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Department of Global Studies and Languages
Idaho State University
921 South 8th Avenue, Stop 8067
Pocatello, Idaho, USA 83209

Phone: 208-282-3043
Fax: 208-282-3098
E-mail: glbstdy@isu.edu

Bachelor of Arts in International Studies

The International Studies Program offers to students an opportunity to expand their cultural, linguistic, and social horizons beyond their own local experience. As the world becomes increasingly interdependent, it demands of all of us an expanded knowledge of other people, their social and political institutions, and their culture. The program leads to a B.A. in International Studies. There is no B.S. option.

The International Studies Program encourages students to develop a general understanding of language, culture, economics, and politics while simultaneously offering the opportunity to specialize in one of three areas:
1. Political and Economic Development;
2. Language, Literature, and Culture; or
3. The United States and World Affairs.

Program Requirements

The following courses may be taken as part of the General Education Requirements of the University:
1. Sixteen (16) credits of a modern foreign language or the equivalent demonstrated competency. The languages offered at Idaho State University are Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Russian, Shoshoni, and Spanish.
2. ECON 2201, Principles of Macroeconomics (3 credits).

Major Requirements

The major in International Studies, in addition to the general requirements stated above, requires thirty-seven (37) credits distributed in the following categories:
1. Required Courses,
2. Areas of Concentration, and
3. Electives.

1. Required Courses (9 Credits):

IS 2200, Simulation (1 credit, may be repeated once)
IS 4400, Simulation (1 credit, may be repeated once)
IS 4493, Senior Thesis (4 credits)
POLS 2221, Introduction to International Relations (3 credits)

2. Areas of Concentration (18 credits):

Students must complete eighteen (18) credits to be chosen from within one of the following areas of concentration (select A, B, or C).

A. Political and Economic Development

This area of concentration has as its focus issues of political and economic development in those parts of the world which at once seek the possibility of change and are threatened by change. Eighteen (18) credits are to be selected from the following list and approved by your advisor. No more than twelve (12) of these required eighteen credits are to be taken from any one department’s offerings.

Anthropology

ANTH 2250, Introduction to Sociocultural Anthropology (3 credits)
ANTH 4402, Ecological Anthropology (3 credits)

Economics

ECON 4434, International Trade (3 credits)
ECON 4435, International Finance (3 credits)
ECON 4433, Economic Development (3 credits)
(note: Both ECON 2201 and ECON 2202 are prerequisites for the Economics courses above.)

History

HIST 2251, Latin America (3 credits)
HIST 2252, East Asian History (3 credits)
HIST 2254, Middle Eastern Civilization (3 credits)
HIST 2255, African History and Culture (3 credits)
(note: Each of the 4 courses above satisfies General Education Objective 9.)
HIST 3382, Russia (3 credits)
HIST 4430, Global Environmental History (3 credits)
HIST 4478, Imperialism and Progressivism (3 credits)

Political Science

POLS 3331, Comparative Politics Framework for Analysis (3 credits)
POLS 4432, Comparative Politics Change and Political Order (3 credits)
POLS 4433, Politics of Developing Nations (3 credits)
POLS 4434, Terrorism and Political Violence (3 credits)
POLS 4435, Topics in National and Regional Studies (3 credits)
(note: POLS 4435 can be taken in consultation with your advisor and when the topic relates to political and economic development.)

B. Language, Literature, and Culture

This area of concentration is for those wishing to study the language, literature, and culture of societies other than the United States. It is limited to concentrations in French, German, Japanese, Russian, and Spanish. No more than twelve (12) of the required eighteen (18) credits may be taken from the offerings of a single department.

French

CMLT 2207, Contemporary European Culture (Satisfies General Education Objective 9; 3 credits)
FREN 3301 & FREN 3302, French Conversation and Composition I and French Conversation and Composition II (6 credits)
FREN 3341 & FREN 3342, Survey of French Literature and Civilization I and Survey of French Literature and Civilization II (6 credits)
FREN 3381, French Current Affairs (3 credits)
FREN 4400, French Advanced Grammar (3 credits)
FREN 4470, Readings in French (2 credits)
FREN 4480, Independent Studies in French (3 credits)
FREN 4490, French Senior Seminar (3 credits)
HIST 2255, African History and Culture (Satisfies General Education Objective 9; 3 credits)
HIST 3323, Old Regime and French Revolution (3 credits)
HIST 3326, Twentieth Century Europe (3 credits)
POLS 4435, Topics in National and Regional Studies (In consultation with your advisor and when the topic relates to this area of concentration; 3 credits)

German

CMLT 2207, Contemporary European Culture (Satisfies General Education Objective 9; 3 credits)
GERM 3301 & GERM 3302, German Conversation and Composition I and German Conversation and Composition II (6 credits)
GERM 3341 & GERM 3342, Survey of German Literature and Civilization and Survey of Austrian and Swiss Literature (6 credits)
GERM 3381, German Current Affairs (3 credits)
GERM 4470, Readings in German (2 credits)
GERM 4480, Independent Studies in German (3 credits)
GERM 4490, German Senior Seminar (3 credits)
HIST 3326, Twentieth Century Europe (3 credits)
POLS 4435, Topics in National and Regional Studies (In consultation with your advisor and when the topic relates to this area of concentration; 3 credits)

Japanese

HIST 2252, East Asian History (Satisfies General Education Obejective 9; 3 credits)
JAPN 3301 & JAPN 3302, Japanese Conversation and Composition I and Japanese Conversation and Composition II (6 credits)
JAPN 3341 & JAPN 3342, Survey of Japanese Literature and Civilization I and Survey of Japanese Literature and Civilization II (6 credits)
JAPN 4470, Readings in Japanese (3 credits)
POLS 4432, Comparative Politics Change and Political Order (3 credits)
POLS 4435, Topics in National and Regional Studies (In consultation with your advisor and when the topic relates to this area of concentration; 3 credits)

Russian

CMLT 2207, Contemporary European Culture (Satisfies General Education Objective 9; 3 credits)
HIST 3326, Twentieth Century Europe (3 credits)
HIST 3382, Russia (3 credits)
POLS 4432, Comparative Politics Change and Political Order (3 credits)
POLS 4435, Topics in National and Regional Studies (In consultation with your advisor and when the topic relates to this area of concentration; 3 credits)

RUSS 3301 & RUSS 3302, Russian Conversation and Composition I and Russian Conversation and Composition II (6 credits)
RUSS 4470, Readings in Russian (2 credits)

Spanish

CMLT 2207, Contemporary European Culture (Satisfies General Education Objective 9; 3 credits)
HIST 2251, Latin America (Satisfies General Education Objective 9; 3 credits)
HIST 4450, Golden Age Castle (3 credits)
SPAN 3301 & SPAN 3302, Spanish Conversation and Composition I and Spanish Conversation and Composition II (6 credits)
SPAN 3341 & SPAN 3342, Survey of Spanish Literature and Civilization and Survey of Latin American Literature and Civilization (6 credits)
SPAN 3381, Spanish Current Affairs (3 credits)
SPAN 4400, Spanish Advanced Grammar (3 credits)
SPAN 4470, Readings in Spanish (2 credits)
SPAN 4480, Independent Studies in Spanish (3 credits)
SPAN 4490, Spanish Senior Seminar (3 credits)
POLS 4432, Comparative Politics Change and Political Order (3 credits)
POLS 4433, Politics of Developing Nations (3 credits)
POLS 4435, Topics in National and Regional Studies (In consultation with your advisor and when the topic relates to this area of concentration; 3 credits)

C. The United States and World Affairs

This area of concentration is for those students whose primary interest is in American foreign policy and national security affairs. No more than twelve (12) of the required eighteen (18) credits may be taken from the offering of a single department.

Communication, Media, and Persuasion

CMP 4422, Conflict Management (3 credits)

Economics

ECON 4434, International Trade (3 credits)
ECON 4435, International Finance (3 credits)

History

HIST 3309, Modern United States (3 credits)
HIST 4429, Foreign Relations since 1900 (3 credits)

Political Science

POLS 3326, Recent US Foreign Policy (3 credits)
POLS 4403, The Presidency (3 credits)
POLS 4404, The Legislative Process (3 credits)
POLS 4425, Topics in International Politics (In consultation with your advisor and when the topic relates to this area of concentration; 3 credits)
POLS 4434, Terrorism and Political Violence (3 credits)
POLS 4453, Public Policy Analysis (3 credits)

3. Electives

Ten (10) credits to be selected from either courses listed in Areas of Concentration A, B, and C and not taken to fulfill the requirements for one of those Concentration; or the courses listed below; or a mixture of Concentration courses and those listed here.

Business

FIN 4475, International Corporate Finance (3 credits)
MGT 4465, International Business (3 credits)
MKTG 4465, International Marketing (3 credits)

Communication, Media, and Persuasion

CMP 4481, Rhetoric of Hitler and Churchill (3 credits)

English

ENGL 4455/CMLT 4415, Studies in National Literatures (3 credits)
ENGL 4456, Comparative Literature (3 credits)

History

HIST 4435, Colonial Frontiers (3 credits)
HIST 4441, The Viking Age (3 credits)
HIST 4443, English History (3 credits)
HIST 4444, Victorian England and After (3 credits)
HIST 4448, Medieval Social and Economic History (3 credits)
HIST 4478, Imperialism and Progressivism (3 credits)
HIST 4490, Cartography History and Design (3 credits)

International Studies

IS 2200, Simulation (May Be Repeated Once, 1 credit)
IS 3300, Travel and Study Abroad (3 or 6 credits)
IS 3301, Seminar International Studies (3-6 credits)
IS 3350, International Symposium (May Be Repeated 8 Times, 1 credit)
IS 4400, Simulation (May Be Repeated Once, 1 credit)

Political Science

POLS 4492, Seminar (In consultation with your advisor and when the topic relates to International Studies; 1-3 credits)

Socioogy

SOC 3368, The Sociology of Religion (3 credits)

*For more information please visit the Global Studies and Language section of the Course Catalog.*