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International Studies

With a major in International Studies, you'll discover an interdisciplinary approach to studying global issues. You'll develop a broadly based but critical understanding of our ever-changing global environment.

What You'll Study

In an interdependent and globalized world, communication and problem solving are crucial. International Studies will teach you an interdisciplinary approach to problem solving and communication. This approach will prepare you to face challenges as both an individual and a global citizen.

 

 

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International Studies Classroom

A Networked World

with Dr. Brenda Kauffman

Major Requirements

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.

 

Course Requirements

Required Courses
21 Credit Hours
INT
200
Introduction to International Studies
ANT
201
Cultural Anthropology
GEO
201
Human Geography
POS
331
Comparative Government
ENG
331
Great Works of World Literature
or ENG
333
Postcolonial Literature
REL
111
World Religions
INT
470
Senior Seminar
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Language Electives
12-16 Credit Hours
12-16 hours of language (four semesters)
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Study Abroad
3 Credit Hours
3 credit hours of study abroad
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Anthropology Concentration
18 Credit Hours
Required Courses
ANT
220
Archaeology
ANT
305
Advanced Cultural Anthropology
Electives: Choose 12 Credits from Below
ANT
313
Indian Cultures of South America
ANT
311
Native Americans and the Native Caribbean
ANT
315
Indian Civilizations of Mesoamerica
ANT
370
Methods in Archaeological Field Research
ANT
371
Archaeological Artifact Analysis
ANT
420
Urban Anthropology
ANT
440
Selected topics
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Economics Concentration
18 Credit Hours
Required Courses
ECO
212
Principles of Macroeconomics
ECO
211
Principles of Microeconomics
Electives: Choose 12 Credits from Below
ECO
327
Environmental Economics
ECO
331
International Economics
ECO
342
Economics of Public Choice
ECO
415
History of Economic Thought and Systems
ECO
340/440
Selected Topics
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Political Science Concentration
18 Credit Hours
Required Courses
POS
301
International Relations
POS
438
International Political Economy
Electives: Choose 12 Credits from Below
POS
325
Islam and Politics
POS
228
Hinduism and India
POS
351
Global Environmental Politics
POS
402
Ancient Political Thought
POS
431
Genocide
POS
432
Human Rights
POS
435
Gandhi and Bin Laden
POS
439
Conflict Resolution
POS
340/440
Selected Topics
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History Concentration
18 Credit Hours
Required Courses
HIS
102
Western Civilization II
HIS
262
Introduction to African History
HIS
300
Historical Methods
Electives: Choose 9 Credits from Below
HIS
240
Selected Topics
HIS
301
Early Modern Europe
HIS
302
The Age of Revolutions in Europe
HIS
303
Twentieth-Century Europe
HIS
304
Medieval Europe
HIS
313
Modern Ireland
HIS
337
Latin America and the United States
HIS
362
Pre-Modern Africa
HIS
363
Modern Africa
HIS
380
Modern Britain
HIS
395
The American War: The Struggle for Independence in Vietnam
HIS
396
World War II - The Blitz, D-Day, & the Liberation of France
HIS
397
World War II - The Fall of Nazi Germany
HIS
433
Religion and Nationalism in Modern Europe
HIS
437
The British Empire
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Minor Requirements

Required Courses
15 Credit Hours
REL
111
World Religions
INT
200
Introduction to International Studies
GEO
201
Human Geography
ANT
201
Cultural Anthropology
POS
331
Comparative Government
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Additional Elective Requirements
6 Credit Hours
Choose 6 credit hours of additional INT electives - at least 3 at the 400-level
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