Courses Required for the B.A. in International Studies

The International Studies major requires a total of 44 credit hours, consisting of the following courses:

Lower-Division core courses (12 credit hours)

Inst 101 (3), Introduction to International Studies

3 of the following 4 courses, including the student's region
Inst 203 (3), Introduction to East Asian Studies
Inst 205 (3), Introduction to European Studies
Inst 207 (3), Introduction to Latin American Studies
Inst 209 (3), Introduction to Middle Eastern Studies

Study abroad preparation and debriefing courses (2 credit hours)

Inst 110 (1), Cultural Communication (Pre-departure)
Inst 111 (1), Cultural Communication (Re-entry)

Regional and thematic courses (18 credit hours)

Three 300-level courses (9) in the regional concentration
Three 300-level courses (9) in the thematic concentration 

Research methods course and elective course (6 credit hours)

One approved research methods course (3)
One approved, 300-level elective course (3)

Upper-Division core courses (6 credit hours)

Inst 421 (3) Senior Thesis, part 1
Inst 422 (3) Senior Thesis, part 2
Inst 431 (0) OPI course, Z-graded (pass/fail)

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