2020-2021 Undergraduate Academic Catalog 
    Apr 20, 2021  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Academic Catalog

International Studies, B.A.

Program Learning Outcomes

Students who graduate with a degree in International Studies will be able to:

  1. Evaluate, design, and apply social science research with respect to global phenomena.
  2. Understand and critically assess the processes, theories, and outcomes of global institutions and systems.
  3. Demonstrate social scientific information literacy.
  4. Develop and express ideas in written communication in an effective and scholarly manner.
  5. Demonstrate oral communication abilities, particularly to convey complex ideas, recognize diverse viewpoints, and offer empirical evidence of an argument.
  6. Construct and evaluate analytical, comprehensive arguments.

Total: 14 Units


*Requirement in general education

Off-Campus Cooperative Program (OCP)

Students must enroll in a minimum of 3 units of an approved Off-Campus Cooperative Program. Acceptable programs must involve a significant period of study outside of the United States. The International Studies advisor in the Department of History and Political Science makes the final determination on acceptable programs and the major requirement that they fulfill.


*These courses have prerequisites and may increase the total number of units needed for the major.

Concentrations: 8 Units

Students must declare a concentration in either Peace Studies or a Geographic Region. Students may also complete an individualized concentration consisting of 8 units of relevant coursework and an approved Off-campus Cooperative Program (OCP). Many OCPs have relevant coursework that will meet the concentration requirements with the advisor’s approval. Individualized concentrations must be approved by the Department of History and Political Science .


Latin America

Coursework for concentration available through Off-campus Cooperative Programs.


Coursework for concentration available through Off-campus Cooperative Programs.

Total: 52 Units