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.
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|
|FIN:3400||Principles of Risk Management and Insurance||3|
|One of these:|
|POLI:3000||Analyzing Political Data||3|
|STAT:1020||Elementary Statistics and Inference||3|
|STAT:1030||Statistics for Business||4|
|STAT:2020||Probability and Statistics for the Engineering and Physical Sciences||3|
|One of these:|
|POLI:1400||Introduction to Comparative Politics||3|
|POLI:1500||Introduction to International Relations||3|
Students select three courses from the following.
|Country and International Risk|
|POLI:2415||Latin American Politics||3|
|POLI:2416||Revolutions and Political Violence||3|
|POLI:3408||Chinese Politics and Society||3|
|POLI:3410||Russian Foreign Policy||3|
|POLI:3411||Democracy: Global Trends and Struggles||3|
|POLI:3418||Governance in the Middle East||3|
|POLI:3419||War in the Muslim World||3|
|POLI:3420||Southeast Asia: Politics and Development||3|
|POLI:3421||Southern Africa: Development and Governance||3|
|POLI:3422||Horn of Africa: Politics and Transnational Issues||3|
|POLI:3423||The Middle East: Policy and Diplomacy||3|
|POLI:3450||Problems in Comparative Politics||3|
|POLI:3501||International Organization and World Order||3|
|POLI:3503||Politics of Terrorism||3|
|POLI:3506||Consequences of War||3|
|POLI:3509||International Courts: The Intersection of Law and Politics||3|
|POLI:3514||Regional Peace and Security||3|
|POLI:3516||The Politics of International Economics||3|
|POLI:3518||Water Wars: Conflict and Cooperation||3|
|POLI:3520||National Security Policy||3|
|POLI:3521||Twenty-first-Century Technology and Warfare||3|
|POLI:3522||Ending Wars and Keeping Peace||3|
|POLI:3523||Non-State Violent Actors||3|
|POLI:3550||Problems of International Politics||3|
Experiential Learning Requirement
All students select one of the following after consultation with the political risk analysis advisor.
|Students register for study abroad credit (prefix ABRD)|
|POLI:3127||Legislative Policy Seminar||arr.|
|POLI:4701||Undergraduate Research Tutorial||3|
|URES:3992||Undergraduate Research and Creative Projects||0|
|URES:3993||Undergraduate Research and Creative Projects||1-4|
|URES:3994||Undergraduate Research and Creative Projects||1-4|
|URES:3995||ICRU Research Fellow||0|
|POLI:4900||Government and Politics Internship||1-3|
|Another approved internship course|