Undergraduate Catalog 2019-2020

International Studies (BA)

For the major in International Studies, two and one-half years of college-level study of the same language (one semester beyond the 215-level course) or evidence of proficiency at that level is required.

General Education Requirements 42 credits 
Major Requirements 51-70 credits
Electives 8-27 credits
Total Credits Required 120

Major Requirements

Within the major, at least 12 credits must be at or above the 300-level.

INT 100International Studies(RLA)

3

INT 367Globalization and the World System(RNL)

4

Three of the following courses:

ANT 100Understanding Our Worlds(WG)

3

ECO 101Introduction to Economics(IS)

3

GEG 100Introduction to Geography(WG)

3

HST 100Past and Present(IS)

3

POL 103Understanding the Political World: An Introduction to Political Science(WG)

3

Five Courses chosen from the one of the following categories: (20 Credits)

 


1. Economics, Politics, and Geography

BUS 200Introduction to International Business(RNL)

4

ECO 250International Economics(CO)^

4

GEG 225Cultural Geography(CO)^

4

GEG 250Conservation and Humanity(CO)^

4

ECO 252Economic Geography(CO)^

4

GEG 260Urban Geography(CO)^

4

ECO 256Analysis of Underdeveloped Areas(RLA)

4

ECO 291Political Economy of War and Peace(RLA)

4

ECO 370International Finance(RLA)

4

POL 240Comparative Government(CO)^*

4

ECO 251/POL 251International Political Economy^*(CO)

4

POL 259International Security(CO)^

4

POL 260International Politics: In Search of a New World Order(CO)^

4

POL 261International Organizations(CO)^

4

POL 264Political Geography(CO)^

4

POL 303Recent Western Political Theory(RLA)

4

POL 342Comparative Politics of Developing Countries(RLA)

4

POL 343Democracy and Democratization(RLA)

4

POL 349Comparative Human Rights(RLA)

4

POL 364International Negotiations and Conflict Management(RLA)

4

POL 365Current American Foreign Policy(RLA)

4

POL 375International Law(RLA)

4

POL 394CUNY World Affairs Internship(RNL)

4

HST 340United States Foreign Policy in the 20th Century(RLA)

4

SOC 260Class, Status, and Power(CO)^*

4

SOC 280Sociology and Politics(RLA)

4

SOC 340Ethnicity and Immigration(CO)*

4

OR

2. Culture and Society

AAD 225/ENH 225Literature of Social Protest(TALA)(CO)*

4

ANT 201Cultural Anthropology(RLA)

4

ANT 225Multicultural Literacy(RLA)

4

ANT 365Political Anthropology(RLA)

4

ANT 370Urban Anthropology(RLA)

4

ANT 460Personality and Culture(RLA)

4

COM 200Media and Culture(RLA)

4

COM 374Mass Media in Modern Society(RLA)

4

COM 420Global Media(RLA)

4

CIN 204/POL 219Politics, Cinema, Media(TALA)(CO)

4

CIN 240Third Cinema(RLA)

4

CIN 408Global Cinema(RLA)

4

ENH 206Classics of Modern World Literature(RLA)

4

ENH 209Literature and Global Cultures(CO)(TALA)^

4

ENL 329Migration and Diasporas in Literature and Culture(RLA)

4

ENL 396Studies in Global Literature I(RLA)

4

ENL 397Studies in Global Literature II(RLA)

4

HST 239World Civilization II(RLA)

4

HST 285The World of the 21st Century(RLA)

4

HST 350Comparative Urban History(RLA)

4

HST 382War and Society(RLA)

4

HST 388Imperialism(RLA)

4

PHL 243Comparative Religion(TALA)(CO)^*

4

PSY 213Cross-Cultural Psychology(CO)^*

4

SOC 200Sociological Theory(RLA)

4

SOC 312Food, Self, and Society(RLA)

4

SOC 340Ethnicity and Immigration(CO)*

4

WGS 203Gender in the Contemporary World^*(CO)

4

Three courses chosen from one of the of the following geographical areas: (12 credits)

A. Three African/Middle East area courses that emphasize comparative or general issues chosen from the following:

AAD 223/ENH 223Introduction to African Diaspora Literature(RLA)

4

AAD 247/HST 266Peoples and Cultures of Africa*(CO)

4

AAD 253/POL 253African Politics*(CO)

4

AAD 260/HST 207History of Africa*(CO)

4

AAD 333/HST 333Colonialism and the African Experience*(CO)

4

HST 222Islam: Religion and Culture(RLA)

4

HST 235The Modern Middle East(RLA)

4

HST 264The African Diaspora(RLA)

4

HST 330Nationalist Movements and the Process of Independence in Africa(RLA)

4

HST 370The Middle East and Europe(RLA)

4

POL 252Middle East Politics(RLA)

4

B. Three Asian area courses that emphasize comparative or general issues chosen from the following:

CIN 203Chinese Cinema(TALA)(CO)^

4

CHN 315/LNG 315Languages in Contrast: English and Chinese(CO)(TALA)

4

ECO 257The Japanese Economy(RLA)

4

ENH 207Asian Literatures Before 1900(RLA)

4

ENL 335Modern East Asian Literature(RLA)

4

HST 204Introduction to Asian Civilization(RLA)

4

HST 206Modern China(CO)^*

4

HST 209Modern Japan(CO)*^

4

HST 210History of Modern India*^(CO)

4

HST 211Japanese Civilization(RLA)

4

HST 213Chinese Civilization(RLA)

4

HST 234Asian Tigers since 1945(RLA)

4

HST 258Vietnam and America: 1945-1975(RLA)

4

PHL 344Eastern Philosophy(RLA)

4

POL 353China: Politics and Foreign Relations(RLA)

4

PSY 217Psychology and Chinese Culture(CO)*

4

C. Three Caribbean/Latin American area courses that emphasize comparative or general issues chosen from the following:

AAD 223/ENH 223Introduction to African Diaspora Literature(RLA)

4

AMS 205/ART 205Modern Art in Latin America(RLA)

4

HST 208History of Modern Latin America(CO)*^

4

HST 265History of the Caribbean(RLA)

4

HST 291The Atlantic World(CO)

4

HST 315The European Discovery of America and the Encounter with the Native Peoples: 1492 to1581(RLA)

4

INT 201Latin American Perspectives(CO)^

4

POL 250Latin American Politics(RLA)

4

SOC 305Power and Society in Latin America(RNL)

4

SOC 306Latinas/os in the United States(CO)*

4

SOC 307Caribbean Societies(RLA)

4

SPN 325The Civilization of Pre-Colombian Spanish America(TALA)*(CO)

4

SPN 330The Civilization of Spanish America(TALA)*(CO)

4

SPN 350Introduction to Spanish American Literature(RLA)

4

SPN 455The Modern Spanish American Novel(RLA)

4

SPN 480Literature of the Hispanic Caribbean(RLA)

4

D. Three European area courses that emphasize comparative or general issues chosen from the following:

ART 208Twentieth-Century Art(RLA)

4

ART 300Medieval and Renaissance Art(RLA)

4

ART 301Baroque Art(RLA)

4

CIN 404French Directors Before 1960(RLA)

4

CIN 405French Directors After 1960(RLA)

4

CIN 406Postwar Italian Cinema(RLA)

4

CIN 407European Cinema(RLA)

4

ENH 201British Literature to 1800(RLA)

4

ENH 202British Literature since 1800(RLA)

4

ENH 205Classics of European Literature(RLA)

4

ENH 217Introduction to Shakespeare(RLA)

4

FRN 350/AAD 353/WGS 353Gender in the Francophone World(CO)^*(TALA)

4

GEG 220Geography of Western Europe(RLA)

4

HST 271Modern British History: 1900 to the Present^(CO)

4

HST 272Modern Germany^(CO)

4

HST 274History of Modern Russia(RLA)

4

HST 276History of Italy(RLA)

4

HST 277History of Nineteenth-Century Europe(RLA)

4

HST 278The History of Twentieth-Century Europe(CO)^

4

HST 284The Soviet Union and Contemporary Russia(CO)^

4

HST 375Economic History of Soviet Russia(RLA)

4

ITL 320Italian Civilization and Culture(RLA)

4

ITL 341Literary Survey I: Medieval, Renaissance(RLA)

4

ITL 342Literary Survey II: Modern Italian Studies(RLA)

4

PHL 213Existentialism(RLA)

4

POL 241Western European Politics: United Kingdom, France, Italy, Germany(RLA)

4

POL 246Nazism and The Holocaust(RLA)

4

POL 340Uniting Europe: The Political Economy of the European Union(RLA)

4

WGS 266Women in European Literature to the Renaissance(RLA)(TALA)*

4

WGS 267Women in European Literature after the Renaissance(RLA)(TALA)*

4

Foreign Language Requirement

Students who enter the College with ability in a language other than English must take a placement examination to determine the level at which they should begin language study. These courses may also be used to satisfy general education requirements.

Demonstration of proficiency in a foreign language through the Advanced level 313 or above

0-19

Depending on course selection, additional coursework may be required prior to enrolling for some courses at or above the 200-level.

Total Credit Hours: 120

Honors

To graduate with honors a student must have a minimum 3.5 grade point average in courses in the major and an honors thesis must be completed under the supervision of the International Studies Coordinator in consultation with the members of the International Studies Advisory Committee.