Aug 23, 2019  
2012-2013 General Catalog 
    
2012-2013 General Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

International Studies, B.A.


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International Studies


Freshman Year (29-31 Sem. Hrs.)


  • ENGL 1001 English Composition (3)
  • Foreign language courses (8-10)
  • General education analytical reasoning course (from mathematics department) (3)
  • General education life or physical science courses (two semesters lecture sequence) (6) *

Sophomore Year (32-30 Sem. Hrs.)


Junior Year (30 Sem. Hrs.)


  • Foreign language courses (fifth and sixth semesters) or electives (6)
  • General education arts course (3)
  • INTL area of concentration courses (9)
  • Approved electives (12)

Senior Year (29 Sem. Hrs.)


Note:


Required for all majors. Students must complete INTL 3001  and nine hours of additional upper level courses in their concentration before taking INTL 4003 

120 Total Sem. Hrs.


Consult “Degree Requirements of the College ” in this section of the catalog for specific instructions regarding approved electives and foreign language requirements.

Consult “General Education ” section of the catalog for the general education requirements.

* If sequence is taken in life sciences, the alternate science should be in the physical sciences category and vice versa.

Areas of Concentration


All students majoring in international studies must complete 15 hours in a primary area of concentration, and six hours in a secondary area of concentration. At least nine hours in the primary concentration must be taken at the 3000 level or above. At least three hours in the secondary concentration must be taken at the 3000 level or above.

Areas of concentration in International Studies are classified as either regional or global. The regional areas of concentration are Africa, Middle East, Asia, Europe, Latin America, or Russian and Central Asia. The global areas of concentration are Global Studies, Global Diplomacy, Environment and Development, or Global Cultures. Students must select one regional and one global area of concentration. Thus if a regional area of concentration is chosen as the primary area of concentration, then the secondary area of concentration must be a global area, and vice versa. Courses in the primary concentration must be taken in at least two different departments.

Students must meet language competency standards in a language appropriate to their regional area of concentration. (See below.)

Note: The following course listings are not exhaustive. Special topics classes are not included, but, if relevant, may be counted towards a concentration by arrangement with the Associate Director. As many of the listed courses are offered either infrequently or on alternate years, students are advised that they should check availability with departments and plan their course work schedule well in advance.

Regional Areas of Concentration


Students must complete 15 hours for a primary area of concentration or six hours for the secondary area of concentration in one of the following regional areas.

Note:

Students must demonstrate competency in a language relevant to their regional area of concentration. (Competency means: equivalent of six courses for Arabic, Spanish, French, Italian, Chinese and German. Students who have studied a language not offered at LSU may petition the Associate Director of International Studies to have their language courses counted towards this requirement.

Complete one of the following sequences:

Global Areas of Concentration


Students must complete 15 hours for a primary concentration or six hours (from different departments) for a secondary concentration in one of these global areas.

Note:


For additional information, contact Dr. Leonard Ray, 153A Howe-Russell Hall, 225-578-7242.

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