Requirements for Major

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, SOC 380, or SOC 387
  • Three hours selected from ARTH 110, ARTH 120, EDUC 202, ENGL 203, ENGL/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.

Requirements for the 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 203; ENGL/FILM 210; GEOG 301; FREN 322, 333, 401, 402, 403, 404, 405, 406, 410; GERM 321, 322, 405, 410, 420, 440; any non-United States HIST course at or above 3000-level; LAST/SPAN 318; MUSC 1151, 3301, 3302; PORT/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, 245, 310; ENGL 201, 202, 305, 306, 317, 318, 325, 329, 350, 361; FREN 322, 333, 401, 402, 403, 404, 405, 406, 410; GEOG 301; GERM 321, 322, 405, 410, 420, 440; HIST 3411, 3412, 3413, 3414, 3415, 3416, 3410, 3440, 3442, 3443; MUSC 1151, 3301, 3302; PLSC 355, 380; PORT/SPAN 324; SPAN 300, 315, 321, 322, or 341
  • Africa: ENGL 324; ENGL/FILM 341; MUSC 1151; RELG 310; or SOC 360
  • Asia and the Pacific: ENGL/FILM 210; ENGL 324, ENGL/FILM 341; HIST 3610, 3611, 3612, 3640; MUSC 1151; RELG 310; or SOC 360
  • Middle East: ENGL 324; 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; PORT/SPAN 324; MUSC 1151; PLSC/SOC 370; SPAN 316, 331, 334, or 341

International Studies (INTL) Courses

258 Special Topics (1-6) Special topics courses are those that cover subject matter that is not part of the regular curriculum. A special topics course must have the prior approval of the department and the provost and may be offered twice. Students may enroll in and receive credit for an unlimited number of special topics courses as long as any prerequisites or other requirements are met.

398 Honors Research (3-6) Departmental Honors: Students with a 3.20 GPA in all courses and a 3.40 GPA in all courses in the major field may, with the approval of departmental faculty, undertake an honors research program during the junior and/or senior years. This program must include a senior thesis or project of exceptional quality and an oral defense of the paper or project before departmental members. This defense is to be open to the College community, and honors students will participate in all other defenses within their discipline. Students who successfully complete the departmental honors research program will graduate with honors in the major field.

440 Senior Capstone in International Studies (1)

444 Internships (1-6) Internships require a minimum GPA of 2.00 at the time of application (or higher if specified by the department in which the internship is taken). A maximum of six hours credit may be counted towards graduation. Internships are graded on a pass/fail basis only. A department may, at its option, allow the hours earned in an internship to count toward its major.

452 Special Projects (1-9) Special Projects are open to sophomore, junior, or senior students who have a GPA of 2.25 and with approval by the provost. A maximum of nine hours credit may be counted towards graduation.

458 Special Topics (1-6) Special topics courses are those that cover subject matter that is not part of the regular curriculum. A special topics course must have the prior approval of the department and the provost and may be offered twice. Students may enroll in and receive credit for an unlimited number of special topics courses as long as any prerequisites or other requirements are met.