Oct 02, 2023  
2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalogue 
2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalogue Archived Catalogue

International Studies, B.A.

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Dr. H. Berg, director

The College of Arts and Sciences offers an interdisciplinary B.A. degree in International Studies. This degree program is designed to provide a distinctive international credential and learning experience for UNCW students. Occupations and professions in a variety of settings increasingly emphasize global knowledge, skills, and experience. The goal of the program is for students to acquire basic liberal arts skills combined with substantive knowledge and skills focused on global awareness. The integrative program curriculum will allow students to focus on a particular international theme or geographic area of concentration, providing exposure to other cultures, people and places, an understanding of one‘s own culture from international perspectives, and a deeper appreciation of the global society.

Oral Communication Requirement:

To satisfy the oral communication requirement for the B.A. degree in International Studies a student must successfully complete INT 490 .

Applied Learning Requirement:

To satisfy the applied learning requirement for the B.A. degree in International Studies a student must successfully complete the international experience requirement.

Requirements for a Major in International Studies for the B.A. degree:

Language Requirement:

Completion or proficiency in Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish or other approved non-English language through at least the 202 level, preferably in the language used for international experience. International studients enrolled in the North America concentration must provide documentation of their proficiency (equivalent to the 201 level) in a language other than English.

Total: 6-12 hours

International Experience Requirement:

International experience, as approved by Director (credit may count toward other requirements in the major), including:

Total: 3 hours

International Experience North America concentration:

International students enrolled in the North America concentration must complete an internship within North America or a directed independent study.

Total: 3 hours

Concentration Requirement:

  • 15 hours in a thematic area (Art and Literature, Globalization, or the Environment), or a regional area (Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America, Middle East or North America); the North America concentration is restricted to international students.
  • 12 hours at 300 level or above; must include at least two disciplines and must include at least one INT course except for the North America concentration.

Art and Literature Concentration:

Globalization Concentration:

Environment Concentration:

Europe Concentration:

North America Concentration:

Total: 39-48 hours

Additional Information:

A grade of “C” (2.0) or better is required in all courses counted toward the major.

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