International Studies: Program Requirements

Requirements for the Bachelor's Degree (Major)

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I .Core Requirements (23 credit hours)

 All of:

INTL 101 Intro. Intl. Studies 1              Two of:

ANTH 115 Intro. Anthropology 3          ARTH 102  Art & Cult 1400-Present  3

ECON 201 Macroeconomics 3              ENGL211 World Poetry         3

HIST 102 World History      3              MUS 333 Music of the World  3

INTL 401 Senior Project 1

POLI 150 U.S. and World Affairs 3

POLI 352 World Political Geography 3

 

  II. Foreign Language (3 to 12 credit hours)

 

The foreign language requirement may be completed via any of the following options:

1. Completion of course work through the 216 level (second-semester intermediate).

Important note about this requirement:

If a language is offered by SUNY Fredonia at the elementary (115-116) level only, then, after completing these two courses, a student has the following options for completing the foreign language requirement, with the approval of the program advisor:

a) With courses taken during a study-abroad program in a country where that language is spoken;

b) With intermediate-level language courses taken at an approved institution in the U.S., including courses offered online through the SUNY Learning Network;

c) By taking an additional foreign language sequence at the 115-116 level.

2. Students with demonstrated proficiency in a foreign language must take a minimum of one course (3 credit hours) at the college level. Students may complete this requirement at SUNY Fredonia, in a program at an approved institution in the U.S., or in a foreign country.

3. Additional foreign language coursework at the 300- and 400-levels is strongly recommended.

 

 III. International Experience (3-6 credit hours)

 Students must enroll in an international experience that has been approved by the International Studies Curriculum Committee. This requirement can be fulfilled via enrollment either in a short or long-term study abroad program or completion of an internship with an international agency, with the approval of the coordinator.

 

  IV. Specializations  (21 credit hours)

 

 A.    Students select one of the six specializations listed below:

·         International Political Economy

·         Advanced Industrial Societies

·         Cultural Studies of the Americas

·         The Developing World

·         European Cultural Studies

·         Peace and Conflict

      B.  Specializations Guidelines

1. Students select one specialization and complete 21 credit hours with courses that fulfill that specialization. See catalogue for course descriptions.

 2. No more than 9 credit hours may be taken in the same discipline.

 3. See SUNY Fredonia catalogue for complete discription of courses.

 

 V.    Minor Requirement

 

 Students must select a minor from the list provided for each of the specializations. (See SUNY Catalogue for details). Recommended minors: Political Science; Economics; History; Anthropology; Philosophy; Foreign Languages; Business.

 

 


 

Minor in International Studies

    Core Requirements

(10 credit hours)

 

INTL 101

Intl. Studies Intro.

1

HIST 102

World History

3

POLI 150

U.S. And World Affairs

3

ANTH 115

Intro. Anthropology

3

 

 


Upper Level Course Requirement (9 credit hours)

Three courses at the 300 or higher level are required. All three courses must come from the same International Studies Specialization as defined in the Undergraduate Catalog (the specialization tracks are International Political Economy; Advanced Industrial Societies; Cultural Studies of the Americas; The Developing World; European Cultural Studies; Peace and Conflict).


Foreign Language Requirement (3 credit hours – minimum)

 

The foreign language requirement may be completed via any of the following options:

1. Completion of course work through the 216 level (second-semester intermediate).

Important note about this requirement:

If a language is offered by SUNY Fredonia at the elementary (115-116) level only, then, after completing these two courses, a student has the following options for completing the foreign language requirement, with the approval of the program advisor:

a) With courses taken during a study-abroad program in a country where that language is spoken;

b) With intermediate-level language courses taken at an approved institution in the U.S., including courses offered online through the SUNY Learning Network;

c) By taking an additional foreign language sequence at the 115-116 level.

2. Students with demonstrated proficiency in a foreign language must take a minimum of one course (3 credit hours) at the college level. Students may complete this requirement at SUNY Fredonia, in a program at an approved institution in the U.S., or in a foreign country.

3. Additional foreign language coursework at the 300- and 400-levels is strongly recommended.


International Experience (3 credit hours)

Students with a minor in International Studies are required to enroll in an approved study abroad program or complete an internship with an international organization with the approval of the Coordinator of International Studies.

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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