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International Studies (2960)

B.A. Curriculum. This is a multidisciplinary major for students interested in acquiring personal enrichment and a broadly based international perspective for eventual careers in government, foreign service, international organizations or foundations, international business, foreign area studies, international law, or journalism. The major consists of a minimum of 42 hours. The general education requirements for the B.A. degree must be met. The student must complete the following requirements for the major (core, area concentration, and travel-study) and the required minor.

A. Core Courses (18 hours from selected courses) *denotes required courses 

Agricultural Economics 335

International Agricultural Trade

Economics 321

International Economics

Economics 333

International Business

Finance 332

Geography 461

International Finance

Economic Geography

Geography 462

Political Geography

History 200*

Introduction to International Studies

History 485*

The Changing World Order (capstone course)

Marketing 410

Political Science 321 or 322

International Marketing

International Relations

Political Science 341

Comparative European Government and Politics

Religious Studies 301

Major Religions of the World

Sociology 304

Race, Class and Power

Sociology 433

Population Processes and Problems

Sociology 495

Comparative Family Systems



B. Area Concentration (18-21 hours)

Students will select an area of concentration with a distinguishable business, cultural, geographical, historical or global interest. Students must consult with their advisor to plan their program of study. Students might want to consider one of the following as their area of concentration or develop their own concentration.



  Asian Studies

  Business with an emphasis on international

  Canadian Studies

  Central and South American Studies

  European Studies


  Global Finance

  International Relations

  Philosophy/Religious Studies

  Travel and Tourism


C. Travel-Study (6 hours minimum-12 hours maximum)

Majors must participate in a travel-study program in a foreign country so that the student may draw upon unique cultural and intellectual resources in the host country(ies) which will extend subject matter competence and develop language proficiency. A sensitivity to other cultures, together with a new perspective on the American culture, will contribute to the development of particular career interests.

Although students may participate in any approved study abroad program, we strongly recommend that students take advantage of the many foreign-study opportunities available at UT Martin which involve a summer, one semester, or a year.


D. Foreign Language Minor (12 upper-division hours)

Students must minor in French, German or Spanish. International students and resident aliens for whom it is determined that English is a second language may minor in English. A minor consists of at least 12 hours numbered 300 or above, plus any prerequisite courses. Students may wish to receive a certificate of proficiency which requires 15 hours. It is highly recommended that students take an additional year of a second foreign language.


For more information about the International Studies major, call

Professor Stan Sieber (731) 881-7467 or