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2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog (as of 03-10-17) 
2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog (as of 03-10-17) [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

International Studies, Asia Concentration, B.A.

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Degree: Bachelor of Arts
Credit Hours: 33+

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

Required Courses

Select one course from each of the following two categories:

Any 200-level Literature in Translation survey course (i.e., LTPO, LTRS, LTFR, etc.) listed below:

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.

300-Level Credit Requirement

International Studies students must take a minimum of 9 credit hours at the 300-level or above in the International Studies major.

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.

Asia Concentration (21+ credit hours)

The Asia Concentration in International Studies requires completion of 21 credit hours including a core of 3 credit hours, a Cross Regional (INTL 350 ) course of 3 credit hours, and 15 credit hours of electives chosen from History and Politics and Art, Literature and Culture categories with at least 3 credit hours in each of three disciplines.

Cross Regional Course (3 credit hours):

Electives (15 Credit Hours):

Select 9 credit hours from one category and 6 credit hours from the other - History and Politics category and Art, Literature and Culture category.

Students may develop a regional specialization within the Asia Concentration in consultation with an advisor (for example, South Asia, Southeast Asia, China or Japan). Students may focus on Japan by taking their elective courses from those designated JAPN and fulfilling their language requirement in Japanese. No more than 6 credit hours at the 100-level may be counted towards the Asia Concentration.

Art, Literature, and Culture

Foreign Language Requirement:

Complete at least one year (or the equivalent) in an Asian language and an additional 12 credit hours (or the equivalent) in the same or a different Asian language or non-Asian language that is regionally and/or historically significant to the Asia concentration - specifically Dutch, French, Portuguese, Spanish, German, Italian, or Greek. Students with a Japan focus must fulfill the requirement entirely in Japanese.


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 Asia region as determined by the director of International Studies.

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