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2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog (As of 10-03-17) 
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog (As of 10-03-17) [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

International Studies, Africa Concentration, B.A.

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Degree: Bachelor of Arts
Credit Hours: 33+

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.

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.

Africa Concentration (21+ credit hours)

The Africa Concentration in International Studies requires completion of 21 credit hours including a core of 6 credit hours, a Cross Regional (INTL 350 ) course of three credit hours, and 12 credit hours of electives with at least 3 credit hours in each of three disciplines which will include the core History, Anthropology, or Politics courses.

Cross Regional Course (3 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).


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 International Studies.

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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