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International Studies

Requirements for the Major with the Global Development Concentration

Students in the Global Development Concentration also choose an emphasis in either history or sociology.

Both emphases require the following courses:

FR 202 Intermediate French II OR SPA 202 Intermediate Spanish II
FR 301 Advanced Conversation and Composition I OR SPA 301 Advanced Conversation and Composition I
FR 302 Advanced Conversation and Composition II OR SPA 302 Advanced Conversation and Composition II
ECO 152 Principles of Macroeconomics
ECO 350 Economic Development and Growth
PS 104 International Politics
GEO 101 World Geography OR HIS 102 History of Civilization from 1715 OR REL 111 Understanding
Religious Experience and Expression OR SOC 105 Cultural Anthropology

And one of the following sociology courses:

SOC 105 Cultural Anthropology
SOC 215 Women in Cross-Cultural Perspective
SOC 304 Social Change
SOC 590-594 Field Experience/Internship (with international content)

And one of the following history courses:

HIS 246 20th Century Europe
HIS 249 History of Women in Modern Europe
HIS 252 Modern Russia
HIS 261 China
HIS 262 Japan
HIS 272 Latin America from 1825
HIS 282 Africa since 1800
HIS 303 The Vietnam War
HIS 308 Cold War
HIS 311 South Africa

And one of the following political science courses:

PS 232 Comparative European Governments and Politics
PS 233 Government and Politics of Developing Countries
PS 235 African Politics and Society
PS 236 Politics of the Russian Federation & Former Soviet Republics
PS 254 Seminar in Comparative Politics
PS 255 Seminar in International Politics
PS 331 Geopolitics
PS 332 U.S. Foreign Policy
PS 342 Politics and the Economy
PS 431 International Law and Organization

And one additional elective numbered 200 or above from any of the global development courses listed above.

And a semester of study abroad or an approved off-campus study program.

In addition to the common global development requirements, the following courses are required for the history emphasis:

HIS 410 Historical Methods and Analysis
HIS 420 Historiography: An Introduction to the History of Historical Writing
HIS 590-594 Field Experience/Internship (with international focus)
HIS 601 History Capstone

In addition to the common global development requirements, the following courses are required for the sociology emphasis:

SSC 251 Research Methods for Social Science OR SSC 252 Data Analysis for Social Science
SOC 350 Social Theory
SOC 601 Sociology Capstone I
SOC 602 Sociology Capstone II

 

What can you do with an International Studies degree?

Imagine yourself an ambassador, cultural anthropologist, ESL teacher, international salesperson, international intelligence analyst, international news reporter, or transportation specialist.