Requirements

International studies major requirements

The International Studies major requires 9 credits plus foreign language.
ISTU 100 Introduction to International Studies
ANTH 103 Introduction to Anthropology
ECON 200 Principles of Economics or POLS 208 Understanding Capitalism
POLS 200 Introduction to Comparative Politics or POLS 270 Introduction to International Relations
HIST 220 Modern Global History
ISTU 400 Senior Thesis in International Studies

Three electives (3 credits)

Other courses might be selected, but need to be approved by the International Studies committee.

  • At least two electives have to be at the 300 level (or above).
  • The electives have to cover at least two different world regions.
  • The three courses need to be from at least two different departments.
  • One 300 level language/culture class can be counted as an elective
    toward the major.

History

100 level courses:
Introduction to Japanese History
Introduction to Latin America
Introduction to Japan
200 level courses:
Black Atlantic Rebels
World History of Food
Revolution in Latin America
Women in East Asia
Radical Thought/Latin America
World War II: The Pacific Wars
300 level courses:
19th Century Brazil
Women in Latin America
Islands and Nations: British and Irish History
400 level courses:
The British Empire
Latin American History 1450-1850

Political science

POLS 202 Modern Japan
POLS 245 Politics of Developing Nations
POLS 333 US Foreign Policy
POLS 361 Africa in World Politics
POLS 366 International Organizations
POLS 370 Development Policies and Interventions
POLS 375 Environmental Politics

Philosophy and religious studies

PHIL/RELG 218 Peace with Justice
PHIL/RELG 300 Philosophy and Religions of Asia
PHIL/RELG 310 Environmental Ethics
PHIL/RELG 340 Africana Philosophy
RELG 100 World Religions
RELG 207 Ethics: Philosophical and Religious Issues
RELG 210 Judaism and Islam

Sociology and anthropology

ANTH 208 Global Cultures
ANTH 220 Anthropology of Food
ANTH 264 Anthropology of Waste and Garbage
ANTH 370 Medical Anthropology
ANTH 260 Cultures of the Middle East
ANTH 271 Cultures of Latin America
ANTH 250 Cultures of Europe
ANTH 362 Gender in Cross-Cultural Perspective
ANTH 364 Cities in Cross-Cultural Perspective
ANTH 368 Childhood in Cross-Cultural Perspective
SOCI 247 Race and Ethnicity
SOCI 388 Immigrants and Immigrant Communities

Two years of a modern foreign language are required (or pass a foreign
language course numbered 202 or above with a minimum grade of C-).

Study Abroad is strongly encouraged for International Studies majors, but it is not required.


Minor requirements

ISTU 100 Introduction to International Studies
ANTH 103 Introduction to Anthropology or
RELG 100 Introduction to World Religions
POLS 200 Introduction to Comparative Politics or
POLS 270 Introduction to International Relations
HIST 220 Modern Global History
and
One elective course from the list of elective options above.