B.A. in International Studies

A fascination with world cultures. The lure of study abroad. Recognition of an increasingly global economy. These characteristics indicate that an international studies degree may be the key to unlocking your potential.

What you'll study

The world outside the United States is an endlessly colorful array of complicated issues, deep history, and profound art that opens your eyes to new possibilities. For your major in international studies, choose a foreign language and a region of the world to explore in depth. Research legal systems, literature, folklore, art, and cultural traditions that contrast with and illuminate the U.S. experience.

How you'll learn more

Study abroad brings your interdisciplinary courses to life. Your professors lead Travel Study courses held around the world, providing guided, educational, and inspiring experiences. Our diverse student body, cultural and political student organizations, visiting international guests, and community outreach bring a global society into your college experience.

Where it can take you

Graduates with an international perspective on business, law, and culture can create their own future in the global marketplace. Become a human rights advocate, foreign service officer, trade specialist, diplomat, cultural arts manager, international security expert, or philanthropist. With your international studies degree, the world is yours.

Core Courses (18 credits)
Credits
HIPS 2900
Research Methods in History and Politics (HIPS 2900 / Credits: 3 )
3
HIST 1170
The World: From Gatherers to Globalization (HIST 1170 / Credits: 3 )
3
HUMN 1200
Introduction to World Religions (HUMN 1200 / Credits: 3 )
3
INST 1500 or INST 1500H
Global Issues or Global Issues Honors (INST 1500 or INST 1500H / Credits: 3 )
3
INST 2000
International Political Economy (INST 2000 / Credits: 3 )
3
Select three credits from the following
Credits
LITR 2030 or LITR 2030H
World Literature I or World Literature I Honors (LITR 2030 or LITR 2030H / Credits: 3 )
3
LITR 2031 or LITR 2031H
World Literature II or World Literature II Honors (LITR 2031 or LITR 2031H / Credits: 3 )
3
Track 1: Culture and the Arts
Credits
ANTH 2300
Cultural Anthropology (ANTH 2300 / Credits: 3 )
3
HUMN 2300
Introduction to World Mythology (HUMN 2300 / Credits: 3 )
3
HUMN 2350
Introduction to Folklore (HUMN 2350 / Credits: 3 )
3
HUMN 2400
Introduction to Celtic Studies (HUMN 2400 / Credits: 3 )
3
HUMN 4200
Asian Thought (HUMN 4200 / Credits: 3 )
3
LITR 3510
Irish Literature (LITR 3510 / Credits: 3 )
3
LITR 3530
Caribbean Literature (LITR 3530 / Credits: 3 )
3
LITR 3540
Latin American Literature (LITR 3540 / Credits: 3 )
3
MUSC 3600
Music of World Cultures (MUSC 3600 / Credits: 3 )
3
SPAN 3240
Introduction to Spanish Literature (SPAN 3240 / Credits: 3 )
3
SPAN 3250
Introduction to Latin American Literature (SPAN 3250 / Credits: 3 )
3
SPAN 4900
Special Topics in Spanish (SPAN 4900 / Credits: 3 )
3
Track 2: Global Health
Credits
BHS 4006
Fundamentals of Chinese Medicine (BHS 4006 / Credits: 3 )
3
BHS 4011
Bioterrorism: Healthcare Readiness and Response (BHS 4011 / Credits: 3 )
3
BHS 4013
Global Issues in Human Trafficking (BHS 4013 / Credits: 3 )
3
ENVS 3201
Environment, Culture, Ethnicity, and Health (ENVS 3201 / Credits: 3 )
3
HUMN 2200
Introduction to Medical Humanities (HUMN 2200 / Credits: 3 )
3
HUMN 4100
Death and Dying (HUMN 4100 / Credits: 3 )
3
INST 3030
Intro to Global Health (INST 3030 / Credits: 3 )
3
INST 4970
Disparities in Health: Examining the Impact of Culture and Ethnicity (INST 4970 / Credits: 3 )
3
LGST 3350
Environmental Law and Policy (LGST 3350 / Credits: 3 )
3
LITR 3500
Literature and Medicine (LITR 3500 / Credits: 3 )
3
PHIL 3180 or PHIL 3180H
Biomedical Ethics Biomedical Ethics Honors (PHIL 3180 or PHIL 3180H / Credits: 3 )
3
PHIL 3360
Environmental Ethics (PHIL 3360 / Credits: 3 )
3
SPAN 3300
Spanish for Health Professionals (SPAN 3300 / Credits: 3 )
3
Track 3: International History and Politics
Credits
HIST 2150
Latin American and Caribbean History (3 credits (HIST 2150 / Credits: 3 )
3
HIST 2400
African History (HIST 2400 / Credits: 3 )
3
HIST 2500
Topics in Asian History (HIST 2500 / Credits: 3 )
3
HIST 3240
Irish History (HIST 3240 / Credits: 3 )
3
PHIL 3530
Gods and Chariots (PHIL 3530 / Credits: 3 )
3
PHIL 3540
Revolution and Ideology (PHIL 3540 / Credits: 3 )
3
POLS 2010
Comparative Government (POLS 2010 / Credits: 3 )
3
POLS 2300
International Relations (POLS 2300 / Credits: 3 )
3
POLS 3500
Global Politics (POLS 3500 / Credits: 3 )
3
POLS 4100
European Union (POLS 4100 / Credits: 3 )
3
POLS 4200
Latin American Politics (POLS 4200 / Credits: 3 )
3
POLS 4300
Middle Eastern Politics (POLS 4300 / Credits: 3 )
3
Track 4: Security, Peace, and Conflict
Credits
COMM 2300
Intercultural Communication (COMM 2300 / Credits: 3 )
3
HIST 3140
The Holocaust (HIST 3140 / Credits: 3 )
3
HIST 3130
Vietnam (HIST 3130 / Credits: 3 )
3
HIST 3400
U.S. Foreign Relations (HIST 3400 / Credits: 3 )
3
HIST 4700
Genocide in the 20th Century and Beyond (HIST 4700 / Credits: 3 )
3
LGST 3400
Comparative Legal Systems (LGST 3400 / Credits: 3 )
3
LGST 4410
International Law (LGST 4410 / Credits: 3 )
3
LGST 4420
War Crimes (LGST 4420 / Credits: 3 )
3
PHIL 3670
Social and Political Philosophy (PHIL 3670 / Credits: 3 )
3
PHIL 3300
Ethics of Peace and Conflict (PHIL 3300 / Credits: 3 )
3
Foreign Language Requirement (12 credits)
Students must complete a requirement involving a language relevant to their area of concentration and interest. The minimum acceptable proficiency level must be equivalent to two years of college or university basic language instruction ( )
International Travel Study Requirement (6 credits)
Credits
Pre-approved travel study experience ( / Credits: 6 )
6
Capstone Experience Requirement (3 credits)
Credits
HIPS 4900
Senior Seminar Capstone (HIPS 4900 / Credits: 3 )
3

The Bachelor of Arts degree requires at least 24 credits of coursework from the following disciplines: ARTS, DANC, FILM, HIST, HUMN, LITR, MUSC, PHIL, and THEA, as well as an intermediate degree of competency in a foreign language (generally, a minimum of 6 credits or another demonstration of competency).

The academic program and curriculum requirements listed on this page are from the NSU Undergraduate Student Catalog. Students are bound by policies and curricula published in the catalog in effect the semester they enter the university, unless an agreement is made with appropriate NSU administration officials allowing them to abide by policies published in a later catalog.

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