Program Information : Premajor Courses
All ISCOR majors are required to take a series of undergraduate
courses as a part of their general education curriculum in order
to prepare them to take upperdivision ISCOR classes. Some courses
are mandatory, others are recommended. There are 27 premajor units
total. All ISCOR majors must meet their premajor requirements in
order to graduate.
The following premajor courses are mandatory for a total of 18
ISCOR 200: International Security and Conflict Resolution
Comprehensive picture of multidisciplinary international security and conflict resolution (ISCOR) program.
Econ 101: Principles of Economics
Principles of economic analysis in the areas of national income
analysis, money and banking, business cycles, and economic stabilization.
Econ 102: Principles of Economics
Principles of economic analysis with emphasis on direction of production,
allocation of resources, and distribution of income.
Hist 101: World History
Modern history from a global perspective, 1500 to present.
Poli S 103: Introduction to Comparative Politics
Examination of problems of decision-making and control in various
political systems, emphasizing political action in cultural contexts.
Rel S 101: World Religions
Broad historical development and philosophical overview of major
world and selected tribal traditions from primal times to present.
*Students must also select one three unit course from each group
(A-C) for a total of nine premajor units.
Group A (one of the following):
Anthropology 102: Introduction to Cultural Anthropology
Studies the relationship to the environment, preliterate society,
systems of social organization, politics, economics, religion,
Geography 102: Principles of Cultural Geography
Studies elements of culture such as language, political organization,
settlement patterns and population, and more.
Group B (one of the following):
Comparative Literature 270B: World Literature
Study of major works from various cultures, with emphasis on the
way literature deals with enduring human problems and values.
History 100: World History
Growth of civilizations and interrelationships of peoples of Europe,
Asia, Africa, and the Americas to 1500.
Philosophy 101: Introduction to Philosophy
Values: Intro to philosophical inquiry with an emphasis on problems
Group C (one of the following):
Economics 201: Statistical Methods
Introduction to descriptive statistics, statistical inference,
regression and correlation.
Political Science 201: Elementary Statistics for Political Science
Quantitative methods in political science.
Psychology 270: Statistical Methods in Psychology
Quantitative methods in psychology.
Sociology 201: Elementary Social Statistics
Basic statistical techniques in sociology.
Statistics 119: Elementary Statistics for Business
Measures of central tendency and variability, frequency distributions,
Statistics 250: Statistical Principles and Practices
Descriptive statistics, data displays, measures of central tendency,
random variables, and sampling distribution.
RECOMMENDED G.E. COURSES IN THE NATURAL SCIENCES:
In order to better prepare students for ISCOR core courses and
ISCOR specialization elective courses, ISCOR majors should consider
taking the following courses within the Natural Sciences General
Biology 100: General Biology
A beginning course in biology stressing processes common to living
Biology 101: World of Animals
Animal adaptation and diversity and their relationship to the development
of evolutionary theory.
Chemistry 100: Introduction to General Chemistry with Laboratory
Elementary principles of chemistry used to illustrate nature and
development of modern scientific thought.
Geography 101: Principles of Physical Geography
Studies that underlie the fundamental nature and dynamics of the
Physics 107: Introductory Physics with Laboratory
How physics concepts describe every day events, and frontier phenomena.