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2012-13 Undergraduate and Graduate Academic Catalog

PDF of International Studies, B.A.

International Studies, B.A. major

Required Credits: 59
Required GPA: 2.25

I REQUIRED CORE COURSES

COMPLETE THE FOLLOWING COURSES:

II SECOND LANGUAGE

 

Complete 14 semester credits of a second language.

The normal expectation is that the student will complete the equivalent of 14 semester credits in a single second language. Students may petition, based on their regional option (see below), to complete this requirement using two languages, e.g., someone in the Asian option, having only 8 credits of Chinese available, could complete the first or second year of some other language.

III REQUIRED OPTIONS

Select ONE OPTION from A:Topical and ONE OPTION from B:Regional

A. TOPICAL OPTIONS

1. INTERNATIONAL POLITICAL ECONOMY
SELECT 9 SEMESTER CREDITS FROM AT LEAST 2 OF THE
FOLLOWING DISCIPLINES:

2. HUMANITIES
SELECT 9 SEMESTER CREDITS FROM AT LEAST 2 OF THE
FOLLOWING DISCIPLINES:

B. REGIONAL OPTIONS

1. ASIA
SELECT 9 SEMESTER CREDITS FROM AT LEAST 2 OF THE
FOLLOWING DISCIPLINES:

2. EUROPE
SELECT 9 SEMESTER CREDITS FROM AT LEAST 2 OF THE
FOLLOWING DISCIPLINES:

IV CULMINATION

COMPLETE THE FOLLOWING COURSE:

B. INTERNATIONAL EXPERIENCE
COMPLETE 1 OF THE FOLLOWING:

1. BSU program abroad, internship, or student teaching
abroad or study at a foreign university with
International Studies Council approval, or

2. Participation in Model UN or Model Arab League, or

3. Comparable experience approved by the student's
advisor and the International Studies director.