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International Studies Suggested Academic Plan

120 credit hours are required for Bachelor of Arts degree. The International Studies major includes three components: an international studies core, an international context drawn from the humanities and social science, and a regional focus area. The major also requires that students demonstrate competence in a foreign language. Detailed course information can be found in the academic catalog. Students are encouraged to participate in study abroad programs. Students should use Academic Planning to schedule courses and track degree progress.

Suggested four year academic plan for the major (courses required in the major are in bold)

Semester 1 Credit Hours
ENGL 120: Rhetoric and Writing 3
PHIL 140: The Examined Life 3
HIST 101: World History to 1500 3
COMM 101: Speech Fundamentals 3
Language Course 3
TRANS 100: Transitions 1
Semester 2 Credit Hours
POLSC 102: World Politics 3
FYS 175: First Year Seminar 3
HIST 102: World History Since 1500 3
Language Course 3
GE Math 3
Semester 3 Credit Hours
SOCSC 101: World Geography 3
ANTH 101: Cultural Anthropology 3
Language Course 3
GE Fine Arts or Literature 3
GE Biological Science with lab* 3
Semester 4 Credit Hours
Methods Course 3
International Context Course 3
Language Course 3
GE Physical Science with lab* 3
GE Arts/Humanities 3
Semester 5 Credit Hours
International Context Course 3
Area of Specialization 3
GE Diversity Studies 3
Elective or course for a minor 3
Elective or course for a minor 3
Semester 6 Credit Hours
International Context Course 3
Area of Specialization 3
Elective or course for a minor 3
Elective or course for a minor 3
Elective or course for a minor 3
Semester 7 Credit Hours
Senior Seminar 3
Elective or course for a minor 3
Elective or course for a minor 3
Elective or course for a minor 3
Elective or course for a minor 3
Semester 8 Credit Hours
Area of Specialization 3
Elective or course for a minor 3
Elective or course for a minor 3
Elective or course for a minor 3
Elective or course for a minor 3

 

*One of the natural science courses must have a lab component.

Minor: Students must complete 18 credit hours including: POLSC 101, POLSC 208, POLSC 301, ECON 200, and two additional courses. Consult the academic catalog for course options.