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International Studies Courses

The Composite Major in International Studies consists of a total of 36 credit hours and is met by 24 major core credits, and 12 elective credits.

These are the four (16 credits) required courses that each student must take.

1. POL 151 Introduction to Global Politics OR POL 251 International Relations


2. SOC 151 Cultural Anthropology OR REL 280 Introduction to World Religion


3. ECON 211 Principles of Macroeconomics


4. HIST 355 History of U.S. Foreign Policy OR POL 378 American Foreign Policy


One course from the following Africa, Asia and Latin American courses:

HIST 221 Colonial & Post-Colonial Africa: African Perspectives on Colonialism

HIST 225 West African Economy and Society, 18th- 20th Centuries: Commerce, Colonialism and Christianity


PHIL 241 Philosophies of India and Tibet


PHIL 242 Philosophies of China and Japan


HIST 260 History of Latin America


POL 262 Latin American Politics


HIST 263 Colonial Latin American History


HIST 270 Modern China


HIST 280 Colonizers and Colonized: Perspectives on Modern Imperialism


POL 303 Asian Politics


POL 305 African Politics

HIST 312 Myth and Culture in Pre-Colonial Africa


HIST 321 The Making of Modern Africa


HIST 365 Gender and Power in Latin American History


HIST 370 Modern Middle East

One course from the following:

POL 160 Global Feminisms

POL 201 Political Geography

HIST 242 Twentieth Century Europe


POL 251 International Relations


ECON 318 International Economics


HIST 344 Genocide in the Modern World


POL 351 International Law, Organization, and Systems


POL 352 Global Political Economy


COMM 371 Communicating Across Differences: Intercultural and Gender Communication


ELECTIVE COURSES (12 credits)

12 credit hours of course work numbered 300 or higher in international or globally related courses selected in consultation with your advisor. These courses may be taken on or off-campus and usually will be in the following disciplines: art history, economics, history, modern languages (culture and/or literature courses), philosophy, political science, religion and sociology. It is strongly recommended that three of these courses be region specific to Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America or the Middle East.

FOREIGN LANGUAGE REQUIREMENT

A modern language successfully completed through the second year level (4th semester) or demonstrated equivalency.

OFF-CAMPUS STUDY REQUIREMENT

A year or semester study abroad program. To explore your options, visit Off-Campus Study.