Skip to Local Navigation
Skip to Content
California State University, Long Beach
CSULB Students at a Lecture
Print this page Add this page to your favorites Select a font size Select a small font Select a medium font Select a large font
 

International Studies

Department Information

Bachelor of Arts in International Studies (code I/STBA01) (120 units)

The Bachelor of Arts in International Studies is an interdisciplinary degree program that combines the study of Development, Culture and Identity, Citizenship and Migration, Politics and Social Movements, and International Environmental and Natural Resource Issues with a geographic area concentration. Students receive direct exposure to an international environment by participating in a foreign study program or an internationally related internship in this country.

International Studies students are curious global citizens who want to make their mark on the world. The major program provides them the tools and guidance to focus their interests and accomplish their goals. It prepares CSULB graduates for good jobs in fields like non-profit work, international development, international affairs, international trade and business, education, and law.

International Studies uses an outcomes-oriented approach to higher education leading students to develop strong analytical and writing skills while teaching students how to integrate a wide variety of disciplinary methods, language competencies, and cross-cultural understandings into the study of global issues.
All International Studies majors are required to develop a program of study in consultation with the program advisor. Majors should choose their foreign language, foreign study or internship experience, and senior seminar research project to reflect this emphasis.

Requirements

A minimum of 51 units in a program approved by the International Studies advisor.

Requirements not included in major

Foreign Language: Three years of college level study or equivalent proficiency in a language appropriate to the program of study and geographic area concentration selected.

Major Requirements

Lower Division (18 units):

  • Take all the following:
    • I/ST 200 Introduction to International Studies (3)
    • ECON 100 Principles of Macroeconomics (3)
    • ECON 101 Principles of Microeconomics (3)
  • Take an additional 9 units chosen from the following:
    • ANTH 120; HIST 212; GEOG 100 or 160; POSC 215, 218 or 220

Upper Division - Minimum of 33 units including:

  • Core Courses - 9 units, chosen from:
    • I/ST 317I International Social Movements (3)
    • I/ST 319I International Development (3)
    • I/ST 320I Migration and Modernity (3)
    • I/ST 355I International Environmental Issues (3)
    • I/ST 463 Nationalism (3)

Professional Development Area - 9 units, chosen from one of the following five areas:

Development

  • ANTH 307I; ECON 372, 310, 311, 366, 464, 465, 470, 471; GEOG 360, 452, 468; HDEV 360, 403; I/ST 419, 350; I/ST/GEOG 319I; POSC 461I; WGSS 424

Culture and Identity

  • AFRS 337, 353I, 460; AIS 315; ANTH 420, 314, 413, 419, 427; ASAM 354, 407; A/ST 320, 334, 336, 393, 406A, 406B, 495I, 551; CHIN 451, 471; CHLS 341, 342; COMM 330, 430, 437; CWL 346, 350, 404, 334, 403, 406, 440, 402, 330A/B, 438, 344; ENGL 459, 466, 359; FREN 456; GEOG 352; GERM 370, 380I; HDEV 360, 403; HIST 487, 460, 465, 451, 435, 346I; I/ST 320, 350; JAPN 451, 452, 453, 471; RGR 450, 314I, 315I, 346I; RUSS 310, 428; R/ST 308, 314, 315I, 317, 331I, 341I, 344, 351, 352, 353I, 383I, 458, 460, 467I; WGSS 406, 406A, 406B, 410, 490

Citizenship and Migration

  • ANTH 444; CHLS 341, 342, 300, 335I, 352; GEOG 360; HIST 410, 350; I/ST 320; SOC 358I

Politics, International Relations, and Social Movements

  • AFRS 430; ANTH 315I, 420; GEOG 470; HIST 451, 345; I/ST 350; I/ST/HIST 478; I/ST/SOC 317I, 318I; JOUR 312I; PHIL 351I; POSC 376, 371, 362, 353, 367, 450, 455, 481, 378; SOC 430, 449; WGSS 424, 401I, 402, 425, 449

International Environmental and Natural Resource Issues

  • ECON 464; ENGR 302I; GEOG 340, 440; HIST 464; I/ST/GEOG 355I;

Geographic Area Concentration

Take 9 units from one of the following areas:

Latin America and the Caribbean

  • AIS 315; ANTH 323, 324; CHLS 300, 352, 450I, 430, 450A, 450B; CWL 350, 440; GEOG 306, 321, 322; HIST 451, 462, 435, 460, 465, 464, 362, 364, 365, 366, 462, 463, 466; I/ST 478; SPAN 450I, 460, 445, 455

Europe

  • CHLS 450I; CWL 406, 344, 330A/B, 438; ENGL359, 459, 466; FREN 440, 456; GEOG 316; GERM 370 380I; HIST 343, 347, 304, 435, 346I, 332, 333, 334, 335, 337, 338, 339, 340, 348, 357, 437; PHIL 414; POSC 357, 358, 481; RGR 314I, 315I, 346; RUSS 310, 428; SPAN 428, 446, 449, 430

Russia and Central Asia

  • GEOG 318; HIST 418, 416, 440, 341A, 341B; RUSS 310, 428

Middle East and North Africa

  • CWL 402; ENGL 359; GEOG 309; HIST 393, 394, 428, 431, 432, 435; POSC 367

Sub-Saharan Africa

  • AFRS 343A, 363, 304, 337, 353I, 380, 430, 460; GEOG 308I; HIST 391, 392, 491

South Asia

  • A/ST 306I, 307I; GEOG 314I; HIST 385, 406B; PHIL 307

East Asia

  • ANTH 332, 333, 335; A/ST 300I, 301I, 393, 495I; CHIN 382B, 451; CWL 334, 403; ENGL 359; GEOG 313I, 315I; HIST 410, 487, 407I; 382A, 382B, 383A, 383B, 384, 386, 388, 406A, 406B, 409, 488; JAPN 451, 452; PHIL 306; POSC 362

North America

  • ANTH 323; CHLS 300, 352; CWL 350; GEOG 321, 306; HIST 451, 462, 435; I/ST 478

Oceania

  • GEOG 326

NB: Due to lack of available courses, this concentration can only be chosen if the student is completing a relevant study abroad.

Internship or Foreign Study:

  • I/ST 492 International Studies Internship/Foreign Study (3)
  • An internship or foreign study program related to the course of study selected, as approved by major advisor.

Senior Research Seminar:

  • I/ST 490 Senior Research Sem in International Studies (3)