Concentration in International Studies

Students must earn a "C" or better in each course taken to fulfill a concentration requirement.

International Studies

International studies is an interdisciplinary concentration with a focus on issues that cross national boundaries. Courses that fulfill international studies requirements must have either substantive content that examines political, cultural, historical, economic and social issues in areas outside of the United States or a primary focus on transnational issues such as the global environment, international law, or international political and economic systems. Students of international studies may pursue careers in international business, government, non-governmental organizations, public policy, consulting, diplomacy and academic careers with an international focus. Available Options: Concentration in International Studies.


Advisory Board:

Dr. Carmen Cañete Quesada ; Dr. Rachel Corr ; Dr. Chris Ely ; Dr. Jacqueline Fewkes ;                                                                                 Dr. Kanybek Nur-tegin ; Dr. Tim Steigenga ; Dr. Miguel Vazquez ; Dr. Nancy Tille Victorica



Course # Course Name Credits
GEA 2000 (G) or GEA 3003 (G) Honors World Geography or Honors Geography of the Developing World 3
ECO 2013 Honors Macroeconomic Principles 3
ECO 2023 Honors Microeconomic Principles 3
ECS 3013 Honors International Economic Development 3
CPO 3003 (G) or INR 2002 (G) Honors Comparative Politics or Honors Introduction to World Politics 3
WOH 2012 (G) or WOH 2022 (G) Honors History of Civilization I or Honors History of Civilization II 3
ANT 2410 (G) or ANT 3212 (G) Honors Peoples Around the World or Honors Culture and Society 3
  Area Studies (6 courses, at least 4 of which are upper division) 18
IDS 4970 Honors Thesis 6
  Foreign Language (beyond minimum College For Lang requirements) 8
  Total Credits 53

Foreign Language Requirement

Students must take at least two language courses beyond the minimum for graduation (for Spanish this would mean two courses beyond SPN 1121). Students are strongly encouraged to take a literature or civilization course in a modern foreign language.

Foreign Studies Requirement

Students must participate in a study abroad program of five weeks or longer (summer or during the semester). Language courses and area studies courses taken while studying abroad may be counted toward the area studies or the Foreign Language Requirement.

Area Studies (18 credits)

The area studies requirement directs students to develop specialized knowledge about regions of the world (Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America, or the Middle East) by taking six 3-credit courses related to a region or regions of their interest. Of the six courses, four must be taken at the 3000 or 4000 level. The six courses must be drawn from at least 3 different disciplines and may include team-taught and interdisciplinary courses. Special Topics Courses and interdisciplinary co-taught courses (with an IDS prefix) may be included for credit in any geographic area depending on the international content of the course (subject to approval by the concentration board). Students may supplement their area studies requirements by taking up to three courses (9 credits) in the College of Arts and Letters from the list of approved courses below.

AS=Asia      E=Europe      L=Latin America      G=Global 

Course # Course Name Credits
       Courses offered by the Honors College
INR 3248 (L) Honors Exporting Democracy: 
US Policy Toward Latin America
CPO 4305 (L) Honors Honors Religion and Politics 
in Latin America
CPO 4303 (L) Honors Latin American Politics 3
INR 3102 (G) Honors American Foreign Policy 3
ECP 1001 Honors Controversies in the Global Econcomy 3
EUH 2341 Honors Twentieth Century Europe 3
EUH 3575 (E) Honors Russian History I 3
EUH 3576 (E) Honors Russian History II 3
EUH 3662 (E) Honors Revolution in Europe 3
EUH 3604 (E) Honors European Intellectual History I 3
EUH 3607 (E) Honors European Intellectual History II 3
ANT 3332 (L) Honors Peoples of Latin America 3
ANT 3404 Honors How Cultures Remember 3
ANT 4331 (L) Honors Anthropology of the Andes 3
ANT 4368 Honors Himalayan Cultures 3
ANT 4474 Honors Development Debate in South Asia 3
ASN 3006 (AS) Honors Introduction to Asian Studies 3
ASN 4930 (AS) Honors Special Topics in Asian Studies 3
POS 4932 (G) Honors International Organization 3
POT 3021 (E) Honors History of Political Theory 3
SPT 2530 (L) Honors Hispanic Culture and Civilization 3
SPT 4550 Honors the 1959 Cuban Revolution: Race Gender and Sexuality 3
SPW 3030 (L) Honors Intro to Hispanic Literature 3
SPW 3584 (E) Honors Spanish Literature: 
Enlightenment to the 20th Century
SPW 3136 (L) Honors Latin American Literature: Pre-Colombian and Colonial 3
SPW 3104 (E) Honors Spanish Literature 
from Jarchas to Calderon
SPW 3134 (L) Honors Latin American Literature: 
Modernism to Post-Boom
SPW 4492 (L) Honors Novisima Literature del Caribe 3
EVS 3403 (G) Honors Global Environmental Issues 3
FRT 2510 (E) Honors Francophone 
Cultures and Civilizations
FRW 3112 Honors Francophone Literatures 3
GEA 2000 Honors World Geography 3
GEA 3003 Honors Geography of the Developing World 3
INR 4503 Honors Advanced Diplomacy 3
SPT 4550 Honors the 1959 Cuban Revolution: Race, Gender and Sexuality 3
WHO 2420 Honors History of Food and Eating 3
WHO 4209 Honors HIstory of Terrorism 3
IDS 3932 Team Taught Course on an Appropriate Topic 3
IDS 4933 Team Taught Course on an Appropriate Topic 3

     Courses offered by the College of Art and Letters                                                                                                                        (Students may supplement their area studies requirements by taking up to three courses (9 credits) in the College of Arts and Letters from the list of approved courses below.)

ASH 3300 History of East Asia 3
ASH 3384 Women in Asian History 3
ASH 4404 History of Modern China 3
ASH 4442 History of Modern Japan 3
ASH 4550 History of Modern India 3
ASH 4630 Asia and the West 3
CPO 3761 Religion and World Politics 3
CPO 4033 Global Development and Inequality of
CPO 4724 Comparison Politics of Ethnic Conflict 3
EUH 3451 History of Modern France 3
EUH 3462 History of Modern Germany 3
EUH 3619 Women in European History 3
HIS 4451 Slavery and Abolition in the Americas 3
LAH 3721 Women in Latin American History 3
LAS 2000 Intro to Caribbean and Latin American Studies 3
INR 3403  International Law: Foundations and Institutions 3
INR 3433 International Law of Armed Conflict 3
INR 4054 Comparative Envinronmental Politics 3
INR 4350 Global Environmental Politics and Policies 3
PAX 3001 Intro to Peace Studies 3
WST 2101 Women and Gender in the Global South 3
CPO 4204 African Politics 3
HIS 4435 Religion in the Atlantic World 3
HIS 4437 Magic and Superstition in
the Atlantic World

Honors Thesis and Research Seminar

The Honors Thesis requirements include: a Project Description due before the end of the Spring semester of the junior year, an annotated bibliography or series of literature reviews handed in to the thesis advisor during the first semester of the senior year, a written Honors Thesis Proposal to be defended during the first semester of the senior year, and at least a 30 page Honors Thesis at the end of the senior year.