International Studies


Concentrations:


Minors:

The International Studies program is designed to provide students with a broad educational foundation for leadership and service in the complex global community. Providing our students with the tools necessary to understand complex international issues, the ​curriculum includes foundation courses in language arts, humanities, and social sciences, one of several thematic concentrations, and a senior capstone. The self-designed experiential learning component allows majors to expand their language skills and knowledge of other countries while gaining valuable on-site experience through the University’s education abroad programs or by participating in one of several domestic internships with an international focus.​ Our graduates are employed by government agencies, humanitarian organizations, multi-national corporations, law enforcement agencies, educational institutions, and law firms throughout the United States and other parts of the world.​

The minor in International Studies consists of 21 semester hours.

Minors in area studies consist of 15 hours and are open to all UD students (including INS majors) wishing to add regional specialization to their course of study.


International Studies Committee

Christopher Agnew, Director
Bilocerkowycz (Political Science), Dasgupta (Anthropology), Hudson (Political Science), MacLachlan (Music), Roy (History)

Bachelor of Arts, International Studies (INS) minimum 124 hours

Common Academic Program (CAP)
*credit hours will vary depending on courses selected
First-Year Humanities Commons 112
The West & the World
Introduction to Religious and Theological Studies
Introduction to Philosophy
Writing Seminar I 2
Second-Year Writing Seminar 30-3
Writing Seminar II
Oral Communication3
Principles of Oral Communication
Mathematics3
Social Science3
Social Science Integrated
Arts3
Natural Sciences 47
Crossing Boundariesvariable credit
Faith Traditions
Practical Ethical Action
Inquiry
Integrative
Advanced Studyvariable credit
Philosophy and/or Religious Studies
Historical Studies 5
Diversity and Social Justice3
Major Capstone0-3
1

Completed with ASI 110 and ASI 120.

2

Or ENG 100A and ENG 100B, or ENG 200H, by placement.

3

Completed with ENG 200H or ASI 120.

4

Must include two different disciplines and accompanying lab.

5

 U.S. History AP credit will not satisfy this requirement.

Liberal Studies Curriculum
Creative and Performing Arts (May include CAP Arts)3
Literature (May include CAP Components)3
Mathematics, excluding MTH 205 (Satisfies CAP Mathematics)3
Natural Sciences (Satisfies CAP Natural Science)11
Social Sciences (Includes CAP Social Science)3
Major Requirements: Foundation Requirements 148
Includes CAP Components
ECO 204Principles of Macroeconomics3
INS 499Senior Capstone Seminar (Satisfies CAP Major Capstone)3
Select one course from:3
History of US Foreign Relations Since 1750
United States National Security Policy
Select one course from:3
Postcolonial Literature
Introduction to Musics of the World
Marxist Philosophy
Political Philosophy
Culture, Modernization, and Multiple Modernities
Faith & Justice
Women & the Global Church
PostColonial and Global Art Histories
Select one course from:3
Introduction to Comparative Politics
Introduction to International Politics
Select one course from:3
Culture & Power
Place, Culture, and Social Justice
Principles of Microeconomics
Nationalism & Ethnopolitics
Gender, Women’s Rights and Global Politics
Sociology of Globalization
Marx & Sociology
Select three area studies courses from three different disciplines:9
Cultures of Latin America
Cultures of Africa
Making of Modern South Asia
Chinese Civilization and Culture
Making of Modern South Asia
History of Pre-Modern East Asia
Making of the Modern Middle East
History of Spain
Modern Europe in Decline 1900-1945
Postwar Europe 1945-1990
The British Empire
Russia, The Soviet Union & Beyond 1860-Present
National Cultures of the Soviet Union & its Successor States
Tolstoy's Russia
Americans and the Middle East
History of East Asia to 1800
India: Traditions and Encounters
History of Modern East Asia
Making of the Modern Middle East
History of the Palestinian-Israeli Conflict
Making of Modern South Asia
History of Africa - 19th Century to the Present
Gandhi's India
History of Women in European Societies
History of Women & Gender in the Middle East
Modern Latin America
The Soviet Experiment: From Lenin to Putin
History of Mexico
History of the Caribbean
Economic History of Latin America
China in Revolution
Chinese Philosophy
Japanese Philosophy
Asian Philosophy
African Philosophy
Islamic Philosophy & Culture
Latin American Philosophy
Comparative Politics: Western Europe
Comparative Politics: Russia & the New States
Comparative Politics: Latin America
United States - Latin American Relations
Faith Traditions: Islamic Religious Traditions
Hinduism
Eastern Orthodoxy
Buddhism
Judaism
Islam
Afro-Latin Religions
Liberation Theologies
The Holocaust: Theological & Religious Responses
Islam in the Modern World
Latin American Art
Arts of Asia
Foreign language appropriate to concentration 26
Select one concentration from: 3

Concentration: Global Health and Environment15
Select two courses from:6
Topics in Medical Anthropology
Economics of the Environment
Literature and the Environment
Health Literacy and Social Justice
Environmental History
Medical Ethics
Environmental Ethics
Philosophy & Ecology
Environmental Policy
Ecology & Religion
Social Work & Environmental Justice
Select three courses from:9
Cities & Energy
Special Topics in Social Science
Ecology
Sustainability & the Biosphere
Global Environmental Biology
Biology of Infectious Disease
Energy Resources
Health Communication
Writing in the Health Professions
Environmental Geology
Applied Geographic Information Systems
Envrionmental Remote Sensing
Introduction to Sustainability, Energy & the Environment
Global Change & Earth Systems

Concentration: Global Migration and Economic Development15
Select two courses from:6
Introduction to Accounting
Publication Design
Report & Proposal Writing
Leadership in Nongovernmental Organizations
Nonprofit & Community Leadership 5
Strategic Planning for Nonprofit & Community Organizations 5
Select three courses from:9
Immigration & Immigrants
Economic Development & Growth
International Economics
Immigration History
Politics of Human Rights
Politics of Human Rights II
Social Philosophy
Philosophy & Human Rights
Faith of Immigrants
Racial & Ethnic Relations
Social Inequality
Sociology of Human Rights
Food Justice
International Social Work

Concentration: International Business15
INB 302Survey of International Business3
MGT 403Cross-Cultural Management3
Select three courses from:9
Introduction to Financial Accounting
Economic Development & Growth
International Economics
International Business Finance
Doing Business in Emerging Markets
Doing Business in Latin America
Doing Business in Asia
Doing Business in Europe
Doing Business in Africa
Export Management
Global Marketing
Business Ethics

Concentration: International Education15
EDT 437Second Language Learning and Teaching3
ENG 466TESOL Methods for Teaching English Language Learners3
ENG 472The Structure of English3
ENG/LNG 468Introduction to Linguistics3
Select one course from:3
Language & Culture
Intercultural Communication
International Social Work

Concentration: International Journalism and New Media15
Select five courses from:15
Feature Writing
Publication Design
Fundamentals of Broadcasting
Multimedia Design & Production I
History and Analysis of Propaganda
Rhetoric of Social Movements
Public Affairs Reporting
Media Law
Global Communication

Concentration: Peace and Global Security15
Select three courses form:9
Comparative Criminal Justice Systems
International Economics
United Nations System: Theory and Practice
International Law & Organization
American Foreign Policy
Political Violence
Select one course from:3
European Military History
Technology & the Culture of War
American Military History
Select one course from:3
Ethics of War
Philosophy of Peace
Philosophy & Human Rights
Breadth
ASI 150Introduction to the University Experience1
Total Hours to total at least124
1

Courses taken for the major may also count toward completion of the Common Academic Program and the Liberal Studies Curriculum.

2

Courses must be at the 300 level or above. In cases where upper level courses are not available, students are required to complete the highest level course offered. Latin is not eligible for the INS language requirement. Completion satisfies the L2 requirement.

3

Students pursuing any concentration must take into account prerequisites or class standing restrictions.

4

With permission of the director of the Nonprofit & Community Leadership Certificate Program.

Minor in International Studies (INS)

International Studies
ECO 204Principles of Macroeconomics3
POL 214Introduction to International Politics3
Select one LNG course (202 level or above)3
Select four INS courses (300/400 level) 112
Total Hours21

1Must be from at least three different disciplines, taken from International Studies core curriculum or concentrations.

Minor in Asian Studies (ANS)

Asian Studies
Select five courses from at least three different disciplines: 1
Making of Modern South Asia
Intermediate Mandarin Chinese II
Chinese Civilization and Culture
Directed Study
Intermediate Hindi II
History of Pre-Modern East Asia
History of East Asia to 1800
India: Traditions and Encounters
History of Modern East Asia
Making of Modern South Asia
State & Secession in South Asia
Gandhi's India
China in Revolution
Seminar in Asian History
Doing Business in Asia
Chinese Philosophy
Japanese Philosophy
Comparative East-West Philosophy
Asian Philosophy
Hinduism
Buddhism
Arts of Asia
Total Hours15
1

Additional courses may be approved by the Program Director.  Individual sections of courses may be approved for credit if the content of the section is focused on Asia. 

Minor in Middle East and Islamic Studies (MEI)

The Middle East and Islamic Studies Minor is designed for students interested in the language, history, culture, and philosophies of the Middle East and Islamic world. With a focus on the past, present, and evolving issues within this region, students will be exposed to interdisciplinary methodologies and comparative perspectives. The Minor is designed to allow students to plan a structured series of courses that will contribute to an intellectual engagement and appreciation of the diversity of the Middle East and Islamic world. The Minor consists of 15 credits selected from the following disciplines: Global Languages, History, Philosophy, and Religious Studies.

Middle East and Islamic Studies15
Select 15 semester hours of courses from at least three different disciplines:
Intermediate Arabic I
Intermediate Arabic II
Arabic Conversation and Composition I
Arabic Conversation and Composition II
Modern Arabic Culture
Directed Study of Colloquial Arabic
Making of the Modern Middle East
Americans and the Middle East
History of the Palestinian-Israeli Conflict
History of Women & Gender in the Middle East
Jewish, Christian, and Islamic Philosophy
Islamic Philosophy & Culture
Faith Traditions: Islamic Religious Traditions
Judaism
Islam
 
First Year
FallHoursSpringHours
ASI 1501ENG 100 (CAP Humanities Commons)3,4
HST 103 (CAP Humanities Commons)3PHL 103 (CAP Humanities Commons)3
REL 103 (CAP Humanities Commons)3CMM 100 (CAP Communication)3
POL 202 or 2143Language 1414
MTH 114 or 207 (Satisfies CAP Mathematics)3SCI 190
190L (CAP Natural Science)
4
Language 1014 
 17 17-18
Second Year
FallHoursSpringHours
ECO 2043-4ANT 306, POL 331, POL 340, or SOC 4353
ENG 200 (CAP Writing Seminar)3-4ENG 345, MUS 303, PHL 358, PHL 370, REL 363, or REL 4743
SSC 200 (CAP Social Science)3CAP Faith Traditions3
Language 2013Language 2023
SCI 210
210L (CAP Natural Science)
4SCI 230 (INSS Natural Science)3
 16-18 15
Third Year
FallHoursSpringHours
HST 375 (CAP Advanced Historical Studies)3Literature3
Area Study3Area Study3
Concentration course3Area Study3
CAP Arts / Creative and Performing3CAP Inquiry3
Language 3113Language 300 or 400 level, Literature3
 15 15
Fourth Year
FallHoursSpringHours
Concentration course3INS 499 (Satisfies CAP Major Capstone)3
Concentration course3Concentration course3
CAP Practical Ethical Action3Concentration course3
CAP Integrative3CAP Advanced Philosophy/Religious Studies3
CAP Advanced Philosophy/Religious Studies3CAP Diversity and Social Justice3
 15 15
Total credit hours: 125-128

Courses

INS 336. United Nations System: Theory and Practice. 3 Hours

Introduction to the United Nations system with detailed case studies of specific countries, issues, and policies. Course also serves to prepare students for participation in the National Model United Nations Conference. Prerequisite(s): SSC 200.

INS 390. Model United Nations. 1 Hour

Examination of the work and procedures of the United Nations and its constituent bodies, study of various international issues and policies of member states, as well as of parliamentary diplomatic practices such as caucusing, resolution writing, and speech making in preparation for participation in Model United Nations simulations. Prerequisite(s): Permission of instructor.

INS 395. International Experience. 1 Hour

Orientation for and evaluation of study abroad, internship, immersion, work, or service experience in a foreign country, organization involved in international activities, or a cross-cultural setting in the United States. Grading Option Two only.

INS 399. Independent Study. 1-3 Hours

Independent reading and research on an interdisciplinary topic in international studies chosen by the student in consultation with one or more faculty members. May be repeated. Prerequisite(s): Permission of program director.

INS 477. Honors Thesis Project. 3 Hours

First of two courses leading to the selection, design, investigation, and completion of an independent, original Honors Thesis project under the guidance of a faculty research advisor. Restricted to students in the University Honors Program with permission of the program director and department chairperson. Students pursuing an interdisciplinary thesis topic may register for three semester hours each in two separate disciplines in consultation with the department chairpersons. Prerequisite(s): Approval of University Honors Program.

INS 478. Honors Thesis Project. 3 Hours

Second of two courses leading to the selection, design, investigation, and completion of an independent, original Honors Thesis project under the guidance of a faculty research advisor. Restricted to students in the University Honors Program with permission of the program director and department chairperson. Students pursuing an interdisciplinary thesis topic may register for three semester hours each in two separate disciplines in consultation with the department chairpersons. Prerequisite(s): Approved 477; approval of University Honors Program.

INS 495. International Studies Internship. 1-6 Hours

Practical, supervised experience with an approved organization dealing with international affairs. Repeatable up to six hours. Prerequisite(s): Permission of program director.

INS 499. Senior Capstone Seminar. 3 Hours

Capstone seminar for International Studies Program. Students will demonstrate the ability to integrate the academic and experiential components of their multidisciplinary degree program in a capstone research project suited to their individual professional goals. International Studies program majors only. Prerequisite(s): Senior status; international experience completed; permission of program director.