International Studies Course Plan

Catalog Year 2019-2020

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Major Requirement

Must be taken to fulfill major requirements.

Major Elective

Must be taken to fulfill major requirements, or replaced with an equivalent course.

Gen-Ed Requirement

Must be taken to fulfill general education requirements.

Elective

Can be chosen from a selection of courses.

See MyGFU for detailed academic requirements.

First Year

Fall Semester

Introduction to International Affairs (INTL 230) 3 credits
1st or 2nd Year of Modern Foreign Language 4 credits
Knowing and Being Known (LIBA 100) 3 credits
I Believe (THEO 101) 3 credits
MATH GE Requirement 3 credits
Semester Total 16 credits
Cumulative Total 16 credits

Spring Semester

Cultural Geography/Global Relations (INTL 200) 3 credits
1st or 2nd Year of Modern Foreign Language 4 credits
I Believe (THEO 102) 3 credits
Introduction to Communication (COMM 100) 3 credits
Introduction to Political Science (strongly recommended) (PSCI 150) 3 credits
Semester Total 16 credits
Cumulative Total 32 credits

Second Year

Fall Semester

Intercultural Communication (INTL 220/420) 3 credits
Global Awareness Proseminar (INTL 260) 1 credits
Cultural Anthropology (SOCI 310) 3 credits
2nd Year of Modern Foreign Language (if needed) 4 credits
Principles of Microeconomics (ECON 201) 3 credits
Elective 1 credits
Semester Total 15 credits
Cumulative Total 47 credits

Spring Semester

World Religions (INTL 440) 3 credits
Politics of the Developing World (INTL 330) 3 credits
2nd Year of Modern Foreign Language (if needed) 4 credits
Natural Science GE Requirement 4 credits
Lifelong Fitness (HHPA 120) 2 credits
Semester Total 16 credits
Cumulative Total 63 credits

Third Year

Fall Semester

International Economic Development (ECON 370) 3 credits
HUMA 205 or Literature and Philosophy GE Requirements 3 credits
HUMA 290 or Fine Arts GE Requirements 3 credits
Elective 6 credits
Suggested Elective: Internships - Finding and Succeeding (CPAS 216) 1 credits
Semester Total 16 credits
Cumulative Total 79 credits

Spring Semester

Semester Abroad (INTL 375) 8 credits
Electives 8 credits
Semester Total 16 credits
Cumulative Total 95 credits

Fourth Year

Fall Semester

Field Experience/Internship (INTL 475) 3 credits
International Studies Elective Requirement 3 credits
Engaging Christ in Transition (LIBA 400) 3 credits
Bible Elective GE Requirement 3 credits
Elective 3 credits
Semester Total 15 credits
Cumulative Total 110 credits

Spring Semester

International Studies Senior Seminar (INTL 490) 3 credits
International Studies Elective Requirement 3 credits
Elective 9 credits
Suggested Elective: Navigating College to Career (CPAS 318) 1 credits
Semester Total 16 credits
Cumulative Total 126 credits

Notes

International Studies majors are required to study abroad in an approved program. Students should communicate with their Faculty Advisor about the appropriate semester to participate in study abroad and course planning is then adjusted accordingly.