Four-Year Degree Plan for Major in International and Cultural Studies

Note that this is a sample four-year plan. There are other course sequences that will allow a student to graduate within four years as long as prerequisite courses are taken in the proper sequence. This sample plan does not guarantee course availability, and adjustments to students’ plans may be necessary if they are unable to take specific courses during specific semesters. Students who are placed into lower level FYW, MAT or other prerequisite courses will need to adjust their four-year plans accordingly. Similarly, students who bring in Advanced Placement, Dual Enrollment or transfer credit for courses will need to adjust their four-year plans. A minimum of a 2.0 GPA both overall and in the major is required for graduation. In addition to major requirements, all components of the Baccalaureate Experience must be completed in order to successfully graduate.

Degree Requirements

First (Freshman) Year - Fall Semester

Natural Science (Bacc. Exp.)

4

Foreign Language

4

FYW 101Writing and Inquiry

4

GTW 101Gateways

1

or

HON 101Pathways to Honors 1

1

General Elective

1

Total Credit Hours:14

First (Freshman) Year - Spring Semester

Humanities/Fine Arts or Social Science (Bacc. Exp.)

4

Foreign Language

4

MAT 160College Algebra

4

AWR 201Writing and Research

4

GTW 102Gateways II

1

or

HON 102Pathways to Honors 2

1

Total Credit Hours:17

Second (Sophomore) Year - Fall Semester

Foreign Language

4

Humanities/Fine Arts or Social Science (Bacc. Exp.)

4

Natural Science (Bacc. Exp.)

4

HIS 103World History from 1500 to the Present

4

Total Credit Hours:16

Second (Sophomore) Year - Spring Semester

Foreign Language

4

Humanities / Fine Arts or Social Science (Bacc. Exp.)

4

GWA 201World Affairs

4

REL 205World Religions

4

Total Credit Hours:16

Third (Junior) Year - Fall Semester

COM 401Intercultural Communication

4

IST Elective

4

IST Elective

4

General Elective

4

Total Credit Hours:16

Third (Junior) Year - Spring Semester

Total Credit Hours:13
Semester Abroad: Transfer in at least 13 elective credits.

Fourth (Senior) Year - Fall Semester

IST Elective

4

IST Elective

4

General Elective

4

General Elective

4

Total Credit Hours:16

Fourth (Senior) Year - Spring Semester

IST 470Senior Research Seminar in International Studies

4

IST Elective

4

General Elective

4

General Elective

4

Total Credit Hours:16

Total Credit Hours: 124