International Studies

International Studies (INST)

A major in International Studies is interdisciplinary in nature and draws upon courses and faculty in schools and departments across the campus. Students are prepared for careers in government, academia, non-profit organizations or business relating to international affairs. As a step in that preparation, students majoring in international studies will normally spend a semester studying outside the United States. The major in international studies includes as well an important component of language and cultural study.

A concentration in international studies will enable students majoring in other areas to, nevertheless, gain a global perspective through a range of courses focusing on international aspects of curricula in many disciplines including political science, history, art history, sociology, business and economics.

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1) Bachelor of Arts in International Studies (44 credit hours)
Required Courses and Experiences (17 credit hours):
INTL 1310 Introduction to International Studies
INTL 4390 International Studies Capstone
INTL 3110 International Studies Colloquium (to be repeated once)
Research Methods class in approved discipline
6 Hours of foreign language beyond the elementary level
Study abroad experience--may be satisfied through semester abroad, or internship abroad

27 credit hours chosen from the following groups:
9 hours from each group
9 hours electives taken from either group

GROUP I: Fine Arts and Humanities:

ARTH 2361 Art History: Ancient through Medieval
ARTH 2362 Art History: Renaissance to Modern
ARTH 3350 Latin American Art: 20th Century
ARTH 3357 History of Photography
ARTH 4350 Modern Art of Mexico

CLST 2310 Cultural Studies Theory
CLST 2320 Cultural Studies Method: Inquiry and Evidence
CLST 4399 Selected Topics in Cultural Studies

ENGL 2310 World Literature Studies
ENGL 4320 Period Studies-when appropriate
ENGL 4340 Major Authors-when appropriate
ENGL 4350 Literary Movements

HIST 1311 World History I
HIST 1312 World History II
HIST 3331 Colonial Latin America
HIST 3332 Latin America since Independence
HIST 4334 History of Portuguese America
HIST 3340 Europe since Columbus: Modern Europe
HIST 4350 Selected Topics in World History
HIST 4332 Mexico
HIST 4350/POLS 4399 ST: The Political History of Coffee and Sugar

MUSI 3348 Studies in World Music

PHIL 3325 Philosophy of Culture
PHIL 3355 World Philosophy
PHIL 3385 Justice: Tradition and Transformation

RELS 2345 World Religions
RELS 3322 Christianity through Art
RELS 3350 Environmental Theology and Ethics
RELS 4345 Theologies of Liberation

SPAN 3311 Culture and Civilization of Spain
SPAN 3312 Culture and Civilization of Latin America

GROUP II: Social Sciences and Business:

ANTH 1311 Cultural Anthropology
ANTH 3232/SOCI 3332 Culturology and Cross-Cultural Communication

ECON 2301Macroeconomics
ECON 4310 International Economics
ECON/BINT 4350 Latin America Economics

BINT 3331 International Business Management
BINT 3345 International Accounting
BINT 3355 International Banking and Finance
BINT 3361 International Marketing
BINT/ECON 4350 Latin America Economics
BINT 4390 International Policies and Relations (Study Abroad)

POLS 1391 Human Rights
POLS 2350 Environmental Politics
POLS 2375 International Organizations
POLS 2376 Model Organization of American States
POLS 3356 Terrorism and Conflict in the International Arena
POLS 4321 U.S. Foreign Policy
POLS 4330 International Law
POLS 4355 Politics of Developing Countries
POLS 4363 Political Globalization
POLS 4387 Topics in International Relations
POLS 4387 Topics in Comparative Politics

2) International Studies Interdisciplinary Concentration (18 hours)

6 hours from the following:
INTL 1310 Introduction to International Studies
Research Methods Class in approved discipline
Study Abroad Experience:
May be satisfied through semester abroad, course-based study abroad, or internship abroad

12 hours from the following courses:
6 hours from each group

GROUP I: Fine Arts and Humanities:

ARTH 2361 Art History: Ancient through Medieval
ARTH 2362 Art History: Renaissance to Modern
ARTH 3350 Latin American Art: 20th Century
ARTH 3357 History of Photography
ARTH 4350 Modern Art of Mexico

CLST 2310 Cultural Studies Theory
CLST 2320 Cultural Studies Method: Inquiry and Evidence
CLST 4399 Selected Topics in Cultural Studies

ENGL 2310 World Literature Studies
ENGL 4320 Period Studies-when appropriate
ENGL 4340 Major Authors-when appropriate
ENGL 4350 Literary Movements

HIST 1311 World History I
HIST 1312 World History II
HIST 3331 Colonial Latin America
HIST 3332 Latin America since Independence
HIST 4334 History of Portuguese America
HIST 3340 Europe since Columbus: Modern Europe
HIST 4350 Selected Topics in World History
HIST 4332 Mexico
HIST 4350/POLS 4399 ST: The Political History of Coffee and Sugar

MUSI 3348 Studies in World Music

PHIL 3325 Philosophy of Culture
PHIL 3355 World Philosophy
PHIL 3385 Justice: Tradition and Transformation

RELS 2345 World Religions
RELS 3322 Christianity through Art
RELS 3350 Environmental Theology and Ethics
RELS 4345 Theologies of Liberation

SPAN 3311 Culture and Civilization of Spain
SPAN 3312 Culture and Civilization of Latin America

GROUP II: Social Sciences and Business:

ANTH 1311 Cultural Anthropology
ANTH 3232/SOCI 3332 Culturology and Cross-Cultural Communication

ECON 2301Macroeconomics
ECON 4310 International Economics
ECON/BINT 4350 Latin America Economics

BINT 3331 International Business Management
BINT 3345 International Accounting
BINT 3355 International Banking and Finance
BINT 3361 International Marketing
BINT/ECON 4350 Latin America Economics
BINT 4390 International Policies and Relations (Study Abroad)

POLS 1391 Human Rights
POLS 2350 Environmental Politics
POLS 2375 International Organizations
POLS 2376 Model Organization of American States
POLS 3356 Terrorism and Conflict in the International Arena
POLS 4321 U.S. Foreign Policy
POLS 4330 International Law
POLS 4355 Politics of Developing Countries
POLS 4363 Political Globalization
POLS 4387 Topics in International Relations
POLS 4387 Topics in Comparative Politics


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