Special Programs in Liberal Studies Major, International and Global Studies Concentration (SPLS)—B.A.

Degree: Bachelor of Arts

Required: 122 semester hours, to include at least 36 hours at or above the 300 course level

Concentrations and AOS Codes:

General Studies

International and Global Affairs and Development, U821

International and Global Arts and Belief Systems, U822

International and Global Human Rights, U829


Regional Studies

Asian Studies, U824

Latin American and Caribbean Studies, U823

Russian Studies, U802

Category Descriptions for Major Requirements

Courses to fulfill the 18 s.h. in the major requirements are chosen from among the four categories. A unique set of courses by category are identified in the Additional Courses Options for each concentration.

Eligible courses must also focus at least 50 percent on the modern period (19th century to the present), except as noted in the Additional Courses Options.


Category 1—Society and Politics (S&P)

Any course with a 50 percent or more focus on social, historical, and political issues of international and/or global relevance.


Category 2—Economics and Development (E&D)

Any course with a 50 percent or more focus on issues related to international and global economics and development such as: regional and global economic integration, industrialization versus basic-needs, environmental sustainability, and international human health.


Category 3—Arts and Literature (A&L)

Any course with a 50 percent or more focus on the arts and/or literatures of nations and cultures outside of the United States, or any course reading literature in a foreign language at the 300 level or above.


Category 4—Belief Systems and Cultures (BS&C)

Any course with a 50 percent or more focus on ideologies, philosophies, and belief systems unique to and/or interconnected with other nations and peoples of the world.


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