Required courses INT 200 - Introduction to International Studies Credits: 3 and INT 300 - International Studies Seminar Credits: 3 introduce and reinforce knowledge of globalization and intercultural relations. Majors also are required to study abroad or engage in an off-campus internship that develops intercultural competency and international understanding.
Students must elect one Global Perspectives concentration (12 crs.) in:
- Comparative & Global Cultures
- Global Political Relations or
- Global Business & Economics.
Global Perspectives courses explore globalization's impacts on the cultures, economies, and political systems of the world that cause international interdependency and tensions.
Students also must elect one Area Studies concentration (12 crs.) and related foreign language (9 crs.) in:
- African & Middle Eastern Studies,
- Asian Studies,
- European Studies or
- Latin American & Caribbean Studies.
Area Studies and Foreign Language courses promote intercultural and linguistic competency essential to successful cross-cultural personal and professional relationships.
Majors must take a minimum of 21 credit hours of major courses, including INT 200 and INT 300 , at Shippensburg. Students declaring dual majors may double-count a maximum of 12 credit hours of courses between the first major and courses fulfilling International Studies Global Perspectives, Area Studies and Foreign Language requirements. Courses fulfilling general education requirements of both majors may be double-counted without restriction.