The program offers courses at the 200 and 300 levels that are open to International Relations majors as well as to nonmajors seeking to fulfill distribution requirements. Politics 116, World Politics, is a prerequisite for most courses in the program. IR 200, Research Methods, is required of all IR majors and should be taken in the sophomore year. In addition, students take courses offered by related departments, including Economics, Geography, History, and Politics, in the focus field of their choice. Consult the IR Handbook for Students for all course requirements, and see the International Relations chapter of the catalog for course descriptions.