Nov 12, 2019  
Academic Catalog 2018-2019 
    
Academic Catalog 2018-2019 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

International Studies Major


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The International Studies major is designed to provide the student with an interdisciplinary approach to studying global issues that will contribute to a broadly based but critical understanding of our ever-changing global environment. Such an interdisciplinary approach will prepare the student to enter an increasingly interdependent and globalized world and effectively face the challenges that these developments bring to them as both an individual and a global citizen.

International Studies majors must complete a total of 54-58 credit hours. All majors will take 21 hours of required core courses; 12-16* hours of ONE language that is approved by the program coordinator; and three hours of study abroad. Students must select a specific track – in Anthropology, Economics, Latin American Studies, or Political Science and will be required to take 18 credit hours of courses in that track. In addition, students are encouraged to pursue independent research and internship experiences in the local community. Internship positions are available to students of junior or senior standing who have obtained a minimum cumulative average of 3.0 and permission from the instructor. Internship hours do not count toward a major area of concentration or toward minor areas of study in social sciences.  Electives used for the INT major or minor cannot be used toward any other major or minor.

Required Core Courses (21 hours)


Additional requirements include (15-19 hours) 12-16 hours of language (four semesters), three credit hours for study abroad.

*Students will be placed into the appropriate level language course based on the placement test given each semester. For native speakers of a language, or for those who place into upper level courses, 12 hours of upper level courses (above 302) are  required. For everyone else 16 credit hours are required.

Choose a Concentration


International Studies majors must complete one of the following concentrations:

Anthropology Concentration: (18 hours required, of which 12 are electives)


Economics Concentration: (18 hours required, of which 12 are electives)


Choose 12 credit hours from below


Latin American Studies Concentration:


(18 hours required, of which 12 hours are electives)

Political Science Concentration:


(18 hours required, of which 12 hours are elective)

Choose 12 credit hours from below


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