Student ID:__________________________ Student Name:_______________________ Advisor Name:_______________________ Catalog: Academic Catalog 2021-2022 Program: International Studies Major

International Studies Major

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. In order to achieve this the major has three central component parts: study abroad, the acquisition of functional foreign language skills, and in-depth content knowledge of a specific area of concentration.

International Studies majors must complete a total of 54 credit hours. All majors will take 21 hours of required core courses; earn 12 hours of ONE foreign language that is approved by the program coordinator; and complete three hours of study abroad. Students must select a specific track – in Anthropology, Economics, History, or Political Science and will be required to take 18 credit hours of courses in that track. Students who double major in one of the track disciplines cannot select the same track as an area of concentration for the international studies major.

In addition, students are encouraged to pursue independent research and internship experiences in the local community and abroad. 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.  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 12 hours of a foreign language (four semesters) and three credit hours for study abroad.

 

Course NameCredits:Term TakenGradeGen Ed
INT 200WI - Introduction to International Studies Credits: 3
ANT 201WI - Cultural Anthropology Credits: 3
GEO 201 - Human Geography Credits: 3
POS 331 - Comparative Government Credits: 3

 

ENG 331 - Great Works of World Literature

Prerequisite(s): Sophomore standing.

Credits: 3

or

ENG 333 - Postcolonial Literature

Prerequisite(s): Sophomore standing.

Credits: 3

 

REL 111 - World Religions Credits: 3
INT 470 - Senior Seminar Credits: 3

Choose a Concentration

International Studies majors must complete one of the following concentrations:

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

Required Courses

Course NameCredits:Term TakenGradeGen Ed
ANT 220 - Introduction to Archaeology Credits: 3
ANT 305 - Advanced Cultural Anthropology: Comparative Cultures

Prerequisite(s): ANT 201WI.

Credits: 3

Choose 12 credits from below

Course NameCredits:Term TakenGradeGen Ed
ANT 311 - Native Americans and the Native Caribbean

Prerequisite(s): ANT 201WI or ANT 220.

Credits: 3
ANT 313 - Indian Cultures of South America Credits: 3
ANT 315 - Indian Civilizations of Mesoamerica Credits: 3
ANT 317 - African Diaspora Anthropology and Archaeology Credits: 3
ANT 325 - Heritage Tourism Credits: 3
ANT 332 - Hunter-Gatherers Credits: 3
ANT 340 - Special Topics (international focus; approval of INT coordinator required)
Offered when needed.
Credits: 3
ANT 370 - Methods in Archaeological Field Research

Prerequisite(s): ANT 220.

Credits: 3
ANT 371 - Archaeological Artifact Analysis

Prerequisite(s): ANT 220.

Credits: 3
ANT 420 - Urban Anthropology

Prerequisite(s): ANT 201WI.

Credits: 3
ANT 425 - Medical Anthropology

Prerequisite(s): ANT 201

Credits: 3
ANT 440 - Special Topics
Offered when needed.
Credits: 3

 

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

Required Courses

Course NameCredits:Term TakenGradeGen Ed
ECO 211 - Principles of Microeconomics

Prerequisite(s): MAT 113 or placement.

Credits: 3
ECO 212 - Principles of Macroeconomics

Prerequisite(s): ECO 211 

Credits: 3

Choose 12 credit hours from below

Course NameCredits:Term TakenGradeGen Ed
ECO 327 - Environmental Economics

Prerequisite(s): ECO 101WI or ECO 211.

Credits: 3
ECO 331 - International Economics

Prerequisite(s): ECO 212. 

Credits: 3
ECO 342 - Economics of Public Choice

Prerequisite(s): ECO 101WI or ECO 211.

Credits: 3
ECO 415 - History of Economic Thought and Systems

Prerequisite(s): ECO 212. 

Credits: 3
ECO 340 - Selected Topics (international focus; approval of INT coordinator required)

Prerequisite(s): ECO 212. 

Credits: 3
ECO 430 - Health Economics

Prerequisite(s): ECO 101WI or ECO 212. 

Credits: 3
ECO 440 - Selected Topics (international focus; approval of INT coordinator required)

Prerequisite(s): ECO 212. 

Credits: 3

History Concentration: (18 hours required, of which 9 hours are electives)

Choose 2 (6 hours)

Course NameCredits:Term TakenGradeGen Ed
HIS 102WI - Western Civilization since 1500 Credits: 3
HIS 203WI - Introduction to Latin America Credits: 3
HIS 262WI - Introduction to African History Credits: 3

All students must take: (3 hours)

Course NameCredits:Term TakenGradeGen Ed
HIS 300 - Historical Methods Credits: 3

Choose 9 credit hours from below

Course NameCredits:Term TakenGradeGen Ed
HIS 240 - Selected Topics
Offered when needed.
Credits: 1-6
HIS 242WI - Introduction to Russia Credits: 3
HIS 301 - Early Modern Europe Credits: 3
HIS 302 - The Age of Revolutions Credits: 3
HIS 303 - Twentieth-Century Europe Credits: 3
HIS 304 - Medieval Europe Credits: 3
HIS 337 - Latin America and the United States Credits: 3
HIS 362 - Pre-Modern Africa Credits: 3
HIS 363 - Modern Africa Credits: 3
HIS 380 - Modern Britain Credits: 3
HIS 395 - The American War: The Struggle for Independence in Vietnam Credits: 3
HIS 396 - World War II - The Blitz, D-Day, & the Liberation of France Credits: 3
HIS 397 - World War II - The Fall of Nazi Germany Credits: 3

Political Science Concentration:(18 hours required, of which 12 hours are elective)

Required Courses

Course NameCredits:Term TakenGradeGen Ed
POS 301 - International Relations Credits: 3
POS 438 - International Political Economy Credits: 3

Choose 12 credit hours from below

Course NameCredits:Term TakenGradeGen Ed
POS 228WI - Hinduism and India Credits: 3
POS 325WI - Islam and Politics Credits: 3
POS 340 - Selected Topics (international focus; approval of INT coordinator required)

Prerequisite(s): Permission of instructor.

Credits: 1-6
POS 351 - Global Environmental Politics Credits: 3
POS 402 - Ancient Political Thought Credits: 3
POS 431 - Genocide Credits: 3
POS 432 - Human Rights Credits: 3
POS 435 - Gandhi and Bin Laden Credits: 3
POS 439 - Conflict Resolution Credits: 3
POS 440 - Selected Topics (international focus; approval of INT coordinator required)

Prerequisite(s): Permission of instructor.

Credits: 1-6
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