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
  • One elective course from the list of elective options above.