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Major in International Studies

Global awareness and cross-cultural skills are increasingly important in a variety of careers. Educational, social service, business, governmental and non-governmental organizations recognize that these skills are important for solving complex problems in a culturally diverse context. The major and the minor in international studies allow students in a variety of disciplines to acquire these skills in support of expertise in their chosen fields.

Bachelor of Arts Degree

CIP 45.0901

University Studies Requirements...............................44-47 hrs

University Studies selections must include:

  • Scientific Inquiry, Methodologies and Quantitative Skills: MAT 135 Introduction to Probability and Statistics
  • Social and Self-Awareness and Responsible Citizenship: ECO 230 Principles of Macroeconomics

Required Courses..............................................................31 hrs
COM 387 Intercultural Communication
CSC 199 Introduction to Information Technology
ECO 310 Issues in Global Economy
GSC 110 World Geography
HIS 309 Survey of World Religions
POL 099 Transitions
POL 250 Introduction to International Relations
POL 252 Contemporary Political Systems
POL 498 Seminar in International Affairs
POL 556 American Foreign Policy
     or
POL 557 International Law and Organizations
One of the following:
MGT 350 Fundamentals of Management
MKT 360 Principles of Marketing
SOC 250 Global Sociology

Thematic Cluster Courses..................................................9 hrs
Choose one theme and courses with approval of adviser. Other relevant courses may be substituted in each cluster with the approval of the adviser. Required courses in the major or minor cannot be applied to a thematic cluster.

I. International Development
BPA 515 Communicating in International Business Environment
ECO 315 Comparative Economic Systems
ECO 410 Economic Development
MGT 557 International Management
MKT 568 Global Marketing Management
POL 456 American Foreign Policy
     or
POL 457 International Law and Organizations

II. Africa and Middle East
HIS 355 Islamic Middle East
HIS 370 History of Africa
POL 450 Modern Africa
POL 455 Modern Middle East

III. Asia
HIS 340 Modern East Asia
HIS 472 Modern China
HIS 475 Modern Japan
POL 454 Government and Politics of Asia

IV. Europe
ECO 311 European Economic History
HIS 403 Europe Since 1914
HIS 410 Modern Britain
HIS 411 Modern France
HIS 412 Modern Germany
POL 451 Government and Politics of Europe

V. Latin America
HIS 350 History of Latin America
HIS 481 Revolutionary Mexico 1810 to the Present
POL 453 Government and Politics of Latin America

 

Required Minor............................................................21-24 hrs
(Courses taken for the major will not count towards the minor.)

 

Electives .......................................................................9-15 hrs
(International education experience or equivalency is required. English counts as second language for international students whose native language is not English.)

Total Curriculum Requirements...................................120 hrs

 

The requirements listed above are an example of what is applicable to most students entering Murray State University at the present time. Criteria as they may relate to individual students may vary. The primary source is the Undergraduate Bulletin applicable at the time of the student enrollment.

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