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  • Course description
    The International Studies Major

    Note: A grade of not less than C (2.0) is required in all coursework comprising the major.

    For all International Studies concentrations, 13 units including

    1) Foundational Study in Language and Culture - at least two units of 300- or 400-level courses in the Department of Modern Literatures and Cultures or Department of Latin American and Iberian Studies, excluding courses taught in English. For students whose first language is not English, at least two units chosen from: 300- or 400-level courses in the Department of Modern Literatures and Cultures or Department of Latin American and Iberian Studies, or two units of 200- or 300-level courses in the Department of English.

    2) Approved Experience Abroad - in order to provide for a significant degree of cultural immersion, the experience abroad will be related to the student's concentration and will be at least one semester in length. Any program which does not meet these requirements must be approved by the concentration advisor in consultation with the program coordinator.

    3)International Studies Coursework (three core units and an IS concentration) - one unit, chosen from
    PLSC 250 Introduction to International Relations
    GEOG/IS 210 Geographic Dimensions of Human Development
    IS 290 Perspectives in International Studies
    IS 400 Senior Seminar

    An international studies concentration (within the concentration: eight units selected from three or more departments with no more than four units from a single department)

    Note: With prior approval, study abroad courses may be applied toward the major.

    Students are expected to fulfill all prerequisites necessary for courses within the major. Prerequisites do not count towards the major unless otherwise noted.

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