Sep 22, 2023
Honors students can take the alternative course of HONS 173 in lieu of INTL 100 .
Complete 3 credit hours from each of the following two categories:
Category I: 100-level Global Thinking Course
Category II: 200-level Global Thinking Course
Study Abroad Requirement
All International Studies majors are required to spend one semester or summer in a study or internship abroad program approved by the program and earn a minimum of 6 credit hours with the provision for an alternative or exemption on the basis of special circumstances.
Special topics courses may be used to fulfill concentration electives. Check with your advisor when these courses are offered. Independent Study and Bachelor’s Essay may be available for your concentration - check with your advisor.
300-Level Credit Requirement
International Studies majors must take a minimum of 12 credit hours at the 300-level or above in the International Studies major. These credits must include INTL 350 , INTL 495 , and at least two courses in their chosen concentration(s).
Africa Concentration (18+ credit hours)
The Africa Concentration in International Studies requires completion of 18 hours including a core course of 3 hours, and 15 hours of (core) electives in Categories I, II and III.
Core Course (3 credit hours):
Category I: Core Electives (choose one course from the following (3 credit hours))
Category II: 200-Level Electives (Choose two courses from the following (6 credit hours))
Category III: 300+-Level Electives (Choose two courses from the following (6 credit hours))
Foreign Language Requirement:
Complete 202 (or the equivalent) in one foreign language and an additional 6 credit hours in the same or a different foreign language (or the equivalent). Languages include Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Hebrew, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish.
- Other Departmental and Program topics, special topics, selected topics, research seminars, tutorials, independent study, and bachelor’s essay courses will also be counted when their content is 1/3 focused on the Africa region as determined by the Director of the International Studies Program.
- No more than 6 credit hours from INTL 350 may be applied towards the program requirements.
Coursework Meeting Major Requirements Excluded from the Major GPA Calculation
No foreign language courses unless specifically included within the requirements listed above.