Catalog 2021-2022

International Studies Major

Modern science has joined with humans’ quest for expanded frontiers to shrink the globe, creating a new world of exciting opportunities and challenges. The national leaders and ordinary citizens of tomorrow must have the capacity to function in this newly globalized world if they are to reach their individual potentials. This major provides training in both breadth across the disciplines of the liberal arts and sciences, and/or depth in one particular functional or geographical area. It also involves the acquisition of language skills and international study experience.

Degree Requirements

Requirements for a major in international studies

ECO 204Principles of Microeconomics

4

ECO 205Principles of Macroeconomics

4

HIS 103World History from 1500 to the Present

4

IST 470Senior Research Seminar in International Studies

4

PSC 102Introduction to International Relations

4

Total Credit Hours:20

Research Methods Requirement

PSC 269Research Methods for Political Science

4

PSC 270Political Analysis

4

Total Credit Hours:8

Cultural Awareness Requirement

COM 401Intercultural Communication

4

or

LIT 312Contemporary World Literature

4

or

REL 205World Religions

4

Total Credit Hours:4

Additional Requirements

In addition to the IST core, each major should select an additional 16 credit hours from the list of courses below.

Total Credit Hours:16

Africa Courses

HIS 218History of the Islamic World

4

HIS 220Introduction to African History

4

HIS 332Imperialism and Nationalism in Asia and Africa

4

LIT 229Contemporary African Literature

4

LIT 233Trauma Narratives: Africa

4

LIT 324Post-Colonial Literature and Theory

4

PSC 282Development Strategies and Projects in Africa: A Travel Course to Ghana

2-4

PSC 343Politics of Development

4

PSC 345Politics of the Middle East and North Africa

4

PSC 444The Political Economy of Africa

4

Indo-Pacific Regional Courses

HIS 217China's Centuries of War and Revolution: since 1800

4

HIS 221Japan's Modern Centuries

4

HIS 227China and the World to 1800

4

HIS 228Traditional Japan

4

HIS 332Imperialism and Nationalism in Asia and Africa

4

PHL 235Philosophy of Martial Arts

4

PHL 236Yoga and Philosophy

4

PHL 237Indian and Asian Philosophy

4

PHL 320Chinese Philosophy

4

PHL 321Daoist Philosophy and Religion

4

PHL 330Asian Philosophy Special Topics

4

PSC 341International Relations of East Asia

4

PSC 365Politics of East Asia

4

PSC 412Comparative Judicial Politics

4

PSC 272Contemporary Japan

4

REL 288Chinese Yoga and Meditation

4

Latin America Regional Courses

HIS 206Slavery and Racism in the Early Americas: A Comparative Perspective

4

HIS 236Latin America

4

HIS 322Spanish Caribbean and its Diasporas

4

PSC 206Contemporary Latin America

4

PSC 342The Political Economy of Latin America

4

SPT 265Revolutionary Cuba: The Politics of Culture and the Culture of Politics (Honors)

4

PSC 353Cuba and the U.S.: Then and Now

4

SPA 422Latin American Civilization and Culture

4

SPA 435Latin American Literature

4

SPA 436The Latin American Novel

4

SPT 251Latin American Literature in English Translation

4

Political Economy Courses

ECO 310Environmental Economics and Management

4

ECO 315International Economic Development

4

ECO 321Intermediate Macroeconomic Analysis

4

ECO 430International Economics and Finance

4

ECO 432Economics of Emerging Markets

4

ECO 442Monetary Economics

4

PSC 202International Political Economy

4

PSC 225International Human Rights

4

PSC 280Introduction to Peace Studies

4

PSC 282Development Strategies and Projects in Africa: A Travel Course to Ghana

2-4

PSC 305Nuclear Proliferation and Nonproliferation

4

PSC 340The European Union

4

PSC 341International Relations of East Asia

4

PSC 342The Political Economy of Latin America

4

PSC 343Politics of Development

4

PSC 345Politics of the Middle East and North Africa

4

PSC 365Politics of East Asia

4

PSC 410International Law

4

PSC 444The Political Economy of Africa

4

PSC 446International Organization

4

PSC 455NGOs and Global Civil Society

4

Total Credit Hours: 48