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The following is intended as a brief overview of the International Studies major curriculum. For full details regarding required classes, please see the Academic Catalog.

Course Number Course Name Hours
University Core University Core Requirements 36
International Studies Core Requirements   12
GBU 355 Global Dimensions of Business 3
MLG 205 Cross-Cultural Understanding 3
PLS 320 Comparative Governments 3

SOC 205 or

SOC 435

Sociology: An Introduction in Global Context or

Religion, Culture & Society: Cross-Cultural & Global Issues

International Studies Electives Choose six of the following courses; courses not listed must have approval of the program advisor 18
BIO 321 Ecology 4
COM 449 Intercultural Communication 3
ECO 231 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
FRE 315 French Civilization 3
GEO 403 Selected Topics in Geography 3
GER 315 German Civilization 3
HIS 456 History of the Middle East 3
HIS 494 London History & Culture (London Semester Abroad) 3
HIS 495 Austrian Civilization (Salzburg Semester Abroad) 3
MLG 450 The Multicultural Classroom 3

PLS 419 or

HIS 419

International Relations 3
PLS 422 Politics of Developing Nations 3

PLS 442 or

HIS 442

Twentieth Century U.S. Diplomatic History 3
SOC 312 Social Science Research Methods 3
SOC 420 Social Stratification: National & International Perspectives 3
SPA 315 Spanish Civilization 3
SPA 316 Latin-American Civilization 3
Modern Language Students must take 18 hours of the same language, with 6 of those 18 hours at the 300 level or higher 18
Study Abroad One term studying abroad is required and students must apply for study abroad through the McMillan Center for Education Abroad; the program advisor may substitute living abroad experience for study abroad  
Senior Seminar MLG 470 | Senior Seminar 1
General Electives Sufficient elective hours must be taken to meet the minimum hour requirement for graduation in this program; electives should be chosen in consultation with advisor 45
Total Hours   130