Effective Spring 2017

Freshman
AUCCCredits
CO 150College Composition (GT-CO2)1A3
GR 100Introduction to Geography (GT-SS2)3C3
INST 200Interdisciplinary Approaches to Globalization 3
LARA 105First-Year Arabic I 5
LARA 107First-Year Arabic II 5
POLS 241Comparative Government and Politics (GT-SS1)3E3
Arts and Humanities13B3
Historical Perspectives3D3
Mathematics1B3
 Total Credits 31
Sophomore
 
Select one from the following: 3
Agricultural and Resource Economics (GT-SS1)3C 
Principles of Microeconomics (GT-SS1)3C 
HIST 115The Islamic World: Late Antiquity to 15003D3
HIST 438The Modern Middle East 3
LARA 200Second-Year Arabic I (GT-AH4)3B4
LARA 201Second-Year Arabic II (GT-AH4)3B4
Advanced Writing23
Biological and Physical Sciences3A7
Electives 3
 Total Credits 30
Junior
 
INST 301Global Commodities across the Disciplines4B3
LARA 300Third Year Arabic 3
LARA 301Oral Communication - Arabic 3
International Studies Major Course Selection 12
Arts and Humanities13B3
Electives 6
 Total Credits 30
Senior
 
INST 492Seminar4A,4C3
International Studies Major Course Selection 12
Electives2 14
 Total Credits 29
 Program Total Credits: 120

International Studies Major Course Selection

Students must select a minimum total of 24 credits, 18 of which must be upper-division (300- to 400-level), from at least three subject codes, from the following groups of courses. Select at least 6 credits from 1. History and Politics of the Middle East and North Africa; at least 6 credits from 2. Thought and Cultures of the Middle East and North Africa; and at least 3 credits from 3. International Studies. Select an additional minimum of 9 credits from among the three groups to bring the total to 24.

Code Title AUCC Credits
1. History and Politics of the Middle East and North Africa
Select a minimum of 6 credits from the following: 6
Hellenistic World: Alexander to Cleopatra
Africa: Colonialism to Independence
Modern Africa
Ancient Israel
Sacred History in the Bible and the Qur'an
Muhammad and the Origins of Islam
Jihad and Reform in Islamic History
The Crusades
Reading Seminar: Middle East
Middle East Politics
2. Thought and Culture of the Middle East and North Africa
Select a minimum of 6 credits from the following: 6
Arabic Language, Literature, Culture in Translation (GT-AH2) 3B
Studies in Foreign Film: Africa
Religions of the West
Islam: Cosmology and Practice
Mysticism East and West
Islamic Philosophy
3. International Studies
Select a minimum of 3 credits from the following: 3
World Interdependence-Population and Food (GT-SS3) 3E
International Retailing
Historic Textiles
Cultures and the Global System (GT-SS3) 3E
Geoarchaeology
Indigenous Ecologies and the Modern World
Comparative Legal Systems
Method in Cultural Anthropology
International Development Theory and Practice
Issues in Environmental Economics (GT-SS1) 3C
International Agricultural Trade
Ag- and Resource-Based Economic Development
Travel Abroad-International Comparative Management
Travel Abroad-Sustainable Building
Principles of Macroeconomics (GT-SS1) 3C
International Political Economy
Comparative Economic Systems
Economics of International Trade and Policy
Economics of International Finance and Policy
Economic Development
International Business Finance
Cultural Geography
Science and Technology in Modern History
World Environmental History, 1500-Present
History of Antarctica, 1800-Present
Globalization: Exploring Our Global Village (GT-SS3) 3E
Model United Nations 3E
International Social Welfare and Development
Women and Development
Children and Youth in Global Context
Education for Global Peace
International Mass Communication
International Business Management
International Marketing
International Issues-Recreation and Tourism
Global Environmental Politics
International Law
International Organization
United States Foreign Policy
Comparative Foreign Policy
International Security
Agriculture and Global Society
Comparative Urban Studies
Travel Abroad: Comparative Criminal Justice 3
Travel Abroad: Crime and Deviance 3
Intercultural Communication
1

Select from the list of courses in category 3B of the All-University Core Curriculum (AUCC), except L*** 200 and L*** 201. 

2

Select enough elective credits to bring program total to a minimum of 120 credits, of which at least 42 must be upper-division (300- to 400-level).

3

To count toward the International Studies Major Course Selection, travel abroad must be to a country or area covered by this concentration.

Freshman
Semester 1CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
CO 150College Composition (GT-CO2)  1A3
GR 100Introduction to Geography (GT-SS2)X 3C3
LARA 105First-Year Arabic I   5
Arts and Humanities  3B3
 Total Credits   14
Semester 2CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
INST 200Interdisciplinary Approaches to Globalization   3
LARA 107First-Year Arabic II   5
POLS 241Comparative Government and Politics (GT-SS1)X 3E3
Historical Perspectives  3D3
MathematicsX 1B3
CO 150 must be completed by the end of Semester 2.X   
 Total Credits   17
Sophomore
Semester 3CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
Select one course from the following:   3
Agricultural and Resource Economics (GT-SS1)  3C 
Principles of Microeconomics (GT-SS1)  3C 
HIST 115The Islamic World: Late Antiquity to 1500  3D3
LARA 200Second-Year Arabic I (GT-AH4)  3B4
Biological and Physical Sciences  3A3
Elective   3
LARA 105 must be completed by the end of Semester 3.X   
 Total Credits   16
Semester 4CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
HIST 438The Modern Middle East   3
LARA 201Second-Year Arabic II (GT-AH4)  3B4
Advanced Writing  23
Biological and Physical Sciences  3A4
AREC 202 or ECON 202, LARA 107 must be completed by the end of Semester 4.X   
 Total Credits   14
Junior
Semester 5CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
INST 301Global Commodities across the Disciplines X4B3
LARA 300Third Year Arabic   3
International Studies Major Course Selection (See Department List on Concentration Requirements tab)   6
Elective   3
HIST 115, LARA 200 must be completed by the end of Semester 5.X   
 Total Credits   15
Semester 6CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
LARA 301Oral Communication - Arabic   3
Arts and Humanities  3B3
International Studies Major Course Selection (See Department List on Concentration Requirements tab)   6
Elective   3
HIST 438, LARA 201 must be completed by the end of Semester 6.X   
 Total Credits   15
Senior
Semester 7CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
INST 492Seminar X4A,4C3
International Studies Major Course Selection (See Department List on Concentration Requirements tab)   6
Electives   7
LARA 300 must be completed by the end of Semester 7.X   
 Total Credits   16
Semester 8CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
International Studies Major Course Selection (See Department List on Concentration Requirements tab)X  6
ElectivesX  7
The benchmark courses for the 8th semester are the remaining courses in the entire program of study.X   
 Total Credits   13
 Program Total Credits:   120