International Studies, Bachelor of Arts

Offered by International Studies Program

General Studies
Foundational Core (Written, Math, Oral, Democracy)
Foundational Core courses12
Portal
Select one course numbered 1883
Distribution
Aesthetics3
Humanities6
Social Sciences6
Natural Sciences7
Analytical and Quantitative Thought0
Wellness0
Needed to reach 27 credit hour minimum in Distribution5
Capstone
Select one course numbered 3883
BA Language requirement
Complete all required courses 16
Major Option
Complete all required courses36
Minor or 2nd Major
Complete all required courses 224
Unrestricted electives
Needed to reach 120 credit hours minimum9
Total Credit Hours120

Major Option

International Studies Requirements
INTS 200Introduction to International Studies3
GEOG 104World Regional Geography3
INTS 496Senior Seminar in International Studies3
Select one course above 201 in student's non-native language 33
International Studies Electives
Select one thematic and one area studies option with advisor: 4
Thematic Options12-15
Area Studies Options9-12
Total Credit Hours33-39

Thematic Options

Global Society and Politics

Select 3 credit hours of the following:3
Democracies Around the World
Introduction to International Relations
Human Geography
Select 9-12 credit hours from at least 2 different subject areas:9-12
Organized Crime
Sex Crimes
Comparative Criminal Justice Systems
Drugs and the Criminal Justice System
Terrorism and Crisis Negotiations
Human Geography
Special Topics in Human Geography
Cross-Cultural Family Patterns
Global Health
International Studies Institute
International Studies Field Study
Internship in International Studies
Social and Political Philosophy
Democracies Around the World
Introduction to International Relations
Topics in Comparative Politics
Politics of the Drug War
Politics of Globalization
Politics of the Developed World
Politics of the Developing World
Latin American Politics
Comparative Political Behavior
International Law and Organization
International Political Economy
Ancient Political Thought
Modern Political Thought
Democratic Political Thought
20th & 21st Century Political Thought
Feminist Political Thought
Topics in International Relations
Politics & Culture of Asia
Nations in Transition
War in World Politics
Global Cultures and Diversity
Anthropology
The Holocaust
Globalization and Development
Sociology of Religion
Diversity and Social Justice
International Social Work Experience
Total Credit Hours12-15

Global Culture, Identities and the Arts

Select 3 credit hours of the following:3
Global Cultures and Diversity
Anthropology
Intro to Literature: Non-Western Civilization
Select 9-12 credit hours from at least 2 different subject areas:9-12
Art Appreciation
Art History Survey I
Art History Survey II
Cultural Studies Through Art
History of Renaissance Art 5
Art of Baroque and Rococo Era 5
History of Modern Art 5
Non Western Survey I: Art in India, China and Japan 5
History of 19th Century Art 5
Cultural Studies Through Art 5
Introduction to Literature: British Literature
Introduction to Literature: Western Civilization
European Literature in Translation 5
Non-Western Literature in Translation 5
Ancient Literatures 5
Survey of British and Commonwealth Literature I 5
Survey of British and Commonwealth Literature II 5
History of the English Language 5
Seminar in World Literature 5
Early/Middle English Literature 5
Seminar in Shakespeare 5
Seminar in the Renaissance 5
Literature of the English Restoration and Eighteenth Century 5
Seminar in Romanticism 5
Seminar in Victorian Literature 5
Seminar in Modernism 5
Postmodern/Contemporary British Literature 5
Human Geography
Special Topics in Human Geography
Saints and Sinners
Society and Gender in the Middle Ages
History of Christianity
Women in Europe
Internship in International Studies
Global Media Literacy
Mass Media and Society
Music Appreciation
Music History and Literature I
Music History and Literature II
Introduction to Philosophy
Ancient Philosophy
Medieval Philosophy
Modern Philosophy
Philosophy of Culture
Philosophy of Religion: Reason and Faith
Latin American Politics
Feminist Political Thought
Politics & Culture of Asia
Nations in Transition
Cross-Cultural Psychology
Eastern Psychology
Issues in Recreation and Leisure
Research in Tourism, Recreation and Sport
Global Cultures and Diversity
Anthropology
Sociology of Religion
Cross-Cultural Communication
Diffusion of Innovations
Intercultural Communication
Women's & Gender Studies
Total Credit Hours12-15

Global Economics, Trade, and Development

Select 3 credit hours of the following:3
Contemporary Economic Issues
Principles of Economics, Macroeconomics
Principles of Economics, Microeconomics
Select 9-12 credit hours from at least two different subject areas: 9-12
Organized Crime
Sex Crimes
Comparative Criminal Justice Systems
Drugs and the Criminal Justice System
Contemporary Economic Issues
Principles of Economics, Macroeconomics
Tourism Economics
International Economics
Cross-Cultural Family Patterns
Economic Geography
Urban Geography
International Tourism
History of Sea Power
Comparative Colonialism: Asia and Africa
British Empire
European Expansion and Exploration
Global Health
International Studies Institute
International Studies Field Study
Internship in International Studies
International Management
International Marketing
Democracies Around the World
Introduction to International Relations
Politics of the Drug War
Politics of Globalization
Politics of the Developed World
Politics of the Developing World
Latin American Politics
Comparative Political Behavior
International Political Economy
Politics & Culture of Asia
Issues in Recreation and Leisure
Research in Tourism, Recreation and Sport
Global Cultures and Diversity
Globalization and Development
Diversity and Social Justice
International Social Work Experience
Diffusion of Innovations
Total Credit Hours12-15

Area Studies Options

Europe

Select 9-12 credit hours from two different subject areas:9-12
Art History Survey I
Art History Survey II
Cultural Studies Through Art
History of Renaissance Art 5
Art of Baroque and Rococo Era 5
History of Modern Art 5
History of 19th Century Art 5
Introduction to Literature: British Literature
Introduction to Literature: Western Civilization
European Literature in Translation 5
Survey of British and Commonwealth Literature I 5
Survey of British and Commonwealth Literature II 5
History of the English Language 5
Early/Middle English Literature 5
Seminar in Shakespeare 5
Seminar in the Renaissance 5
Literature of the English Restoration and Eighteenth Century 5
Seminar in Romanticism 5
Seminar in Victorian Literature 5
Seminar in Modernism 5
Postmodern/Contemporary British Literature 5
Study of French Civilization 5
Cultural History I 5
Cultural History II 5
Seminar on French/Francophone Film 5
Survey of French Literature I 5
Survey of French Literature II 5
Seminar on Women in French/Francophone Lit 5
French Novel I 5
French Novel II 5
Seminar in French/Francophone Studies 5
Novelle 5
German Civilization 5
Cultural History I 5
Cultural History II 5
Seminar on German Film 5
Survey of German Literature 5
Seminar in German Studies 5
Western Civilization
Western Civilization
Age of Alexander the Great
The High Middle Ages 1050-1350
Methods and Historiography
Saints and Sinners
Society and Gender in the Middle Ages
History of Christianity
Women in Europe
British Empire
European Expansion and Exploration
Renaissance and Reformation
Seventeenth and Eighteenth Century Europe
French Revolution and Napoleon
Imperial Russia
Nineteenth Century Europe
Fascism and Communism in Twentieth Century Europe
Twentieth Century Europe
Soviet Russia
Modern Eastern Europe
International Studies Institute
International Studies Field Study
Internship in International Studies
Music Appreciation
Music History and Literature I
Music History and Literature II
Comparative Political Behavior
Politics of the Developed World
The Holocaust
Spanish Civilization 5
Survey of Spanish Literature I 5
Survey of Spanish Literature II 5
Cultural History of Spain & Latin America I 5
Cultural History of Spain & Latin America II 5
Short Story 5
Spanish Novel 5
Total Credit Hours9-12

Latin America

Select 9-12 credit hours from 2 different subject areas:9-12
Introduction to Latin America
Pre-Hispanic and Colonial Latin America
Modern Latin America
Variable Topics in Latin American History
Internship in International Studies
Politics of the Drug War
Latin American Politics
Survey of Spanish Literature I 5
Survey of Spanish Literature II 5
Cultural History of Spain & Latin America I 5
Cultural History of Spain & Latin America II 5
Seminar on Hispanic Film 5
Seminar on Women in Hispanic Literature 5
Latin American Civilization 5
Short Story 5
Spanish Novel 5
Latin American Novel 5
Survey of Latin American Literature 5
Seminar in Spanish/Latin American Studies 5
Total Credit Hours9-12

Non-West

Select 9-12 credit hours from two different subject areas: 9-12
Non Western Survey I: Art in India, China and Japan
Intro to Literature: Non-Western Civilization
Non-Western Literature in Translation 5
Non-Western World History
War and Society
Comparative Colonialism: Asia and Africa
Colonial India
Modern India
Comparative Studies in Ethnic Conflict
British Empire
European Expansion and Exploration
International Studies Institute
International Studies Field Study
Internship in International Studies
Politics of Globalization
Politics of the Developing World
Comparative Political Behavior
Politics & Culture of Asia
Eastern Psychology
Total Credit Hours9-12
1

For specific language requirements see #2 of Bachelor of Arts Degree requirements.

2

A minor or second major is required for a complete degree program. The number of required electives needed to reach 120 total credit hours overall will depend upon the specific program chosen.

3

The prerequisites for these courses are fulfilled by the BA Language requirement.

4

18 credit hours must be upper division credit hours.
Work carefully with advisor to choose electives.
Students should be aware of the prerequisites for upper level courses and plan their coursework accordingly.

5

Some 200- and 300-level and all 400-level ART electives listed have a prerequisite of ART 222. All 300- and 400-level ENG electives listed have a prerequisite of ENG 234. All 300- and 400-level FREN electives listed have a prerequisite of FREN 201. All 300- and 400-level GERM electives listed have a prerequisite of GERM 201. All 300- and 400-level SPAN electives listed have a prerequisite of SPAN 205.