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Possible Focus Areas for ISP Majors

The following are possible focus areas within International Studies. If a related major or minor is available it is indicated. Click on the name of the focus area to view suggested courses within that area. International Studies majors may select three courses from any group to form a concentration, or consult with an advisor to create a different focus or selection of courses that meet their needs. There are over 200 courses that may be used as electives (if part of a reasonable combination); this list is the most common combinations.

International Studies students should be aware that their electives may not double count within a related minor. Thus a student with an interest in the Politics and Governments of Africa may have a concentration of Africa within the major plus a minor in Political Science, or a concentration on Government within the major plus a minor in Africana Studies. BUT they may NOT use the same courses twice within the major and minor in either field.

REGIONAL & AREA STUDIES CONCENTRATIONS

Suggested Courses (select three)

  • AFRS 2000 Introduction to Africana Studies
  • MUCT 2330 Music in African Culture
  • GEOG 3470 Africa
  • ARTH 4610 Art of Western Africa
  • ARTH 4620 Art and Power in Africa
  • ARTH 4630 Woman and Art in Africa
  • AFRS 3000 Special Topics in Africana Studies
  • AFRS 4000 Africana Studies Capstone
  • HIST 3170/ETHN 3170 African Cultures and Societies
  • HIST 4020/ETHN 4020 Colonial Africa
  • HIST 4030/ETHN 4030 Contemporary Africa
  • HIST 4040/ETHN 4040 African and World Politics
  • HIST 4000/ETHN 4800 Topics in History/Seminar in Ethnic Studies
    (African Nationalism and Independence)

Possible Double Major or Minor: Africana Studies

For expert advice in this area, please contact: Apollos Nwauwa, History, Director of Africana Studies

Suggested courses (select three)

  • ASIA 3000 Peace and Cultural Legacy of the Nuclear Age
  • HIST 1800/ASIA 1800 Asian Civilization
  • HIST 4070 Modern China
  • HIST 4080 Pre-Modern Japan
  • HIST 4090 Modern Japan
  • GEOG 3400 Asia
  • MUCT 2340 Music in Japanese Culture
  • ARTH 4590 Art of China and Japan

Possible Double Major & Minor: Asian Studies

For expert advice in this area, please contact: Walter Grunden, History

Suggested courses (select three)

  • GERM 3150 German Culture and Civilization
  • GERM 3160 Contemporary Germany
  • GERM 4030 Women and the Third Reich
  • GERM 4150 The German Film
  • HIST 3670 Hitler's Germany: Rise and Fall of Nazism
  • HIST 3770 20th Century Europe
  • HIST 4540 European Foreign Relations, 1914-Present
  • HIST 4550 Europe Since 1945
  • HIST 4560 The Holocaust and Anti-Semitism
  • HIST 3770 20th Century Europe*
  • POLS 3510 Western European Politics*
  • POLS 4000 British and Irish Politics and European Union
  • RUSN 2150 Russian Culture
  • RUSN 3160 Contemporary Eastern European Societies & Cultures
  • RUSN 3120 Introduction to Russian Literature
  • RUSN 3200 Readings in Russian Culture
  • RUSN 4020 Russian Novel
  • RUSN 4030 Russian Drama
  • RUSN 4150 Russian Film

Possible Double Major or Minor: Russian, German, Spanish, or French

*must be taken in AYA Salzburg, Austria Program
More information about this program.

For expert advice in this area, please contact:
Kristie Foell, GREAL (German), Undergraduate Advisor in German
Irina Stakhanova, GREAL (Russian)
Neal Jesse, Political Science

Suggested courses (select three)

  • SPAN 2700 Introduction to Latin American Culture Studies
  • ETHN 3100 Mexican Culture
  • GEOG 3490 Latin America
  • HIST 3100 Modern Latin America
  • HIST 3110 United States-Latin American Relations, 1810-present
  • HIST 4110 Modern Mexico
  • HIST 4130 Caribbean and Spanish Main
  • POLS 3550 Governments and Politics in Latin America
  • SPAN 3680 Introduction to Spanish American Literature
  • SPAN 3770 Civilization of Mexico and the Caribbean
  • SPAN 3780 Civilization of South America
  • SPAN 4010 Latin American Culture Studies
  • SPAN 4310 Spanish American Fiction

Possible Double Major or Minor: Spanish/Latin America Culture Studies Specialization

For expert advice in this area, please contact: Federico Chalupa, Romance and Classical Studies (ROCS), Director of International Studies

Suggested courses (select three)

  • CAST 2010 Introduction to Canadian Studies
  • CAST 3050 Canadian Film
  • CAST 4000 Seminar in Canadian Studies
  • ENG 2690 Canadian Fiction
  • FREN 2840 French-Canadian Life through Literature
  • GEOG 3420 United States and Canada
  • GEOG 3370 Aboriginal Peoples of the U.S. and Canada
  • HIST 4110 Modern Mexico
  • HIST 4140 Canada
  • POLS 3530 Canadian Government and Politics
  • POLS 4000 Topics in Political Science: Canadian Government and Politics
  • ETHN 3100 Mexican Culture
  • FREN 3950 Cityscape and Cultural Memory (Quebec)
  • SPAN 3770 Civilization of Mexico and the Caribbean
  • SPAN 4880 Contemporary Mexican Literature

Possible Minor: Canadian Studies

For expert advice in this area, please contact:

DISCIPLINARY & FUNCTIONAL CONCENTRATIONS

Suggested courses (select three)

  • HIST 3370 The Vietnam War
  • HIST 3810 United States and Asia
  • HIST 4380 United States and the World, 1890-1945
  • HIST 4390 United States and the World: The Cold War Era
  • POLS 3740 American Foreign Policy Process

For expert advice in this area, please contact Marc Simon, Political Science

Suggested courses (select three)

  • ECON 3510 International Trade and Finance
  • BA 3900 Introduction to Multinational Business
  • BA 4400 Management of International Operations
  • LEGS 4060 International Business Transactions
  • MKT 4550 International Marketing
  • FIN 4100 International Financial Management

Possible Minor: International Business

For expert advice in this area, please contact: Man Zhang, Management

Suggested courses (select three)

  • ENG 3140 Postcolonial Literature
  • ETHN 4250 Discourses of Empire and Nation
  • HIST 3090 Latin America Before Independence
  • HIST 3100 Modern Latin America
  • HIST 3150 Slavery in the Americas
  • HIST 4110 Modern Mexico
  • HIST 4130 Caribbean and Spanish Main
  • HIST 4210 American Colonial History, 1492-1763

Possible Double Major or Minor: History or Ethnic Studies

For expert advice in this area, please contact: Federico Chalupa, Romance and Classical Studies, Director of International Studies

Suggested courses (select three)

  • COMM 4080 Intercultural Communication*
  • COMM 4090 International Communication*
  • COMM 4220 Technology for Transnational Communication*
  • JOUR 4750 Perspectives on International Media (open to non-journalism majors only)
  • TCOM 3550 Global Telecommunication Systems (non-majors by permission of dept)

Possible Double Major or Minor: Communication, Journalism & Public Relations, or Telecommunications

*Prerequisities: COMM 1020 and 2010 or consent of instructor

For expert advice in this area, please contact: Laura Martin Lengel, Communication

Suggested courses (select three)

  • ARTH 4660 Pre-Columbian Art
  • ARTH 4680 Oceanic Art
  • CLCV 3810 Roman Life
  • IPC 4050 Mediated Cultures and Identities
  • LEGS 3050 Comparative Legal Philosophy
  • MGMT 3600 Organizational Theory and Behavior
  • MUCT 4200 Introduction to Ethnomusicology
  • POPC 3200 Folktale and Legend
  • POPC 3210 Folk Life and Material Culture
  • PSYC 3110 Social Psychology

For expert advice in this area, please contact: Radhika Gajjala, Communication

Suggested courses (select three)

  • GEOG 3250 Population Geography
  • GERO 4050 Cross-cultural Aging
  • SOC 3120 Population and Society
  • SOC 3710 Applied Survey Research
  • SOC 4190 Population and Development
  • SOC 4200 Introduction to Demographic Techniques*
  • SOC 4270 Introduction to Applied Demography*

Possible Double Major or Minor: Sociology

*Strongly recommended for this concentration

For expert advice in this area, please contact: Margaret Weinberger, Sociology

Suggested courses (select three)

  • ECON 3510 International Trade & Finance
  • ECON 4260 Public Health Economics
  • ECON 4540 Economic Development
  • ECON 4720 Comparative Economic Systems
  • ENG 3140 Post Colonial Literature
  • ETHN 3510 International Perspectives on Women
  • ETHN 4400 Woman and Globalization
  • ETHN 4600 Third World Cinema
  • PHIL 2240 Socialism, Capitalism, and Democracy
  • POLS 3350 Global Resource Politics
  • POLS 4600 Politics and Issues of World Development
  • POLS 4760 International Political Economy
  • PUBH 3010 International Health
  • PUBH 3020 Applied International Health
  • SOC 4190 Population and Development

For expert advice in this area, please contact: Stefan Fritsch, Political Science

Suggested courses (select three)

  • ENVS 1010 Introduction to Environmental Studies
  • ENVS 2010 Concepts in Environmental Studies
  • ENVH 2100 The Global Commons
  • POLS 3350 Global Resources
  • POLS 3360 Environmental Political Policy
  • GEOL 3220 Human Environmental Geology
  • PHIL 3320 Environmental Ethics
  • ENVS 4130 Applied Environmental GIS
  • GEOG 3310 Conservation Ecology
  • GEOG 4570 Global Water Resources

Possible Double Major or Minor: Environmental Studies

For expert advice in this area, please contact: Holly Myers, Environmental Programs

Suggested courses (select three)

  • HIST 3570 English Origins of American Law
  • HIST 4330 American Constitutional History
  • HIST 4410 Ancient Greece (1000-400 B.C.)
  • PHIL 3120 Political Philosophy
  • POLS 3010 Modern Political Ideologies
  • POLS 3510 Western European Politics
  • POLS 3530 Canadian Government and Politics
  • POLS 3520 British Politics
  • POLS 3660 Government and Politics of Asia
  • POLS 3720 Contemporary World Politics
  • POLS 4540 Politics of Post-Communist States
  • POLS 4730 International Law
  • POLS 4780 International Conflict
  • POLS 4750 International Organization

Possible Double Major or Minor: Political Science

For expert advice in this area, please contact:
 Marc Marc Simon, Political Science

Suggested courses (select three)

  • PACS 2000 Introduction to Peace and Conflict Studies
  • PACS 3000 Peace and Cultural Legacies of the Nuclear Age
  • PACS 4100/ASIA 4100 Hiroshima and Beyond
  • HIST 3030 World War II
  • HIST 3370 Vietnam War
  • HIST 3670 Hitler's Germany: Rise and Fall of Nazism
  • HIST 4260 Civil War and Reconstruction
  • HIST 4560 Holocaust and Anti-Semitism
  • POLS 3700 Model United Nations
  • POLS 4510 Human Rights
  • POLS 4780 International Conflict
  • POLS 4730 International Law
  • POLS 4750 International Organization
  • POLS 4790 Conflict Resolution
  • JOUR 4450 Media, War, and Propaganda
  • COMM 4040 Communication and Conflict
  • PHIL 2400 Topics in Philosophy

Possible Minor: Peace & Conflict Studies

For expert advice in this area, please contact:
 Marc Simon, Political Science

Suggested courses (select three)

  • ECON 4400 Women, the Economy & Society
  • ETHN 3510 International Perspectives on Women
  • ETHN 4400 Women and Globalization
  • HIST 3270 Women in Modern Europe
  • PSYC 3060 Psychology of Gender
  • PSYC 3070 Human Sexuality

Possible Double Major or Minor: Women's Studies

For expert advice in this area, please contact: Radhika Gajjala, Communication

Suggested courses (select three)

  • HIST 3090 Latin America
  • HIST 3170 African Culture
  • HIST 3370 Vietnam War or 3910 Korean War
  • HIST 3770 20th-century Europe
  • HIST 3910 Islam and the West
  • HIST 4010 Caesar and Christ
  • HIST 4710 Russian Political Economy
  • HIST 4070 Modern China
  • HIST 3820 Chinese Civilization

Possible Double Major or Minor: History

For expert advice in this area, please contact: Amilcar Challu, History

Disclaimer: This is not an official list of courses, please check the University catalog.