36 credit hours in the following courses are required
All International Studies majors will complete 16 credits in the following core requirements:
Economics 190S—Principles of Economics
Geography 101S—Cultural Geography
History 106C/H—The Modern World
Political Science 251S—International Relations
International Studies 495—Senior Capstone Seminar (4 credits)
16 credits of Foreign Language study beyond the 112 level. Only language courses taught in the target language are eligible. Courses in English, such as the languages 130, 140 and 150 series, may not count toward the 16 hour requirement.
All INTL majors will complete 16 credit hours in one of 5 tracks.
Track I: Diplomacy Track
Students in the diplomacy track will become acquainted with the various tools and processes that nation-states use in the conduct of diplomacy; be able to describe in depth the historical and current foreign policies of at least two nation-states; and be able to analyze the policies of those states with respect to the objectives of the nations involved, using original foreign language documents in the process of the analysis.
In consultation with the adviser, students in the Track I will complete 16 credit hours from at least two different departments from among the following:
History 325—Topics in U.S. Diplomacy
Political Science 350W—American Foreign Policy
Political Science 352W—Russian Foreign Policy
Political Science 354W—Chinese Foreign Policy
Political Science 355C/W—East Asian Foreign Relations
One related class from either Track II or Track III, or INTL 490W or INTL 491
Additional 300 level History or Political Science classes may be substituted with the approval of the INTL director.
Track II: International Economics
Students in the International Economics track will be able to analyze how countries gain from international trade and how those gains are distributed among countries and among the factors of production within countries; understand the intersection among government, society and the economy; understand the costs associated with tariffs, quotas, and production subsides and when such policies are appropriate; understand the components of the balance of payments accounts and what these components measure, and understand how floating and fixed exchange rates systems operate and the role they play with respect to fiscal and monetary policy.
Students in the Track II will complete:
Economics 330—International Trade and Finance
Business 250—International Business
8 credits from among the following:
Geography 250—(there are two titles listed) or 260C—East Asian Economies or Economics 231—European Economic History
Economics 220C—Economics of Developing Areas or Economics 275—Economies in Transition
Political Science 253S—International Political Economy
Sociology 290S—Global Change
One related class from either Track I, III, IV, or V, or INTL 490 or INTL 491 in consultation with the adviser
Track III: Global Issues and Cultures
Students in Global Issues and Cultures track will acquire a broad, basic knowledge of the world's regions and inter-relationships, a profound understanding of a culture (or cultures) other than one's own, and a concern with globally-relevant issues and themes. Global Issues and Cultures: 1) examines the ways in which people across the globe are affected every day by an array of interconnections both beyond and below geographic and political boundaries; 2) analyzes the tensions between local ways of life with deep historical, linguistic, ethnic, and religious roots and current pressures for global human migration; 3) examines challenges to nation-states; 4) observes interactions among global, regional, national, and sub-national economic processes and their effects on different societies with respect to economic growth, poverty and inequality.
Students in Track III will complete:
Sociology 290S—Global Change
International Studies 300—Topics in Global Issues
Students must also identify a focus for their interests, and take an additional 8 credits in their focus area, in consultation with their adviser.
Track IV: African Diaspora Studies
Students in the African Diaspora Studies track will focus on the continent of Africa and its Diasporas in Europe, Asia and the Americas. It will be studied through intense analysis of issues of race, class, gender, culture, migration, emigration, economics, politics, history, the arts, literature, and global citizenship. The study will extend beyond America, but maintain a rooted history in the American struggle with racism post-slavery noting that scholars of the African Diaspora in the Americas move across global boundaries and make connections with the continent of Africa especially and the world in general.
Students in the Track IV will complete 16 credit hours from the following courses—10 of which must be at the 200 or higher course level. All students must take Introduction to Africana Studies in addition to at least 4 credits in history, not including HIST 106.
AFST 201—Introduction to Africana Studies
HIST 170C—Topics in African History
HIST 171C/H—African Societies to 1500
HIST 172C—African Societies Since 1500
HIST 230H—African American History
HIST 270—Topics in African History
HIST 370—Topics in African History
ENGL 180A—Slave Narrative
ENGL 190A/C—Afro-Caribbean Studies
ENGL 190A/C—Black Britain
ENGL 313—African American Literature (20th Century)
MUSI 113A—Jazz Styles
POLI 234S—Black Politics
PHIL 204—Philosophy of Women's Lives
PHIL 304—Knowing Bodies
RELI 176H—Racism and Social Ethics
RELI 375R—Advanced Social Ethics: Racism
SOCI 277C/R—Islam and Islamic Societies
SOCI 301S—African American Social Thought
SPAN 130A—Caribbean Literature
Theatre & Dance
THDN 112A—Dance in Popular Culture
THDN 210C—Dance Ethnology
Track V: Peace Corps Preparation Studies
Students interested in any form of international service will benefit from this track in the INTL major. Successful completion of this track does not guarantee acceptance into the Peace Corps, but does seek to ensure that student applicants will have completed important requirements and service experiences, which should be to their advantage in the application process. Completion of Track V is not required for application to the Peace Corps; students completing any major may apply. Such students may count on, and are encouraged to seek assistance with their applications from the Track V adviser.
Students in the Track V will complete 16 credit hours in the following:
A. Political Science 253S—International Political Economy
B. Business 250—International Business
Economics 220C—Economics of Developing Areas
C. Including 8 credit hours in Global Issues and Cultures:
Sociology 290S—Global Change
Elective (this class will require adviser approval)
Other Track V Requirements:
Students are encouraged to partake in a study abroad experience, emphasizing immersion in a different culture and/or language.
Students must engage in significant community service (90 hours) beyond the university requirement; these hours may include service learning.
The Track V director will maintain records and monitor such endeavors.