Requirements 

Requirements for the Major in International Studies

Core Courses 9 hrs      
Foreign Language or ESL 12-16 hrs
Concentration in Regional Studies or
International issues 14-15 hrs
Total Hours 35-40 hrs
Core Courses 9 hrs
INT 201 Introduction to International Studies 3 hrs
POL 212 International Politics 3 hrs
ECN 211 Principles of Macroeconomics 3 hrs
Foreign Language or ESL
European foreign language (French, German*, Spanish)
12-16 hrs
Students will begin their language study at the level indicated by the results of their placement test or in subsequent consultation with a member of the language department. International Studies majors must take a minimum of two 300 level language courses in which the language studied is the primary language of instruction.
102 Elementary Language II 4 hrs
203, 204 Intermediate Language I and II 6 hrs
Two 300 level language, literature or civilization courses 6 hrs
Total Foreign Language hours 16 hrs
*Studens planning to complete this requirement in German should contact the program coordinator.
English as a Second Language
(for students whose first language is not English)
ENG 104 Introduction to Literature 3 hrs
ENG 270 Expository Writing 3 hrs
SPE 101 Introduction to Speech Communication 3 hrs
SPE 203 Interpersonal Communication 3 hrs
Total English as a Second Language hours 12 hrs

International students who use the ESL option to complete the major may use an upper level English or Speech course as one of the optional courses in the concentration.

Majors must maintain a 2.00 grade point average in all courses needed to satisfy major requirements.

Students with a GPA of 3.30 or higher may elect to write a senior thesis for honors recognition. "Graduated with Honors" will be noted on their transcript provided they complete the thesis with a grade of B or better.Students writing a thesis will complete INT 401 and 402 Senior Thesis I and II during their senior year and may substitute these courses for one course from the elective list in their concentration.

Students who do not elect to write a senior thesis are required to present a portfolio of their work, containing at least three papers or comparable projects submitted for courses in the major. At least two of the papers or projects must be from upper-level courses. The portfolio will not be graded but it is a requirement for graduation.

Areas of Concentration 14-15 hrs
Courses marked with an asterisk (*) may count as electives in each concentration provided they have not been used in completion of a required component.
Regional Studies Concentration (select one):
Asian Studies-Required Course:
ASN 201 Asian Studies 3 hrs
SCA 230 Specific Cultures and Civilizations (Japan or India) 3 hrs
Total hours 6 hrs
Elective Courses:
Elective courses: Three courses to be chosen from the following. Two of these courses must be numbered at the 300 level or above:
*Upper level foreign language courses
*Courses from an approved off-campus study program
8-9 hrs
BUS 340 International Business
ECN 334 Economic Development
ECN 410 International Trade and Finance
HIS 348 History of American Foreign Relations
HIS 350 The Vietnam Wars 1945-1995
INT 212 Model United Nations Team: [Asian nation]
MUS 305 Jazz in Japan
POL 305 International Law and Organizations
PSY 405 International and Cross-Cultural Psychology
*SCA 230 Specific Cultures and Civilizations
European Studies- Required courese:
HIS 323 Europe since 1945 3 hrs
POL 306 West European Government and Politics 3 hrs
Elective courses: Three courses to be chosen from the following. Two of these courses must be numbered at the 300 level or above:

*Upper level foreign language courses
*Courses from an approved off-campus study program

8-9 hrs
BUS 340 International Business
ECN 310 International Trade and Finance
ENG 345/FRE 361 Paris Noir
HIS 304 Selected Themes in British History, 1714 to present
HIS 322 Europe in the 20th Century
HIS 327 Nazi Germany
HIS 348 History of American Foreign Relations
*HUM 277/SPA 377 Spanish Civilization
*FRE 362 French-speaking Cultures and Civilization
(European culture)
INT 212 Model United Nations Team
PSY 405 International and Cross-Cultural Psychology
POL 305 International Law and Organizations
POL 308 Post-Soviet Politics
POL 362 American Foreign Policy
Latin American Studies
HIS 267 Latin American History and Culture 3 hrs
SPA 378 Latin American Civilization 3 hrs
Total Hours 6 hrs
Elective courses: Three courses to be chosen from the following. Two of these courses must be numbered at the 300 level or above:

*Upper level foreign language courses
*Courses from an approved off-campus study program

8-9 hrs
BIO 321 Biology in Belize
BUS 340 International Business
ECN 334 Economic Development
ECN 410 International Trade and Finance
HIS 348 History of American Foreign Relations
INT 212 Model United Nations Team: [Latin American nation]
PSY 405 International and Cross-Cultural Psychology
POL 305 International Law and Organizations
POL 362 American Foreign Policy
International Issues Concentration - Required Courses:
HIS 348 History of American Foreign Relations 3 hrs
POL 305 International Law and Organizations 3 hrs
Total Hours 6 hrs
Elective courses: Three courses to be chosen from the following. Two of these courses must be numbered at the 300 level or above:

*Upper level foreign language courses
*Courses from an approved off-campus study program

8-9 hrs
BUS 240 International Business
ECN 334 Economic Development
ECN 410 International Trade and Finance
ENG 330 Colonial and Post-Colonial Literature
HIS 323 Europe since 1945
*HUM 294 Introduction to the French-speaking world
*HUM 278/SPA 378 Latin American Civilization
INT 212 Model United Nations Team
POL 308 Post-Soviet Politics
POL 362 American Foreign Policy
PSY 405 International and Cross-Cultural Psychology
SCA 325 Tribal Survival
SCA 352 Economy and Society
Students may substitute experimental courses numbered 200 or 300 for the electives listed above with permission of the Coordinator.

Note: If there are courses listed as part of the International Studies major that have been dropped by the department in which they have been taught, they need to be deleted from this list as well.