New students - see also the major requirements in the current undergraduate catalog.
Continuing students - refer to the appropriate UNK catalog for specific area requirements. (Navigate to catalog, select "programs" in menu bar, and scroll to "International Studies Bachelor of Arts.")
Through a combination of the required courses, well-selected electives, the study of a foreign language, and, if possible, study abroad, you will prepare to meet the challenges of this century. The major in International Studies will challenge your existing paradigms and help you develop an understanding of the complexities of the world.
Students Select one thematic and one area studies option with their advisor.
Thematic Options: 12-15 hours
Global Society and Politics
Global Culture, Identities, and the Arts
Global Economics, Trade, and Development
Area Studies Options: 9-12 hours
The required electives permit students to design a course of study around their interests and career plans giving students the flexibility to tailor a large portion of their major in area studies, foreign policy, regional development, perspectives, and personal interests. These hours permit students the opportunity to study one aspect of international studies at an advanced level with the Director of International Studies.
Minor in International Studies
A minor is also available to complement any major. The 9 hour core is INTS100, GEOG104, and one course above 201 in the student’s non-native language. Students who choose a BS degree may substitute an upper division elective for the foreign language class. Six hours will be selected from PSCI168, SOC225, ENG253, or ECON100, 270, or 271. The remaining 9 hours will be selected from a wide variety of upper division area and thematic coursework.