Feb 24, 2024  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog

International Studies, Global Studies Concentration, B.A.


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Major Requirements


Credit Hours: 36+

In addition to completing the requirements for this major, students must also complete the degree requirements specified in the Academic Regulations  section of this catalog.

Courses within this major may also satisfy general education requirements. Please consult the Liberal Arts and Sciences General Education Requirements  for more information.

International Studies Required Courses


Note:


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:


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.

General Courses


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).

Global Studies Concentration (18+ credit hours)


Category I:


Complete at least two courses totaling 6 credit hours, to include at least 3 credit hours from INTL 350 , from the following courses.

When a single study abroad course transfers as more than one course, only one course may be applied towards this requirement.

Category II:


Complete at least four courses and 12 credit hours with no more than 9 credit hours from any one discipline and no more than 3 credit hours from ENGL 233  and ENGL 234  from the following courses to include at least 6 credit hours at the 300-level or above.

When a single study abroad course transfers as more than one course, only one course may be applied towards this requirement.

Note:


Honors students can take the alternative course of HONS 169  in lieu of ANTH 205 .

Foreign Language Requirement


Students must complete at least two years (or the equivalent) in a foreign language and an additional 6 credit hours (or the equivalent) in the same foreign language. Languages include Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish. Other languages can fulfill the requirement subject to petition by the student and approval by the Director of the International Studies Program.

Notes:


  • 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 appropriate as determined by the Director of the International Studies Program.
  • * Courses will count when the topic is appropriately linked to the Global Studies concentration as determined by the Director of the International Studies Program.

Coursework Meeting Major Requirements Excluded from the Major GPA Calculation


No foreign language courses unless specifically included within the requirements listed above.

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