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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.

 

 

What's Next?

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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
201
Principles of Macroeconomics
ECO
202
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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Latin American Studies Concentration
18 Credit Hours
Required Courses
LAS
201WI
Introduction to Latin America from Pre-Contact to Independence
LAS
202WI
Introduction to Latin America from Independence to Modern Day
Electives: Choose 12 Credits from Below
ANT
311
Native Americans and the Native Caribbean
ANT
313
Indian Cultures of South America
ANT
315
Indian Civilizations of Mesoamerica
LAS
335
Contemporary Issues in Latin America
LAS
337
Latin America and the United States
LAS
422
Readings and Research in Latin American History
LAS
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
328
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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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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