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International and Global Studies
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Degree Earned
Bachelor of Arts: International and Global Studies

Bachelor of Arts: International and Global Studies

International and global studies (IGS) introduces students to the global community as they develop a greater knowledge and appreciation of the diverse linguistic, cultural, historical, economic and political systems in the world. Each student will take a foundational course, INS 100S: Introduction to International and Global Studies, and a capstone course, INS 400.

The core of the major will be a individualized program, including 32-credits of IGS courses and 20-credits of foreign language study, a combination of which may be taken at UMF or during a required semester of study abroad. In collaboration with their IGS advisors, students will develop an interdisciplinary concentration that reflects students’ specific interest areas, career goals and/or plans for graduate study while permits them to gain a broader understanding of international perspectives and global issues.

The 32-credits of IGS courses must: 1) be taken in cross-listed courses that have been approved by the IGS Council, 2) include courses from at least three disciplines, and 3) include at least four courses above the 100 level. For IGS requirements, students must earn at least a C- in a course to receive credit toward the major. 

Degree Earned
Bachelor of Arts: International and Global Studies

International and global studies (IGS) introduces students to the global community as they develop a greater knowledge and appreciation of the diverse linguistic, cultural, historical, economic and political systems in the world. Each student will take a foundational course, INS 100S: Introduction to International and Global Studies, and a capstone course, INS 400.

The core of the major will be a individualized program, including 32-credits of IGS courses and 20-credits of foreign language study, a combination of which may be taken at UMF or during a required semester of study abroad. In collaboration with their IGS advisors, students will develop an interdisciplinary concentration that reflects students’ specific interest areas, career goals and/or plans for graduate study while permits them to gain a broader understanding of international perspectives and global issues.

The 32-credits of IGS courses must: 1) be taken in cross-listed courses that have been approved by the IGS Council, 2) include courses from at least three disciplines, and 3) include at least four courses above the 100 level. For IGS requirements, students must earn at least a C- in a course to receive credit toward the major.

 

INS 100 Introduction to International and Global Studies

4

Foreign Language requirement 

20

IGS Cross-Listed Courses

32

INS 400 level Capstone Course

4

Study Abroad (1 semester or equivalent)

 

*Note: Credits taken abroad can be applied to the major, general education requirements, or taken as electives.

 

Total Credits for the Major: 60

GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
For specific information about general education requirements and expectations, see the General Education Requirements in the Academic Programs section of this catalog.

MINIMUM TOTAL OF CREDITS FOR THE DEGREE: 128

 

CONCENTRATION

Students must identify a concentration within IGS in consultation with two academic advisors, preferably by the end of the sophomore year. The focus can be on a region or a global issue provided that enough courses are offered to create a meaningful concentration.

 

Examples of Regional and Topical Concentrations:

- Chinese Studies

- European Studies

- Francophone Studies

- The Developing World

- Latin American Studies

- Business and Globalization

- Conflict Resolution

- Geography and Society

- International Environmental Studies

           - International Political Economy

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