Bachelor of Arts in International Studies
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Bachelor of Arts in International Studies

 (Applicable for the 2017-2018 Bulletin.)

First Year, Fall Semester

CourseCredits
IS 100W, Introduction to International Studies3
FYS 100, First-Year Seminar3
HIS 100, Civilization since 15003
AUCC3
Foreign Language 110* (Diversity)3
DIA 100, Dialogue1
Total Credits = 16

First Year, Spring Semester

CourseCredits
WRT 110, Academic Writing I3
ENG 140, Introduction to Literature, or Foreign Language Literature3
CS 110, Introduction to Computers or Information Technology Literacy Course3
POL 120, Comparative Politics, or POL 130, International Relations (Citizenship)3
Foreign Language 111*3
Total Credits = 15

Second Year, Fall Semester

CourseCredits
Foreign Language 210*4
EC 110, Introduction to Economics3
WRT 210, Foundations of Argument3
AUCA3
M 110, Modeling with Elementary Functions, or M 116, Contemporary Mathematics3
Total Credits = 16

Second Year, Spring Semester

CourseCredits
Social Science elective (s course)3
Foreign Language 211*4
PHI 110, Introduction to Philosophy or PHI elective3
AUCT (but not AUCT 150)4
Arts elective3
DIA 200, Career Dialogue1
Total Credits = 18

Third Year, Fall Semester

CourseCredits
IS elective3
IS elective3
Lab science4
ENG elective3
AUCW3
Total Credits = 16

Third Year, Spring Semester

CourseCredits
Writing-Intensive Course3
IS elective3
IS elective3
Electives (including HIS)6
Total Credits = 15

Fourth Year, Fall Semester

CourseCredits
IS elective3
Electives (including 1 SS)12
Total Credits = 15

Fourth Year, Spring Semester

CourseCredits
IS Capstone Course3
Electives9
Total Credits = 12

* Students are encouraged to select the appropriate level to begin their language study. Completion of Foreign Language through 211 (or equivalent) is required for the major.

The International Studies major consists of 44 credits of study including a 26 credit core of required courses, 15 credits in department approved post-core major electives and a 3-credit capstone course during the senior year.  Post-core electives are made up of two tracks*, Global Security and Global Development, and may be selected from a variety of disciplines.

*See International Studies Director for a list of current courses for each track.