Dec 10, 2018  
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog

International Studies, B.A.


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A minimum of 120 credit hours is required for a Bachelor of Arts in International Studies.

Core Requirements (46 to 49 credits)


Major Requirements


40 Credits:

International Studies Electives (9 Credits)


Choose three of the following:

Electives


33 to 36 Credits

Note


The three International Studies elective courses should be chosen in consultation with the student’s advisor and should be connected to one another by some rationale.

As part of the international studies major, students are strongly advised to undertake an internship in the international field (government, the private sector, international organizations, institutions or societies), to study abroad for a summer or semester, or to work on a project related to the international field.

DOUBLE-MAJORS IN POLITICAL SCIENCE AND INTERNATIONAL STUDIES
Double majors in Political Science and International Studies must complete all of the courses required for both majors. However, neither PSCI 338  nor PSCI 349  nor any of the courses counted as electives within the International Studies major may count as electives for the Political Science major, and at least two of the four electives for the Political Science major must come from the following list of courses:PSCI 126 , PSCI 212 , PSCI 227 , PSCI 235 , PSCI 238 , PSCI 311  ,PSCI 312 , PSCI 315 , PSCI 317 , PSCI 318 , or PSCI 332  .

To earn a Bachelor of Arts in International Studies, students must complete a minimum of 120 credit hours. Students must also earn a major GPA of 2.0, and a cumulative GPA of 2.0.

 

Sample Four Year Sequence


Freshman Year

Fall Semester

FSYM 101 The First Year Symposium (3)  

World Languages I (3)

ECON 101 Foundations of Economics: Macroeconomics (3)  

PSCI 207 International Relations (3)  

Elective (3)

15 Credits

Spring Semester

PHIL 103 Foundations of Philosophy (3)  

WCIV 102 Origins of the West (3)  

World Languages II (3)

ECON 102 Foundations of Economics: Microeconomics (3)   (recommended, not required)

Elective (3)

15 Credits

 

Sophomore Year

Fall Semester

PHIL 203 Philosophy in the Modern Age (3)  

WCIV 201 The Western Imagination: the Renaissance to the Great War (3)  

World Languages III (3)

PSCI 200 Comparative Politics (3)  

Elective (3)

15 Credits

Spring Semester

AMER 202 America in the World (3)  

THEOL 220 Belief in Today’s World (3)  

World Languages IV (3)

MATH 211 Mathematical Thinking (3)   (either semester)

XXX XXX International Studies Elective (3)

15 Credits

 

Junior Year

Fall Semester

THEOL 320 Encountering Christ (3)  

ARMO/ENMO/MUMO/THMO 300 Modernity in Art/Lit/Music/Theatre (3)

THEOL 336 Catholic Social Teaching (3)  

XXXX 3XX Advanced World Languages (3)

Elective (3)

15 Credits

Spring Semester

PSGE 3XX Global Encounters (3)

PHIL 300 Ethics and Human Good (3)  or THEOL 300 Ethics and the Human Good (3)  

PSCI 355 Political Research Methods and Analysis (4)  

GNSCI 1XX Laboratory Science (4)

Elective (3)

17 Credits

 

Senior Year

Fall Semester

PSCI 498 Senior Seminar (3)  

XXXX 3XX Advanced World Languages (3)

Elective (3)

Elective (3)

Elective (3)

15 Credits

Spring Semester

PSCI 338 American Foreign Policy (3)  or HIST 338 American Foreign Policy (3)  

XXX XXX International Studies Elective (3)

PSCI 349 Political Economy & Globalization (3)  

Elective (3)

Elective (3)

15 Credits

 

 

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