Mar 30, 2020  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Bulletin 
    
2019-2020 Undergraduate Bulletin

International Studies Major


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Requirements for Major in International Studies:


Modern Language: (0-20 hours; depending on proficiency)


  • Required Courses: French, Spanish 110, 111, 220, 230, and one 300 level or higher class.
  • The coordinator will determine the number and level of courses required for students learning other languages. Additional languages are available at nearby colleges through the Higher Education Council of Columbus (e.g., Arabic, Chinese, Italian, Japanese, and Korean).
  • Students who speak a language other than English are waived from this requirement.

Focus Areas


Focus I: at least 9 hours from one focus area (3 hours must be 300-level or higher)

Focus II: 9 hours from a 2nd focus area (3 hours must be 300-level or higher) (9 of the 18 hours in the two focus areas must be 300-level or higher)

Focus areas are courses that fit together by country, region, or theme of International Studies. Theme areas and the courses in them are approved by the coordinator of the program. The courses may be in different departments, but at their core must focus on a common theme. Examples of regional focus areas include Latin American Studies, African Studies, Middle East Studies, Asian Studies, and European Studies. Examples of issue related focus areas include Peace and Conflict Studies, International Business, Intercultural Communication and Global Environmental Studies.

Study/Living Abroad


Students may meet this by short-term faculty trips or by spending a semester studying abroad. Capital’s International Education Office has extensive resources to help you find study locations, most of which do not require fluency in the local language.

Signature Learning Requirements for International Studies Majors:


*See Signature Learning Pathways for a complete listing of applicable cognate courses.

 

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