May 25, 2019  
2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog 
2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

International Studies Major (Bachelor of Arts)

Return to {$returnto_text} Return to: Academic Programs of Study

Curriculum Requirements - Total Credits Required: 125-126

Freshman - Credits: 32-33

  • Foreign Language    (Cr: 6)
  • Global Issues General Education Requirement    (Cr: 3)
  • Individual and Society General Education Requirement    (Cr: 3)
  • Politics Elective   (Cr: 3)
  • Quantitative Reasoning General Education Requirement   (Cr: 3)
  • Science and Technology General Education Requirement   (Cr: 3-4)

Sophomore - Credits: 32

(Recommended Study Abroad one Semester)

  • Art, Literature, and Culture Elective    (Cr: 3) 
  • Electives    (Cr :9)
  • Foreign Language    (Cr: 6)
  • History Elective    (Cr: 3) 

Junior - Credits: 31

  • Aesthetic Awareness and Creative Expression General Education Requirement   (Cr: 3)
  • Literary Perspectives General Education Requirement   (Cr: 3)
  • Values & Ethical Reasoning General Education Requirement    (Cr: 3)
  • World Cultures General Education Requirement    (Cr: 3)
  • Economics Elective   (Cr: 3)
  • Philosophy/Religion Elective  (Cr: 3)
  • Electives    (Cr: 9)

Senior - Credits: 30

  • General Education Electives    (Cr: 12)
    (two must be above the 100 level)

International Studies Major Requirements

To meet the international studies major’s requirements in politics; art, literature, and culture;economics; philosophy and religion; and history, students must choose one course from each of the following lists.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the international studies program, students will:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of the cross-disciplinary nature of the field - e.g. the global and comparative dimensions of history, economic systems, cultural norms, art, and literature.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of international politics and geopolitics, and their role in world affairs and conflicts. 
  • Communicate effectively in written form within the conventions of the disciplines that constitute international studies.
  • Describe the language and culture of a region of the world that differs from that which students already know. 
  • Demonstrate the critical inquiry and analysis skills needed to engage constructively in intellectual discourse within the international studies discipline.
  • Make connections between their major and professional opportunities through a variety of internships.

Return to {$returnto_text} Return to: Academic Programs of Study