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International Studies (BA) - Asian Studies Concentration

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General Education Requirements (23-57 Hours)

Area I - Written Composition (2 Courses, 6 Hours)

  1. 3 hours:  EH 101

  2. 3 hours:  EH 102

Area II - Humanities & Fine Arts (4 Courses, 12 Hours.  Arts and Sciences Majors take 5 Courses, 15 Hours)

  1. 3 hours:  CA 110

  2. 3 hours from:  EH 215, EH 216, EH 225, EH 226, EH 235, EH 236

  3. 3 hours from:  ARH 100, ARH 103, ARH 123, ARS 101, DRA 110, MUL 101

  4. 6 hours from:  AFR 101, ARH 100, ARH 103, ARH 123, ARH 203, ARS 101, CLA 110, DRA 110, EH 215, EH 216, EH 225, EH 226, EH 235, EH 236, LG 101, LG 102, LG 111, LG 112, LG 121, LG 122, LG 131, LG 132, LG 141, LG 142, LG 151, LG 152, LG 153, LG 171, LG 172, LG 173, LG 201, LG 202, LG 211, LG 212, LG 213, LG 221, LG 222, LG 231, LG 232, LG 234, LG 241, LG 242, LG 251, LG 252, LG 271, LG 272, LG 273, LGS 101, LGS 102, LGS 106, LGS 107, LGS 110, LGS 111, LGS 131, LGS 141, LGS 142, LGS 161, LGS 162, LGS 171, LGS 172, LGS 181, LGS 182, LGS 201, LGS 202, LGS 206, LGS 207, LGS 210, LGS 211, LGS 241, LGS 242, LGS 261, LGS 262, LGS 281, LGS 282, MUL 101, PHL 110, PHL 120, PHL 121, PHL 131, PHL 231, PHL 240, REL 100, REL 200, REL 201

Area III – Natural Sciences & Mathematics (3 Courses & Labs, 11-14 Hours)

  1. 3-4 hours from:  MA 110, MA 112, MA 113, MA 115, MA 120, MA 125, MA 126, MA 227, MA 237, MA 238

  2. 8-10 hours from:  AN 121 & AN 121L, BLY 101 & BLY 101L or BLY 121 & BLY 121L, BLY 102 & BLY 102L or BLY 122 & BLY 122L, CH 101 & CH 101L, CH 103 & CH 103L, CH 131 & CH 131L, CH 132 & CH 132L, GEO 101 & GEO 101L, GEO 102 & GEO 102L, GY 111 & GY 111L, GY 112 & GY 112L, MAS 134 & MAS 134L, PH 101 & PH 101L, PH 104 & PH 104L, PH 114 & PH 114L, PH 115 & PH 115L, PH 201 & PH 201L, PH 202 & PH 202L

Area IV – History, Social & Behavioral Sciences (4 Courses, 12 Hours)

  1. 3 hours from:  HY 101, HY 102, HY 135, HY 136

  2. 9 hours from:  AN 100, AN 101, CA 100, CA 211, CJ 105, ECO 215, ECO 216, GEO 114, GEO 115, GS 101, HY 101, HY 102, HY 135, HY 136, IS 100, IST 201, NAS 101, PSC 130, PSY 120, PSY 250, SY 109, SY 112

Area V -  (3 Courses, 9-10 Hours)

  1. Foreign Language. 6 hours from any one group:

    LG 101 & LG 102, LGS 106 & LGS 107, LGS 110 & LGS 111, LG 111 & LG 112 or proficiency test or LG 113, LG 121 & LG 122, LG 131 & LG 132 or proficiency test or LG 134, LGS 131 & LGS 132, LG 141 & LG 142, LGS 141 & LGS 142, LG 151 & LG 152 or proficiency test or LG 153, LGS 161 & LGS 162, LG 171 & LG 172 or LG 173, LGS 171 & LGS 172, LGS 181 & LGS 182 

    Students may fulfill the foreign language requirement by passing a proficiency test offered by the Department of Modern and Classical Languages at the level equivalent to the second semester of the foreign language sequence, or by passing another test (e.g., AP (Advanced Placement) or CLEP (College Level Examination Program) at the equivalent level). Students who pass a proficiency test at the level equivalent to first semester of the foreign language sequence are required to complete only the second semester and will fulfill the foreign language requirement with 3 credit hours of course work. 

  2. Natural Sciences/Math. 3-4 hour lab science or math/stat course from:

    AN 121 & AN 121L, BLY 101 & BLY 101L or BLY 121 & BLY 121L, BLY 102 & BLY 102L or BLY 122 & BLY 122L, CH 101 & CH 101L, CH 103 & CH 103L, CH 131 & CH 131L, CH 132 & CH 132L, GEO 101 & GEO 101L, GEO 102 & GEO 102L, GY 111 & GY 111L, GY 112 & GY 112L, MAS 134 & MAS 134L, PH 101 & PH 101L, PH 104 & PH 104L, PH 114 & PH 114L, PH 115 & PH 115L, PH 201 & PH 201L, PH 202 & PH 202L,  ST 210, MA 113- MA 299 (except PH 201 and PH 202).

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Students must complete a 6 credit hour sequence either in literature (Area II – EH 215 & EH 216, EH 225 & EH 226, or EH 235 & EH 236) or history (Area IV – HY 101 & HY 102 or HY 135 & HY 136)

All undergraduates must complete two designated writing credit (W) courses, at least one of which must be in the student's major or minor.

Major Requirements (42 Hours)

International Studies core (6 Courses, 18 Hours)

  1. 18 hours: IS 100, PSC 250, PSC 270, GEO 312, PHL/REL 352, IS 495

Asian Studies Concentration (8 Courses, 24 Hours)

  1. 6 hours:  Asian Language at 200 level: LG 221 & LG 222, LGS 201 & LGS 202, LGS 206 & LGS 207, or LGS 271 & LGS 272

  2. 3 hours:  HY 104 

  3. 3 hours:  300-400 level courses:  HY 367 (W), HY 368, HY 461

  4. 3 hours:  PHL 354, PHL 355

  5. 3 hours:  PSC 368 (W)

  6. 6 hours electives:   ARH 203; HY 367, HY 368, HY 461 (not taken above); PHL 354, PHL 355 (not taken above); PSC 365 (W); IS 489, IS 491, IS 492, IS 496; or any approved Special Topics course or Directed Studies focusing on contemporary Asia or Asian country. 

 

Minor Requirements (18-24 Hours)

A minor is required for this degree program.


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Additional Information

Students majoring in International Studies should complete 18 credit hours of core courses, one of six concentrations (24 credit hours), and a pre-professional program or traditional minor in a complementary subject. 

Pre-Professional Program (21 hours)

Students should complete either one of the three pre-professional programs outlined below (international business, a language specialization, or a personalized pre-professional program) or have a traditional minor. Students with a double major are not required to have a pre-professional program or a minor. 

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.

ECO 330 Global Economic Issues or
ECO 363 International Economics
MKT 320 Principles of Marketing
MKT 374 Consumer Behavior
MKT 380 Integrated Market
9 hrs electives from the following: FIN 332; MGT 334; MGT 465; MKT 336; MKT 384; MKT 390; MKT 310, MKT 477; MKT 492; IS 496; IS 475

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 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 and the Dean of Arts and Sciences before the first semester of the student's junior year.

  

International Studies (BA) :  Asian Studies Concentration (122 Total Hours)

First Year - Fall Semester

Course ID Course Description Hours
CAS 100 First Year Experience - College Success 2
EH 101 English Composition I 3
LGS 101, LGS 106, LGS 171, or LG 121 First semester of Japanese, Arabic, Korean, or Chinese 3
IS 100  Global Issues 3
  Natural Science with Lab 4
     
     
      Total Hours 15 

First Year - Spring Semester

Course ID Course Description Hours
EH 102 or Honors English Composition II 3
LGS 102, LGS 107, LGS 172, or LGS 122 Second semester of Japanese, Arabic, Korean, or Chinese 3
HY 102 History of Western Civilization II 3
GEO 114 Introduction to Human Geography 3
  Natural Science with Lab 4
     
      Total Hours 16 

Second Year - Fall Semester

Course ID Course Description Hours
EH 235 or EH 236  World Literature I or II 3
HY 104 Asian Civilization Since 1800 3
HY 101 History of Western Civilization I 3
LGS 201, LGS 206, LGS 271, or LG 221 Third semester of Japanese, Arabic, Korean, or Chinese 3
PSC 250  Comparative Politics 3
     
      Total Hours 15 

Second Year - Spring Semester

Course ID Course Description Hours
Math course MA 110 or higher 3
PSC 270 International Relations 3
AN 100 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology 3
LGS 202, LGS 207, LGS 272, or LG 222 Fourth semester of Japanese, Arabic, Korean, or Chinese 3
CA 110 Public Speaking 3
     
      Total Hours  15

Third Year - Fall Semester

Course ID Course Description Hours
HY 367, HY 368, or HY 461 Asian History course 3
PSC 368 Politics of South Asia 3
GEO 312 World Economic Geography 3
  Natural Science with Lab 4
  Elective 3
     
     
      Total Hours 16 

Third Year - Spring Semester

Course ID Course Description Hours
  Fine Arts elective 3
  International Studies elective, 300 or 400 level 3
PHL/REL 352 World Religions 3
PHL 354 or 355 Asian Philosophy course 3
  Minor course 3
     
     
      Total Hours 15 

Fourth Year - Fall Semester

Course ID Course Description Hours
IS 495  Senior Research Seminar 3
  International Studies elective, 300 or 400 level 3
Minor course   3
Minor course    3
Minor course 300 or 400 level 3
     
      Total Hours 15 

Fourth Year - Spring Semester

Course ID Course Description Hours
Minor course  300 level or higher 3
  International Studies elective, 300 or 400 level 3
Elective   3
Minor course 300 level or higher 3
Minor course 300 level or higher 3
     
      Total Hours  15
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International Studies Staff (251) 460-6746
Director Dr. Christine Rinne (Europe)
Faculty Affiliates

Ms. Kristy Britt, Modern and Classical Languages and Literature (Latin America)
Dr. Claire Cage, History (Europe, Global Health)
Dr. S. Raj Chaudhury, Physics (Asia)
Dr. Laureen Fregeau, Education (Latin America, Global Health)
Dr. Nicholas Gossett, Modern and Classical Languages and Literature (International Relations, Europe)
Dr. Philip Habel, Political Science (Europe, Latin America)
Dr. Delwar Hossain, Communication (Asia)
Dr. Zohair Husain, Political Science (Asia, International Relations, Middle East))
Dr. Zoya Khan, Modern and Classical Languages and Literature (Latin America)
Dr. Mara Kozelsky, History (Asia, Europe)
Dr. Scott Liebertz, Political Science and Criminal Justice (Latin America)
Dr. Christina Lindeman, Visual Arts (Europe)
Dr. Eric Loomis, Philosophy (Asia)
Dr. Mihaela Marin, Modern and Classical Languages and Literature (Europe)
Dr. Susan McCready, Modern and Classical Languages and Literature (Europe)
Dr. David Meola, History (Europe)
Dr. David Messenger, History  (Europe)
Dr. Harrison Miller, History (Asia)
Dr. Hosik Min, Sociology (Asia)
Dr. Mark Moberg, Anthropology (Latin America)
Dr. Frances Mujica, Geography (Latin America, Global Health)
Dr. Matthew Pettway, Modern and Classical Languages and Literature (Latin America)
Ms. Terri Rice, Modern and Classical Languages and Literature (Latin America)
Dr. Harry Roddy, Modern and Classical Languages and Literature (Europe)
Dr. Roy Ryder, Geography (Latin America)
Dr. Alex Sharland, Marketing (International Business)
Dr. Thomas Shaw, Political Science and Criminal Justice (Global Health)
Dr. Michele Strong, History (Europe)
Dr. James Swofford, Economics (International Business)
Dr. Eleanor ter Horst, Modern and Classical Languages and Literature (Europe)
Dr. Kevin Tsai, Modern and Classical Languages and Literature (Asia)
Dr. Kelly Urban, History (Latin America, Global Health)
Dr. Brian Whitener, Modern and Classical Languages and Literature (Latin America)
Dr. Rebecca Williams, History (Asia, Middle East) 

International Studies website
http://www.southalabama.edu/departments/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 modern and classical languages and literature, geography, history, philosophy, political science, sociology and anthropology.

All first-time freshmen must successfully complete CAS 100: First Year Experience as a degree requirement. Students must enroll during their first term at USA, except for summer-entry students who must enroll in the fall semester following entry. GEO 312 will satisfy the technology requirement for International Studies majors.

Study Abroad

Students in International Studies are strongly encouraged to incorporate international experiences as part of their academic activities. Study, research, and internships as well as service learning and community service abroad are available options. For more information contact the IS Office and/or the USA Office of International Education.