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Bachelor of Arts, International Studies

The International Studies major provides the student with an understanding of international affairs through study of modern language, intercultural communication skills, business and international commerce, and the social and political realities which exist outside the United States. The major also develops in students critical liberal arts skills, such as written and oral communication, and critical thinking; and encourages students to seek solutions to contemporary problems through the application of personal and Christian values. Most of the career choices in this area, such as diplomacy, law, international finance, bilingual service, international ministry, and others, require advanced degrees or further specialized training.

Administrator: Dr. Justin Clardie

Requirements: 60-62 credits from the departments of Behavioral Sciences, Business and Economics, History and Political Science, Religion; and a study abroad experience

ECON2420. Macroeconomic Analysis (3)

GEOG1050. Introduction to Geography (3)

HIST1030. The World and the West I (3); or,

HIST1040. The World and the West II (3)

HIST3480. Modern Europe (1800-Present) (3)

POLS1030. The Foundations of Politics: The Quest for Peace and Justice (3)

POLS1050. Introduction to International Relations (3)

POLS3330. U.S. Foreign Policy (3)

POLS3610. Comparative Politics (3)

POLS4560. International Peace and Global Governance (3)

POLS4970. Senior Thesis (3)

POLS4980. Seminar in International Studies (3)

REST3560. World Religions: Asian Traditions (2)

REST3570. World Religions: Western Traditions (2) 

SOGY2250. Issues of Developing Nations I (3); or,

SOGY3250. Issues of Developing Nations II (3)

 Two years of a modern foreign language (14-16)

Six Credits numbered above 2999 from the following areas:

Economics

Foreign Language

Political Science

HIST3490.Modern Africa; or

HIST3500. The Dragon and the Rising Sun

Study abroad is required of all International Studies majors.