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MAJOR in INTERNATIONAL STUDIES

The degree in International Studies requires:

15 semester hours of core courses

24 semester hours of required and elective courses in one AREA OF CONCENTRATION

21 semester hours in one PRE-PROFESSIONAL PROGRAM (not required of double majors)

NB: IS majors must also take AN 100, GEO 114 and HY 102 as part of their General Education requirements.

CORE


IS 100 Global Issues, PSC 250 Comparative Politics, PSC 270 International Relations, GEO 312 World Economic Geography (W), IS 495 Senior Research Seminar*

* All IS majors must take this research seminar in their senior year. Students can opt to do a study abroad research project in place of the seminar.

AREAS OF CONCENTRATION (Select one)


ASIAN STUDIES: 6 hrs 200 level language, HY 104 Asian Civ. II, 3 hrs HY 300-400 level Asian History, 3 hrs Asian Philosophy, PSC 368 (W) Politics of South Asia, 6 hours approved electives

EUROPEAN STUDIES: 6 hrs 200 level language, GEO 314 Geography of Europe, HY 357 Europe since 1918, PSC 360 Politics of Europe, 9 hours approved electives 

LATIN AMERICAN STUDIES: 6 hrs 200 level Spanish, AN 347 Latin American Culture, GEO 315 Geography of Latin America, HY 228 History of Latin America, PSC 363 Politics of Latin America, 6 hrs approved electives

MIDDLE EAST STUDIES: 6 hrs 200 level Arabic, HY 365 History of Islam II, PSC 365 Middle East Politics, PSC 452 Islamic Politics, 9 hours approved electives.

INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS: 6 hrs 200 level language, PSC 251 World Leaders, PSC 372 American Foreign Policy, IS 492 Seminar, 9 hours approved electives

INTERNATIONAL POLITICAL ECONOMY: Part of special DOUBLE MAJOR with the Mitchell College of Business. For a list of requirements Revised_Double_Major_-_Business_and_A&S

PRE-PROFESSIONAL PROGRAM (Select one)


International Business: ACC 211 Principles of Accounting, ECO 215 Microeconomics, ECO 330 Global Economic Issues or ECO 363 International Economics, MKT 320 Principles of Marketing, and 9 hours of approved electives.

Language Specialization: 21 credit hrs in a selected foreign language. *May not be available for all languages 

Personalized Pre-professional Program: 21 credit hrs in a program established in consultation with advisor. *Requires pre-approval. For the form click here: 2010Preprofessionalform

 

For For more information contact: Dr. Susan McCready, 322 Humanities Bldg., Mobile, AL 36688, 251-461-1456, smccread@southalabama.edu