The international studies program offers an opportunity to learn about foreign cultures, languages, politics, economics, and history. The curriculum is interdisciplinary in orientation and is designed to introduce students to a variety of important approaches for understanding the international scene. Whether or not students will pursue careers directly related to world affairs, the understanding gained in the program will provide a much broader perspective of the world and the United States's place in it.
All students who wish to obtain a major in international studies must complete the Core Curriculum requirements of the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences. The program makes use of additional courses in international studies, economics, foreign languages, history, political science, and other disciplines.
The major in international studies requires successful completion of 48 semester hours of course work, including the following seven required courses (21 hours):
University policy requires that students who are making satisfactory progress toward a degree meet minimum criteria toward the Curriculum for Liberal Education as amended for International Studies, and toward the degree in international studies.
To proceed satisfactorily toward a degree, a student must complete IS 2054, IS 2064, ECON 2005, ECON 2006 and Foreign language 2105 & 2106 by the end of the semester in which 60 hours have been attempted; must maintain an overall GPA of at least 2.0. It is recommended that students complete PSCI 3615 and PSCI 3616 before the end of the junior year.
The minor in international studies requires successful completion of 18 semester hours of course work, including the following required courses (6 hours):
IS 2054: Intro. to World Politics
The remaining 4 courses (12 semester hours) needed to complete the minor will be chosen from an approved list.
2054 (GEOG 2054) (PSCI 2054): INTRODUCTION TO WORLD POLITICS
2064 (GEOG 2064) (PSCI 2064): THE GLOBAL ECONOMY AND WORLD POLITICS
2964: FIELD STUDY
2974: INDEPENDENT STUDY
2974H: INDEPENDENT STUDY
2984: SPECIAL STUDY
3115,3116: SELECTED WORLD PROBLEMS
3944: INTERNATIONAL ENROLLMENT
3944S: INTERNATIONAL ENROLL SPECIAL
3954: STUDY ABROAD
4004: SEMINAR IN INTERNATIONAL STUDIES
4014: SEMINAR IN GRASSROOTS DEVELOPMENT
4044 (COMM 4044): INTERNATIONAL COMMUNICATION
4964: FIELD STUDY
4974: INDEPENDENT STUDY
4974H: INDEPENDENT STUDY
4984: SPECIAL STUDY
4994: UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH
4994H: UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH
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