International Affairs (B.A., Major and Minor)

Major

The Core Curriculum is designed to foster critical thinking skills and introduce students to basic domains of thinking that transcend disciplines. The Core applies to all majors. Information on specific classes in the Core can be found at https://www.marshall.edu/gened/.

Core Curriculum
Core 1: Critcal Thinking
FYS 100 First Yr Sem Critical Thinking 3
MTH 121 Bison image Concepts and Applications (CT) 3
HST 103 Bison image The World Since 1850 (CT) 3
Core 2
ENG 101 Bison image Beginning Composition 3
ENG 201 Bison image Advanced Composition 3
CMM 103 Bison image Fund Speech-Communication 3
MTH 121 Bison image  Cap graduation image Concepts and Applications (CT) 3
Core II Natural/Physical Science 4
Core II Humanities 3
HST 103 Bison image The World Since 1850 (CT) (Core II Social Science) (I) 3
Core II Fine Arts 3
Additional University Requirements
Writing Intensive (COLA Literature) 3
Writing Intensive (COLA Literature) 3
HST 103 Bison image The World Since 1850 (CT) (Multicultural/International) 3
INT 499 Bison image Senior Seminar (Capstone) 3
College-Specific
Foreign Language 101 3
Foreign Language 102 3
Foreign Language 203 3
Foreign Language 204 3
COLA Literature (WI) 3
COLA Literature (WI) 3
COLA Humanities 3
COLA Social Science 3
COLA Social Science 3
COLA Natural/Physical Science 4
PSC 209 Bison image Fund Internatl Relations (CT) (COLA International) 3
COLA Multicultural 3
Major-Specific
Geography Elective – See options below
HST 103 Bison image The World Since 1850 (CT) (I) 3
History Elective 6
The student will concentrate on a single foreign language. A minimum of six hours beyond the 204 level is required, including at least one conversation and/or composition course of the following: 6
Intro to FRN Comp & Conv
Advanced Grammar, Conv, Comp
and Advanced Grammar & Conv & Comp
Japanese Conversation
Intro to SPN Conversation I
and Intro To SPN Conversation II
PSC 207 Bison image Comparative Politics (CT) 3
PSC 209 Bison image  Cap graduation image Fund Internatl Relations (CT) 3
PSC 406 Bison image International Relations 3
PSC 412 International Political Econ 3
Political Science Elective – See options below 3
International Affairs Elective – See options below 6
INT 499 Bison image Senior Seminar 3
Free Elective 3
Free Elective 3

Major Information

  • The total number of free electives will depend on the amount of double and triple counting of requirements.
  • See course attributes each semester for courses that meet multiple requirements.
  • Questions about requirements should be directed to the College of Liberal Arts (304-696-2350). Core II and COLA requirements may not be double counted.
  • Forty-eight credit hours (sixteen 3-hour courses) must be at the 300/400 level.
  • Students must earn a C or better in ENG 201 Advanced Composition and all foreign language courses.
  • Minimum of 120 hours to graduate.
  • The student will concentrate on a single foreign language. A minimum of six hours beyond the 204 level is required, including at least one conversation and/or composition course (FRN 305/306, GER 315/316, JPN 307, SPN 305/306).
  • HST Elective may be met by taking six hours from the following: HST 206, 208, 223, 265, 231, 301, 302, 303, 304, 305, 306, 307, 311, 313, 361, 378, 392, 404, 405, 423, 425, 426, 428, 430, 434, 435, 436, 439, 442, 445, 446, 449, or 458.
  • PSC Elective may be met by taking one of the following: PSC 403, 405, 407, 408, 409, 410, 411, 415, 416, 420, 422, 423, 424, 428, 429, 431, 434, 444, 04 478.
  • IA Electives (choose 6 additional hours) ANT 201, ANT 440, ANT 441, ANT 465, ANT 468, ECN 408, ECN 420, ECN 421, ECN 460, PSC 403, PSC 405, PSC 407, PSC 408, PSC 409, PSC 410, PSC 411, PSC 415, PSC 416, PSC 420, PSC 422, PSC 423, PSC 424, PSC 428, PSC 429, PSC 431, PSC 434, PSC 444, PSC 478, HST 206, HST 208, HST 223, HST 231, HST 265, HST 301, HST 302, HST 303, HST 304, HST 305, HST 306, HST 307, HST 311, HST 313, HST 361, HST 378, HST 392, HST 404, HST 405, HST 423, HST 425, HST 426, HST 428, HST 430, HST 434, HST 435, HST 436, HST 439, HST 442, HST 445, HST 446, HST 449, HST 458, GEO 100, GEO 222, GEO 317, GEO 404, GEO 406, GEO 408, GEO 422.
  • GEO Elective may be met by taking one of the following: GEO 100, GEO 222, GEO 317, GEO 404, GEO 406, GEO 408, or GEO 422.

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Department of Political Science

Smith Hall 738
Marshall University
One John Marshall Drive
Huntington, WV 25755
Phone: 304-696-6636
Fax: 304-696-3245