Skip to Navigation
    Saginaw Valley State University
   
 
  Sep 25, 2017
 
 
    
2011-2012 Undergraduate Academic Catalog THIS CATALOG IS ARCHIVED. BE SURE YOU ARE ACCESSING THE MOST ACCURATE CATALOG FOR YOU.

International Studies Major (B.A.)


Return to Programs Return to: Programs

The objective of this interdisciplinary major is to provide students with an understanding of the world through language, history, business, economics, political science, literature, sociology, geography and study abroad. Courses are taken from various departments within the College of Arts and Behavioral Sciences and the College of Business and Management. This major prepares students for graduate work or for work in a variety of areas within the increasingly interrelated world. Students select one of three emphases: 1) Business and Management or 2) Asian Studies or 3) European Studies. All international studies majors must have their proposed course of study approved by the International Studies Committee.

Summary of Major


The major consists of four elements described below:

A. Foreign Language Competency
B. Foundation Courses – 18 credits
C. Area Concentration – 27 credits
D. Capstone Course – 3 credits

Major Requirements – 48 credits


A. Foreign Language Competency


Demonstrated fourth semester competency.

C. Area Concentration (27 credits required from one emphasis)


1. Asian Studies emphasis – 27 credits from the following:


One from the following:


One from the following:


  • PHIL 490 - Special Topics in Philosophy (1-4 cr)
    see footnote below

One from the following:


One from the following:


2. Business Emphasis


4. Other Area Concentrations – 27 approved credits


Students with exceptional study abroad experience may, with the approval of the International Studies Committee, design a major to incorporate courses they have taken elsewhere. Examples of such areas might include Africa and Latin America.

D. Capstone Course – 3 credits required


Students will take the appropriate capstone course for their concentration or complete one independent study project in their chosen field of study.

Footnote:


As approved by the Chair, International Studies Committee

Return to Programs Return to: Programs