B.A. International and Global Studies - Political and Cultural Affairs Track

BA in International and Global Studies Degree Plan - Political and Cultural Affairs track (120 Hours )
Core Requirements (45 hours)
First Year Seminar3
First Year Seminar
Freshmen Composition I3
Rhetoric and Composition
Rhetoric and Composition for International Students
Any EN 23XX literature course
Any 1000, 2000, or 3000-level HS course (SMC 1301 will meet this requirement)
Social Science6
Select two from the following: BA 1301, CJ 1301, EC 2301, ED 2330, HU 3300, HU 3303, PO 1311, PO 1312, PO 2312, PO 2302, PS 1301, PS 2310, PS 2355, PS 2363, PS 2337, SC 1311, SC 2321, SC 2371, 3 hrs. of Communication Studies (CM 1341, CM 2333, CM 2334) (SMC 1313 and SMC 2302 will meet this requirement)
Select one from the following: MT 1301, 1302, 1303, 1305, 1411, 2303, 2306, 2412
Natural or Physical Sciences3
Fine Arts3
AR 1300, AR 1301, AR 1311, AR 1312, AR 2301, AR 2321, AR 2361, AR 2362, AR 3331, AR 3351, AR 3381, AR 3392, 3 hrs. DM, 3 hrs. of MU (SMC 2303 will meet this requirement)
Foreign Language and International Engagement 6
This requirement is satisfied through one of two ways: (1) Pass two semesters of a foreign language at the 2nd-year level (xx2311 and xx2312) or credit-by-exam equivalent or (2) Earn a grade of at least a “B” in one 3000, 4000, or 5000-level foreign language course
Philosophy - Self3
Intro to Philosophy
(SMC 1311 will meet this requirement)
Philosophy - Ethics3
Foundations of Ethics
(SMC 2301 will meet this requirement)
Theology - God3
Introduction to Theology
(SMC 1314 will meet this requirement)
Intermediate Theology3
Any TH 33xx course
International and Global Studies - Political and Cultural Affairs track (36 hours)
IGS Core (24 hours)24
Introduction to International and Global Studies
Introductory Microeconomic Theory
Historical Analysis: World History since 1500
History of United States Foreign Policy
U. S. Military History
Introduction to Global Affairs
International Relations Theory
Language and Culture
Languages and their Peoples
Research Seminar in International and Global Studies
IGS Advanced Electives (12 hours)
Cultural Anthropology Electives – Select one:3
Advanced History Electives with a modern international or global component – Select one:3
Advanced Political Science Electives with an International or Global Emphasis – Select one: 6
PO 336x, PO 337x, PO 4334, PO 4368, PO 4369, PO 4370
Advanced Electives with a practical and/or International / Global component – Select one:
AN 2331, AN 3300, AN 3302, AN 3309, AN 3312, AE 5388, CPH 1301, ES 3320, HS 3305, HS 3310, HS 3311, HS 3314, HS 332x, HS 333x, HS 335x, HS 336x, HS 337x, HS 338x, HS 3390, IGS 3351, IGS 4301, IGS 5301, IGS 5398, IGS 5601, LN 2300, LN 3311, PO 2310, PO 3321, PO 3322, PO 3325, PO 3335, PO 3341, PO 3342, PO 3343, PO 336x, PO 337x, PO 4334, PO 4368, PO 4369, PO 4370, PR 33xx; SP 330x, SP 3329, SP 3331, SP 3341, SP 337x, SP 338x, SP 339x, SP 43xx, SP 5xxx
Electives (39 hours)39
An elective can be any course taken from any discipline.
Students can use these hours to pursue certificates, minors, or second majors.
Total Semester Hours120
First Year
FallSemester HoursSpringSemester Hours
Foreign Language I3Social Science3
FYE 13013Mathematics3
EN 13113Foreign Language II3
IGS 13013PO 33613
PO 13143HS 23223
 15 15
Second Year
FallSemester HoursSpringSemester Hours
PL 13013TH 13013
Social Science 3Literature3
History (Core)3AN 33123
EC 23033Advanced Elective for IGS Major3
General Elective (or 2311-level Foreign language)3General Elective (or 2312-level Foreign language)3
 15 15
Third Year
FallSemester HoursSpringSemester Hours
PL 23013Intermediate Theology 3
Fine Arts3Natural or Physical Sciences3
Advanced Elective for IGS Major3HS 3305 History of U.S. Foreign Policy or HS 3314 U.S. Military History3
Advanced Elective for IGS Major3Advanced Elective for IGS Major3
General Elective3General Elective3
 15 15
Fourth Year
FallSemester HoursSpringSemester Hours
IGS 53993General Elective3
General Elective3General Elective3
General Elective3General Elective3
General Elective3General Elective3
General Elective3General Elective3
 15 15
Total Semester Hours 120

This is a recommended degree plan subject to changes. Please meet with your advisor on a regular basis.