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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 55 credit hours. 24 hours will be required core courses; an additional 19 required credits will include 4 semesters of language (16 credit hours) and 3 hours of study abroad. The remaining 12 credit hours will be electives.

Required Courses: 24 hours

INT 200 - Introduction to International Studies
ANT 201 - Cultural Anthropology
GEO 201 - Human Geography
POS 301 - International Relations
POS 331 - Comparative Government
POS 438 - International Political Economy
- or -
ECO 331 International Economics
REL 211 - World Religions
INT 470 Senior Seminar

Additional Requirements: 19 hours

16 hours of language (4 semesters) and 3 credit hours for study abroad.

Elective Courses:

A total of 12 hours (4 courses of electives are required: 2 courses must be at the 400 level.

ANT 250 - Prehistoric Foundations of European Civilization
ANT/LAS 313 - Indian Cultures of South America
ANT/LAS 315 - Indian Civilizations of Mesoamerica
ANT 410 - Anthropology of Natural Disasters
ANT 420 - Conditions of Poverty in the Modern World
ANT 440 - Selected topics with an international focus/dimension
ART 361 - Ancient Mediterranean Art
ART 364 - Latin American Art and Visual Culture
ART 368 - Art of Oceania, Africa, and Native Americans
COM 405 - International Communication
BUS 430 - International Business
BUS 450 - International Finance
BUS 471 - International Marketing
ECO 415 - History of Economic Thought and Systems
ECO 440 - Selected topics with an international focus/dimension
ENG 331 - Great Works of World Literature
ENG 333 - Post-Colonial Literature
ENG 440 - Selected topics with international dimension/focus
HIS/LAS 201 - Introduction to Mexico, Central America, West Indies
HIS/LAS 202 - Introduction to South America
HIS/POS/LAS 337 - Latin America and the United States
HIS 362 - Pre-Modern Africa
HIS/POS 443 - Religion and Nationalism in Modern Europe
HIS 440 - Selected topics with an international focus
LAS/POS 335 - Contemporary Issues with Latin America
LAS 415 - Latin America Through its Writers
LAS 440 - Topical courses
PHI 440 - Selectect topics/courses with an international focus/dimension
PLA 418 - International Law
POS 325 - Islam and Politics
POS 351 - Global Environmental Politics
POS 431 - Genocide
POS 440 - Selected topics courses with an international focus
PSY 445 - Cross Cultural Psychology
REL 440 - Selected topics/courses with an international focus/dimension
SOC 315 - Sex, Class, Race and Ethnicity
SOC 363 - Global and Comparative Sociology
SOC 440 - Selected topics/courses with an international focus/dimension
SOC 468 - Social Aspects of Terrorism
SPA 307 - Survey of Spanish Terrorism
SPA 401 - Spanish Culture and Civilization

Minor Requirements

Students minoring in international studies must complete 21 semester hours in international studies courses, including 15 hours of core courses and six hours of cultural studies courses. of the 21 total hours required for the minor, a student must complete at least three hours at the 200 level (to be selected from the core courses), nine hours at the 300 level (of which three hours must be from the core courses), and at least six hours at the 400 level (of which three hours must be selected from the core courses). It is strongly recommended that the student also complete two years of Spanish.

Information about the International Studies Minor, including the opportunity for internship and study abroad, can be obtained by contacting the Chair of the Humanities Department. Internships taken in conjunction with this minor must be approved by the appropriate department, prior to the internship.

International Internship and Study Abroad (Optional)

Interested students may earn up to 15 credit hours in a joint internship and study abroad experience. Participants take academic courses and also receive internship credit through participation in community service projects. Internship and study abroad credits may be used to satisfy elective requirements needed for graduation, but they do not satisfy course requirements for the International Studies Minor. Students may not study abroad in their final semester at Flagler.

Core Courses: A total of 15 hours are required from the following core courses:

ANT 201 - Cultural Anthropology
GEO 201 - Human Geography
REL 211 - World Religions
POS 331 - Comparative Government
ECO 331 - International Economic
GEO 301 - Economic Geography
POS 301 - International Relations
BUS 430 - International Business
SOC 350 - Social Stratification
PSY 445 - Cross-Cultural Psychology
BUS 450 - International Finance
BUS 471 - International Marketing

Cultural Studies: A total of six hours must be selected from the following courses in cultural studies:

HIS/LAS 201 - Introduction to Mexico, Central America and West Indies
HIS/LAS 202 - Introduction to South America
HIS 302 - European History
LAS 335 - Contemporary Issues in Latin America
HIS/LAS/POS 337 - Latin America and the United States
HIS 407 History of Russia and the Soviet State

In addition to the courses listed above, special topics courses in cultural studies are offered in the Humanities Department. With departmental approval, these special topics courses may be counted towards the cultural studies requirement for the minor in international studies.

Total required: 21 Credit Hours
A minimum of 3 credit hours is required at the 200 level.
A minimum of 9 credit hours is required at the 300 level.
A minimum of 6 credit hours is required at the 400 level.