Undergraduate Catalog 2017-18
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International Studies (INT)
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)8 Semester Plan
120 Credit Hours
CIP Code: 45.0901
College of Arts & Sciences
Major DescriptionThe major in International Studies enables students to undertake programs of study which emphasize: (a) preparation for careers in international activities, or (b) the study of particular international themes or topics, or (c) the study of particular regions or cultures. Each student develops a course of study designed to fulfill his or her career and educational goals in consultation with the International Studies advisor.
College Level Requirements
State Mandated Common Course Prerequisites
Students desiring to transfer to USF should complete an A.A. degree at a Florida College System institution. If students transfer with fewer than 60 semester hours of acceptable credit, the students must meet the University's entering freshman requirements including ACT or SAT test scores, GPA, and course requirements. Transfer students are also required to comply with the immunization, foreign language, and continuous enrollment policies of the university.
There are no State Mandated Common Prerequisites for this program.
Total Major Hours: 36 Hours
The major consists of a minimum of 36 credit hours. At least 27 of these credit hours (nine courses) must be from the International Studies Program offerings.
Major Core Courses - 18 Hours
- INR 3011 Globalization
- INR 4083 Conflict in the World
- INR 3038 International Wealth and Power or CPO 4034 Politics of the Developing Areas
- INR 3202 International Human Rights or INR 4502 International Organizations
- Two (2) area studies courses from the INT upper-division electives (3 credit hours each)
Major Elective Courses - 18 Hours
The additional 18 credit hours must include at least three elective courses (9 credit hours) from within the International Studies discipline offered in the School of Interdisciplinary Global Studies; the remaining 9 credit hours can be selected from courses offered from other departments which are approved by the major advisor as having adequate international or cross-cultural content. Please see the International Studies advisor for a full list of courses to meet the INT elective requirements.
Major Internship Opportunities
The School of Interdisciplinary Global Studies encourages students majoring in International Studies to complete an internship as part of their undergraduate degree program. While an internship is not required for the degree, it does provide the student with valuable, real world experience that can assist the student in preparation for a career after finishing the International Studies degree. The School of Interdisciplinary Global Studies allows up to 6 credits of paid or unpaid internship with an appropriate international focus to count as an INT elective. In order to qualify for credit, the internship does need to be approved by the International Studies Internship faculty advisor. Additionally, in order to earn credit for the internship, students will be required to register for INR 4943 Internship in International Studies and complete all requirements for this course in order to earn credit. For more information, please visit http://usf.edu/sigs/undergraduate/.