Major in International Studies

The major in international studies consists of a minimum of forty hours, including:

  • Three hours chosen from BADM 308, ECON 318, ECON 320, or ECON 326
  • Three hours of non-United States HIST electives taught at or above the 3000-level
  • Three hours chosen from ECON 355, ECON/PLSC 341, PLSC 331, PLSC/SOC 370, PLSC 380, 387
  • Three hours selected from ARTH 110, ARTH 120, EDUC 202, ENGL 2206, ENGL2208/FILM 210, MUSC 1151, MUSC 3301, MUSC 3302, RELG 220, or RELG 310
  • Three hours from one modern foreign language course above the 201 level
  • Twelve hours selected from one thematic specialization
  • Twelve hours selected from one regional specialization
  • INTL 440
  • One semester of study abroad

Notes:

  • No more than fifteen hours of coursework can overlap with another single major’s classes.
  • Students may not receive both General Education and INTL major credit for the same course.
  • Any course counts only once towards the major, even though it might be listed several times.
  • Study abroad courses on an approved semester or year-long program through PC may be applied to thematic specialization, regional specialization, or the study abroad experience.

Minor in International Studies

The minor in international studies consists of a minimum of eighteen hours, including:

  • Three hours from one modern foreign language course above the 201 level
  • A minimum of six hours from one thematic specialization
  • A minimum of six hours from one regional specialization
  • A minimum of three hours from a study abroad experience

Notes:

  • No more than six hours of coursework can overlap with another single major or minor.
  • Students may not receive both General Education and INTL minor credit for the same course.
  • Study abroad courses on an approved semester or year-long program through PC may be applied to thematic specialization, regional specialization, or the study abroad experience.

Options for Thematic Specializations for the Major and Minor in International Studies

History, Culture and Society: ARTH 110; EDUC 202; ENGL 2206; ENGL 2208/FILM 210; GEOG 301; FREN 322, 333, 401, 402, 403, 404, 405, 406, 410; any non-United States HIST course at or above 3000-level; LAST/SPAN 318; MUSC 1151, 3301, 3302; SPAN 324; SOC 310, 360; SPAN 315, 316, 321, 322, 331, 332, or 343

International Business: BADM 308; ECON 318, 320, 326; ECON/PLSC 341; or SPAN 341

International Politics and Diplomacy: ECON/PLSC 341; GEOG 301; HIST 3641; LAST/SPAN 318, or PLSC 332

Options for Regional Specializations for the Major and Minor in International Studies

Europe and Russia: ARTH 110, 120, 210, 220, 240, 310; ENGL 2201, 2202, 3101, 3102, 3110, 3111, 3120, 3130, 3131, 3132; FREN 322, 333, 401, 402, 403, 404, 405, 406, 410; GEOG 301; HIST 3411, 3412, 3413, 3414, 3415, 3416, 3410, 3440, 3442, 3443; MUSC 1151, 3301, 3302; PLSC 355, 380; SPAN 324; SPAN 300, 315, 321, 322, or 341

Africa: ENGL 3371; ENGL 3520/FILM 341; MUSC 1151; RELG 310; or SOC 360

Asia and the Pacific: ENGL 2208/FILM 210; ENGL 3371; ENGL 3520/FILM 341; HIST 3610/PHIL 361; HIST 3611, 3612, 3640; MUSC 1151; RELG 310; or SOC 360

Middle East: ENGL 3371; HIST 3613; HIST 3441/RELG 357; MUSC 1151; PLSC 387; or RELG 310

Latin America and the Caribbean: ARTH 320; HIST 3614, 3615, 3616, 3642; LAST/SPAN 318; LAST 335; SPAN 324; MUSC 1151; PLSC/SOC 370; SPAN 316, 331, 334, or 341