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

Dr. Jess Morrissette 
Director of International Affairs 
Smith Hall 739
(304) 696-2760      
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A major in International Affairs requires a minimum of 57 hours and combines studies in Economics, Geography, History, and Political Science and emphasizes the study of a foreign language.

A major in International Affairs must meet the specific and general requirements for the B.A. degree except as altered by the following requirements:

  1. 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).
  2. The following courses are required:
    • Economics 250, 253, and any two of 408, 420 or 460
    • Geography 405 or 317
    • History 103 and 231
    • Political Science 207, 209, 406 and three hours from PSC 405, PSC 412, PSC 415, PSC 420, PSC 423, or PSC 424
  3. History: Choose six hours from the following: HST 206, HST 208, HST 223, HST 265, HST 301, HST 302, HST 303, HST 304, HST 305, HST 306, HST 307, HST 313, HST 361, HST 378, 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.
  4. Electives: A minimum of 9 hours from among the following:
    • Anthropology: ANT 201, ANT 440, ANT 441, ANT 465, ANT 468
    • History: HST 206, HST 208, HST 223, HST 265, HST 301, HST 302, HST 303, HST 304, HST 305, HST 306, HST 307, HST 313, HST 361, HST 378, 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
    • Political Science: PSC 405, PSC 407, PSC 408, PSC 409, PSC 410, PSC 411, PSC 412, PSC 415, PSC 416, PSC 417, PSC 420, PSC 422, PSC 423, PSC 424, PSC 428, PSC 429, PSC 431, PSC 444
    • Geography: GEO 100, GEO 203, GEO 222, GEO 317, GEO 403, GEO 404, GEO 405, GEO 406, GEO 407, GEO 408, GEO 409, GEO 412, GEO 422.
  5. With the approval of the advisor other courses may be substituted or added such as special topics offerings, area studies courses, summer workshops or internships.
  6. International Affairs majors shall, in their senior year, take the designated capstone course, INT 499.

A minor in International Affairs requires 12 credit hours.

  1. All International Affairs minors will take PSC 209. In addition, they will choose 9 credit hours from the list below.
  2. In the interest of promoting interdisciplinary learning within the minor, students must select these 9 hours from at least two different departments listed below:
    • ANT 201
    • ECN 408, ECN 420, ECN 421, ECN 460
    • CMM 322
    • GEO 222, GEO 317, GEO 403, GEO 404, GEO 405, GEO 407, GEO 408, GEO 409, GEO 412
    • HST 103, HST 208, HST 223, HST 260, HST 265, HST 302, HST 303, HST 304, HST 305, HST 306, HST 307, HST 311, HST 313, HST 361, HST 378, HST 404, HST 405, HST 425, HST 426, HST 428, HST 430, HST 434, HST 435, HST 436, HST 439, HST 442, HST 445
    • INT 499
    • PSC 207, PSC 405, PSC 406, PSC 407, PSC 408, PSC 409, PSC 410, PSC 411, PSC 412, PSC 415, PSC 416, PSC 420, PSC 422, PSC 423, PSC 424, PSC 428, PSC 429, PSC 431, PSC 444
    • Appropriate special topics courses may also count toward the minor with approval of the International Affairs Director.

Course Descriptions

  • Course descriptions for International Affairs may be found alphabetically in the “Courses of Instruction” section under Economics, Geography, History, International Affairs, and Political Science.