International Studies- Bachelor of Arts in International Studies

For information, contact the director of the International Studies Program, 120 MacMillan Hall, 513-529-5333.

This multidisciplinary program is for students desiring a broad foundation for understanding and analyzing important issues within an international and multicultural context. Its flexible curriculum provides a basis for graduate work or careers in government service, international business, academia, tourism, public service, cultural relations, and law. Overseas study is required as a part of this major.

Program Requirements

(24 semester hours of core courses, plus additional hours)

Interdisciplinary Core Courses
ITS 201Introduction to International Studies3
ITS 202Writing Policy Analysis3
Select three of the following:9
Political Geography
Approaches to Global and Intercultural Studies: Globalization and Belonging
World History Since 1945
Intercultural Relations
Approaches to Global and Intercultural Studies: Globalization and Belonging
World Politics
Select the following:
ITS 302Problems of Non-Western Societies3
or ITS 365 Applied Topics in International Studies
ECO 344International Economic Relations 13
or ITS 333 Global Development and Inequality
ITS 402Senior Capstone in International Studies 23
Language Requirement
Select 6-12 hours. Spanish, French, German, Chinese, Japanese and Russian require 12 hours at the 300 level or above. All other languages require 6 hours at the 300 level or above. 3
Approved Study Abroad Experience
At least one semester must be spent abroad
Concentration Requirement
Select 9 semester hours from at leaset 2 disciplines from the functional concentration or regional concentration 49
Functional Concentrations:
Conflict, Peace and Diplomacy
International Development
Global Cultural Relations
The Global Environment
Global Human Rights and Justice
Women in the World
Regional Concentrations:
Africa
South and East Asia
Latin America
Middle East
Western Europe
Russia Eastern Europe and Central Asia
1

ECO 201 and ECO 202 are prerequisites

2

  Senior year only

3

All language courses must be taken in the target language. Courses in translation or taught in English, or the student's native language, will not count toward the ITS language requirement. Alternative courses in relevant culture, history, or fine arts may be allowed only with ITS advisor approval and only if required language-based courses become unavailable. Students are also encouraged to complete language coursework during the required study abroad experience.

4

Take 9 hours from at least two different disciplines.

Students seeking the Bachelor of Arts in International Studies meet the College of Arts and Science writing in the major requirement by completing the following courses: ITS 202 and ITS 402.