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2013-2014 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2013-2014 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

International Affairs


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OVERVIEW OF DEGREE REQUIREMENTS

Minimum number of credits required to graduate: 120

Minimum Cumulative GPA required to graduate: 2.0

Minimum Grade requirements for courses to count toward major: A “C” or better is required in all International Affairs courses counting towards the major, regardless of concentration.

Other GPA requirements to graduate:  A minimum accumulative GPA of 2.0 in the major.

Required Course(s) for fulfilling Capstone Experience: Anthropology Concentration: ANT 493; Canadian Studies Concentration:  History Concentration: HTY 498; ; Political Science Concentration: POS 499; Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Concentration: WGS 480; Modern Languages Concentration: French: FRE 495; German: GER 495; Spanish: SPA 495

Contact Information: Howard Cody, Professor of Political Science and Director of International Affairs, 109 North Stevens Hall, (207) 581-1868


A degree in International Affairs benefits students as they prepare for their roles as national and global citizens, educating them to the dynamics behind a changing global society and introducing them to ways of enhancing international community. Moreover, the International Affairs Program offers a strong, interdisciplinary curriculum that includes courses from departments across the campus and enables students from diverse disciplines to integrate an international perspective into their studies and future careers.

The Bachelor of Arts degree in International Affairs allows students to choose among the following concentrations: Anthropology, Canadian Studies, History, Modern Languages, Political Science and Women’s Studies.  During the first two years, students are encouraged to complete course work to fulfill the general education requirements of the Bachelor of Arts degree and core courses in the six areas of International Affairs. The final two years are spent on the concentration electives. All International Affairs students are strongly urged to participate in the Study Abroad Program.  Although Economics does not offer a concentration, International students are encouraged to take microeconomics and macroeconomics (ECO 120 and ECO 121).

Core Requirements


36 Credit Hours

Students must have a “C” or better in all requirement courses.

History (6 credits)


  • HTY 241 - History of Globalization, 1900-present Credits: 3
    and one of the following

Modern Languages (6 credits)


Any two 300 and/or 400 level courses meet the core requirement.  MLC courses taught in English do not qualify.

Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies (6 credits)


Concentration Requirements


21 Credit Hours

  1. Anthropology
  2. Canadian Studies
  3. History
  4. Modern Languages   
  5. Political Science
  6. Women’s Studies  

*Capstone requirements are the same as the concentrations.

International Affairs / Anthropology


In addition to the International Affairs core requirements, students interested in the International Affairs/Anthropology concentration must complete 21 credit hours selected from ANT courses listed.  Students presenting a course to satisfy a core requirement may not also use that course toward their concentration requirement. 

International Affairs / Canadian Studies


In addition to the International Affairs core requirements, students interested in the International Affairs/Canadian Studies concentration must complete 21 credit hours selected from the Canadian courses listed below.  Students presenting a course to satisfy a core requirement may not also use that course toward their concentration requirement.

International Affairs / History


In addition to the International Affairs core requirements, students interested in the International Affairs/History concentration must complete 21 credit hours selected from the HTY courses listed.  Students must take a minimum of 15 hours at the 400-level, including HTY 498.  Students presenting a course to satisfy a core requirement may not also use that course toward their concentration requirement.

International Affairs / Modern Languages


Students interested in International Affairs/Modern Languages must select one of the following areas:

  • International Affairs / French
  • International Affairs / German
  • International Affairs / Spanish

In addition to the International Affairs core requirements, students interested in the International Affairs/Modern Languages concentration must complete 21 credit hours above the intermediate level selected from courses listed for their language of choice, including the Senior Capstone course. Students presenting a course to satisfy a core requirement may not also use that course toward their concentration requirement. No 100-level or 200-level courses are applicable.  At least 15 credit hours must be in courses 300-level or above. Study Abroad is very strongly recommended. Students wanting strong skills in a second language should consider combining the International Affairs French, German, and Spanish concentrations with a minor in the second target language. 
 

International Affairs / German


The following courses will count toward the degree in International Affairs/German:

International Affairs/Political Science


In addition to the International Affairs core requirements, students interested in the International Affairs/Political Science concentration must complete 21 credit hours selected from the POS courses listed below. Students presenting a course to satisfy a core requirement may not also use that course toward their concentration requirement.

International Affairs/Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies


Students with the International Affairs/Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies concentration must complete 24 hours.

You must take at least four more courses (12 credits) from the following:


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