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INTERNATIONAL STUDIES
 
Director: Stephen D. Morris (251-460-7200)
Faculty Affiliates:
Dr. Isabel Z. Brown, Foreign Languages (Latin America); Dr. Richmond Brown, History (Latin America); Dr. Larry Dilsaver, Geography (Europe); Dr. Robert Fornaro, Anthropology (International Relations); Dr. Elwood Hannum, History (Europe); Dr. Harry Miller, History (Asia); Dr. Robert Houston, History (International Relations); Dr. Zohair Husain, Political Science (Asia, International Relations); Dr. Calvin Jones, Foreign Languages (Europe); Dr. Konrad Kressley, Political Science (Europe); Dr. Lynn Kwiatkowski, Anthropology (Asia); Dr. Heide Lomangino, Foreign Languages (Europe); Dr. Eric Loomis, Philosophy (Asia); Dr. Susan McCready, Foreign Languages (Europe); Dr. Mark Moberg, Anthropology (Latin America); Dr. Joseph Mozur, Foreign Languages, (Europe) Dr. Bernard Quinn, Foreign Languages, (Europe); Dr. Scott Rex, Foreign Languages (Europe, Latin America); Dr. Victoria Rivizzigno, Geography (International); Dr. Daniel Rogers, History (Europe); Dr. Roy Ryder, Geography (Latin America); Dr. James Swofford, Economics (International Economics)
 
International Studies web site
http://www.southalabama.edu/internationalstudies
 
The International Studies major is a rigorous interdisciplinary program designed for students who wish to build a solid foundation for a career in international affairs. The program combines language fluency, international/ area studies, and international business, and, as such, fulfills the requirements for both the major and minor. The faculty directing the major is drawn mostly from the departments of foreign languages and literatures, geography, history, philosophy, political science, sociology and anthropology.
 
REQUIREMENTS FOR A MAJOR IN INTERNATIONAL STUDIES
Students majoring in International Studies should complete the 12 hours of core courses, one of four tracks of study, and a pre-professional program. The pre-professional program takes the place of a traditional minor. IS majors must also take AN 100, GEO 114 and HY 102 as part of their general education requirements since these courses are prerequisites for upper division courses in the major.
 
CORE COURSES
(Required of all majors) (12 hrs)
  • IS 100 Global Issues
  • PSC 250 Comparative Politics
  • PSC 270 International Relations
  • GEO 312 World Economic Geography (W)
AREA CONCENTRATIONS (27 hrs)
(majors must complete one of the following tracks of study)
 
Asian Studies (27 hrs)
  • 3 hrs of Asian Language at the 200 level (LGS 201, 206, 221)
  • AN 344 Southeast Asian Cultures and Societies
  • HY 104 Asian Civilization since 1800
  • 3 hours 300-400 level courses on Asian history (HY 367, 368, 461)
  • 3 hours in course on Asian Philosophy (PHL 354, 355)
  • PSC 368 Politics of South Asia
  • 9 hours elective in any AN, GEO, HY, LG, PHL or PSC courses focusing on Asia or Asian country, IS 492 or IS 496.
European Studies (27 hrs)
  • Six hours of a European language at the 200
    level* (LG 211 and LG 212, LG 231 and LG 232, LG 251 and LG 252, or LG 271 and LG 272)
  • GEO 314 Geography of Europe
  • HY 357 Europe since 1918
  • PSC 360 Politics of Europe
  • 12 hrs electives from among the following: any 300-400 level course in European language or literature (if not in language pre-professional or double major program): EH 216; HY 244; HY 246; HY 249; HY 252; HY 347; HY 348: HY 355; HY 356; PSC 313; IS 492; IS 496; or any approved Special Topics or Variable Content course or Directed Readings focusing on contemporary Europe or European country.
*Students selecting the pre-professional program in Language should take an additional six hours of non-language electives.
 
International Relations (27 hrs)
  • six hours of a foreign language at the 200 level* (LG 211 and LG 212, LG 231 and LG 232, LG 251 and LG 252, LG 271 and LG 272, LGS 206 and LGS 207, LGS 221 and LGS 222, LGS 241 and LGS 242, or LGS 201 and LGS 202)
  • PSC 251 World Leaders
  • PSC 372 US Foreign Policy
  • IS 492 Seminar
  • 12 hours of electives from among the following: HY 303; HY 405; PSC 313; PSC 470; PSC 482; PSC 484; IS 492 (when content varies); IS 496; or any approved Special Topics or Variable Content (Seminar) course or Directed Studies focusing on International Relations.
*Students selecting the pre-professional program in Language should take an additional six hours of electives.
 
Latin-American Studies (27 hrs)
  • Six hours of Spanish at the 200 level*
  • AN 347 Latin American Cultures and Societies
  • GEO 315 Geography of Latin American
  • HY 228 Latin America
  • PSC 363 Politics of Latin America
  • Nine hours of electives from among the following: any 300-400 level Spanish LG or Literature course (if not in language pre-professional or double major program); HY 321; HY 323; HY 325; HY 326; HY 429(W); PSC 450 (appropriate content); PSC 470 (appropriate content), IS 492; IS 496; or any approved Special Topics or Variable Content course or Directed Readings focusing on contemporary Latin American or a Latin American country.
*Students selecting the pre-professional program in Language should take an additional six hours of non-language electives.
 
PRE-PROFESSIONAL PROGRAM
Students should complete one of the following programs to help prepare them for a career in international business or international affairs. The pre-professional course of study takes the place of a traditional minor. Students taking a double major are not required to take the pre-professional program.
 
International Business (21 hrs)
The International Business option provides students with a basic foundation in business and best equips the student to enter the field of international business or related areas upon graduation.
  • ACC 211 Accounting principles
  • ECO 215 Principles of Microeconomics
  • ECO 363 International Economics
  • MKT 320 Principles of Marketing
  • Nine hrs electives from the following: MGT 465; MKT 383; MKT 477; MKT 492; IS 496
Language Specialization (21 hrs)
The Language Concentration option allows students to acquire a professional level of fluency in a foreign language as a complement to their international studies training. The requirements are 21 hours of study in a selected foreign language. Students wishing to concentrate in language should possibly consider the FL/IS double major described below. Note: This option may not be available for all languages.
 
Personalized Pre-Professional Program (21 hrs)
The Personalized Pre-Professional Program is designed primarily for students who wish to pursue graduate study and need a special program tailored to the needs of their expected graduate area. A pre-professional program consisting of a minimum of 21 semester hours including at least one upper-level seminar, directed studies, or internship. Proposals for a personalized program, drawn up by the student in consultation with his or her advisor, must be submitted for approval to the Program Director, International Studies Committee, and the Dean of Arts and Sciences before the first semester of the student's junior year.
 
FOREIGN LANGUAGE/ INTERNATIONAL STUDIES DOUBLE MAJOR
This program allows students to truly maximize their international training and experience. In addition to completing the 39 hours requirements for the International Studies major, the student will complete the program of study set out by the Department of Foreign languages. This option allows the student to develop their language skills well beyond the pre-professional component of the program. Moreover, Foreign Language majors enjoy additional and special opportunities to participate in studies abroad programs.
International Business / International Studies Double Major (Pending final approval)
This program maximizes preparation for careers in international business or graduate study in business. In addition to completing the IS Core, students take a special concentration in International Political Economy and complete all of the required courses for a degree in business. The program requires a total of 140 credit hours and meets the requirements of both the College of Arts and Sciences and the Mitchell College of Business. For details, see the program director.
 

GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDIES MAJORS

General Education Requirements for International Studies majors are specified on page 46 (College of Arts and Sciences section).
 
REQUIREMENTS FOR A MINOR IN INTERNATIONAL STUDIES
For a minor in International Studies, students must complete the following course of study: (21 hours) AN 100; GEO 114; GEO 312; HY 228 or HY 357; IS 100; PSC 250; PSC 270.
 
DESCRIPTIONS OF ALL INTERNATIONAL STUDIES (IS) COURSES
 
College of Arts and Sciences
 

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