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International Studies

Requirements for the Major with the International Politics Concentration

Required 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
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
PS 101 Introduction to Political Science

And one of the following sequences:

SSC 251 Research Methods for Social Science OR SSC 252 Data Analysis for Social Science AND FR 601 French Capstone OR SPA 601 Spanish Capstone
PS 301 Junior Seminar: Research Design and Analysis in Political Science AND PS 601 Senior Capstone

And four of the following Poltical Science courses (with no more than one at the 100 level):

PS 102 American National Government
PS 103 Introduction to Political Philosophy
PS 204 Model United Nations (taken 4 times)
PS 222 Modern Democratic Ideologies
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 two of the following elective courses:

ECO 350 Economic Development and Growth
ECO 365 International Trade and Finance
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
REL 116 Religions from the Middle East
REL 117 Religions from India
REL 118 Religions from China
REL 211 Eastern Orthodox Christianity
REL 216 Celtic Spirituality
SOC 105 Cultural Anthropology
SOC 215 Women in Cross-Cultural Perspective
SOC 304 Social Change

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


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.