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Major/Minor Requirements

Major/Minor Requirements

MAJOR

A major in international studies requires at least 33 hours in International Studies, no more than 12 of which may be below the 300 level. Specific requirements are as follows:

 

1.       Area Requirements [courses in each area are listed in the next section]:

          a) Introduction to International Studies

                   Area A: 6 hours*

          b) Primary Concentration

                   Area B: International Politics - 9 hours*

                             or

                   Area C: International Economics and Business - 9 hours*

          c) Secondary Concentration

                   Area D: Africa, Middle East, Asia - 9 hours*

                             or

                   Area E: Europe - 9 hours*

                             or

                   Area F: Latin America - 9 hours*

          d) Electives

                   Areas A-G - 6 hours*

 

           * A course listed in more than one area may not be counted toward requirements in more than one area.

 

2.       INTS 400 (3 hours): Senior Project

3.       Completion of a course in a foreign language numbered 202 or above

4.       One of the following options:

                   a) two 12-hour collaterals approved by the faculty adviser (The

                   foreign language requirement may be counted toward a collateral.)

                   b) an 18-hour minor approved by the faculty adviser (The

                   foreign language requirement may be counted toward a minor.)

 

International Studies majors are encouraged to pursue a collateral or a minor in a foreign language.

 

MINOR

A minor in International Studies requires 18 hours, no more than 6 of which may be below the 300 level.  Specific requirements are as follows: 

          a) Introduction to International Studies

                    Area A: 3 hours*

          b) Primary Concentration

                   Area B: International Politics - 6 hours*

                             or

                   Area C: International Economics and Business - 6 hours*

          c) Secondary Concentration

                   Area D: Africa, Middle East, Asia - 6 hours*

                             or

                   Area E: Europe - 6 hours*

                             or

                   Area F: Latin America - 6 hours*

          d) Electives

                   Areas A-G: 3 hours*

           * A course listed in more than one area may not be counted toward requirements in more than one area.

It is strongly recommended that students seeking a minor in International Studies complete at least 12 hours of a foreign language, especially if they intend to apply for employment or graduate study in this field.

 

COLLATERAL

A collateral in International Studies requires 12 hours, no more than 6 of which may be below the 300 level. Specific requirements are as follows:

          a) Introduction to International Studies

                    Area A: 3 hours*

          b) Primary Concentration

                   Area B: International Politics - 6 hours*

                             or

                   Area C: International Economics and Business - 6 hours*

          c) Secondary Concentration

                   Area D: Africa, Middle East, Asia - 3 hours*

                             or

                   Area E: Europe - 3 hours*

                             or

                   Area F: Latin America  - 3 hours*

           * A course listed in more than one area may not be counted toward requirements in more than one area.

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