International Studies

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Major Requirements

Major: International Studies

Offered as a secondary major only; students must select a primary major before adding International Studies.

Required Credits: 32

International Studies Core Requirements
Group A:
INTL 110Introduction to International Studies3
Group B: Select two courses from the following:6
Introduction to Cultural Anthropology: Peoples of the World *
World Regional Geography
History of Global Islam
World Religions
International Politics
Comparative Politics
Group C: Select one from the following:3
Western Civilization I
Western Civilization II
Group D: Select one from the following:3
Introduction to Anthropology
Introduction to Cultural Anthropology: Peoples of the World *
Global Social Problems
Select courses with a significant international focus from the categories listed below. At least 3 credits MUST come from outside the student's primary major of study. Courses used for the International Studies Core cannot also count as electives. Other courses may be approved for this area with the approval of the College International Studies Advisor. A substitution form submitted to the Office of Registration and Records will be required in these instances.
Select 9 credits from the following:9
World Agricultural Development
International Agribusiness Experience
History of Economic Thought
Economic Development
International Trade
Natural Resources & Agrosystems
World Food Crops
Business Admintration:
International Business
Global Business Environment
International Business Law
International Finance
International Management
Global Retailing
International Marketing
History and Theory of Architecture I
History and Theory of Architecture II
History and Theory of Architecture III
International Design Studio
History of Landscape Architecture
Human Development and Education:
Global Retailing
Dress in World Cultures
Food and World Cultures
Global Consumer Analysis
Children and Families Across Cultures
International Health
Humanities and Social Sciences:
Introduction to Anthropology
Introduction to Cultural Anthropology: Peoples of the World
Peoples and Cultures of the Middle East & North Africa
Peoples of the Pacific Islands
Latin America & Carribean: Afro-Latino/as, Gender, Indigeneity
Magic and Religion
Language and Expressive Culture
Global Cultural Heritage
Introduction to Art History
Art History I
Art History II
Intercultural Communication
Introduction to Linguistics
World Literature Masterpieces
British and American Women Writers
Multicultural Writers
International Technical Writing
International Emergency Management
Western Civilization I
Western Civilization II
Women in European History 1400-1800
Introduction to Latin American History
History of East Asia to 1600
History of East Asia from 1600
History of Global Islam
Australia & New Zealand
World Environmental History
The Ottoman Empire
Medieval History
Europe 1815-1914
Europe Since 1914
Imperial Spain
Germany since 1750
History Of Russia I
History Of Russia II
Modern Latin America I
Modern Latin America II
Colonial Mexico
Modern Mexico
The Aztec, Maya, and Inca
Slavery in the Atlantic World
History of Modern China from 1600
History of Japan
Vietnam: 125 Years of Conflict
Cultural Exchange and the Making of the Modern World
Contemporary France
The French-Speaking World
Women in French Literature
Advanced Conversation Through Contemporary Culture
French Literature & Culture before 1800
French Literature & Culture since 1800
Themes & Topics in French Literature & Culture
Genres in French Literature
German Culture & Society
Introduction to Spanish Civilization
Introduction to Spanish American Civilization
Introduction to Hispanic Cinema
Traditions in Spanish American Literature
Contemporary Spanish American Literature
Introduction to Chicano Literature
Spanish American Women Writers
Traditions in Spanish Literature
Contemporary Spanish Literature
Spanish Women Writers
Music History I
Music History II
Contemporary Moral Issues
Ancient Philosophy
Medieval Philosophy
Modern Philosophy
Social and Political Philosophy
History of Philosophy: Modern Period
International Politics
Comparative Politics
Political Ideologies
Global Policy Issues
International Law
Ethnic Conflicts
Current Topics in International Law
Politics of the Developing Countries
Politics of the Industrialized Countries
Comparative Political Economy
International Disasters
World Film
World Theatre
Transnational/Global Women
Science and Mathematics:
Environmental Science
Environmental Science Laboratory
Human Geography
World Regional Geography
Any College: 3 credit limit from the following:
(Prefix) 379
Study Abroad Tour
(Prefix) 494
Individual Study
Foreign Language Proficiency Requirement
Language proficiency must be satisfied prior to the 10-week abroad experience
Proposal for Integrative Senior Project
A written proposal is to be submitted to the Director of the International Studies Major and the student's senior project advisor. The proposal will be graded and must be done PRIOR to project completion.
INTL 488Integrated Senior Project Proposal1
Completion of Study, Work Experience, or Research Abroad Requirement
Approved, 10-week or equivalent experience spent abroad in an approved program. Must be 10 consecutive weeks.5
Integrative Senior Project Requirement
INTL 489Integrative Senior Project2
Total Credits32

Major Requirements and Notes

  • The General Education component is to be completed with the student’s choice of primary major. 
  • Courses for the International Studies core may not double count to meet the major requirements of the primary major. However, courses meeting general education requirements and requirements for global perspectives and cultural diversity may count in the International Studies major.
  • The electives list is not all inclusive; other courses meeting this requirement may be selected with the assistance of an International Studies major adviser and submission of a substitution form to the Office of Registration and Records.