The undergraduate major in International Relations is an interdisciplinary program focusing on economic, security, environmental and socio-cultural issues affecting the global community. There are four basic tracts to choose from:
- World Trade & Development:
- Main courses - Economics, 2 possible sub-focuses: Developing Economies, Advanced Economies
- Peace and Security:
- Main courses - Political science, history, political philosophy, social conflict sociology
- Global Environment, Health & Natural Resources:
- Main courses - Environmental Science and Policy, Atmospheric Science, Environmental and Resource Sciences, Geology, Agricultural Management and Rangeland Resources, Environmental Toxicology
- People and Nationalities:
- Main courses - Anthropology, globalization, ethnicity studies, urban sociology studies, colonialism
Because IR is a program and not a department per se, most major courses include: history, political science, sociology, anthropology, economics, and language courses. Many other courses also count as well, if they fit in your tract, including courses from Community and Regional Development, Geography, Drama, Women and Gender Studies, African American and African Studies, East Asian Studies, Religious Studies, or International Agricultural Development.
There are clubs and organizations around campus that are closely related to the International Relations major. These include International Relations Student Association (IRSA), the International Affairs Journal (IAJ), and Model United Nations at UC Davis (MUN).
Official Webpage: http://intlrel.ucdavis.edu/