College Catalog: 2011-2012
Salameno School of American and International Studies (SSAIS): International Studies (B.A.)
The International Studies program seeks to prepare students for the complex, challenging, and dynamic interdependent world of the 21st century. As we enter this “global village,” the acquisition of new skills, additional knowledge and wisdom will be necessary for effective citizenship and career aspirations. The International Studies program is designed to meet this challenge.
The program focuses on the political, economic, and cultural interdependencies and their effects on people in the emerging global system. Interdisciplinary issues of war and peace, economic and political development, and cross-cultural communication are examined, as are global concerns of population, environment, and human rights. International Studies students become knowledgeable about another world culture, proficient in another language, and participate in an exciting and rewarding international credit-bearing experiential program. An extensive array of study abroad and international cooperative-education options are available, as well as internship and service learning placements. Students may consult their advisor or the International Education Office in the Roukema Center for International Education (ASB 123) to find out more about Study Abroad opportunities. Resources are also available on the web.
Majors are required to fill an experiential learning requirement (ideally a semester-long study abroad, international cooperative education, internship or service learning). Students can enrich and broaden their academic program through participation in The Model United Nations Club, the International Student Organization, and other college organizations and clubs.
A degree in International Studies provides an excellent basis for a wide range of careers in business, government, and education, as well as for admission to graduate and professional schools which are increasingly seeking “globally literate” individuals. Graduates of this program with a combination of foreign language skills and a strong background in international affairs will be increasingly well positioned for these types of positions as the “globalization” of business, government, and education accelerates in the future.
The International Studies faculty is a highly diverse, expert, and active group of professors from a variety of fields and with extensive international experience.
The International Studies major is offered by the School of American and International Studies and leads to a B.A. degree.
A minor is available.
- Students are required to take 10 courses (40 credits) plus International Experience to complete this major.
- Transferstudents who have 48 or more credits accepted at the time of transfer are waived from the courses marked with a (W) below. Waivers only apply to General Education Requirements NOT School Core or Major Requirements.
- Double counting between General Education, School Core, and Major may be possible. Check with your advisor to see if any apply.
- Writing Intensive Requirement: Three writing intensive courses in the general education curriculum are required: First Year Seminar, Critical Reading and Writing (formerly College English), and Readings in Humanities.
- Subject & Course # – Title & Course Description
- GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
- CRWT 102 - CRITICAL READING & WRITING II (was ENGL 180)
- AIID 201 - READINGS IN HUMANITIES (W)
- SELECT ONE –BADM 115 - PERSPECTIVES OF BUSINESS AND SOCIETY (W) OR
- SOSC 101 - SOCIAL ISSUES (W)
- SELECT ONE – (W) GE-HISTORY CATEGORY: HIST 101-110
- SELECT ONE – GE-SCIENCE WITH EXPERIENTIAL COMPONENT CATEGORY
- SELECT ONE – GE-MATHEMATICS CATEGORY: MATH 101-121
- SELECT ONE – GE-INTERCULTURAL NORTH AMERICA CATEGORY
- SELECT ONE – GE-INTERNATIONAL ISSUES CATEGORY
- SELECT ONE – (W) GE-TOPICS SOCIAL SCIENCE CATEGORY
- SCHOOL OF AMERICAN AND INTERNATIONAL STUDIES REQUIREMENTS
- AIID 101 - FIRST YEAR TOPICS: LIBERAL STUDIES (W)
- FOUNDATIONS I AND
FOUNDATIONS II AND
INTERMEDIATE I OR
PROFICIENCY TEST (SEE AIS WORLD LANGUAGE REQUIREMENT)
- INTERNATIONAL STUDIES MAJOR REQUIREMENTS
- INTL 127 - INTRODUCTION TO INTERNATIONAL STUDIES
- ANTH 102 - INTRODUCTION TO ANTHROPOLOGY
- FOUR COURSES FROM THE “GLOBAL ISSUES” LIST THREE COURSES IN ONE GEOGRAPHICAL AREA FROM THE “AREAS STUDIES” LIST
- INTL 450 - GLOBAL ISSUES SEMINAR (Fall semester only)
- AN INTERNATIONAL / MULTICULTURAL EXPERIENCE APPROVED BY THE CONVENER. (STUDY ABROAD, CO-OP OR INTERNSHIP)
- GLOBAL ISSUES COURSES CHOOSE 4 COURSES
- ANTH 210 - LEGAL ANTHROPOLOGY
- ANTH 220 - FOOD AND CULTURE
- ANTH 223 - WORLD CULTURES
- ANTH 225 - INTERNATIONAL MIGRATION
- ANTH 235 - RELIGION: CROSS-CULTURAL PERSPECTIVE
- ANTH 238 - URBAN ANTHROPOLOGY
- ANTH 307 - MEDICAL ANTHROPOLOGY
- ANTH 308 - ANTHROPOLOGY OF GENDER
- ANTH 310 - POLITICS, CULTURE & IDENTITY
- ANTH 320 - NATIONALISM AND ETHNICITY
- ECON 323 - COMPARATIVE ECONOMIC SYSTEMS
- ECON 325 - INTERNATIONAL ECONOMICS
- ENST 209 - WORLD SUSTAINABILITY
- ENST 336 - GLOBAL ETHICS
- HIST 327 - THE COLD WAR
- HIST 329 - PARADIGMS OF GENOCIDE
- HIST 394 - WAR, PEACE, AND CONFLICT RESOLUTION
- INTL 250 - CONTEMPORARY INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS (was 335)
- INTL 310 - CONTEMPORARY PROBLEMS IN INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS
- LAWS 201 - COMPARATIVE LEGAL SYSTEMS
- LAWS 206 - COMPARATIVE PERSPECTIVES OF HUMAN RIGHTS
- POLI 205 - MODERN COMPARATIVE POLITICS
- POLI 227 - POLITICS OF DEVELOPING NATIONS
- POLI 235 - INTERNATIONAL POLITICS
- POLI 312 - UNITED NATIONS: WORLD POLITICS
- POLI 320 - TERRORISM IN THE MODERN WORLD
- POLI 328 - LAW AND POLITICS OF THE INTERNATIONAL ENVIRONMENT
- POLI 357 - INTERNATIONAL LAW
- POLI 360 - CONFLICT RESOLUTION
- SOCI 302 - THIRD WORLD WOMEN
- AREA STUDIES COURSES
CHOOSE THREE COURSES FROM ONE OF THE FOLLOWING AREAS (ASIA, LATIN AMERICA, EUROPE, OR AFRICA/MIDDLE EAST)
- COMM 357 - GLOBAL INDIAN CULTURE & MEDIA
- HIST 278 - THE UNITED STATES AND EAST ASIA (Formerly HIST 290 TOPICS)
- HIST 308 - KOREAN CINEMA & MODERN SOCIETY
- HIST 309 - THE KOREAN WAR AND THE INDOCHINA WARS
- HIST 310 - MODERN KOREA AND THE WORLD (Formerly HIST 390 Topics)
- INTL 204 - PEOPLES AND CULTURES OF ASIA
- INTL 230 - CONTEMPORARY SOUTH ASIA (was ANTH 230)
- INTL 312 - CHINESE CINEMA: HISTORY AND POLITICS
- INTL 235 - CHINESE CULTURE AND CIVILIZATION
- POLI 217 -
- POLI 221 - CHINESE ECONOMY IN GLOBAL PERSPECTIVE
- POLI 233 - EAST ASIA: HISTORY AND POLITICS
- POLI 253 - ASIA-PACIFIC POLITCAL SYTEMS
- POLI 301 - CHINA: HISTORY, POLITICS, AND CULTURE
- POLI 305 - JAPAN: HISTORY, POLITICS, AND CULTURE
- POLI 366 - U.S. - CHINA RELATIONS
- INDIA SEMESTER ABROAD COURSE:
- SOCI 208 - DEVELOPMENT ISSUES IN SOUTH INDIA: STUDY ABROAD
- SOCI 305 - INDIAN CULTURE,SOCIETY & MEDIA - STY ABROAD
- SOCI 333 - PEACE, JUSTICE & SOCIAL MOVEMENTS IN INDIA: STUDY ABROAD
- LATIN AMERICA
- ANTH 314 - CROSSING BORDERS
- CNTP 220 - CINEMA, POPULAR ARTS AND SOCIAL CHANGE
- HIST 282 - COLONIAL LATIN AMERICA
- HIST 284 - LATIN AMERICAN CULTURE AND CIVILIZATION
- INTL 283 - CONTEMPORARY LATIN AMERICA
- INTL 337 - HUMAN RIGHTS IN LATIN AMERICA
- INTL 339 - U.S.- LATIN AMERICAN RELATIONS (was HIST 386)
- SPAN 305 - SPANISH CIVILIZATION
- SPAN 307 - LATIN AMERICAN CULTURE AND SOCIETY
- HIST 251 - POLITICS OF EUROPE
- HIST 255 - 19TH CENTURY EUROPE
- HIST 257 - 20TH CENTURY EUROPE
- HIST 262 - BRITAIN FROM 1800 TO THE PRESENT
- HIST 263 - GERMAN HISTORY
- HIST 264 - JEWS IN 20TH CENTURY EUROPE
- HIST 356 - MODERNISM AND ITS DISCONTENTS
- INTD 305 - MYTHS OF VENICE:IMAGES IN ART, HISTORY, LIT & FILM
- INTL 210 -
- INTL 221 - RUSSIAN CULTURE AND CIVILIZATION
- INTL 314 - SPANISH CINEMA
- INTL 315 - FRENCH CINEMA
- INTL 318 - ITALIAN CINEMA
- INTL 320 - ITALIAN CULTURE AND SOCIETY
- POLI 211 - RUSSIAN POLITICAL HISTORY
- POLI 302 - EUROPEAN POLITICS
- POLI 306 - RUSSIAN SOCIETY AND POLITICS
- AFRICA/MIDDLE EAST
- AFST 202 - INTRODUCTION TO AFRICAN STUDIES (was SOSC)
- AFST 331 - ITALIAN COLONIAL CULTURE IN AFRICA (was SOSC)
- AMER 310 - U.S. RELATIONS TOWARD AFRICA
- HIST 286 - HISTORY OF WEST AFRICA
- HIST 287 - CONTEMPORARY AFRICA
- HIST 288 - WOMEN IN MIDDLE EAST SOCIETIES
- HIST 290 - TOPICS:
- HIST 381 - ARABIC HISTORY
- HIST 384 - EAST AFRICAN HISTORY
- HIST 385 - THE NEW SOUTH AFRICA
- HIST 390 - TOPICS:
- INTL 282 - CONTEMPORARY MIDDLE EAST & NORTH AFRICA (was 382)
- POLI 228 - POLITICS IN AFRICA
Note: A 2.0 GPA in the major is required for graduation.
- Students are required to take 5 courses (20 credits) to complete this minor.
- At least 1/2 of the courses fulfilling a minor must be distinct from the student’s major. That is, three of the five courses required for a minor cannot be used towards fulfillment of major requirements. A school core does not need to be completed for a minor. Minors are open to students regardless of school affiliation.
The International Studies minor seeks to prepare students for the complex, challenging, and dynamic interdependent world of the 21st century. As we enter this “global village,” the acquisition of new skills, additional knowledge and wisdom will be necessary for effective citizenship and career aspirations. The International Studies minor is designed to meet this challenge.
The program focuses on the political, economic, and cultural interdependencies and their effects on people in the emerging global system. Interdisciplinary issues of war and peace, economic and political development, and cross-cultural communication are examined, as are global concerns of population, environment, and human rights. International Studies students become knowledgeable about another world culture, and become proficient in another language.
A minor will complement Political Science, International Business, Spanish Language Studies, Communication Arts, and a variety of other majors.