International Studies

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B.A. Curriculum

The major consists of a minimum of 42 hours, plus an additional 12 hours for the required foreign language minor. The general education requirements for the B.A. degree must be met. Students must complete the following four requirements for the major: 1) Core classes; 2) Concentration classes; 3) Travel study, study abroad, internship, and/or experiential learning projects; and 4) a foreign language minor.

 

2019-2020 Catalog Curriculum Model

Core Courses (18 credits)

All students must take:

International Studies 200 Introduction to International Studies (3 credits)

International Studies 485 International Studies Senior Capstone (3 credits)

Students must choose one course from each of the four following areas (12 credits):

A) Culture and Society (3 credits)
  • ARTH 330 Visual Traditions of Non-Western Cultures
  • ARTH 340 Art of the Classical World and Western Traditions
  • CRMG 205 Cultural Etiquette
  • FASH 300 Clothing/Adornment and World Culture
  • GEOG 202 Introduction to Cultural Geography
  • MUS 261 Music of the World
  • PHIL/RLST 301 Major Religions of the World
  • PHIL 430 Science and Human Values
  • SOC 101 Introduction to Anthropology
  • SOC 386 Technology and Society
B) Economics, Resources, and the Environment (3 credits)
  • AGEC 325 Agriculture and Natural Resource Policy
  • AGEC 375 Environmental and Agricultural Law
  • AGEC 445 Natural Resources Economics
  • ECON 321 International Economics
  • ECON 322 Economic Development
  • ECON 333 International Business
  • GEOG 461 Economic Geography
  • SOC 333 Society and Environment
C) Political Science (3 credits)
  • GEOG 462 Political Geography
  • POSC 230 Introduction to World Politics
  • POSC 321 International Relations
  • POSC 341 Survey of Comparative Politics
  • POSC 423 International Organizations and Law
  • POSC 482 Introduction to International Security Studies
  • POSC 491 Dimensions of Globalism
D) History (3 credits)
  • HIST 304 Women in World History
  • HIST 324 The Modern Middle East
  • HIST 343 Europe, 1945 - Present
  • HIST 441 History of Latin America
  • HIST 459 The Twenty-First Century World
  • HIST 484 History of Africa 1400 to Present

Concentration (18-21 credits) - Choose one of the three following concentrations:

A) International Business and Development

This concentration prepares students for eventual careers with business industries, international organizations, non-profits/humanitarian organizations, the Peace Corps, USAID and other aid agencies, and the hospitality/tourism industry. Special topics classes (across the disciplines listed for the minor) or other relevant classes approved by the International Studies adviser may also be counted. Note: Some courses must be taken as pairs or sequences and are designated as such.

i) International Business Foundations (9 credits):
    Accounting
  • ACCT 201 Accounting Information for Decision Making
    Communications
  • COMM 334 International Public Relations
  • COMM 356 Communication in Professional Environments
    Economics
  • ECON 321 International Economics
  • ECON 322 Economic Development
  • ECON 333 International Business
    Hospitality Management
  • HPMG 101 Introduction to the Service Industry
    Finance
  • FIN 332 International Finance and FIN 301 Managerial Finance (must take both)
    Management
  • MGT 461 International Management and MGT 300 Management and Behavior (must take both)
    Marketing
  • MKTG 375 Travel and Tourism Marketing and MKTG 301 Principles of Marketing (must take both)
  • MKTG 410 International Marketing and MKTG 301 Principles of Marketing (must take both)
    Sports Business
  • SPMG 461 International Sports Business and SPMG 290 Introduction to Sports Business and
  • SPMG 300 Advanced Sports Business and Administration (must take all three)
ii) Development Issues (9 credits)
  • AGEC 325 Agriculture and Natural Resource Policy
  • AGEC 335 International Agricultural Trade and AGEC 110 Intro to Agricultural Business (must take both)
  • AGEC 375 Environmental and Agricultural Law
  • AGEC 390 Rural Economic Development and AGEC 110 Intro to Agricultural Business (must take both)
  • AGEC 445 Natural Resources Economics
  • AGET 250 Renewable Energy Technology
  • AGRI 250 Issues in Alternative Agriculture
  • AGRI 295 International Food and Fiber Systems
  • CFS 100 Lifespan Human Development
  • ENGR 100 Society and Technology
  • GEOG 305 Principles of Meteorology
  • GEOG 472 Climatology
  • HHP 111 Principles and Concepts in Personal Health
  • HHP 330 Introduction to Epidemiology
  • IDST 450 Energy Studies
  • INTD 303 Human Needs in Housing
  • NRM 101 Wildlife, Conservation and Environmental Issues
  • NRM 250 Global Perspectives in Natural Resource Based Recreation
  • NUTR 443 Community Nutrition and NUTR 100 Introductory Nutrition (must take both)
  • PLSC 342 Fruit and Vegetable Production
  • SOC 333 Society and Environment
  • SOC 386 Technology and Society
  • SOC 431 Urban and Community Sociology and SOC 201 or 202 (must take both)
  • WBIO 250 Principles of Wildlife Management
B) International Diplomacy and Strategy

This concentration prepares students for eventual careers with the State Department and embassies, other government agencies like the CIA, the military, private contractor, international organizations, and research institutes. Students must take 18 credits, but no more than 6 credits can come from each area below. Special topics classes (across the disciplines listed for the minor) or other relevant classes approved by the International Studies adviser may also be counted.

 

Note: Some courses must be taken as pairs or sequences and are designated as such.

 

Political Science
  • POSC 321 International Relations
  • POSC 322 American Foreign Policy
  • POSC 333 The President and Congress
  • POSC 341 Survey of Comparative Politics
  • POSC 361 Introduction to Public Administration
  • POSC 362 Introduction to Public Policy
  • POSC 423 International Organizations and Law
  • POSC 482 Introduction to International Security Studies
  • POSC 491 Dimensions of Globalism
Geography
  • GEOG 270 Introduction to Geospatial Technology
  • GEOG 310 Principles of Geographic Informational Systems
  • GEOG 364 Introduction to Remote Sensing and GEOG 201 Introduction to Physical Geography (must take both)
  • GEOG 380 Geography of North America
  • GEOG 381Geography of Europe
  • GEOG 410 Geographic Informational Systems: Modeling and Applications
  • GEOG 461 Economic Geography
  • GEOG 462 Political Geography
  • GEOG 471 Cartography
History
  • HIST 310 American Military History
  • HIST 324 The Modern Middle East
  • HIST 343 Europe, 1945 - Present
  • HIST 441 History of Latin America
  • HIST 442 History of Mexico
  • HIST 445 China since 1600
  • HIST 446 Japan since 1600
  • HIST 448 Russia since 1552
  • HIST 459 The Twenty-First Century World
  • HIST 463 U.S. Foreign Relations to 1920
  • HIST 464 U.S. Foreign Relations since 1920
  • HIST 484 History of Africa 1400 to Present
Communications
  • COMM 334 International Public Relations
  • COMM 356 Communication in Professional Environments
  • COMM 491 Communication Law and Ethics
Research & Statistics
  • MATH 210 Elementary Statistics and Probability
  • POSC 303 Scopes and Methods of Political Science
  • CJ 303 Research Methods
  • SOC 318 Social Research Methods
  • Military Science and Leadership
  • MSL 421 Contemporary Developments in the US Army
Sociology
  • SOC 386 Technology and Society
  • SOC 390 Social Movements
  • SOC 431 Urban and Community Sociology and SOC 201 or 202 (must take both)
C) International Diversity and Multiculturalism

This concentration prepares students for eventual careers teaching English as a foreign language (TEFL), the tourism/hospitality industry, translator services, international organizations, the Peace Corps, and non-profits/humanitarian organizations.

 

Students must take 18 credits, but no more than 6 credits can come from each area below. Special topics classes (across the disciplines listed for the minor) or other relevant classes approved by the International Studies adviser may also be counted.

 

Note: Some courses must be taken as pairs or sequences and are designated as such.

 

Facets of Culture
  • FASH 300 Clothing/Adornment and World Culture
  • FASH 405 Fashion History
  • MUS 261 Music of the World
  • ARTH 330 Visual Traditions of Non-Western Cultures
  • ARTH 340 Art of the Classical World and Western Traditions
  • GEOG 202 Introduction to Cultural Geography
  • PHIL/RLST 301 Major Religions of the World
  • PHIL 430 Science and Human Values
  • CRMG 205 Cultural Etiquette
Cultures & Peoples Today
  • FREN 250 France Today: The French People and Their Culture
  • ENGL 350 Women Writers: Gender, Race, and Class
  • GERM 250 Germany Today: The German People and Their Culture
  • JAPN 250 Japan Today: The People and Culture of Japan
  • IDST/WMST 201 Introduction to Women’s Studies
  • SOC 375 Sociology of Popular Culture and SOC 201 General Sociology (must take both)
  • SPAN 250 Latin America Today: The Peoples and Culture of Latin America
Cultures & Peoples Historically
  • HIST 304 Women in World History
  • HIST 305 Women in European History
  • HIST 306 Women in East Asia
  • HIST 403 Social and Cultural History of the United States
  • HIST 441 History of Latin America
  • HIST 442 History of Mexico
  • HIST 445 China since 1600
  • HIST 446 Japan since 1600
  • HIST 448 Russia since 1552
  • HIST 459 The Twenty-First Century World
  • HIST 484 History of Africa 1400 to Present
Social Dimensions
  • CFS 210 Family Dynamics and Community Involvement
  • EDST 445 Parenting Across Cultures
  • ENGR 100 Society and Technology
  • PHIL 430 Science and Human Values
  • PSYC 312 Social Psychology
  • PSYC 370 Psychology of Women
  • PSYC 400 Psychology of Marriage
  • SWRK 220 Understanding Human Diversity and Oppressed Populations
  • SWRK 355 or SOC 320 Social Gerontology
  • SOC 202 Social Problems
  • SOC 300 Cultural Anthropology and SOC 201 General Sociology (must take both)
  • SOC 304 Race and Ethnic Relations
  • SOC 386 Technology and Society
Education, Learning & Communication
  • CFS 205 Safe, Healthy Learning Environment
  • COMM 311 Interpersonal Communication
  • COMM 356 Communication in Professional Environments
  • EDST 460 Education in a Pluralistic Society
  • ENGL 320 Introduction to Linguistics
  • ENGL 420 History of the English Language
  • HPMG 101 Introduction to the Service Industry
  • TCED 211 Introduction to Teaching (only 1 credit)
  • TCED 301 Foundations of Education (only 2 credits)

 

3) Foreign Language Minor (12 upper-division hours)

Students must minor in French, Spanish, Japanese or German and resident aliens for whom it is determined that English is a second language may minor in English.

 

4) Travel-Study, Study Abroad, Internship, and/or Experiential Learning Project Credit (6 hours minimum-12 hours maximum)

Students must participate in at least one (3 hour) travel study or study abroad program in a foreign country, but the remaining 3 hours can also be earned from a U.S. based travel study, a relevant internship, or experiential learning project for credit (Model UN, Model National Congress, Global Action Summit, etc.).

 

Notes

  1. Travel study trips or study abroad opportunities that last one month or longer in duration could potential earn students 6 credits, but often an extra project will be required. See the International Studies advisor for more information.
  2. Eligible International Studies students can apply for both SGA travel funds and CBGA’s Sandra Koch Travel Award once an academic year in order to help lower the costs of international travels.

 

Faculty

Dr. Carrie Humphreys

 

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