Curriculum

Learn about the curriculum of the major and minors offered in international studies. 

International Studies Major Curriculum

Suggested Semester

 

No Track

Course Code

History Track

Course Code

3rd Semester

ECO 210

ECO 210

4th Semester

GEO 303

GEO 303

 

POL 302

POL 302

 

Elective (Politics and Government)

HST

5th Semester

HST 320

HST 320

 

POL 303

POL 303

 

Elective (History and Area Studies)

HST

6th Semester

Elective (Politics and Government)

HST

 

Elective (Politics and Government)

Elective (Politics and Government)

 

Elective (History and Area Studies)

Elective (Politics and Government)

7th Semester

Elective (Politics and Government)

HST Elective

 

Elective (Politics and Government)

IS Elective

8th Semester

Elective (History and Area Studies)

HST

 

IST 410: Capstone

IST 410: Capstone


Minor in History

The History minor introduces students to the varieties of human experience, including historical actors, events, belief systems, material realities, and cultural values, and how these change over time. This minor is not available to International Studies majors, who can instead complete a track in History.

Students complete five courses from the following list, including at least two at the 400 level. Courses taken for the History minor may not count towards any other requirement.

Course Code

Course Title

Credits

Prerequisites

HST 306

World History since 1945

3

CIV 203 or HST 102

HST 320

History of the Middle East (formerly HST 201)

3

CIV 203 or HST 102

HST 321

Islamic Religious Traditions (formerly IST 241)

3

None

HST 401

The World Wars

3

CIV 203 or HIST 102

HST 421

Religion in Iraq

3

CIV 203, HST 102, or REL 202

IST 202

Geopolitics Ancient and Modern

3

None


Minor in Political Science

The International Relations Minor is designed to give students an introduction to the paradigms of international politics and diplomacy.  This minor is valuable for any non-International Studies major student, and it is particularly suggested for those taking a Business or English major.

Course Code

Course Title

Credit Hours

Prerequisites

POL 301

Comparative Political Systems

3

No Prerequisites

POL 302

International Relations

3

No Prerequisites

POL 303

Political Philosophy

3

No Prerequisites

POL 403

American Government

3

No Prerequisites

POL 404

Leaders and Statesmen

3

No Prerequisites

TOTAL

 

15 Credits

 


Minor in Middle East Studies

Middle East Studies is an interdisciplinary minor offering courses in the politics, economics, history, literature, and religion of Iraq and the Middle East from antiquity to the present. This minor is not available to International Studies majors, who can instead complete a track in Middle East Studies.

Students complete five courses from the following list, including at least one from each category (HST and POL) and at least two at the 400 level. Courses taken for the Middle East Studies minor may not count towards any other requirement.

Course Code

Course Title

Credits

Prerequisites

HST 320

History of the Middle East (formerly HST 201)

3

CIV 203 or HST 102

HST 321

Islamic Religious Traditions (formerly IST 241)

3

None

HST 421

Religion in Iraq

3

CIV 203, HST 102, or REL 202

POL 305

Political Economy of Petrostates

3

None

POL 400

Topics in Political Science: Women Leaders in the Middle East (summer 2013)

3

None

POL 420

International Relations of the Middle East

3

HST 320, HST 201, or POL 302