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Transfer Policies

Students transferring from non-baccalaureate institutions to Parkside may generally transfer up to 72 credits earned at non-baccalaureate institutions toward the 120 credits required for degree completion. UW-Parkside may accept additional credits toward the degree where appropriate. A minimum of 15 credits numbered 300 or above must be completed at Parkside.

International Studies Major catalog information

Graduation Requirements  |  International Studies

 

The following requirements are in addition to the university general education requirements. Please use this guide in tandem with the Degree Requirements Transfer Guide.

Common Fundamental, Preparation and Core Course Requirements for all International Studies Majors  |  42 credits
 

INTRODUCTORY/FOUNDATION COURSES | 12 credits
Introductory courses are required of all majors and provide students with the introductory background knowledge for the wide range of disciplinary perspectives that comprise the international studies program. In some cases, these courses are required for upper-level work in a discipline that is related to international studies. Many of these courses also fulfill university general education requirements.

Required Course | 3 credits
Introduction to International Studies is only available at Parkside (INTS 100)

 

 

 

ELECTIVE COURSES | 9 credits

Many, but not all, of these courses fulfill general education requirements. Consult with your adviser to make sure that you take the appropriate range of general education courses needed. Keep in mind the prerequisites for upper-level courses you anticipate taking in the future.

Choose one course from three different groups:

Group I

CLC COURSE PARKSIDE NAME PARKSIDE COURSE
ECO 222 Principles of Microeconomics ECON 120
ECO 221 Principles of Macroeconomics ECON 121
PSC 221

Introduction to Comparative Politics

POLS 103
-

Introduction to International Relations

POLS 104


GROUP II

CLC COURSE      PARKSIDE NAME PARKSIDE COURSE
GEG 122

Contemporary Human Geography

GEOG 105
GEG 123

Introduction to Geography World Regions

GEOG 110
-

Fundamentals of Global Climate Change

GEOG 109


GROUP III

CLC COURSE PARKSIDE NAME PARKSIDE COURSE
HST 121

Western Civilization l: Antiquity to 1300

HIST 118
HIST 141

World History l: Antiquity to 1450

HIST 126
-

World History ll: 1300 - 1800

HIST 127
-

World History lll: 1800 - Present

HIST 128


GROUP IV

CLC COURSE PARKSIDE NAME PARKSIDE COURSE
HUM 121

Intro to Humanities: World Cultures to 1500

LBST/HUMA 101
HUM 122

Intro to Humanities: World Cultures 1500-Present

LBST/HUMA 102

 

GROUP V
 

CLC COURSE PARKSIDE NAME PARKSIDE COURSE
ANT 121

Introduction to Anthropology

ANTH 100
-

Introduction to Asia

HIST/INTS 103
SOC 121

Introduction to Sociology

SOCA 101

CORE COURSES | 15 CREDITS

Core courses provide the broad comparative and global perspective and theoretical background essential to an international studies major.

Group l | 3-4 credits
When choosing a methods course, be sure to consider the prerequisites for that course. This requirement must be completed prior to taking INTS 495. Note: If taking Sociology methods you must take both SOCA 295 and 300 to meet the requirement.
Choose One Course:

CLC Course Parkside Name Parkside Course
ENG 260

Literary Analysis

ENGL 266
MTH 222

Business Statistics l

QM 210
ANT 226

Topics in Data Collection and Analysis

SOCA 300
-

Criminal Justice Research Methods

CRMJ 200
-

Geographic Methods

GEOG 300
-

Sources and Methods in History

HIST 250
-

Research Methods and Sources

POLS 200
-

Research Methods in Psychology

PSYC 300
 

Social Science Research Methods

SOCA 295

 

 

Group ll | 11-12 credits
Take a maximum of two courses from any one department.
Note: the conditional options below ENGL 346 OR ENGL 347; and SOCA 379 OR ANTH 382.
 

CLC Course Parkside Name Parkside Course
ENG 260

Literary Analysis

ENGL 266
MTH 222

Business Statistics l

QM 210
ANT 226

Topics in Data Collection and Analysis

SOCA 300
-

Criminal Justice Research Methods

CRMJ 200
-

Geographic Methods

GEOG 300
-

Sources and Methods in History

HIST 250
-

Research Methods and Sources

POLS 200
-

Research Methods in Psychology

PSYC 300
 

Social Science Research Methods

SOCA 295

MAJOR ELECTIVE COURSE OPTIONS | 12 credits

Elective options allow students to focus on an area of interest within the broad scope of international studies. A list of currently approved courses for each option is available from your adviser, the Center for International Studies office and the department website. Students may propose an individually designed option, subject to approval of the Center for International Studies Steering Committee.

Students are required to complete a minimum of 12 credits in one of the following options. Courses taken for these options must be taken from at least two different departments and must be selected in consultation with an international studies major adviser.

Option A- Globalization and Development
Focus on the processes of political, economic and socio-cultural change that accompany globalization and development, with an emphasis on developing nations.

Option B- International Relations
Focus on the major interactions among nations, including politics, trade and intercultural communication. Also includes consideration of international organizations and non-governmental organizations.

Option C- Comparative Cultures and Societies
Focus on cross-cultural and comparative study of societies and cultures, including the arts, language, literature, politics and social organization.

Option D- International Commerce
Focus on commercial and economic relations among nations, including a business perspective as well as national economic policy.

SENIOR SEMINAR | 3 credits

Senior Seminar is a capstone course in which students are expected to integrate their studies, especially the selected elective option, and to carry out original research as the basis for a research paper. Senior Seminar is required of all majors in international studies. The research methods course must be completed prior to taking the Senior Seminar so that students are appropriately equipped to carry out the research required for their senior project. Consult with your adviser regarding an appropriate research methods course for your particular option or research project interest. Senior Seminar is offered in spring. Students should take this in their senior year or the spring before intended graduation (if in December).

Senior Seminar | 3 credits
Senior Seminar in International Studies is only available at Parkside (INTS 495)

RECOMMENDED FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDIES MAJOR

Study abroad or other experiential learning activities in international studies are strongly recommended.
Each student planning to major in international studies must consult regularly with an international studies faculty adviser to schedule a coherent program consonant with their interests. This is particularly important when selecting elective course options. Students are cautioned to match prerequisite classes with higher level classes within the major.

Languages
The international studies program faculty strongly encourages students to gain additional language competence beyond the introductory level required for graduation. This is critical for students who choose elective course option C (Comparative Cultures and Societies).

Experiential Learning Activities
All majors in international studies are strongly encouraged to take part in experiential learning in international studies. This may be accomplished through study abroad, participation in short-term faculty-led study tours, semester or year-long study abroad, working with international students on campus, or working/ volunteering with an international agency or non-governmental organization.

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