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International Studies Programs

The Department of Humanities offers an interdisciplinary major that draws from various fields of study. No minor is offered in international studies. Students interested in the international studies may also look into the following disciplines offered at Baker University’s Baldwin City undergraduate campus:

French | German | International Business | Spanish

Major in International Studies

Students majoring in international studies must complete 36 hours of coursework (at least 15 hours of which must be upper college):

  • IN 101 Introduction to International Studies
  • IN 212 Global Problems
  • IN 401 Senior Seminar in International Studies

One foundations course:

  • AH 111 Survey of Art History
  • EC 242 Principles of Economics: Micro
  • EC 243 Principles of Economics: Macro
  • HI 140 World Civilizations I
  • HI 141 World Civilizations II
  • HI 142 World Civilizations III
  • HI 143 World Civilizations IV
  • LA 150 Introduction to Diversity
  • PH 120 Ethics
  • PS 117 Introduction to Global Politics
  • SO 112 Anthropology

Students choose one of these three skills:

World Languages

Two courses beyond the B.A. requirement

Economics

Two of the following courses and their prerequisites:

  • BS 463 International Finance
  • EC 347 International Trade
  • EC 348 Comparative Economic Systems

Methodology

Two of the following courses and any prerequisites:

  • HI 226 Laboratory Course in Historical Method
  • MA 321 Statistics II
  • PS/SO 274 Methods of Social Research
  • PY 251 Research Methods I
  • PY 252 Research Methods II

Students also choose three of these four disciplinary perspectives, completing one course in each of the three chosen. Students may petition to have independent study and directed research courses substitute for focus area courses. At least two courses must be upper level:

Historical Perspectives

  • HI 326 Eastern European/Soviet History and Politics
  • HI 328 Christian History
  • HI 336 History of American Foreign Relations
  • HI 351 African Civilizations to 1870
  • HI 361 The World of Late Antiquity
  • HI 405 The Dynasties of Ancient Egypt
  • HI 441 Rome from Republic to Empire
  • PH 201 History of Western Political Thought I
  • PH 202 History of Western Political Thought II
  • PH 228 History of Ancient and Medieval Philosophy

International Arts & Literature

  • AH 210 Asian Art History
  • AH 250 Women’s Art History
  • AH 341 Ancient and Medieval Art History
  • AH 342 Renaissance and Rococo Art History
  • AH 345 Modern Art History
  • AH 347 Art of the 20th Century and Beyond (1920-present)
  • EN 220 European Literature through the Renaissance
  • EN 222 European Literature since the Renaissance
  • EN 226 Contemporary and Minority Literature
  • EN 313 Mythology
  • EN 330 British Literature to 1780
  • EN 331 British Literature since 1780
  • FR 360 Introduction to French Literature
  • FR 412 Nineteenth-Century French Literature
  • FR 413 Modern French Literature
  • GN 360 Introduction to German Literature
  • GN 413 Modern German Literature
  • GN 420 German Cinema
  • MM 220 International Cinema
  • MU 320 World Music
  • MU 331 History of Western Music I
  • MU 332 History of Western Music II
  • SP 360 Introduction to Hispanic Literature

International Business, Economics & Politics

  • BS 361 International Management
  • BS 462 International Marketing
  • BS 463 International Finance
  • EC 347 International Trade
  • EC 348 Comparative Economic Systems
  • PS 260 National and International Political Economy
  • PS 314 The Politics of Development
  • PS 315 U.S. Foreign and Security Policy in Global Affairs
  • PS 323 Government and Politics of Western Europe
  • PS 414 Comparative Foreign Policy
  • PS 415 The Psychology of International Relations

Culture & Society

  • CO 420 Communicating the Feminine in Ancient World Religions
  • FR 340 French Civilization and Culture
  • FR 350 Contemporary France
  • GN 340 German Civilization and Culture
  • GN 350 Contemporary German Culture
  • PH 270 World Philosophies
  • PH 310 Social Justice: Theory and Practice
  • RE 270 Religions of the World
  • RE 340 The Holocaust
  • SP 343 Civilization and Culture of Spain
  • SP 344 Civilization and Culture of Latin America

Students must also complete a study abroad program for at least 9 semester credit hours. An internationally oriented internship for 9 semester credit hours can count for the study abroad requirement with approval.

This program information has been taken from the current College of Arts and Sciences catalog. This information is subject to change and is updated with each academic year.