International Studies Program

The major/minor in International Studies are interdisciplinary and lead to a Bachelor of Arts degree. The program is designed for students preparing for graduate and pre-professional programs in civil service, foreign service, and foreign trade or for graduate work in international studies.

International Studies Major

One option is available in this major:

International Studies also offers a minor.

International Studies (INTS)

INTS 90 – English Language Institute     1 credit hour

Total Credits Allowed: 3.00
Additional Course Fee Required

INTS 200 – Introduction to International Studies     3 credit hours

Introduction to International Studies is an interdisciplinary course required of all international studies majors or as an elective for students who wish to deepen their understanding of an increasingly interdependent world and broaden their perspective on a variety of international topics. These include such topics as international politics and history, global environmental issues, international business and economics, comparative cultural studies and world literature.

INTS 300 – Eastern European Studies     1-9 credit hours

The course is part of the Nebraska Semester Abroad program and is taught in the Czech Republic. The course includes the study of Eastern Europe, past and present, including Czech language study.
Total Credits Allowed: 9.00

INTS 301 – Greek and Eastern Mediterranean Studies     4 credit hours

This course is part of the Nebraska Semester Abroad program and is taught in Greece. The course includes the study of Greece and the Eastern Mediterranean, past and present, including Greek language study.

INTS 388 – GS Capstone     3 credit hours

An interdisciplinary experience where students apply the knowledge, cognitive abilities, and communication skills they have gained from General Studies in designing and completing an original project or paper. Students employ methods and interpretive means of two or more disciplines to integrate knowledge and synthesize their results. Satisfies the General Studies capstone course requirement. Students may take their Capstone course in any discipline.
Prerequisite: Junior or senior level standing or within 6 hours of completing general studies requirements.

INTS 400 – International Development Seminar     3 credit hours

This course is the first phase of participation in the International Community Service Program and will facilitate the preparation of selected students for service experience abroad using the expertise of many faculty, students, programs and activities at UNK.
Department Consent Required
Total Credits Allowed: 6.00

INTS 444 – International Studies Institute     1-12 credit hours

This course is designed to combine travel and study in an international setting. The credit offered will be based on length and type of program.
Department Consent Required
Total Credits Allowed: 3.00

INTS 445 – International Studies Field Study     1-6 credit hours

This course is designed to allow students to learn a wide variety of topics from scholars in international settings. Students who sign up for INTS 445 will attend lectures or courses at non-US universities or colleges. The credit offered will depend on the length and type of instruction available.
Total Credits Allowed: 12.00

INTS 470 – International Community Service     1-6 credit hours

This course offers UNK students an opportunity to work in service programs throughout the world and put what they have learned at UNK to use in a variety of programs.
Department Consent Required
Total Credits Allowed: 6.00

INTS 475 – Internship in International Studies     1-6 credit hours

This course is designed to give students experience in a work situation within their area of specialization and interest. Internships are normally student initiated and require approval of the Program Director. They may take place in the United States or abroad.
Total Credits Allowed: 6.00

INTS 480 – Special Topics     1-3 credit hours

Topics and programs chosen from the area of International Studies not included in the normal offerings.
Total Credits Allowed: 3.00

INTS 490 – Directed Readings     1-4 credit hours

This course is directed independent readings in various topics in international studies. It is done under the supervision of the International Studies Program Director and directed by a University of Nebraska faculty member.
Department Consent Required
Total Credits Allowed: 4.00

INTS 496 – Senior Seminar in International Studies     3 credit hours

This interdisciplinary course serves as the capstone course for INTS majors. It will normally be organized around a given topic or set of topics appropriate to International Studies chosen by the instructor and culminating in a final paper or project. The course may also include a study abroad or service learning/internship component.
Total Credits Allowed: 12.00