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2012-2013 CSULB University Catalog

International Studies

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Bachelor of Arts in International Studies (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)
    Prerequisite: GE Foundation requirements.
  • ECON 100 Principles of Macroeconomics (3)
    Prerequisites: MATH 103 or higher and one GE Foundation course.
  • ECON 101 Principles of Microeconomics (3)
    Prerequisite/Corequisite: MATH 103 or higher.

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 Problems in International Social Conflict (3)
    Prerequisites: GE Foundation requirements, one Exploration course, and upper division standing.
  • I/ST 319I International Development (3)
    Prerequisites: GE Foundation requirements, one Exploration course, upper-division standing.
  • I/ST 320I Migration and Modernity (3)
    Prerequisite: GE Foundation requirements.
  • I/ST 355I International Environmental Issues (3)
    Prerequisites: GE Foundation requirements, one Exploration course, and upper division standing.
  • I/ST 463 Nationalism and National Identities (3)
    Prerequisites: POSC 100 and GE Foundation requirements.

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, 495; 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 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, 315, 317, 331I, 341I, 344, 351, 352, 353I, 383I, 458, 460, 467I; WGSS 406A, 406B, 410, 490
  • Citizenship and Migration
    • ANTH 444; CHLS 341, 342, 300, 335I, 352; GEOG 360; HIST 412; I/ST 320; SOC 358I
  • Politics, International Relations, and Social Movements
    • AFRS 430; ANTH 315, 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 324, 432; 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 450, 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 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 306, 307; GEOG 314I; HIST 385, 406B; PHIL 307
  • East Asia
    • ANTH 332, 335; A/ST 306, 307, 393, 495I; CHIN 382B, 451; CWL 334, 403; ENGL 359; GEOG 313I, 315I; HIST 412, 407I; 382A, 382B, 383A, 383B, 384, 386, 388, 406A, 406B, 409; JAPN 451, 452; PHIL 306; POSC 362
  • North America
    • ANTH 432; CHLS 300, 352; CWL 350; GEOG 321, 306; HIST 451, 462, 435; I/ST 478
  • Oceania
      • 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)
    (internship with significant international content or foreign study program related to course of
    study selected, as approved by major advisor)
    Prerequisites: Consent of I/ST advisor; completion of a minimum of 15 upper division units required for the major in International Studies.
    Senior Research Seminar:
  • I/ST 490 Senior Research Sem in International Studies (3)
    Prerequisites: Senior standing or consent of the International Studies advisor and instructor.
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