International Studies B.A.

Eight-Semester Degree Program

Students wishing to follow the eight-semester degree plan should see the Eight-Semester Degree Policy in the Academic Regulations chapter for university requirements of the program. Core requirement hours may vary by individual, based on placement and previous credit granted. Once all core requirements are met, students may substitute a three-hour (or more) general elective in place of a core area.

First YearUnits
FallSpring
ENGL 1013 Composition I (ACTS Equivalency = ENGL 1013) (Sp, Su, Fa)3  
MATH 1203 College Algebra (Sp, Su, Fa) (ACTS Equivalency = MATH 1103)3  
PLSC 2003 American National Government (ACTS Equivalency = PLSC 2003) (Sp, Su, Fa)3  
1013 Elementary II world language course (depending on placement in sequence)3  
INST 2013 Introduction to International Studies (Sp, Fa)
or PLSC 2813 Introduction to International Relations (Sp, Fa)
or HIST 1123 Institutions and Ideas of World Civilizations II (ACTS Equivalency = HIST 1123) (Sp, Fa)
3  
ENGL 1023 Composition II (ACTS Equivalency = ENGL 1023) (Sp, Su, Fa)  3
GEOS 2003 World Regional Geography (ACTS Equivalency = GEOG 2103) (Sp, Fa)  3
PLSC 2813 Introduction to International Relations (Sp, Fa)
or HIST 1123 Institutions and Ideas of World Civilizations II (ACTS Equivalency = HIST 1123) (Sp, Fa)
or INST 2013 Introduction to International Studies (Sp, Fa)
  3
2003 Intermediate I world language course (depending on placement in sequence)  3
Science university/state core lecture with corequisite lab requirement  4
Year Total: 15 16
 
Second YearUnits
FallSpring
ECON 2143 Basic Economics: Theory and Practice (Sp, Su, Fa)1
or ECON 2013 Principles of Macroeconomics (ACTS Equivalency = ECON 2103) (Sp, Su, Fa)
3  
2013 Intermediate II World Language Course 3  
Introductory Area Studies Course3  
Selected Track 1st Course33  
HIST 1123 Institutions and Ideas of World Civilizations II (ACTS Equivalency = HIST 1123) (Sp, Fa)
or INST 2013 Introduction to International Studies (Sp, Fa)
or PLSC 2813 Introduction to International Relations (Sp, Fa)
3  
Selected Track 2nd Course3  3
Upper-level World Language Course1,2  3
University/State Core Fine Arts or Humanities Course  3
Select one of the following:  3
ECON 2023 Principles of Microeconomics (ACTS Equivalency = ECON 2203) (Sp, Su, Fa) (if ECON 2013 completed in fall year 2)1
General Elective
Science University/State Core Lecture with Corequisite Lab requirement  4
Year Total: 15 16
 
Third YearUnits
FallSpring
Upper-level World Language Course1,23  
Selected Track 3rd Course33  
University/State Core Humanities or Fine Arts Course (as needed)3  
3000-4000 Level Electives13  
General Electives3  
Selected Track 4th Course3  3
3000-4000 Level Electives1  6
General Electives  6
Year Total: 15 15
 
Fourth YearUnits
FallSpring
Select one of the following:3  
INST 4003 International Studies Seminar (Ma I, Fa) (completes Senior Writing Requirement)
Area Studies Colloquium Requirement1,2
Selected Track 5th Course33  
Advanced Level Electives17  
General Electives3  
Select one of the following as needed:  3
Area Studies Colloquium Requirement1,2
INST 4003 International Studies Seminar (Ma I, Fa) (completes Senior Writing Requirement)
Selected Track 6th Course (if needed)3  3
Fulbright College 3000+ level electives, as needed, or Advanced Level Electives1  3
General Electives  3
Year Total: 16 12
 
Total Units in Sequence:  120
1

Meets 40-hour advanced credit hour requirement. See College Academic Regulations.

2

Meets 24-hour rule (24 hours of 3000-4000 level courses in Fulbright College), in addition to meeting the 40-hour rule. See College Academic Regulations.

3

No more than 3 Track courses can be from any one department. At least 3 track courses must be at the 3000- or 4000-level. At least one track course must be at the 4000-level. At least one track course must be applicable to the selected area studies focus.