This course may be taken prior to or during the same term.
|Degree:||Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)|
|Department:||Building 50, Room 120|
|College:||Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities|
|Semester Hours Required For Degree: 120|
Program Contact: uwf.edu/govt/faculty
International Studies is an interdisciplinary major designed to foster understanding and analysis of world issues. Major coursework provides a broad introduction to the world emphasizing culture, history, politics, geography and economics. Critical thinking and problem-solving skills are developed through the curriculum of study, as contextual knowledge is gained and contemporary problems examined. There are five International Studies tracks: Generalist, Security and Diplomacy, International Business and Economics, Cultural Affairs, and Area Studies. In the Generalist track, students take a broad spectrum of courses relating to their major. In the Security and Diplomacy track, students focus on political science, international relations, studies of conflict and war, diplomatic relations, international law and organizations, military issues, democratization, and politics in specific countries. In the International Business and Economics track, students focus on international trade, development, business and economics. In the Cultural Affairs track, students emphasize history, anthropology, geography, world languages, and humanities of countries outside of the United States. In the Area Studies track, students pay particular attention to one region of the world, such as Europe, Latin America, or Asia. The Area Studies track requires two semesters of a foreign language.
In addition to general University requirements, students seeking the B.A. in International Studies must meet the requirements listed below.
Consult with your academic advisor for courses which may satisfy both the General Education and common prerequisites.
In addition to the General Education requirements listed on this page, students must satisfy all additional University requirements, including the Gordon Rule, multicultural, and foreign language requirements. With appropriate planning and coordination with an academic advisor, students may satisfy some of the general University requirements through the General Education curriculum. For a complete listing of general degree requirements, refer to the "Graduation and General Degree Requirements" section of this catalog.
General Education Curriculum:
|General Education Electives|
Choose an additional course from two of the three areas of Humanities, Social Sciences and Natural Sciences
State mandated common prerequisites must be completed prior to graduation, but are not required for admission to the program. See the Common Prerequisite Manual for course substitutions from Florida colleges and universities.
**There are no Common Prerequisite courses mandated by the state for the International Studies program.
|Students must complete sufficient 1000/2000 level electives to complete at least 60 semester hours in the lower division. Current UWF students may use elective courses at any level (1000-4000) to meet this elective requirement.||24|
|Choose six courses, one each from at least five different academic fields:||18-24|
|Analyzing Issues in International Politics +|
|Analyzing Issues in American Politics +|
|Political Science Research Methods|
|Origins of Civilization +|
|Peoples and Cultures of the World +|
Any 3000/4000 level EUH or LAH course *, +
|Principles of Economic Theory and Public Policy **, +|
|Cultural Geography +|
|Geography of World Affairs +|
or both %3Ccourseinline id="1">EUH 1000%7CCode Title and %3Ccourseinline id="2">EUH 1001%7C- 6 sh
Courses included in the major GPA
|Choose five courses in one of the five tracks described below:||15-23|
Choose five 3000/4000 level courses from at least four of the following areas of concentration (15 sh):
-People and the Past - History (Common prefixes: AFH, EUH, *HIS, LAH) *
-People and Places - Anthropology and Geography (Common prefixes: *ANT, GEA, *GEO) *
-People and Ideas - Humanities (Common prefixes: *ARH, *ENL, *MMC, *MUH, *PHH, *REL, *SPC, *SPN) *
Security and Diplomacy (Common prefixes: CPO, INR)
International Business and Economics (Common prefixes: BUL, GEB, ECO, ECP, MAN, MAR):
|Cultural Affairs Track|
Choose five 3000/4000 level courses from across the disciplines of History, Anthropology, Geography, and all of the Humanities disciplines including Art, Literature, Music, Philosophy, Religious Studies, and World Languages. (Common prefixes: AFH, *ANT, *ARH, *ENL, EUH, GEA, *GEO, *HIS, LAH, *MMC, *MUH, *PHH, *REL, *SPC, *SPN) (15 sh) *
|Security and Diplomacy Track|
Choose five 3000/4000 level courses which are relevant to the subject areas of international relations, studies of conflict and war, diplomatic relations, international law and organizations, military issues, democratization, and politics in specific countries. (Common prefixes: CPO, INR) (15 sh)
|International Business and Economics Track|
Choose five 3000/4000 level courses which are relevant to the subject areas of international trade, economic development, business, management and economics. (Common prefixes: BUL, GEB, ECO, ECP, MAN, MAR) (15 sh) No more than 24% of the program requirements for this degree may be in traditional business subjects.
Area Studies Track (21-23 sh) **
Choose five 3000/4000 level courses which focus on one or more countries within a specific world region (Asia, Europe, or Lation America.) Course substance can deal with any aspect of these countries. (Common prefixes: *ANT, *ARH, CPO, EUH, GEA, LAH, *REL. Additionally courses in advanced reading in literature from outside the U.S. apply here.) (15 sh) *
Additionally, the student must also take two language courses (6-8 sh) related to their region of study. (Comm language prefixes: ARA, CHI, FRE, GER, JPN, POR, SPN, SPW)
Some though not all of the courses with this prefix count. General rule: When selecting courses for the International Studies concentration tracks, let common prefixes be the guide and any 3000/4000 level course that deals primarily with one or more countries/regions of the world (non-U.S.) typically counts. Consult your advisor if you are unsure if a course is allowable.
Students selecting this specialization have a 21-23 semester hour specialization rather than 15 sh for a total of 39-41 sh required for the major rather than 33 sh.
|Sufficient 3000/4000 level electives to meet UWF’s requirement of 48 semester hours in the upper division or completion of all departmental requirements at the 3000/4000 level, whichever is greater.||19-27|
All international studies majors must complete an international experience. Study abroad or travel abroad of greater than one week fulfills this requirement. Students with extenuating circumstances can see the study abroad advisor in the Department of Government for a list of approved alternatives to fulfill this requirement.
A Minor in International Studies requires 12 sh in Core courses, and 6 sh in upper-division support courses, for a total of 18 sh. Of the 12 sh of upper division courses, at least 9 sh must be completed at UWF. International Studies majors may not earn this minor.
|CPO 2002||Comparative Politics||3|
|INR 2002||International Politics||3|
|Choose two of the following:||6|
|Peoples and Cultures of the World|
|Principles of Economic Theory and Public Policy|
|Geography of World Affairs|
|Conflict, Violence and Peace|
3000/4000 level courses chosen with the advice of the program director or department chair