Jun 20, 2018  
2017-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
  
2017-2019 Undergraduate Catalog

International Studies, B.A.


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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:

  1. Comparative & Global Cultures
  2. Global Political Relations or
  3. 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:

  1. African & Middle Eastern Studies,
  2. Asian Studies,
  3. European Studies or
  4. 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.

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All students completing a Bachelor of Arts degree are required to attain proficiency in a foreign language. Proficiency may be satisfied by completing a language class at the 103 (intermediate) level or three years of any one foreign language in high school. Students may also meet this requirement through AP or CLEP testing.

39 crs.


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*HON 399 - Honors: Independent Study Credits: 3  may serve as a substitute for INT 300  with an appropriate international topic, interdisciplinary research project, and permission of the director.

Foreign Language Requirement (9 crs.)


Majors taking languages offered through Shippensburg University must complete 9 credit hours at the 200-level and higher. Students who study a language not offered through Shippensburg University--such as Korean, Russian or Swahili--are required to earn a total of 9 credit hours at the 100-level or higher. Language credits must be earned through Shippensburg University or with permission of the director another accredited institution of higher learning in the U.S. or abroad. Students are strongly encouraged to strengthen their qualifications for international employment by completing a modern language certificate (12 crs.) or minor (18 crs.).

Study Abroad or Internship Requirement

Majors are required to study abroad or engage in an off-campus internship. The study abroad or internship experience must satisfy a minimum of 3 credit hours of the major's general education or course requirements. Students studying abroad at an approved program may take a maximum of 18 credit hours of major courses. Majors studying abroad to fulfill special academic needs may obtain exemptions from the minimum or maximum credit hour requirement with prior approval of the Director of International Studies.

Comparative and Global Culture and Global Political Relations


Majors with concentrations in Comparative and Global Culture and Global Political Relations must take these two Category D courses:

Business and Economics Concentration


Majors with the Business and Economics Concentration must choose Category D courses from each of the following two choices:

Global Perspectives Concentration (12 crs.)


Students must choose one Global Perspectives Concentration. 6 credit hours should be at the 300-level or higher. Courses must be in at least 2 disciplines.

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**Students taking FIN 425 , MGT 349 , and MKT 360  are required to elect a Business Minor-18 crs. in order to meet required prerequisites.

Area Studies Concentration (12 crs)


Students must choose one Area Studies concentration. 6 credit hours should be at the 300-level or higher. Courses must be in at least two disciplines.

* Requires an appropriate topic and an Exception Form signed by Director of International Studies for approval.

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ENG 385 , GEO 415  and GEO 450  required approval of the Director

FRN 204  and FRN 331 -Only Modern Language courses that are not used to satisfy the B.A. language requirement or International Studies foreign language requirement may be counted toward the Area Studies Concentration requirement. See the course listings  for language prerequisites

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ENG 385 , GEO 415  and GEO 450  require approval of the Director

European Studies Concentration


French, German, Spanish or another continental European language is required to fulfill the requirement. Study abroad in Europe is highly recommended.

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GEO 415  and GEO 450  require approval of the Director

FRN 204 , FRN 320 , FRN 330 , FRN 340 , FRN 380 , FRN 392 , FRN 400 , GER 151 , GER 215 , GER 320 , GER 322 , GER 400 , SPN 204 , SPN 330 , SPN 343 , SPN 360 , SPN 385  , SPN 400 -Only Modern Language courses that are not used to satisfy the B.A. language requirement or International Studies foreign language requirement may be counted toward the Area Studies Concentration requirement. See the Course Descriptions  for language prerequisites

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GEO 415  and GEO 450  require approval of the Director

SPN 204 , SPN 330 , SPN 361 , SPN 385 , SPN 400  -Only Modern Language courses that are not used to satisfy the B.A. language requirement or International Studies foreign language requirement may be counted toward the Area Studies Concentration requirement. See the Course Descriptions  for language prerequisites.

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