This major leaves room for students to tailor an individual course of study that includes business, regional studies, international travel, language, literature and history courses among other options.

International Studies & Humanities

This interdisciplinary major combines the strengths of our International Studies Program in the Business Department with our Humanities Department. Students work closely with advisors to design an academic plan with a region of focus.

Student Learning Outcomes

Interdisciplinary Majors in International Studies and Humanities will:

  1. Demonstrate a breadth of knowledge in International Studies courses including both theory and application of business, policy, and cultural studies, and develop an appreciation for the complexities and interdependent nature of global problems;
  2. Demonstrate a breadth of knowledge in the Humanities, including options to focus on History,
    Literature, Music, Art or Language;
  3. Communicate views, values and culture clearly and persuasively while respecting the views, cultures
    and rights of others;
  4. Demonstrate and communicate an awareness of interdisciplinary links between the disciplines of
    International Studies and Humanities in theory and in practice.

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Katherine Zanto
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Interdisciplinary Requirements
INTD 250Principles Interdisciplinary Studies3
INTD 300Service Learning3
INTD 493Senior Portfolio3
Total Interdisciplinary Credits: 9
International Studies Requirements
INTL 221 or 252Pol and Eco Geog or Intl Env Issues3
ECON 102Macroeconomics3
INTL 350/INTB 365Foreign Policy or International Affairs3
INTL 415International Organizations3
INTL 420Terrorism and Peacekeeping3
INTL 48XRegional Studies3
INTL 470Great Leaders of the 20th Century3
INTL 301/ INTB 301Development Economics3
INTB 460 or INTL 475Forces Driving Globalization or Seminar in Global Business3
* Select one of the following:3
INTL 48XRegional Studies
INTL 381/INTL 401International Travel Abroad or Ind Research
INTL 390Internship
Total International Studies Credits:  30
Humanities Requirements
HUMN 110Intro to Humanities3
ENGL 455World Literature3
ANTH 101 or SOCI 101Cultural Anthropology or Intro Sociology3
* Select two of the following6
PHIL 101Intro to Philosophy
HUMN 210Intro to World Religions
PSYC 101Intro to Psychology
SUST 101Intro to Sustainability
Select one non-US HIST, ENGL, ARTH or MUSC3
Select one upper division elective in HUMN, ENGL, PSYC, ART or MUSC3
* Select two of the following6
HUMN/ART/ENGL, etcIn your region of focus subject to advisor approval
LANGUAGECan be lower division
Total Humanities Credits:  27
TOTALINTL and HUMN Major Requirements:66
General Education Core Requirements:30
Total Credits:  120

*Requirements listed above are based off the 2013-2014 Catalog, for other information check past catalogs or graduation requirements.