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Bachelor of Arts in International Studies

Curriculum

The International Studies Program has two tracks from which students may select. While socio-cultural and geopolitical interaction will be part of both curricula, the private track deals more extensively with international market forces and economic systems.

Public Sector

The Public Sector Track is designed for students with an interest in historic, regional, diplomatic, or cultural areas of study.

Program Prerequisites (6hours)

ECON 2310 Survey of Economics (course also counts towards UALR core)
3 hours from Geography Courses:
GEOG 2312 Cultural Geography (course also counts towards UALR core), or
GEOG 2310 World Regions

Foundation Courses (21 hours)

INTS 2301 World Cultures
INTS 2302 Global Issues
INTS 3321 Topics in Modern International Cultures
INTS 4101 Senior Research Project: Proposal
INTS 4102 Senior Research Project: Paper
INTS 4103 Senior Research Project: Presentation
INTS 4101,4102,4103 Senior Project Syllabus
INTS 4350 Internship
RHET 3300 Introduction to Research
SPCH 2312 Intercultural Communication

Second Language (6 hours)

Two upper-level courses (3000-4000 level) in a foreign language

Electives (21 hours)

One course (3 hours) upper-level Political Science course (3000-4000 level) in comparative or international politics
Upper-level clustered or designated courses (3000-4000 level) chosen in consultation with the International Studies adviser (18 hours)

Private Sector

The Private Sector Track is designed for students with an interest in international business, economics, finance, management, or marketing.

Program Prerequisites (9hours)

ECON 2310 Survey of Economics (course also counts towards UALR core)
MKTG 2380 Legal Environment of Business
3 hours from Geography Courses:
GEOG 2312 Cultural Geography (course also counts towards UALR core), or
GEOG 2310 World Regions

Foundation Courses (21 hours)

INTS 2301 World Cultures
INTS 2302 Global Issues
INTS 3321 Topics in Modern International Cultures
INTS 4101 Senior Research Project: Proposal
INTS 4102 Senior Research Project: Paper
INTS 4103 Senior Research Project: Presentation
INTS 4101,4102,4103 Senior Project Syllabus
INTS 4350 Internship
RHET 3300 Introduction to Research
SPCH 2312 Intercultural Communication

Second Language (6 hours)

Two upper-level courses (3000-4000 level) in a foreign language

Statistics (3 hours)

STAT 2350 Introduction to Statistics, or
ECON 2310 Business Statistics

Electives (15 hours)

Three courses (9 hours) upper level international business courses chosen in consultation with the International Studies adviser
Two courses (6 hours) upper level cultural/political courses chosen in consultation with the International Studies adviser

Minor in International Studies

The minor in International Studies is designed for students who have an interest in foreign cultures and global affairs and would like to complement their major or career related field with foreign language and international skills.The International Studies minor consists of 21 hours. Students must complete an intermediate foreign language course (2311 or above), INTS 2301 and 2302, and 12 hours of related upper-level courses chosen in consultation with the International Studies Coordinator.

Updated 8.18.2014