International Studies (BA) - European Studies Concentration

Degree Requirements

General Education Requirements
Major Requirements42
International Studies Major Core18
A. Complete the following:
IS 100Global Issues3
PSC 250Comparative Politics3
PSC 270International Relations3
GEO 312World Economic Geog3
PHL/REL 352World Religions3
IS 495Senior Seminar - W3
European Studies Concentration24
A. European language at the 200 level - Select six hours from the following:6
Intermediate French I
and Intermediate French II
Intermediate Spanish I
and Intermediate Spanish II
Interm Classical Greek I
and Interm Classical Greek II
Intermediate German I
and Intermediate German II
Intermediate Russian I
and Intermediate Russian II
B. Complete the following:
GEO 314Geography of Europe3
C. Complete the following:
HY 357Europe Since 19453
D. Complete the following:
PSC 360Politics of Europe3
E. Select nine hours of electives from the following:9
Any 300-400 level course in European language or literature (if not in language pre-professional or double major program)
Medieval Art and Architecture
Northern Renaissance Art
Italian Early Renaissance
16th Century Italian Art
Baroque Art of Southern Europe
Baroque Art and Architecture
18th Century Art and Arch
Brit Lit after 1785
Great Britain Since 1815
History of Modern France
Central European History
History of Eastern Europe
History of Russia
The Second World War
The Holocaust
Hitler and Nazi Germany
French Revolution
European Civ 1815-1918-W
Europe Since 1945
The British Empire
Studies in European History -
Modern Political Thought-W
Leadership and World Leaders
Seminar on Terrorism
Seminar -
Prof St Internship -
Renaissance-Enlightnmnt - W
Any approved Special Topics course or Directed Studies focusing on contemporary Europe or European country
Minor Requirements
A minor is required for this degree program18-24

All undergraduates must complete two designated writing credit (W) courses, at least one must be in major or minor.

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

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 330Current Global Economic Issues3
or ECO 363 International Economics
MKT 320Principles of Marketing3
MKT 374Consumer Behavior3
MKT 380Integrated Mkt Communications3
Select nine hours of electives from the following:9
Multinational Finance
International Mgt
New Venture Creation
International Marketing
Market Research
Intro International Business
Export-Import Management
Applications in International Business
Prof St Internship -
Total Hours21

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.

Graduation Plan

(122 Total Hours)

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
CAS 100 First Yr Exp - 2
EH 101 English Composition I 3
Select one of the following: 3
Introductory French I
Introductory Spanish I
Introductory German I
Introductory Russian I
IS 100 Global Issues 3
Natural Science with Lab 4
EH 102 English Composition II (or Honors) 3
Select one of the following: 3
Introductory French II
Introductory Spanish II
Introductory German II
Introductory Russian II
MA 110 Finite Mathematics (or higher) 3
AN 100 Intro to Cultural Anthropology 3
Fine Arts elective 3
Second Year
PSC 250 Comparative Politics 3
HY 101 HY of Western Civilization I 3
GEO 114 People, Places, Environment 3
CA 110 Public Speaking 3
Select one of the following: 3
Intermediate French I
Intermediate Spanish I
Intermediate German I
Intermediate Russian I
HY 102 HY of Western Civilization II 3
PSC 270 International Relations 3
Select one of the following: 3
Intermediate French II
Intermediate Spanish II
Intermediate German II
Intermediate Russian II
EH 235
World Lit before 1650
or World Lit after 1650
Natural Science with Lab 4
Third Year
PHL/REL 352 World Religions 3
GEO 312 World Economic Geog 3
PSC 360 Politics of Europe 3
Natural Science with Lab 4
International Studies elective, 300 or 400 level 3
HY 357 Europe Since 1945 3
International Studies elective, 300 or 400 level 3
Elective 3
Minor course 3
Minor course 3
Fourth Year
IS 495 Senior Seminar - W 3
GEO 314 Geography of Europe 3
Minor course 3
Minor course 3
Minor course300 or 400 level 3
International Studies elective, 300 or 400 level 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
Minor course 300 level or higher 3
Minor course 300 level or higher 3
 Total Hours122