International and Cultural 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 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 and cultural studies:

COM 401Intercultural Communication

4

GWA 201World Affairs

4

HIS 103World History from 1500 to the Present

4

IST 470Senior Research Seminar in International Studies

4

LIT 312Contemporary World Literature

4

REL 205World Religions

4

Total Credit Hours:24

Electives:

Twenty credit hours selected from the following courses:

ART 269-276Art history

4

BIO 112Environmental Science

3

COM 261World Cinema

4

COM 334Information and the New World Order

4

CST 201Cross-Cultural Studies

3-4

ECO 430International Economics and Finance

4

GEO 205Principles of Resource Utilization

4

GWA 202International Political Economy

4

GWA 206Contemporary Latin America

4

GWA 207The Urban World

4

GWA 280Introduction to Peace Studies

4

GWA 306Politics of the Family

4

GWA 340The European Union

4

GWA 341International Relations of East Asia

4

GWA 343Third World Political and Economic Development

4

GWA 444The Political Economy of Africa

4

GWA 345Politics of the Middle East and North Africa

4

GWA 446International Organization

4

GWA 365Politics of East Asia

4

GWA 410International Law

4

GWA 282TDevelopment Strategies and Projects in Africa: A Travel Course to Ghana

4

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

4

GWAH 272Contemporary Japan (Honors)

4

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

4

HIS 218History of the Islamic World

4

HIS 220Introduction to African History

4

HIS 222Fascism and Nazi Germany

4

HIS 260The Holocaust

4

HIS 300The Modern Middle East and North Africa

4

HIS 305The Ancient World

4

HIS 306The Middle Ages

4

HIS 308Renaissance and Reformation

4

HIS 312Europe Since 1919

4

HIS 313Latin America

4

HIS 402Natural and Unnatural Disasters in Modern World History

4

IST 270Introduction to International Studies Research Methods

2

IST 290-299Special Studies

2-4

LIT 202World Literature II

4

LIT 324Post-Colonial Literature and Theory

4

LIT 337Multiethnic U.S. Literature and Film

4

MGT 350International Business

4

SOC 307Families in Global Perspective

4

Total Credit Hours:20

Total Credit Hours: 44