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International Studies Concentration Options

Students majoring in International Studies must complete one of the following areas of Concentration:

Biology

15-16

Civil Engineering Technology

16

Computing

19

Construction

14

Electrical Engineering Technology

15

History

15

History of Science and Technology

15

Industrial Engineering Technology

15

International Business

15

Latin American Studies

15

Management

15

Political Science

15

Social Science

15

Psychology

15

Spanish

15

Surveying

16

Technical Communication

15

Technology and the Law

15

Biology Concentration (15-16 credits)

This area of concentration will provide students with a basic understanding of the principles and terminology in the Biology discipline. Students taking this option should take BIOL 2107K and BIOL 2108K to satisfy the core lab science core requirements.

       

BIOL 3000K

Genetics

(4)

BIOL 3310K

Molecular Biology

(4)

BIOL 3200K

Biotechnology

(4)

Any additional Biology course numbered 3000 or higher

(3-4)

Civil Engineering Technology Concentration
(16 credits)

This concentration will give students a basic understanding of the principles and terminology involved in civil engineering technology. Students taking this option should take PHYS 1111 and PHYS 1112 to satisfy the core lab science core requirements and must take MATH 2253.

CE 1000

Orientation

(1)

EDG 2160

Civil Engineering Graphics

(3)

CET 2200

Introduction to Structures

(4)

CET 3343

Basic Fluid Mechanics

(4)

CET 3344

Fundamentals of Environmental Engineering Technology

(4)

Computing Concentration (19 credits)

This concentration will give students a basic understanding of the principles and terminology involved in computer science and programming.

CSE 1301

Programming and Problem Solving I

(4)

CSE 1302

Programming and Problem Solving II

(4)

CS 3153

Database Systems

(3)

IT 3123

Hardware/Software Concepts

(3)

SWE 2313

Introduction to Software Engineering

(3)

CSE 2642

Professional Practices and Ethics

(2)

Construction Concentration (14 credits)

This concentration will give students a basic understanding of what makes the construction process work.

CM 1000

Orientation

(2)

CM 2000

Construction Graphics

(3)

CM 3000

Computer Applications

(3)

CM 3110

Building Techniques I

(3)

CM 3410

Construction Estimating

(3)

Electrical Engineering Technology Concentration
(15 credits)

This concentration will give students a basic understanding of the principles and terminology involved in electrical engineering technology. Students taking this option should take PHYS 1111 and PHYS 1112 to satisfy the core lab science core requirements and must take MATH 2253.

ECET 1000

Orientation

(2)

ECET 1011

Fundamentals

(3)

ECET 2800

Introduction to Telecommunications

(3)

ECET 3000

Electrical Principles

(4)

ECET 3810

C++, JAVA, HTML

(3)

History Concentration (15 credits)

This concentration encompasses the development of the human experience as it changes over time and across cultures and offers analytical and communications skills applicable in a wide range of professional settings.

     

World History: Select whichever course not taken to satisfy core requirements

(3)

HIST 1111

Survey of World Civilization to 1500

HIST 1112

Survey of World Civilization since 1500

American History: Select whichever course not taken to satisfy core requirements

(3)

HIST 2111

United States History to 1877

HIST 2112

United States History since 1877

History Electives: Select any three of the following:

(9)

HIST 3301

Diplomatic and Military History Since 1815

HIST 3401

Modern Social and Cultural History

HIST 3501

Colonization and Rebellion in the Trans-Atlantic World

HIST 3601

History of the Pacific Rim

HIST 390x

Special Topics in History

SIS 400x

Regional Studies*

*No more than one Regional Studies course may be used to satisfy the concentration.

History of Science and Technology Concentration
(15 credits)

This concentration will use historical investigation to give students a deeper understanding of the nature and impact of science and technology.

     

World History: Select whichever course not taken to satisfy core requirements

(3)

HIST 1111

Survey of World Civilization to 1500

HIST 1112

Survey of World Civilization since 1500

American History: Select whichever course not taken to satisfy core requirements

(3)

HIST 2111

United States History to 1877

HIST 2112

United States History since 1877

History Electives: Select any three of the following:

(9)

HIST 3200

History of Science Survey

HIST 3250

History of American Technology

HIST 3260

History of American Science and Medicine

HIST 490x

Special Topics in the History of Science and Technology

Industrial Engineering Technology Concentration
(15 credits)

This concentration will give students a basic understanding of the principles and terminology involved in industrial engineering technology.

IET 1000

Orientation

(1)

IET 2227

Introduction to Statistics

(3)

IET 2305

Principles of Industrial Systems & Processes

(4)

IET 2432

Engineering Product and Process Cost Estimating

(3)

IET 3322

Work Measurement and Ergonomics

(4)

International Business Concentration
(15 credits)

This concentration provides students with the ability to master important functional areas of business, in both domestic and international settings .

ACCT 2101

Accounting I

(3)

MGNT 3105

Management and Organizational Behavior

(3)

MGNT 3125

Basic Business Finance

(3)

MGNT 3135

Marketing Principles

(3)

MGNT 4145

International Management

(3)

Latin American Studies Concentration
(15 credits)

This concentration provides students with a basic understanding of Latin America and proficiency in Spanish for work in government, non-governmental organizations, and business.

ES 1100

Ethnic Studies (must be Latino/Hispanic)

(3)

HIST 3501

Colonization and Rebellion in the Trans-Atlantic World

(3)

POLS 4201

International Relations of the Americas

(3)

SIS 4001

Regional Studies: Latin America*

(3)

SPAN 3003

Hispanic Cultures and Civilizations

(3)

*student must take an additional regional studies (SIS 400X) to fulfill the International Studies upper division core requirement

Management Concentration (15 credits)

This concentration will give students a basic understanding of management skills and technology. These basic skills are vital in managing international and high technology organizations.

         

MGNT 3105

Management and Organizational Behavior

(3)

An additional 12 hours of Management electives; at least 6 of the 12 hours must be 3000- or 4000-level courses

(12)

Political Science Concentration (15 credits)

This concentration provides students with a basic introduction into the terminology, theoretical frameworks and developments within the various sub-fields of political science.

     

Orientation: Select whichever course not taken to satisfy core requirements

(3)

HIST 2112

U.S. History since 1877

POLS 1101

American Government

Political Science Requirements: Take all of the following:

(9)

POLS 3209

U.S. Constitutional Law

POLS 3301

Modern Political Theory

POLS 3601

Contemporary World Politics

Political Science Electives: Select one of the following:

(3)

POLS 4101

Political Economy of Post-Communist Transformation

SIS 400x

Regional Studies

Psychology Concentration (15 Credits)

With this concentration, students will be introduced to the basic terminology, theoretical frameworks and developments within psychology.

     

Group A: Select three of the following*:

(9)

PSYC 2011

Cognitive Psychology

PSYC 2700

Engineering Psychology

PSYC 2401

Psychology of Diversity

PSYC 3020

Physiological Psychology

PSYC 3031

Experimental Psychology**

PSYC 3301

Psychological Testing**

PSYC 4050

History and Systems of Psychology

MGNT 3105

Management and Organizational Behavior

**prerequisite IET 2227 Industrial Statistics

     

Group B: Select two of the following*:

(6)

PSYC 3010

Educational Psychology

PSYC 3015

Theories of Personality

PSYC 3230

Abnormal Psychology

PSYC 3305

Developmental Psychology

PSYC 4000

International Psychology

PSYC 4130

Psychology of Aging

PSYC 4220

Psychoactive Drugs, Behavior and Society

PSYC 4600

Conflict Resolution

*At least three of the courses selected for the Psychology Concentration must be numbered 3000 or higher.

Social Science Concentration (15 credits)

With this concentration, students will be introduced to the basic terminology, theoretical frameworks and developments within various social science disciplines.

     

Orientation: Select two of the following:

(6)

ANTH 1102

Introduction to Anthropology

GEOG 1101

Introduction to Human Geography

POLS 3601

Contemporary World Politics

RELG 1200

World Religions

Social Science Electives: Select three of the following:

(9)

HIST Any 3000- or 4000- level History course

PSYC Any 3000- or 4000- level Psychology course

POLS Any 3000- or 4000- level Political Science course

SIS Any 3000- or 4000- level SIS course

SPAN 3003 Hispanic Cultures and Civilizations (only for students with the requisite Spanish language skills)

Note: Only one course may be selected from each discipline.

Spanish Concentration (15 credits)

With this concentration students can achieve an intermediate low proficiency in Spanish and a basic understanding of Hispanic cultures.

Any three 3000 level Spanish courses

(9)

Any two 4000 level Spanish courses

(6)

Surveying Concentration (16 credits)

This concentration will give students a basic understanding of the principles and terminology involved in surveying. Students taking this option should take PHYS 1111 and PHYS 1112 to satisfy the lab science core requirements.

CE 1001

Orientation

(1)

EDG 2160

Civil Engineering Graphics

(3)

SURV 2221

Surveying I

(4)

SURV 3222

Surveying II

(4)

SURV 3421

Geographic Information Systems

(4)

Technical Communication Concentration (15 credits)

This concentration will give students a basic understanding of the principles and terminology involved in technical writing.

         

COMM 2000

Business Communication

(3)

TCOM 2010

Technical Writing

(3)

Any three TCOM courses numbered 3000 or above

(9)

Technology and the Law (Pre-Law) Concentration
(15 credits)

One of the most common career paths chosen by students of International Studies is a legal career. Additionally, legal training in technology issues is in demand at present and is extensively needed domestically as well as internationally. This concentration will provide International Studies majors with additional coursework that will better prepare them for pursuing a career in law upon graduation with a B.S. in International Studies.

     

American Context Core: Take both courses not used to satisfy General Core

(6)

HIST 2111

U.S. History to 1877

HIST 2112

U.S. History since 1877

POLS 1101

American Government

Technology and the Law Electives: Select three courses

(9)

CM 4760

Construction Law

MGNT 3145

Legal Environment of Business

POLS 3209

U.S. Constitutional Law

POLS 3301

Modern Political Theory

POLS 3401

Regulatory and Environmental Law

POLS 3501

Intellectual Property Issues

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