in Liberal Arts and Sciences
(Major Code: 22103) (SIMS Code: 113803)
All candidates for a degree in liberal arts and sciences must complete the graduation requirements listed in the section of this catalog on “Graduation Requirements .” Individual master plans for each student are filed with the ISCOR undergraduate adviser.
A minor is not required with this major.
It is strongly recommended that international security and conflict resolution majors consider either a minor or a second major in a language other than English. In addition, international security and conflict resolution majors may wish to obtain language certification in a language other than English. Many career positions related to an international security and conflict resolution major will require demonstrated competency in a language other than English.
It is also recommended that international security and conflict resolution majors consider a minor in an area studies program, e.g., African Studies, Asian Studies, European Studies, Islamic and Arabic Studies, or Latin American Studies. Many career positions related to an international security and conflict resolution major will require a strong background in a particular region and/or culture. The program also requires at least one preapproved study abroad experience.
Study Abroad Requirement
All international security and conflict resolution majors are required to complete a study abroad experience. To meet this requirement, majors must complete one of the following with the preapproved and written consent of the undergraduate adviser:
- A CSU Study Abroad Program;
- An SDSU Exchange Program;
- An SDSU Semester Abroad Program;
- An SDSU Study Travel Program;
- An international security and conflict resolution internship abroad, independent study abroad, or thesis abroad;
- ISCOR 450 .
See the undergraduate adviser to make arrangements to meet the study abroad requirement.
Preparation for the Major
Three Units from Each of the Following Groups
Recommended for General Education in Foundations of Learning
A minimum competency (successfully completing the third college semester or fifth college quarter) is required in one language other than English to fulfill the graduation requirement (excluding American Sign Language). Refer to section of catalog on “Graduation Requirements .”
Graduation Writing Assessment Requirement
Passing the Writing Placement Assessment with a score of 10 or completing one of the approved upper division writing courses (W) with a grade of C (2.0) or better. See “Graduation Requirements ” section for a complete listing of requirements.
A minimum of 36 upper division units to include 15 units in
Six Units Selected from
(Students specializing in justice in the global system must select ISCOR 324 )
15 Units from One of the Three Specializations
Cooperation, conflict, and conflict resolution; environment and security; or justice in the global system.
Specialization in Cooperation, Conflict, and Conflict Resolution
This specialization is concerned with exploring the causes, nature, consequences, management, and resolution of conflict. It will consider the psychology, sociology, economics, politics and history of cooperation, conflict and conflict resolution. It will address issues of war and peace, nationalism, civil war, terrorism, human rights, and ethnic hostility as they impact international security.
Requirements for Specialization
ISCOR 450 + can be substituted for a maximum of one three unit course in this specialization with the approval and written consent of the undergraduate adviser.
A minimum of 15 units to include six units selected from
Nine Units Selected from
Nine units selected from courses listed above or from
A master plan of the courses taken to fulfill the major must be approved by the undergraduate adviser.
+Course requires prerequisites other than those listed above.
++Additional prerequisites other than those listed above may be required depending upon lower division courses taken for preparation for major (and/or for General Education).