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To view the International Studies Major checklist, click here.

 

Required Core Courses for Major (15 hours)

  • PSC 102 Comparative Politics
  • PSC 103 - International Politics
  • PSC 470 - Globalization (Previously The Post-Cold War World)

Complete two additional courses from:

  • ANT 100 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology
  • ECO 200 Principles of Macroeconomics
  • REL 200 World Religion and Cultures (Old PHI 160)
  • LDR 160 Leadership Around the World

Foreign Language Requirement (required for major)

  • Elementary I
  • Elementary II
  • Intermediate I
  • Intermediate II

French, German, Japanese, and Spanish sections of 101, 102, 201, and 202 are offered every fall and spring semester at NKU.

Arabic, Chinese, Italian, Korean, and Russian are offered as follows: 101 in the fall semester, 102 in the spring semester. Completing the intermediate level requirements for these courses may involve taking courses off-campus through the regional consortium.

Contact the Department of World Languages and Literatures for details regarding regularity and availability of these courses.

NOTE: Students placing out of the 202 level of a language must complete one 300+ level language at NKU.

Language Options

  • Arabic (ARI)
  • Chinese (CHI)
  • French (FRE)
  • German (GER)
  • Italian (ITA)
  • Japanese (JPN)
  • Korean (KOR)
  • Russian (RUS)
  • Spanish (SPI)

Note that Latin does not qualify.

 

Elective Course Options (see lists below)

In addition to the above requirements, a Major in International Studies also requires 27 Hours of electives and must include one course from each of the four international fields (Business & Economics, Culture & Ideas, Development, and Politics & Policy) and five additional electives with at least one course from  secondary elective requirements in four of the five following disciplines: ANT, GEO, HIS, PSC, and SOC.

Business & Economics

  •  ANT 386 Economy, Wealth, and Culture
  •  BIS 440 Global Information Technology
  •  CTE 316 Intercultural Business Communication
  •  ECO 340 International Economics
  •  ECO 342 Economic Development   
  •  ECO 344 Comparative Economic Systems     
  •  FIN 415 International Finance
  •  GEO 303 Economic Geography
  •  MGT 355 International Business Environment
  •  MGT 360 International Management
  •  MKT 333 Global and Cultural Issues in Marketing
  •  MKT 360 International Marketing
  •  PSC 410 International Political Economy
  • PSC 440 Politics of Food

 

 

Culture & Ideas

  • ANT 201 World Cultures
  • ANT 275 Language and Culture
  • ANT/SOC 301 World Patterns of Race & Ethnicity
  • ANT 320 Religion and Culture
  • ANT 330 Women, Gender, and Culture
  • ANT 358 Arts & Culture
  • CIN 201 Survey of World Cinema
  • EMB 370 International Media Systems
  • ENG 213 Global Viewpoints in Literature
  • GEO 302 Cultural Geography
  • HIS 319 Conflicting Historical Viewpoints
  • HNR 309 World Cities / World Cultures
  • LDR 460 Leading in Diverse Global Contexts
  • MUS 106 Music of World Cultures
  • PHI 320 Social & Political Philosophy
  • PHI 309 Global Ethics
  • POP 250 International Popular Culture
  • PSC 312 Modern Ideologies
  • PSC 322 International Politics in Film
  • SOC 430 Sociology of Religion
  • WGS 383 Women and World Cultures

 

 

Development

  • ANT 345 Environmental Anthropology
  • ANT 372 Peasant Societies
  • ENG 304 Introduction to Post-Colonial Literature
  • GEO 103 Geography of the Third World
  • GEO 310 Geography of Population
  • HIS 321 Modernization in the Non-Western World
  • PSC 338 U.S. Foreign Policy & Developing World
  • PSC 340 Politics and Development
  • PSC 410 International Political Economy
  • PSC 425 Sex & Global Society
  • PSC 465 Democratization
  • SOC 340 Population
  • SOC 355 Sociology of the Environment

 

Politics & Policy

  • GEO 304 Political Geography & Geopolitics
  • HIS 423 Diplomacy & Foreign Policy of the U.S.
  • HIS 425 History of American Diplomacy 1900-
  • HIS 485 History of Terrorism
  • PSC 415 United States Foreign Policy
  • PSC 465 Democratization
  • PSC 480 International Law
  • PSC 481 International Organizations
  • PSC 482 Comparative Electoral Systems
  • PSC 485 Comparative Foreign Policy
  • PSC 486 Conflict & Security
  • SOC 425 Political Sociology

Core requirements = 15 credits

Elective requirements = 27 credits

Language competency requirement = 12 credits

Total credits = 54