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2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog
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  Dec 16, 2017
 
 
    
2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

International Studies, BA


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This major is designed to prepare students for jobs in the public and private sectors, where globalization is increasing dramatically, or to enter a graduate degree program. These opportunities are concentrated in, but not limited to, six areas of international studies that draw from a variety of social science disciplines.

Admission to the Major

All students entering UNT as freshman or transfer students wishing to pursue the Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in international studies enter as pre-majors. Pre-majors must complete at least 45 hours of college course work in order to declare and apply for major status and file a degree audit for the international studies major.

  1. Complete 45 hours of college courses including:
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    4. University core requirements for English
    5. College of Arts and Sciences Math requirement
    6. Complete at least the level of 1020 in the foreign language requirements.
    7. All pre-major course work must be completed with a 2.5 UNT GPA or better.

 

Degree Requirements


Hours Required and General/College Requirements:


A minimum of 120 semester hours, of which 42 must be advanced, and fulfillment of degree requirements for the Bachelor of Arts degree as specified in the “General University Requirements ” in the Academics section of this catalog and the College of Arts and Sciences  requirements.

Major Requirements:


Majors need 39 hours from the list of approved courses below, including:

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  4. Depending on area of concentration and in consultation with advisor:
  5. In addition, students should take at least 27 hours in one of the areas listed below. Some courses (e.g. INST 4850 and INST 4900, Special Topics) may be repeated for credit as topics vary and if the subject is appropriate. Twelve of the 27 hours must be advanced level courses.
  6. In order to graduate with a Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in international studies, students must have achieved a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 at the time of graduation.
  7. In order to graduate with a Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in international studies, students must take 6 hours (advanced) in a foreign language of their choice. Students concentrating in Regional Studies are advised to choose a foreign language that compliments their specific area of concentration. See “Foreign Language for Regional Studies Students,” below.

Area 1, International Security and Diplomacy:


In addition to taking INST 4851 - International Security , students who select International Politics and Security as their area of concentration must complete 27 hours as listed below:

Area 2, International Business and Economics:


In addition to taking INST 4852 - Critical Issues in Global Economics Senior Seminar , students who select International Business and Economics as their area of concentration should take 30 hours from the approved list of classes in this area as listed below:

In addition, the student must take 9 hours in each of the 3 following areas:

Area 3, International Development:


In addition to taking INST 4853 - International Studies , students who select International Development as their area of concentration must complete 27 hours as listed below:

Area 4, Regional Studies:


In addition to INST 4853 - International Studies  students who select Regional Studies as their area of concentration must complete 27 hours as listed below:

Regional Choice:

The student should select two regions from the following four regions of the world and take 9 hours in each region.

Foreign Language for Regional Studies Students

In their choice of a foreign language to satisfy degree requirements, students who select Regional Studies as their area of concentration may choose a language that compliments their primary area of concentration. Students who choose Asian studies as their area of concentration may select either Chinese or Japanese; students who choose Latin America may select Spanish or Portuguese; students who choose European Studies may choose German, French, Italian or Russian; students who choose Africa and the Middle East may select Arabic or French.

Area 5, Africa and the Middle East:


In addition to taking INST 4853 - International Studies , students who select Africa and Middle East Studies as their area of concentration must complete 27 hours as listed below.

They should take 9 hours in each of the following three areas:

Area 6, Peace Studies:


In addition to taking INST 4851 - International Security , students who select Peace Studies as their area of concentration must take 27 hours as listed below (including 21 hours of Peace Studies and 6 hours from a second area of concentration):

3 hours from each of the following three sub-areas:

6 hours from a second area of concentration, excluding Peace Studies.

Note:


Students are strongly encouraged to take internships to fulfill part of the 9 elective hours. Courses listed in more than one field may be counted toward the requirements of only one field.

*May be repeated for credit as topics vary.
**Consult course description regarding necessary prerequisites.

Other Course Requirements:


6 upper-division hours in a foreign language.

It is strongly recommended that students take advantage of Study Abroad opportunities. Students are also encouraged to do an internship in their area of concentration. The internship will count for 3 hours.

Minor:


Optional.

Electives:


Hours required for electives may vary based on course selection and the University Core Curriculum requirements. Electives may be required to satisfy the advanced hour requirement (42) and/or the minimum total hours required for the degree. For specific information see an academic advisor in the College of Arts and Sciences.

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