International Studies, Bachelor of Arts

Offered by International Studies Program

General Studies
Foundational Requirements (LOPERs 1-4)12
Broad Knowledge Requirements (LOPERs 5-8)12
Dispositional Requirements (LOPERs 9-10) 16
Wellness (LOPER 11) Optional0
BA Language requirement
Complete all required courses 26
Major Option
Complete all required courses36
Minor or 2nd Major
Complete all required courses 324
Unrestricted electives
Needed to reach 120 credit hours minimum24
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 language3
International Studies Electives
Select one thematic and one area studies option. The purpose of the area option within the program is to expand the student's knowledge beyond their home culture. Students will select each option in agreement with the Program Director.
18 of the 24 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.
Thematic Options9-15
Global Human Rights and Justice
Global Strategic Studies
Global Resources, Development and the Environment
Area Studies Options9-15
Europe
Latin America
Africa, Asia, and the Middle East
North America
Total Credit Hours36

Thematic Options

Global Human Rights and Justice

Select 9-15 credit hours from at least 2 different subject areas:9-15
Organized Crime
Sex Crimes
Comparative Criminal Justice Systems
Terrorism and Crisis Negotiations
Families and Social Policy
Cross-Cultural Family Patterns
Cultural History I
Cultural History II
Seminar on French/Francophone Film
Seminar on Women in French/Francophone Lit
Seminar in French/Francophone Studies
Human Geography
Special Topics in Human Geography
History of Religions in the World
Western Civilization
Western Civilization
Non-Western World History
Introduction to Latin America
World War I
World War II
History of Sea Power
War and Society
History of Christianity
Nazi Germany
Pre-Hispanic and Colonial Latin America
Modern Latin America
Comparative Colonialism: Asia and Africa
Colonial India
Modern India
Comparative Studies in Ethnic Conflict
British Empire
European Expansion and Exploration
Renaissance and Reformation
Seventeenth and Eighteenth Century Europe
French Revolution and Napoleon
History of the Pacific Rim
Imperial Russia
Fascism and Communism in Twentieth Century Europe
Twentieth Century Europe
Soviet Russia
Modern Eastern Europe
Eastern European Studies
International Development Seminar
International Studies Field Study
Internship in International Studies
Special Topics
Mass Media and Society
Social and Political Philosophy
Philosophy of Religion: Reason and Faith
Democracies Around the World
The Institutions and Processes of the United Nations
Politics and Law of International Human Rights
Politics of the Drug War
Politics of the Developing World
Latin American Politics
Comparative Political Behavior
Dynamics of Humanitarian Crises and Global Society
Human Security and Global Peacekeeping
Ancient Political Thought
Democratic Political Thought
Topics in International Relations
Global Cultures and Diversity
Population Studies
The Holocaust
Globalization and Development
Diversity and Social Justice
Social Work with Latino Populations
International Social Work Experience
Cultural History of Spain & Latin America I
Cultural History of Spain & Latin America II
Seminar on Hispanic Film
Seminar on Women in Hispanic Literature
Modern Hispanic Drama
Seminar in Spanish/Latin American Studies
Language and Social Change
Intercultural Communication
Total Credit Hours9-15

Global Strategic Studies

Select 9-15 credit hours from at least 2 different subject areas:9-15
Organized Crime
Terrorism and Crisis Negotiations
Cultural History I
Cultural History II
Seminar on French/Francophone Film
Seminar on Women in French/Francophone Lit
Seminar in French/Francophone Studies
Political Geography
World War I
World War II
History of Sea Power
War and Society
Nazi Germany
Modern Latin America
Comparative Colonialism: Asia and Africa
Comparative Studies in Ethnic Conflict
Twentieth Century Europe
Soviet Russia
Modern Eastern Europe
Eastern European Studies
International Development Seminar
International Studies Field Study
Internship in International Studies
Special Topics
Introduction to International Relations
Topics in Comparative Politics
Politics of the Drug War
Politics of Globalization
Politics of the Developed World
Latin American Politics
Military Politics and Civil-Military Relations
International Law and Organization
Topics in International Relations
Politics & Culture of Asia
U.S. Foreign Policy in the Middle East
Nations in Transition
War in World Politics
The Holocaust
Cultural History of Spain & Latin America I
Cultural History of Spain & Latin America II
Seminar on Hispanic Film
Seminar on Women in Hispanic Literature
Modern Hispanic Drama
Seminar in Spanish/Latin American Studies
Total Credit Hours9-15

Global Resources, Development and the Environment

Select 9-15 credit hours from at least two different subject areas: 9-15
Environmental Biology
E-Commerce Information Systems
Principles of Economics, Macroeconomics
Principles of Economics, Microeconomics
Tourism Economics
Environmental Economics
International Economics
Economics of Transportation
Environmental Conservation
Climatology
Economic Geography
Urban Geography
Developing Nations
International Tourism
Global Health
Eastern European Studies
International Development Seminar
International Studies Field Study
Internship in International Studies
Special Topics
International Management
International Experiential Learning: Management
Social Responsibilities of Business: Issues and Ethics
International Marketing
International Experiential Learning: Marketing
Politics of the Drug War
Politics of Globalization
Politics of the Developed World
Politics of the Developing World
International Political Economy
Politics & Culture of Asia
Globalization and Development
Diffusion of Innovations
Total Credit Hours9-15

Area Studies Options

Europe

Select 9-15 credit hours from two different subject areas:9-15
Art History Survey I
Art History Survey II
Cultural Studies Through Art
History of Renaissance Art 4
Art of Baroque and Rococo Era 4
History of Modern Art 4
History of 19th Century Art 4
Introduction to Literature: British Literature
Introduction to Literature: Western Civilization
European Literature in Translation 4
Survey of British and Commonwealth Literature I 4
Survey of British and Commonwealth Literature II 4
History of the English Language 4
Early/Middle English Literature 4
Seminar in Shakespeare 4
Seminar in the Renaissance 4
Literature of the English Restoration and Eighteenth Century 4
Seminar in Romanticism 4
Seminar in Victorian Literature 4
Seminar in Modernism 4
Postmodern/Contemporary British Literature 4
Cultural History I 4
Cultural History II 4
Seminar on French/Francophone Film 4
Seminar on Women in French/Francophone Lit 4
Seminar in French/Francophone Studies 4
Western Civilization
Western Civilization
The High Middle Ages 1050-1350
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
Music Appreciation
Eastern European Studies
International Development Seminar
Music History and Literature I
Music History and Literature II
Politics of the Developed World
Comparative Political Behavior
The Holocaust
Cultural History of Spain & Latin America I 4
Cultural History of Spain & Latin America II 4
Short Story 4
Spanish Novel 4
Total Credit Hours9-15

Latin America

Select 9-15 credit hours from 2 different subject areas:9-15
Introduction to Latin America
Pre-Hispanic and Colonial Latin America
Modern Latin America
Variable Topics in Latin American History
Politics of the Drug War
International Development Seminar
Latin American Politics
Social Work with Latino Populations
Cultural History of Spain & Latin America I 4
Cultural History of Spain & Latin America II 4
Seminar on Hispanic Film 4
Seminar on Women in Hispanic Literature 4
Short Story 4
Spanish Novel 4
Latin American Novel 4
Survey of Latin American Literature 4
Seminar in Spanish/Latin American Studies 4
Total Credit Hours9-15

Africa, Asia, and the Middle East

Select 9-15 credit hours from two different subject areas: 9-15
Non Western Survey I: Art in India, China and Japan
Intro to Literature: Non-Western Civilization
Non-Western Literature in Translation 4
Seminar in French/Francophone Studies
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 Development Seminar
Politics of Globalization
Politics of the Developing World
Comparative Political Behavior
Politics & Culture of Asia
Total Credit Hours9-15

North America

Select 9-15 credit hours from 2 different subject areas:9-15
History of American Art
History of Nebraska Art
Correctional Services and Systems
Community Based Corrections
Criminal Evidence, Procedure and the Courts
Criminal Law
Family Law
Minorities and Criminal Justice
Money and Banking
Public Finance
Introduction to Literature: American Literature
Survey of US Literature I
Survey of US Literature II
Literature of the American West
Contemporary American Multicultural Lit
American Women Writers
Colonial/Early American Literature
Seminar in the American Renaissance
Seminar in American Realism
Seminar in Early 20th Century American Literature
Seminar in Post-World War II American Literature
Introduction to Ethnic Studies
Families and Social Policy
Families in Crisis
American History
American History
American Military History
The Plains Indians
Women in America
Religion in America
Colonial America 1492-1750
Revolutionary America, 1750-1800
The National Period, 1800-1850
The Civil War and Reconstruction
American Constitutional History I
American Constitutional History II
American Thought and Culture, 1620-1865
American Thought and Culture, 1865-1990
Nebraska and the Great Plains History
The American West, 1850-Present
The United States: 1898-1941
The United States Since 1941
International Development Seminar
History of Press in America
Human Resource Management
Labor Relations
Health Care Delivery: Systems and Policies
American Musical Theatre
Introduction to Rock and Blues
Philosophical Roots of American Democracy
Introduction to American Politics
American Constitutional Law
Individual Liberties and Civil Rights
The Politics and Policy of Health Care
The American Congress
The American Presidency
Race & Politics
Topics in American Politics
State and Local Government
Campaigns and Elections
Political Parties and Interest Groups
American Foreign Policy
Religion & Politics
Theoretical Foundations of American Politics and Law
Democratic Political Thought
Public Opinion and Political Problems
Foundations of Public Policy
Public Administration
Advanced Study in American Government: Special Topics
Psychology and Law
Social Inequality
The Aged in American Society
Sociology of Work
Race and Minority Relations
Sociology of Family
Sociology of Education
Introduction to Social Welfare
Social Policy & Programs
Introduction to Disabilities
Aging Services
Violence Across the Lifespan
Teaching in a Democratic Society
Content Methods in English as a Second Language
Total Credit Hours9-15