Jun 20, 2019  
2018-2019 Academic Catalog 
2018-2019 Academic Catalog [Archived Catalog]

International Studies Concentration - Social Sciences B.A.

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This is a concentration within the Social Sciences B.A.  

The International Studies program provides a framework of study for students interested in the interrelations of nations and peoples. Because these interrelations are complex and operate at different levels (economic, political, military, cultural, etc.), a student must be selective regarding the areas to be investigated. Thus the focus of a student’s coursework in this concentration may be on a particular area (Europe, Africa, the Middle East, Latin America, etc.), or on international problems (economic, political, diplomatic, etc.), on international organizations and their functions, or aspects of intercultural communications, etc. To identify the most appropriate pattern of courses, the student will prepare his or her program in close consultation with the department. The department should also be consulted regarding career opportunities.


1. Complete the Baccalaureate Degree Requirements.

A student must comply with all University regulations and satisfy the following requirements:

  1. Units and Residency  (minimum of 120 units: 40 units of upper division coursework and 30 semester units at Stanislaus State. At least 24 of these 30 units must be earned in upper-division courses, at least 12 must be in the major, and at least 9 must be applicable to General Education-Breadth requirements)
  2. Grade Point Average  (minimum grade point average of 2.0 (C) or better)
  3. General Education  (minimum of 49 units)
  4. Upper Division Writing Proficiency  (minimum of 3 units)
    - Pass the Writing Proficiency Screening Test (WPST)
    - Writing Proficiency (WP) Course (may double count in the major)
  5. United States Constitution and California State and Local Government  (minimum of 3 units)
  6. Multicultural Requirement  (minimum of 3 units) (may double count with General Education requirements or in the major)

Subsequently all students must submit an application for graduation and receive approval from the major advisor, department chair, and Director of Academic Advising. For more information see the Baccalaureate Degree Requirements .

3. Complete one lower-division course from each of the following sections:

(12 units)

4. Complete the International Studies concentration of 30 units as approved by the adviser.

5. Completion of a minor is not required.

The Concentration

(30 units)

Upon entering the International Studies concentration, work closely with the Director to develop a tentative program for the remainder of your undergraduate coursework. Prepare a trial study list prior to each advising appointment. In such a broad major, close cooperation between adviser and advisee is necessary to avoid mistakes.

Select a minimum of 12 units in one of the following disciplines and a minimum of 9 units in each of two others, as approved by the adviser:

Note: Some of these disciplines require additional lower-division introductory coursework not already specified in Requirements, Section 3 above. Select courses from the three preferred disciplines.

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