Introduces the student to the international affairs program. The course examines political and economic development in several countries in many different world regions. Examines historical trends and development as well as current political and economic issues. Approved for GT-SS3. Approved for arts and sciences core curriculum: contemporary societies. Prerequisites: Restricted to International Affairs (IAFS) , Political Science (PSCI), Anthropology (ANTH), Economics (ECON), History (HIST), Geography (GEOG) or College of Arts and Sciences Open Option (XXAS) majors only.