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International Studies - Major or Minor

Student Profile: Daphne Pariser

Daphne Pariser

Growing up in California, Flagler psychology major Daphne Pariser probably never imagined that one day she’d be working in a lab on a Japanese island, conducting molecular biology research for immunology.

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Program Description

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.

Major Requirements

International Studies majors must complete a total of 58 credit hours. 21 hours will be required core courses; an additional 16 hours of ONE language; and 3 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.
 

Required Core Courses (21 hours)
INT 200 Introduction to International Studies (3)
ANT 201 Cultural Anthropology (3)
GEO 201 Human Geography (3)
POS 331 Comparative Government (3)
ENG 331 Great Works of World Literature (3)
REL 211 World Religions (3)
INT 470 Senior Seminar (3)

Additional requirements include (19 hours)
16 hours of language (4 semesters)
3 credit hours for study abroad

Concentrations

Anthropology Concentration: (18 hours required of which 9 are electives)
Required Courses
ANT 220 Archaeology (3)
ANT 250 Prehistoric Foundations of European Civilization (3)
Choose 1 course from below
ANT 313 Indian Cultures of South America (3)
ANT 311 Native Americans (3)
ANT 315 Indian Civilizations of Mesoamerica (3)
Choose 9 credit hours from below
ANT 330 Origins of Cities (3)
ANT 370 Methods in Archaeological Field Research (6)
ANT 371 Artifact Analysis
ANT 420 Conditions of Poverty in the Modern World (3)
ANT 340/440 Selected topics (3)
(international focus; approval of INT coordinator required)

Economics Concentration: (18 hours required of which 12 are electives)
Required Courses
ECO 201 Principles of Macroeconomics (3)
ECO 202 Principles of Microeconomics (3)
Choose 12 credit hours from below
ECO 327 Environmental Economics (3)
ECO 331 International Economics (3)
ECO 342 Economics of Public Choice (3)
ECO 415 History of Economic Thought and Systems (3)
ECO 340/440 Selected Topics (3)
(international focus; approval of INT coordinator required)

Latin American Studies Concentration: (18 hours required of which 12 hours are electives)
Required Courses
LAS 201 Introduction to Mexico, Central America and West Indies (3)
LAS 202 Introduction to South America (3)
Choose 12 credit hours from below
ANT 311 Native Americans (3)
ANT 313 Indian Cultures of South America (3)
ANT 315 Indian Civilizations of Mesoamerica (3)
LAS 335 Contemporary Issues in Latin America (3)
LAS 337 Latin America and the United States (3)
LAS 422 Readings and Research in Latin American History (3)
LAS 340/440 Selected Topics (3)
(international focus; approval of INT coordinator required)

Political Science Concentration: (18 hours required of which 12 hours are elective)
Required Courses
POS 301 International Relations (3)
POS 438 International Political Economy (3)
Choose 12 credit hours from below
POS 325 Islam and Politics (3)
POS 328 Hinduism and India (3)
POS 351 Global Environmental Politics (3)
POS 402 Ancient Political Thought (3)
POS431 Genocide (3)
POS432 Human Rights (3)
POS435 Gandhi and Bin Laden (3)
POS439 Conflict Resolution (3) [new course]
POS340/440 Selected Topics (3)
(international focus; approval of INT coordinator required)

Minor Requirements

Students minoring in international studies must complete 25 semester hours in international studies courses, including 15 hours of core courses, four hours of language, and six hours of additional elective requirements.

Required Core Courses (15 hours)
INT 200 Introduction to International Studies (3)
ANT 201 Cultural Anthropology (3)
GEO 201 Human Geography (3)
POS 331 Comparative Government (3)
REL 211 Religions of the World (3)

Choose 1 Language Course (4 hours)

Additional Elective Requirements (6 hours - at least 3 at the 400-level)
ANT 311 Native Americans (3)
ANT 313 Indian Cultures of South America (3)
ANT 315 Indian Civilizations of Mesoamerica (3)
ANT 330 Origins of Cities (3)
ANT 420 Conditions of Poverty in the Modern World (3)
ECO 327 Environmental Economics (3)
ECO 331 International Economics (3)
ECO 342 Economics of Public Choice (3)
ECO 415 History of Economic Thought and Systems (3)
ECO 440 Selected topics with an international focus/dimension (3)
ENG 332 Great Works of Western Literature (3)
ENG 333 Post-Colonial Literature (3)
ENG 440 Selected topics with an international dimension/focus (3)
HIS 301 Early Modern Europe (3)
HIS 303 Twentieth Century Europe (3)
HIS 313 Modern Ireland (3)
HIS 362 Pre-Modern Africa (3)
HIS 363 Modern Africa (3)
HIS 380 Modern Britain (3)
HIS 407 History of Russia and the Soviet State (3)
HIS 437 The British Empire (3)
LAS 335 Contemporary Issues in Latin America (3)
LAS 337 Latin America and the United States (3)
LAS/HIS 422 Readings and Research in Latin American History (3)
PLA 418 International Law (3)
POS 301 International Relations (3)
POS 325 Islam and Politics (3)
POS 328 Hinduism and Politics (3)
POS 351 Global Environmental Politics (3)
POS 431 Genocide (3)
POS/HIS 433 Religion and Nationalism in Modern Europe (3)
POS 440 Selected topics courses with an international dimension/ focus (3)
(e.g. African Politics, Politics of the Developing World,
International Political Economy, Emerging Global Powers,
U.S. Foreign Policy, Politics of Natural Resources in the Middle
East, Politics of Europe, International Law, International
Organizations, War and Violence)
PSY 445 Cross Cultural Psychology (3)
REL/POS 428 God, Ape and Man (3)
POS 432 Human Rights (3)
REL/POS 435 Gandhi and Bin Laden (3)
REL/POS 437 Smith, Marx and God (3)
POS 439 Conflict Resolution (3)
SOC 468 Social Aspects of Terrorism

Contact Information

Information about the International Studies Program, including the opportunity for internship and study abroad, can be obtained by contacting Dr. Brenda Kauffman at BKauffman@flagler.edu. Internships taken in conjunction with this major/minor must be approved by the appropriate department, prior to the internship.