International Studies

This interdisciplinary program builds on Stetson’s strength in international and language study and study abroad. Students have the opportunity to design programs of study that address global issues or perspectives of special interest to them.

More information can be found online at http://www.stetson.edu/academics/programs/international-studies.php.

Major in International Studies

Minor in International Studies - 5 units

The minor in International Studies provides an international dimension to almost any discipline of study, including major programs in the social sciences, modern languages and literatures, education, and humanities. Students in the School of Business Administration who desire a foundation for international business will find the minor an ideal complement to a major in general business, finance, management, or marketing. International business majors will benefit from the minor's added focus on international perspectives from the humanities and social sciences. A minor in International Studies can also strengthen preparation for admission to graduate programs or professional schools of law or medicine.

Requirements
ENSS 140PIntroduction to Environmental Studies and Science1
POLI 301International Relations1
One modern language course at the 200-, 300-, or 400-level1
Select one of the following courses:1
International Economics
Cultural and Political Ecology
International Law
Politics of International Trade and Finance
Select one of the following courses:1
Sub-Sahara African Economic History of Colonialism and its Aftermath
Latin American History: The Challenges of Modern Nationhood
Modern Britain
The History of Modern China
The Modern Middle East
Contemporary Islamic Civilization
Politics of the Developing World
Comparative Politics
Russian Foreign Policy
Russian Politics
Latin American Politics
Or an approved 399- or 400-level Study Abroad course
Total Units5

Advising Course Plan - International Studies Major

Note that if studying abroad, students may take courses in language and regional affairs that satisfy language or regional affairs course requirements, so most students will have more flexibility in their schedules than indicated here.

First Year
FallUnits
ECON 103SEssentials of Economics I1
World Language course11
FSEM 100First Year Seminar1
 Term Units3
Spring
ENSS 310RCultural and Political Ecology1
World Language course11
 Term Units2
Second Year
Fall
POLI 301International Relations1
World Language course11
 Term Units2
Spring
HIST 200 level or higher with International Focus1
World Language course11
Methods course1
 Term Units3
Third Year
Fall
World Language course11
Junior Seminar1
Specialized course in region or culture of interest or Study Abroad1
 Term Units3
Spring
World Language course11
Junior Seminar (if not taken in fall)1
Specialized course in region or culture of interest or Study Abroad1
 Term Units3
Fourth Year
Fall
Senior Project1
ECON 324International Economics1
 Term Units2
Spring
Senior Project (if not taken in fall)1
Specialized course in region or culture of interst1
 Term Units2
Total Unit: 20
1

Students are required to have a total of four units of World Language study at the 200/300/400 level.

INSU 201H. Foundations of Globalization. 1 Unit.

This foundational course introduces students to the fundamental debates concerning the history, economics, and politics of globalization. The history of capitalism including the political-economic paradigms of mercantilism, liberalism, communism, fascism, and socialism are considered. Processes of colonialism/imperialism and neocolonialism are discussed, including official and non-government foreign aid. The course concludes with contemporary debates on globalization and freedom, democracy, and inequality.