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Program requirements

Major Requirements

Modern foreign language study (SLS not eligible) through at least intermediate level, with strong recommendation for eight semesters (may be waived at discretion of program chairperson if student demonstrates fluency in a second language)

  • HST110: World Economic Geography or
    HST120: Diverse Cultures of the World
  • ECO1401: Principles of Economics I or
    IBS1400: Introduction to International Business
  • HST1500: World History or
    HST2690: Twentieth Century Global History
  • POL1000: Introduction to Political Science (comparative governments)
  • POL2410: International Relations
  • ISM300: International Studies Seminar (with chairperson's permission, repeatable once to replace a course in a specialization area)

Selection of a specialization consisting of at least four courses in one of the following areas (additional specializations possible subject to approval by program chairperson):

The International Economy: ECO1401, ECO1402, ECO2400, ECO3250, IBS1400, IBS210, IBS316, IBS335, POL364

International Conflict and Diplomacy: HST2610, POL211 (European Integration), HST311, HST390, HST392, HST308 (Cold War), ECO1400, POL3410, POL212, POL3420, POL316

European Studies: HST1510, HST2610, POL2610 (European Integration), HST307, (Modern Germany), HST308, (Cold War), HST367, HST392; any modern European language literature or literature in translation course.

With the chairperson's permission, ISM300, may be repeated once to fill a specialization requirement. ISM390, (Study Abroad) and INS4899, (Internship) may by used with the chairman's permission to fill a specialization requirement.

Minor Requirements

  • ECO1401: Principles of Economics I or
    IBS1400: Introduction to International Business
  • HST110: World Economic Geography or
    HST120: Diverse Cultures of the World
  • HST1500: World History or
    HST390: Twentieth Century Global History
  • ISM300: International Studies Seminar
  • POL106: Introduction to Political Science II
  • POL2410: International Relations

One semester of modern foreign language study on campus or one course on world literature in translation (may be waived at discretion of chairperson if student demonstrates ability in a second language); foreign language study through at least the intermediate level is highly recommended.

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