The undergraduate Certificate in Political Risk Analysis requires a minimum of 18 s.h. of credit. The certificate can be earned by any student admitted to the University of Iowa who is not concurrently enrolled in a UI graduate or professional degree program. Students must maintain a g.p.a. of at least 2.00 in work for the certificate. Certificate courses cannot be taken pass/nonpass.

A maximum of 6 s.h. of transfer credit may be accepted toward certificate requirements, with the approval of the political risk analysis advisor. Students may only double count 6 s.h. of course work with another degree program.

The political risk analysis field is growing as organizations seek to understand the risks posed in countries and regions around the world and what that means for them and their policies.

The Certificate in Political Risk Analysis requires the following course work.

Core Courses

Principles of Risk Management and Insurance (FIN:3400) has prerequisites ECON:1100 Principles of Microeconomics and ECON:1200 Principles of Macroeconomics; the prerequisites do not count toward the certificate.

Financial Risk Principles
This course:
FIN:3400Principles of Risk Management and Insurance3
Quantitative Analysis
One of these:
POLI:3000Analyzing Political Data3
STAT:1020Elementary Statistics and Inference3
STAT:1030Statistics for Business4
STAT:2020Probability and Statistics for the Engineering and Physical Sciences3
Politics Foundation
One of these:
POLI:1400Introduction to Comparative Politics3
POLI:1500Introduction to International Relations3

Elective Courses

Students select three courses from the following.

Country and International Risk
POLI:2415Latin American Politics3
POLI:2416Revolutions and Political Violence3
POLI:3405Authoritarian Politics3
POLI:3408Chinese Politics and Society3
POLI:3410Russian Foreign Policy3
POLI:3411Democracy: Global Trends and Struggles3
POLI:3413Russian Politics3
POLI:3418Governance in the Middle East3
POLI:3419War in the Muslim World3
POLI:3420Southeast Asia: Politics and Development3
POLI:3421Southern Africa: Development and Governance3
POLI:3422Horn of Africa: Politics and Transnational Issues3
POLI:3423The Middle East: Policy and Diplomacy3
POLI:3450Problems in Comparative Politics3
POLI:3501International Organization and World Order3
POLI:3503Politics of Terrorism3
POLI:3505Civil Wars3
POLI:3506Consequences of War3
POLI:3509International Courts: The Intersection of Law and Politics3
POLI:3512International Conflict3
POLI:3514Regional Peace and Security3
POLI:3516The Politics of International Economics3
POLI:3518Water Wars: Conflict and Cooperation3
POLI:3520National Security Policy3
POLI:3521Twenty-first-Century Technology and Warfare3
POLI:3522Ending Wars and Keeping Peace3
POLI:3523Non-State Violent Actors3
POLI:3550Problems of International Politics3

Experiential Learning Requirement

All students select one of the following after consultation with the political risk analysis advisor.

Study Abroad
Students register for study abroad credit (prefix ABRD)
POLI:3001Hawkeye Poll3
POLI:3127Legislative Policy Seminararr.
POLI:4701Undergraduate Research Tutorial3
URES:3992Undergraduate Research and Creative Projects0
URES:3993Undergraduate Research and Creative Projects1-4
URES:3994Undergraduate Research and Creative Projects1-4
URES:3995ICRU Research Fellow0
POLI:4900Government and Politics Internship1-3
Another approved internship course