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School of Arts & Sciences 2014-2015 Catalog 
School of Arts & Sciences 2014-2015 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

International Studies Major, Humanities Concentration (B.A.)

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Prepare to make a difference in the most important global issues of our day. A strong foundation of resilient faith and self-understanding allows students to pursue excellence in sustained relationships, civic engagement, and community development across cultures. Students examine their own culture, develop intercultural competence, and consider how to effect change in complex environments. One of the dynamic strengths of this interdisciplinary degree is the presence of students pursuing cross-disciplinary studies, bringing insights from business, humanities, ministry studies, and psychology into common discussion.

The Humanities concentration enables students to explore areas of personal interest in the international and cross-cultural context. This concentration also works well for students pursuing a minor in a humanities field such as English, History or Social Sciences. Includes a semester of off-campus global service-learning for those accepted into the study abroad program.

Program Requirements

I. Christian Studies - 30 Credits

II. General Education - 39 Credits

IV. International Studies Concentrations - 15 Credits (select one):

V. Electives - 16 Credits

  • General Electives 7 Credits
  • 300-400 General Electives 9 Credits

Humanities Concentration Requirements - 15 Credits

  • LAN - Foreign Language Elective 3 Credits
  • Humanities Electives 6 Credits 1
  • 300-400 Humanities Electives 6 Credits 1

Total - 125 Credits

1 Select humanities electives from COM, ENG, ESL, FAR, HIS, HUM, LAN, MUS, PHI, or PRC.

2 Select social science electives from ANT, CSJ, ECO, ESL, GEO, HIS, POL, PSY, or SOC.

3 Click here  for a list of Global Awareness courses.

4 Fine arts courses include music, art, drama, and dance. COM 328  and COM 446  also qualify as fine arts electives. (Only three credits of music organizations and/or lessons can be counted toward humanities/fine arts requirements.)

* Some courses from the Christian Studies Core and Major Core can be used to fulfill requirements in the General Education Core. By doing that the number of electives needed would increase so that the minimum of 125 credits is reached.

Recommended Social Science electives:

Recommended Math elective:

Recommended Global Awareness elective:

Four Year Suggested Program for the International Studies Major with the Humanities Concentration

Freshman Year

Fall Semester - 16 Credits

Spring Semester - 15 Credits

Sophomore Year

Fall Semester - 16 Credits

  • BIB/THE - Bible or Theology Elective 3 Credits
  • Humanities Elective 3 Credits 1
  • 3 Credits
  • PED - P. E. Elective or Varsity Team Sport 1 Credits
  • Social Science Elective 3 Credits 2 (ANT 231  recommended)
  • Social Science Elective 3 Credits 2 (SOC 230  recommended)

Spring Semester - 16-17 Credits

Departmental Acceptance

Students apply for departmental acceptance during their sophomore year spring semester or their junior year fall semester. A minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA, GPA of 2.5 for courses in major, and completion of half of the Christian Service requirements are required for departmental admission in the International Studies major.

Junior Year

Fall Semester - 15 Credits

Spring Semester - 16 Credits

Senior Year

Fall Semester - 15 Credits

Spring Semester - 15-16 Credits

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