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International Studies

Mission

To introduce students to important concepts and issues in world affairs. Students will acquire advanced language skills and knowledge of geopolitics, history and culture. Those who study abroad or participate in global internships further prepare themselves for international careers. This major is also excellent preparation for graduate study in a variety of fields which emphasize language, history and culture.

 

Learning Outcomes

  1. Learn to analyze international problems from a global perspective.
  2. Gain fluency and confidence in the usage of a foreign language.
  3. Understand the geopolitics, history and culture of specific regions of the world.

International Studies major (67-68 credits)

International Studies Core (18) 6 courses

ANTH 314 Evolution of Human Societies (4)

HST 492 World Problems (4)

Choose one or more:

GEOG 310 World Regional Geography (4)

GEOG 410 Global Issues (4)

GEOG 433 Political Geography (4)

Choose one or more:

PS 203 Introduction to International Relations (3)

PS 492 Ideologies of the Twentieth Century (3)

PS 493 International Organizations (3)

Choose one or more:

SOC 400 Globalization and Development (3)

SOC 427 Revolutionary Social Movements (3)

Modern Language Specialization (30 credits)

In the same language

 

Approved course work in French, German or Spanish - does not include credit for first-year level courses.  Students need to consult an adviser in their language.

Social Science Specialization (19-20)

Choose one area of study:

French Studies (19)

ANTH 216 Cultural Anthropology (4)

GEOG 426 Geography of Europe (4)

PS 462 Politics and Government of Europe (3)

Choose two: (8)

HST 442 Modern France: 20th Century

HST 450 Modern France: 19th Century

HST 451 Modern France

German Studies (19)

ANTH 216 Cultural Anthropology (4)

GEOG 426 Geography of Europe (4)

PS 462 Politics and Government of Europe (3)

Choose two: (8)

HST 437 History of Modern Germany

HST 438 History of Modern Germany

HST 439 History of Modern Germany

Asian Studies (19)

ANTH 216 Cultural Anthropology (4)

GEOG 314 The Pacific Rim (4)

PS 460 Politics and Government of Asia (3)

Choose two: (8)

HST 391 History of East Asia: Traditional China

HST 392 History of East Asia: Traditional Japan

HST 393 Modern East Asia

Latin American Studies (19-20 credits)

ANTH 216 Cultural Anthropology (4)

GEOG 461 Geography of South America (4)

Choose one: (3-4)

PS 497 American Foreign Relations

HST 491 History of Inter-American Relations

Choose two: (8)

HST 350 Pre-Colombian and Colonial Latin  America

HST 351 Mexico and Caribbean Since  Independence

HST 352 South America Since Independence

HST 453 History of Spain

HST 490 20th Century Latin America

Note: WOU requires a minimum grade point average of 2.50 in the International Studies major and a minimum GPA of 2.00 in all university work. A study abroad and/or internship experience (3-12 credit hours) is highly recommended. Contact the office of the Dean of Liberal Arts and Sciences for further information.

 

International Studies minor (27 credits)

Choose A or B:

A. World Language/Culture Emphasis

Choose any 12 hours from International Studies Core (12)

SP 325 Intercultural Communication (3)

One Culture and Civilization course (3) In same language

Three upper-division courses in a world language (9)

 

B. Social Science Emphasis

Choose any 12 hours from International Studies Core (12)

SP 325 Intercultural Communication (3)

Social Science courses with aid of International Studies adviser (12)

 

 

 

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