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A Degree with Global Reach

Michael Raska, an MSSU International Studies graduate, is now a research fellow at the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore. He focuses on East Asian security issues and is a frequent visitor at the United Nations. The photo at right features Michael at the United Nations. Select the image to see a larger version.

Michael Raska

 

International Studies Course Listing   Semester Hours
General Education Requirements 46-47* 43-44
Computer Literacy Requirement (Determined by IIS)   3
Foreign Language
(4 courses in one foreign language are required for the BA degree.)
  12
International Studies Requirements:   54
INTS 201   Introduction to International Studies
GEOG 211 Regions and Nations
MUS 106   World Music
3
3
3
 
Select one:
HIST 140 Western Civilization since 1660
HIST 150 Asian Civilizations
HIST 160 History of Latin America

3
3
3
 
Select one:
ENG 261 World Literature I
ENG 262 World Literature II

3
3
 
Upper-Division Requirements
INTS 301 World Humanities
INTS 302 Environment and Society
INTS 303 Contemporary World Civilizations
INTS 304 Comparative Political Economy
INTS 306 Introduction to Global Health


3
3
3
3
3

 

Supporting Courses (select five):
COMM 305 Intercultural Communications
INTS 308    Model United Nations
INTS 370    Globalization and Native Peoples
INTS 402    Senior Thesis
SOC 303    The Arab World
PSC 321     International Relations
PSC 352     Introduction to Comparative Politics
PSC 434     American Foreign Policy
ENG 361     Studies in World Literature
IB 310         International Business 
CJAD 370    International Terrorism
Upper division European or Global History course
Research methods course
Foreign language course not in language of emphasis
Foreign language course not in language of emphasis

3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3

 
Supporting Requirements:
Foreign Language
(6 additional hours in the foreign language used to satisfy the BA requirement)

6
 
Participation in a study abroad experience with the approval of the Director
of the Institute of International Studies. Students may participate in a
university-sponsored program (minimum of 3 credit hours), an ISEP or
bilateral exchange semester or year abroad. Students with special circumstances
may petition to have an alternate immersion experience approved
for this requirement





3
 
Electives    11-12
Total   124**

*   Three hours of foreign language meet General Education Requirements.
** Must include at least 40 upper-division (300-400 level) hours.

   
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