International Studies Course Offerings
*Courses from other departments are necessary to fulfill the requirements of the International Studies major.
In addition to the general education courses required for graduation (approximately 56 hours), the bachelor of arts in international studies requires 45 – 54 hours to include: BIB 210, 360 and 408, BUS 420, 6 hours of intermediate foreign language (either SPA 201-202 or FRE 201-202); IST 201, 202, 301, 401, 402; and either IST 302 (cultural anthropology) or IST 303 (intro to linguistics); plus two of the following Political Science courses: PSC 212, 311, 316 or 319. HIS 205 will be required of transfer students but not of first-time entering freshmen.
|201||Global Culture (3).
Global culture through study of methodology, history, economic, political, social, religious, and intellectual ideas. Not accepted in place of SPA or FRE 101-102 or SPA or FRE 201-202. (Fall and spring)
|401||Semester Abroad (12). Prereq: Junior or senior standing.
Study abroad or international internship during junior or senior year. May include study abroad through council studies (COS) or other accredited academic institution, or semester abroad specific to student’s culture of interest. For international students or those with substantial international experience, a 12-hour cross culturally significant internship in a firm, organization, agency, or institution may be accepted. (Fall and spring)
|402||Special Project (3). Prereq: Senior standing.
Reflects assimilation of knowledge from semester abroad, Christian worldview, and international studies curricula. (Fall and spring)
This course is designed to give the student practical experience in either conducting a specific research project or in a professional position within an approved private firm or public agency. This course is open only to students majoring in international studies. A minimum GPA of 3.0 is required and approval by the supervising dean must be obtained, as well as letters of recommendation from two faculty members (one should be the internship supervisor). The course may be graded on a letter bases or on a pass or fail, at the request of the faculty supervisor and the student.
*Intermediate level French OR Spanish is required of the IST major.