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International Studies, B.A.


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Requirements for Major


A minimum of eight units as follows:

  1. Three international studies core courses consisting of INTN 130  and two additional courses, one of which must be at the 200-level or higher. The two additional international studies core courses must be taken in two different departments. A current list of pre-approved IS core courses is available on the International Studies Program Web site or from the International Studies Program Committee chair.
  2. Elective courses constituting a curricular focus. Electives must be taken in at least two different departments. A list of sample elective courses is available on the International Studies Program Web site or from the International Studies Program Committee chair. The number of courses that a student takes depends on the track chosen and the number of units elected for the capstone project. Students may choose from the following options:

International Studies Core Courses:

ANTH 105   : Introduction to Anthropology

ANTH 238   : South Asian Indentities

ANTH 279   : Global Health

ANTH 365   : Archeology of Empire

ANTH 371: The Global Politics of Nature

ARTH 116   : World Art

BIOL 240   : Conservation Biology

COMM 213   : Intercultural Communication

E&M 362   : International Management

E&M 365   : International Finance

E&M 366   : International Trade

FREN 314   : Multicultural France

GERM 314   :  Multiculturalism In Germany

GERM 389: 20th Century Global Transformations through German Film

GEOL 111   : Geography and GIS

HIST 142   :  Modern Latin American History

HIST 270   :  Latin American Immigration and the U.S.

HIST 300   : Slave Societies of the Americas

HIST 309   : Pax Britannica (British Empire)

HIST 371   : Latin-American- U.S. Relations

HIST 385: British India

HSP 151: Great Issues in Social Science: U.S. Foreign Policy Since 1945

INTN 260   :  An International History of the Cold War

INTN 264   : An International History of Japan

INTN 300   : Power and Culture in the Asia-Pacific

MLAC 105: Intercultural Understanding

PHIL 309   : International Ethics and Global Development

PLSC 206 : Transitions to Democracy

PLSC 207   : Transnational Justice

PLSC 256   :  Human Rights in the Modern World

PLSC 301   : International Organizations

PLSC 336   : International Relations

PLSC 357   : International Law and Politics

PLSC 372   : Gender, Sex, and International Politics

RS 261   : Death and Dying

SOC 235  : Global Transformation

SOC 247   : Sociology of Terrrorism

SOC 280   : Children of Immigrants

SOC 328   : Global Urbanism

WGS 111   : Intro to Women’s/Gender/Secuality Studies

Area Studies–At least three units of course work in one of the following areas: Europe, Africa, Asia or Latin America. Depending on course availability, students may pursue other area studies tracks with the prior approval of the International Studies Program Committee. Modern language competence must be in a language related to the area studies focus. The semester abroad must be in a location related to the area studies focus.

Transnational Studies–At least four units of course work on a specific transnational topic. Pre-approved tracks include international environmental studies and international gender studies. Depending on course availability, students may pursue other transnational studies tracks with the prior approval of the International Studies Program Committee.

  1. INTN 370: Building on International and Intercultural Experiences  

Additional Major Requirements


  • Course work must include at least two courses taken at the 300-level or higher. No more than three units of 100-level work may be counted toward the major.
  • Up to three units of course work may be taken abroad.
  • Proof of modern language competence equivalent to two years of college-level language study is required.
  • At least one semester abroad must be completed in an off-campus study program approved for Albion College credit. In special circumstances, students may petition the International Studies Program Committee to fulfill this requirement through U.S.-based off-campus study programs with significant international content.

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