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2018 Undergraduate Catalog 
2018 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

International Studies, BA (42-563) (120 hours)

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Major, Bachelor of Arts Degree

The graduate with a Bachelor of Arts degree in International Studies will use the knowledge and skills obtained in the program to:

  • Exhibit an understanding of how policy decisions of developed countries affect the global system and how an interdependent world system impacts the economic and social patterns of developing countries.

  • Demonstrate knowledge of the social movements and organizations that contribute to the creation of goals and values that transcend national cultures and ideologies.

  • Communicate effectively at the intermediate level in a foreign language.

  • Apply the discipline’s theories, approaches, and methods to interpret global issues.

  • Exhibit sensitivity and respect for other cultures as well as an ability to operate with civility in a complex, diverse and globalized world.

International Studies, BA (42-563) (4 Year Guide)  

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General Education Requirements: 27-33 Semester Hours

All students must complete a minimum of 42 credit hours in general education. See The General Education Program Requirements  for full listing of requirements.  The following general education classes are required by this major:

Modern Language Requirement: 12 Semester Hours

All international studies majors must demonstrate proficiency in a modern language other than their native language. This requirement can be satisfied in one of the following ways: a) Complete 12 credit hours of one modern language with a grade of C or better in each course; b) Test and receive a ranking of “intermediate” (equivalent to 2 years or 12 hours) in a modern language; c) Test and receive a ranking of “intermediate” in both the oral and written portions of the ACTFL test in a modern language.

International Experience Requirement

All international studies majors must satisfy one of the following: a) Participate in a study abroad program approved by UCM; b) Participate in an international internship approved by the International Studies Director and sponsored by a school at UCM; c) Participate in an international service learning program approved by the International Studies Director.

Free Electives: 33-39 Semester Hours

Minimum Total: 120 Semester Hours

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