International Studies

Bachelor of Arts in International Studies

General Education (Core) — 33-48 hours

Refer to the general education requirements for more information.

Art Major — 54 hours

Core Curriculum

  • HECO 201 Macroeconomics
  • HPSC 285 Introduction to International Relations
  • HPSC 385 Theories of International Relations
  • HPSC 497 Senior Seminar in Political Science

Culture Requirement (choose one course)

  • HSOC 202 Cultural Anthropology or HCOM 354 Intercultural Communication

History Requirement

  • One course in African or Asian or Caribbean or European or Latin
    History

Advanced Skills Requirement

  • Two advanced courses in foreign languages or statistics

Political Studies Requirement (choose one course)

  • HPSC 302 Third World Politics or
  • HPSC 475 Latin American Politics or
  • HPSC 477 Contemporary African Politics

International Studies Electives (choose four courses)

  • SPSC 363 American Foreign Policy
  • HPSC 479 Comparative Foreign Policy
  • HPSC 491 Diplomacy
  • HPSC 468 Seminar on International Security after the Cold War
  • HPSC 488 International Political Economy
  • HPSC 484 International Law
  • HPSC 228 Comparative Politics
  • HPSC 489 Problems of International Politics
  • HPSC 487 International Organizations
  • HECO 202 Microeconomics

Disciplinary Concentration

The student should take five courses in one of the following disciplinary areas:

  • Business and Economics
  • Humanities
  • Social Science
  • Natural Sciences and Mathematics

It is advisable for students in the program to study abroad.

Minor in International Studies

Core Courses

  • HPSC 285 Introduction to International Relations
  • HECO 201 Macro-Economics

Culture Requirement (choose one course)

  • HSOC 202 Cultural Anthropology or ENG 354 Intercultural Communication

History Requirement (choose one course)

  • One course in African or Asian or Caribbean or European or Latin History

Policy Requirement (choose one course)

  • HPSC 479 Comparative Foreign Policy or SPSC 363 American Foreign Policy

International Requirement (choose one course)

  • HPSC 487 International Organizations or PSC 484 International Law