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BA/MA Sample Course Plan

This plan is a sample of one possible grouping of courses that would allow students to graduate in five years. Please refer to the front of the degree checksheet for official requirements. Students must consult with Department of International and Area Studies academic advisers to verify that courses selected each semester fulfill the recommended plan and satisfy university, Department of International and Area Studies, International Studies, and Global Studies major requirements.  Graduate-level courses are in bold.

1st Semester

ENGL 1113, Principles of English Composition
MATH 
Beginning Foreign Language 
Natural Science with lab

Total credit hours this semester:  12

 

3rd Semester

ECON 1113, Principles of Economics – Macro
HIST 1483/1493, US History
IAS 2003, Understanding the Global Community
Intermediate Foreign Language
Understanding Artistic Forms
Social Science

Total credit hours this semester:  18

5th Semester

International Politics Major Elective, upper-division
World History & Culture Major Elective, upper-division
World History & Culture Major Elective, upper-division
Comparative Studies Major Elective, upper-division
Free Elective, upper-division (take in summer)

Total credit hours this semester:  15

7th Semester

IAS 5113, Field Seminar (G)
Humanitites, upper-division, outside major
Graduate-level Course (G)
Graduate-level Course (G)


Total credit hours this semester:  12

9th Semester

IAS 5053, Global History (G)
Research Tools/Methods (G)
Graduate-level Course (G)
Free Elective, upper-division

Total credit hourse this semester:  12

2nd Semester

ENGL 1213, Principles of English Comp or
EXPO 1213, Expository Writing
PSC 1113, American Federal Government
Beginning Foreign Language continued
Natural Science without lab
Non-Western Culture

Total credit hours this semester:  17

4th Semester

ECON 1123, Principles of Economics - Micro
Humanities, upper-division, outside major
Intermediate Foreign Language continued
Western Civilization & Culture
GEOG upper-division
Free Elective, upper-division (3000-4000 level)

Total credit hours this semester:  18

6th Semester - STUDY ABROAD

INTL 3000, Free Elective, upper division
INTL 3000, Free Elective, upper division
INTL 3000, Free Elective, upper division
INTL 3000, Free Elective, upper division
Free Elective, upper-division (take in summer)

Total credit hourse this semester:  15

8th Semester

IAS 4013, Senior Capstone Seminar in IAS
IAS 5503, Theory & Practice of Int'l Politics (G)
Graduate-level Course (G)
Graduate-level Course (G)

Total credit hourse this semester:  12

10th Semester

IAS 5523, Global Political Economy
IAS 5913, Graduate Internship (G)
or
IAS 5923, Policy Exercise (G)
or
Master's Thesis (G)
Graduate-level Course (G)
Free Elective, upper-division

Total credit hourse this semester:  12