Requirements for Major » Regional Concentrations
International Studies majors develop a depth of knowledge about a regional interest by taking 9 credits of regional coursework.
A region can be defined:
- linguistically (example: the French-speaking world)
- religiously (example: the Islamic world)
- ethnically (example: the African diaspora outside the United States)
Regional courses cannot focus in the United States. They will be taken through departments other than International Studies, such as the area studies programs or through overseas study programs.
How to select regional courses:
- Courses must be 300/400-level and come from departments outside of INTL
- Must focus on the culture of the region of choice
- Can be taught in another language, but cannot be focused on language development (Example: HISP-S 411 Spain: The Cultural Context is acceptable; HISP-S 326 Intro to Hispanic Linguistics is not.)
- Can be taken while studying abroad, provided the courses transfer back to IUB at the 300/400-level.
The browser version of the Schedule of Classes is helpful in looking around for relevant courses.