International and Global Studies A.B.

A Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in International and Global Studies requires the completion of the Elon Core Curriculum as well as the Major Requirements listed below.

Major Requirements

Foundation courses: 8 sh

POL 141/IGS 141INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS

4 sh

HST 221/IGS 221THE WORLD IN THE 20TH CENTURY

4 sh

World language study: 8 - 12 sh

International and Global Studies majors must choose one of the following two options for fulfilling the world language requirement:

A. Students must complete at least 8 s.h. of study in one modern language.  Students must also demonstrate world language proficiency by successful completion of a world language course at the 300 level (or equivalent exam placement). 

B. Students must take at least 12 s.h. of study in one modern language.  Students must also demonstrate world language proficiency by successful completion of a world language course at the 222 level (or equivalent exam placement).

Students are strongly urged to continue developing their language fluency each semester of their college career; Students should choose a language relevant to their regional concentration; Students who meet the proficiency requirement below through the placement exam may meet the hourly requirements in a new language related to their regional concentration.

Global studies: 12 sh

Students must take courses from at least two of the following five areas, and from at least two different departments. Appropriate special topics courses, as approved by the program coordinator, may be included in the global studies category.

Global Political Economy

ECO 111PRINCIPLES OF ECONOMICS

4 sh

ECO 314INTERNATIONAL TRADE AND FINANCE

4 sh

GEO 310DEVELOPMENT AND THE ENVIRONMENT IN LATIN AMERICA, AFRICA AND ASIA

4 sh

INB 250INTRODUCTION TO INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS

4 sh

MKT 416GLOBAL MARKETING

4 sh

ECO 111 is recommended for students interested in pursuing an M.A. in international studies. Economics is often an admission requirement. It is also a prerequisite for ECO 314, INB 250, and MKT 416.

Global Development, Environment, and Health

ANT 325MEDICAL ANTHROPOLOGY

4 sh

COR 442FOOD, HEALTH, AND SOCIETY IN GLOBAL PERSPECTIVE

4 sh

ECO 317GENDER AND DEVELOPMENT

4 sh

ECO 410ECONOMIC GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT

4 sh

GEO 310DEVELOPMENT AND THE ENVIRONMENT IN LATIN AMERICA, AFRICA AND ASIA

4 sh

GEO 345GLOBAL ENVIRONMENTAL CHANGE

4 sh

PHS 302GLOBAL HEALTH

4 sh

POL 344INTERNATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY

4 sh

Global Justice and Human Rights

COR 443POVERTY AND SOCIAL JUSTICE

4 sh

ECO 317GENDER AND DEVELOPMENT

4 sh

ENG 259LITERATURE OF THE HOLOCAUST

4 sh

HSS 350INTERNATIONAL HUMAN SERVICES

4 sh

HSS 351GLOBAL VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN

4 sh

PCS 350FOUNDATIONS OF PEACE AND CONFLICT STUDIES

4 sh

POL 343INTERNATIONAL LAW

4 sh

POL 348INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS

4 sh

PSJ 110INTRODUCTION TO POVERTY STUDIES

4 sh

PST 336COMPARATIVE JUSTICE SYSTEMS

4 sh

REL 110RELIGION IN A GLOBAL CONTEXT

4 sh

REL 343WOMEN, VIOLENCE AND RESISTANCE

4 sh

Global Politics and History

GEO 131THE WORLD'S REGIONS

4 sh

HST 112SEARCH FOR ORDER IN MODERN EUROPE

4 sh

HST 349COMPARATIVE SLAVERY IN THE ATLANTIC WORLD

4 sh

PCS 350FOUNDATIONS OF PEACE AND CONFLICT STUDIES

4 sh

POL 114MODEL UNITED NATIONS

1 sh

POL 161COMPARATIVE POLITICS

4 sh

POL 341INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS

4 sh

POL 342U.S. FOREIGN POLICY

4 sh

POL 343INTERNATIONAL LAW

4 sh

POL 344INTERNATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY

4 sh

POL 345INTERNATIONAL TERRORISM

4 sh

POL 346INTERNATIONAL SECURITY

4 sh

POL 348INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS

4 sh

POL 358MEDIA AND WAR

4 sh

Global Culture and Society

ANT 112INTRODUCTION TO CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY

4 sh

ANT 121CROSS-CULTURAL ENCOUNTERS

2 sh

ANT 325MEDICAL ANTHROPOLOGY

4 sh

ANT 329GENDER INEQUALITY ACROSS CULTURES

4 sh

ARH 212ART HISTORY OF THE MODERN WORLD

4 sh

COM 330INTERNATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS

4 sh

COM 336INTERNATIONAL CINEMA

4 sh

COR 442FOOD, HEALTH, AND SOCIETY IN GLOBAL PERSPECTIVE

4 sh

ENG 259LITERATURE OF THE HOLOCAUST

4 sh

ENG 310INTERNATIONAL RHETORICS

4 sh

ENG 331ADVANCED WORLD LITERATURE

4 sh

GEO 131THE WORLD'S REGIONS

4 sh

POL 348INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS

4 sh

POL 358MEDIA AND WAR

4 sh

PSY 366PSYCHOLOGY IN CULTURAL CONTEXT

4 sh

REL 110RELIGION IN A GLOBAL CONTEXT

4 sh

REL 311INTERRELIGIOUS ENCOUNTERS

4 sh

REL 312RELIGION GOES GLOBAL: FANATICS, FRAUDS, AND PEACEMAKERS

4 sh

ANT 325, ENG 310, and PSY 366 each require a prerequisite. Students should consult the course description of each for further information. 

Regional concentration: 12 sh

Students must select 12 semester hours from one geographic region. Courses should be chosen from at least two disciplines.

Study abroad courses, special topics courses, core seminars, and courses in the department of World Languages and Cultures relevant to a concentration may be included under the regional concentration, as approved by the program coordinator.

Africa

ARH 341ISSUES IN AFRICAN ART

4 sh

COR 404AFRICANS AND AFRICAN DEVELOPMENT

4 sh

ENG 338THE AFRICAN EXPERIENCE IN LITERATURE

4 sh

FRE 353PERSPECTIVES ON THE FRANCOPHONE WORLD

4 sh

HST 313MODERN AFRICA

4 sh

Asia

ENG 232LITERATURE OF EAST ASIA

4 sh

ENG 234HISTORICAL ASIAN LITERATURE AND FILM

4 sh

ENG 337ASIAN LITERATURE OF SOCIAL CHANGE

4 sh

ENS 310ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES IN SOUTHEAST ASIA

4 sh

HST 132GLOBALIZATION OF CHINA, 1500-1840

4 sh

HST 320FASHION, FOOD, AND FUN: MATERIAL CULTURE IN CHINA AND JAPAN

4 sh

HST 321CHINA: EMPIRE AND REVOLUTION, 1800-PRESENT

4 sh

PHL 352EASTERN PHILOSOPHY

4 sh

POL 362INDIA AND SOUTH ASIA

4 sh

REL 201BUDDHIST TRADITIONS

4 sh

REL 202HINDU TRADITIONS

4 sh

REL 286/GBL 286INDIA'S IDENTITIES: RELIGION, CASTE AND GENDER IN CONTEMPORARY SOUTH INDIA

4 sh

REL 356CHINESE "RELIGIONS" FROM CONFUCIUS TO MAO

4 sh

REL 357SAGES AND SAMURAI: RELIGION IN THE JAPANESE EXPERIENCE

4 sh

REL 358SITES AND RITES: SACRED SPACE AND RITUAL IN WORLD RELIGIONS

4 sh

REL 360HINDU GODDESSES: FROM MYTHS TO MOVIES

4 sh

REL 362HEROES, SAINTS AND DEMONS: HINDU TEXTUAL TRADITIONS

4 sh

REL 363WOMEN IN ISLAM: VENERATION, VEILS AND VOICES

4 sh

Europe

ENG 222BRITISH LITERATURE AFTER 1800

4 sh

ENG 259LITERATURE OF THE HOLOCAUST

4 sh

ENG 336PARIS AND THE EXPATRIATES

4 sh

ENG 356NONFICTION

4 sh

HST 112SEARCH FOR ORDER IN MODERN EUROPE

4 sh

HST 318RUSSIA, 1801 TO THE PRESENT

4 sh

HST 324ENGLAND WITHIN THE BRITISH EMPIRE: 17TH CENTURY TO THE PRESENT

4 sh

HST 325TOPICS IN MODERN BRITISH HISTORY

4 sh

HST 331WORLD WAR I IN FILM AND LITERATURE

4 sh

HST 338GERMANY: WAR, DEMOCRACY AND HITLER, 1914-1945

4 sh

HST 339A HISTORY OF THE HOLOCAUST

4 sh

POL 364EUROPEAN POLITICS IN A GLOBAL PERSPECTIVE

4 sh

PST 332COMPARATIVE PUBLIC POLICY

4 sh

Latin America

ENG 237CARIBBEAN LITERATURE

4 sh

ENG 335LATIN AMERICAN LITERATURE AND CULTURE

4 sh

HST 140THEMES IN CARIBBEAN HISTORY

4 sh

HST 351HISTORY OF MODERN MEXICO

4 sh

HST 353COLONIAL LATIN AMERICA

4 sh

HST 354MODERN LATIN AMERICA

4 sh

POL 361POLITICS OF THE CARIBBEAN

4 sh

POL 368LATIN AMERICAN POLITICS

4 sh

POL 369U.S.-LATIN AMERICAN RELATIONS

4 sh

Middle East

ARH 342ISSUES IN ISLAMIC ART

4 sh

ENG 385MIDDLE EASTERN LITERATURE

4 sh

HST 316THE MODERN MIDDLE EAST

4 sh

PHL 350THE SPIRIT OF ISRAEL

4 sh

POL 366MIDDLE EAST POLITICS

4 sh

REL 203ISLAMIC TRADITIONS

4 sh

REL 205JEWISH TRADITIONS

4 sh

REL 211THE HEBREW BIBLE (OLD TESTAMENT)

4 sh

REL 363WOMEN IN ISLAM: VENERATION, VEILS AND VOICES

4 sh

Senior Seminar: 4 sh

IGS 461SENIOR SEMINAR

4 sh

Total Credit Hours: 44-48

Elon Core Curriculum:

First Year Foundations

COR 110THE GLOBAL EXPERIENCE

4 sh

ENG 110WRITING: ARGUMENT AND INQUIRY

4 sh

Select one of the following: 

STS 110INTRODUCTION TO STATISTICAL REASONING

4 sh

MTH 151CALCULUS I

4 sh

STS 212STATISTICS IN APPLICATION

4 sh

Experiential Learning Requirement (2 Units required)

Included in experiential learning are study abroad, research, service-learning, leadership, internships, (including co-ops, teaching, and practicum), or other courses or experiences with ELR designation.

World Language Requirement

Students must meet one of the following: (a)complete a language course numbered 122 or higher at Elon, or receive transfer or study abroad credit for the same; (b) place into a language course numbered 200 or above upon arriving at Elon, using a department of world languages approved placement instrument; (c) score a 4 or 5 on an AP language exam or similar exam. Each student must take the language placement test by October 1 of his or her first full year at Elon. Students are allowed two tries; the higher score is counted. That score stands and may not be repeated by later testing. Consideration for Phi Beta Kappa membership requires the completion of a 222-level world language course or placement beyond that level.

Studies in the Arts and Sciences

Students must fulfill the requirements in each of the following categories.

Transfer students with at least 18 s.h. of transfer credit must complete 32 hours total in Studies in the Arts & Sciences, but may have as few as 7 hours in one or more of the four Studies in the Arts & Sciences areas.

Expression (8 s.h.) __________________   __________________

Eight hours chosen from at least two of the following: literature (in English or world languages), philosophy, and fine arts (art, dance, music, music theatre, and theatre). At least one course must be literature.

Civilization (8 s.h.)_HST 221/IGS 221______________   __________________

Eight hours chosen from at least two of the following: historyworld languages, art history and religious studies.

Society (8 s.h.) ___POL 141/IGS 141_______________   __________________

Eight hours chosen from at least two of the following: economics, geography, human service studies, political science, psychology, sociology/anthropology, and PHS 201 or PHS 202.

Science/Analysis (Lab:___) (8 s.h.) __________________    __________________

Eight hours chosen from one or more of the following: mathematics/statistics, science, and computer science. At least one course must be a physical or biological laboratory science.

Advanced Studies (8 s.h.) __________________   __________________

Eight hours of 300-400 level coursework outside the major field and chosen from areas under Studies in the Arts and Sciences.

COR Interdisciplinary Capstone Seminar (4 s.h.) __________________

300-400 level COR course; requires junior/senior status.

Society (8 s.h.) __ECO 111__  __________

Eight hours chosen from at least two of the following: economics, geography, human service studies, political science, psychology, & sociology/anthropology, and public health studies 201 or 202.


Total Credit Hours: 44

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