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.
(24 semester hours of core courses, plus additional hours)
|Interdisciplinary Core Courses|
|ITS 201||Introduction to International Studies||3|
|ITS 202||Writing Policy Analysis||3|
|Select three of the following:||9|
|World History Since 1945|
or GIC 301
|Approaches to Global and Intercultural Studies: Globalization and Belonging|
|Select the following:|
|ITS 302||Problems of Non-Western Societies||3|
|or ITS 365||Applied Topics in International Studies|
|ECO 344||International Economic Relations 1||3|
|or ITS 333||Global Development and Inequality|
|ITS 402||Senior Capstone in International Studies 2||3|
|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|
|Select 9 semester hours from at leaset 2 disciplines from the functional concentration or regional concentration 4||9|
Conflict, Peace and Diplomacy
Global Cultural Relations
The Global Environment
Global Human Rights and Justice
Women in the World
South and East Asia
Russia Eastern Europe and Central Asia
ECO 201 and ECO 202 are prerequisites
Senior year only
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.
Take 9 hours from at least two different disciplines.