Mar 05, 2024  
2023-2024 University Catalog 
  
2023-2024 University Catalog

International Studies, B.A., International Business Option


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The Bachelor of Arts in International Studies offers a business track for students seeking a degree program combining a broad-based liberal arts core curriculum with course work in Accounting, Marketing, Finance, Economics, Management, and Business Administration. This program prepares students for careers with international corporations, government agencies, and non-governmental and non-profit agencies that seek professionals with business and financial training, proficiency in at least one foreign language, and a general education in global and cultural issues.

 

Student Learning Outcomes

Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) for BA International Studies

Students will be conversant in the vocabulary and concepts relevant to international and global studies.  

Students will demonstrate an effective working knowledge of at least one foreign language, including listening, reading, writing and speaking abilities sufficient to allow them to pursue related professional, academic or personal goals. 

Students will effectively draw on approaches and perspectives from multiple disciplines as they seek to understand complex international and global phenomena, systems and processes and their effects upon peoples’ lives.  

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Students will be able to show intercultural awareness and knowledge earned through experiential education, including internships, overseas or field study, participation in diplomatic or international affairs simulations, or cultural competency training. 

General Education Requirements


Science


  • BIOS Credits: 3 2
  • BIOS or Physical Science Credits: 6 3

Humanities


  • FORL 1001 Credits: 3
  • FORL 1002 Credits: 3
  • ENGL Literature Credits: 3

Arts


  • Arts Elective Credits: 3 3

Total Credit Hours: 39


Other Requirements


Total Credit Hours: 21


Course Requirements for Major


Total Credit Hours: 30


Concentration/Option Requirements/Electives


Total Credit Hours: 30


Total Credit Hours Required: 120


  1. “C” or better required
  2. 6 hour sequence in one science. Select from BIOS, CHEM, EES, PHYS. 3 hours must be BIOS.
  3. FTA (theatre/dance/film related course, FA or MUS)
  4. Any 2000-level or higher course in any discipline that treats culture, e.g., ANTH 2052 
  5. Literature course may be in ENGL, FREN, or SPAN
  6. Non-Western History Option includes any 2000-level or higher HIST course with a non-U.S./non-European focus. (Note: Students with an area studies concentration should choose 6 hours unrelated to that area.) Diplomatic History Option includes any two of the following courses: HIST 4381, HIST 4570 , HIST 4575 , 4580, HIST 4581  or other course by the program director.
  7. Course has a prerequisite or requires departmental consent.
  8. All FORL courses should be in one language only.

Four Year Plan of Study


First Year of Enrollment


Total Credit Hours: 16

Total Credit Hours: 15

Second Year of Enrollment


First Term


Total Credit Hours: 15

Total Credit Hours: 15

Third Year of Enrollment


First Term


Total Credit Hours: 15

Total Credit Hours: 15

Fourth Year of Enrollment


First Term


Total Credit Hours: 15

Second Term


Total Credit Hours: 14

Total Credit Hours Required: 120


  1. Course has a prerequisite or requires departmental consent.
  2. Required for all first-time full-time students.

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