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International Studies Curriculum

International studies majors have a broad range of professional careers from which to choose. These include work with government and international agencies like the United Nations or research at financial institutions, as well as in other positions which require an understanding of intercultural and cross-cultural issues. Most students will go on to advanced studies for specialization.

Students majoring in International Studies will complete the core requirements and the requirements for one of the three options: A) European, B) Asian, C) General. It is strongly recommended that electives include upper-level foreign language study, and that students plan to participate in an educational experience off-campus. Students choosing Option C, General, might participate in the Drew Semester on the United Nations, the Washington Semester, or other approved programs. Those choosing European Studies or Asian Studies may participate in the Junior Year Abroad program or other study abroad opportunities. In making arrangements for such experiences, students should consult closely with their advisor in order to ensure that requirements for the major will be met.

Core Requirements for the International Studies Major
ANT 1040: Cultural Anthropology
ECO 2020: Principles of Macroeconomics
PSC 1020: International Relations

Option A, European Studies, Required Courses
French (FRE) or Spanish (SPA) language and literature courses at or above the 2000 level
HIS 1501: European History II
PSC 2030: Comparative Politics - European
PSC 2911: Model U.N. Security Council

LAL 3141 French Culture and Civilization
OR
HIS 3525 European Totalitarianism

Electives These must be selected from a list of related electives. At least 3 credits must be in courses at the 3000 level or higher. The list of approved related electives is maintained in the Office of the Registrar and is available upon request. Students may also acquire the list of approved electives from faculty teaching in the disciplines related to International Studies. 12.0

Option B, Asian Studies, Required Courses
Two years of language courses in one Asian language, such as
CHI 1010: First-Year Chinese I
CHI 1020: First-Year Chinese II
CHI 2010: Second-Year Chinese I-II
CHI 2020: Second-Year Chinese II
OR
JPN 1010: First-Year Japanese I
JPN 1020: First-Year Japanese II
JPN 2010: Second-Year Japanese I
JPN 2020: Second-Year Japanese II

HIS 1601: Asian History II
PSC 2040: Comparative Politics - Asian

PHR 2130: World Religions I
OR
PHR 2140: World Religions II

PSC 3030: The United States in the World Arena
OR
HIS 3403: The US as a Global Power, 1945 to the Present (W course)

Electives These must be selected from a list of related electives. At least 9 credits must be in courses at the 3000 level or higher. The list of approved related electives is maintained in the Office of the Registrar and is available upon request. Students may also acquire the list of approved electives from faculty teaching in the disciplines related to International Studies. 12.0

Option C, General, Required Courses

Either
PSC 2030: Comparative Politics - European
OR
PSC 2040: Comparative Politics - Asian

Either
HIS 1501: European History II
OR
HIS 1601: Asian HIstory II

Either
PSC 2910, 2911, 2912, 2913-3900 Model U.N. Security Council
ORĀ 
PSC 3050: International Law and World Politics

Either
PSC 3030: The United States in the World Arena
OR
HIS 3403: The US as a Global Power, 1945 to the Present (W course)

Either
PSC 3070: Development Politics (W course)
OR
ECO 2010: Principles of Microeconomics
and
ECO 3140: Development Economics (W course)

Languages Students must either take the First-Year courses (I and II) in a foreign language, or demonstrate equivalent proficiency in an examination administered by the Foreign Language faculty.

Electives These must be selected from a list of related electives. At least 6 credits must be in courses at the 3000 level or higher. The list of approved related electives is maintained in the Office of the Registrar and is available upon request. Students may also acquire the list of approved electives from faculty teaching in the disciplines related to International Studies. 18.0

*With at the most one Model UN course. The Model U.N. Security Council course numbersĀ to choose from are PSC 2910, 2911, 2912, 2913, and 3900.


In addition to the required number of credits needed to complete the major, all students must also fulfill the general degree requirements in order to graduate.