International Studies BA

Major Requirements

A major in international studies consists of:

BLMC 220Introduction to Culture: Bridging Differences

3

BLMC 240Introduction to International Studies

3

BLMC 494Seminar in International Studies

3

POLS 203International Relations

3

Six to 18 hours of a language requirement*

Students must take four courses from one of the following thematic areas:

Intercultural Studies

ANTH 210Cultural Anthropology

3

BLMC 340Current Issues in International Studies

3

COMM 218Intercultural Communication

3

COMM 340Communication Across Contexts and Cultures

3

ENGL 333Major Works of World Literature-Global

3

GEOG 200Human Geography

3

HUMN 380Global Perspectives On Gender

3

Global Relations

ECON 200Principles of Macroeconomics

3

GEOG 101Economic Geography

3

PLAW 330International and Comparative Law

3

POLS 202Comparative Politics

3

POLS 333Contemporary Political Ideologies

3

POLS 401Topics: Contemporary International Political Issues

3

POLS 404The Politics of Terrorism

3

Students must take 12 hours from one of the following regional areas:

Asia

BLMC 330International Living/Study/Internship

1 to 12

HIST 385Selected Topics in Asian History

3

JAPN 350Introduction to Japanese Culture

3

JAPN 495Selected Topics in Japanese

1 to 4

JAPN 499Study/Internship in Japan

1 to 8

RELI 200Religions of India and Tibet

3

RELI 201Religions of China and Japan

3

RELI 220The Islamic Tradition

3

RELI 312The Buddhist Tradition

3

Europe

BLMC 330International Living/Study/Internship

1 to 12

HIST 220European Civilization from 476-1648

3

HIST 221European Civilization since 1648

3

HIST 242World War II

3

HIST 350European Society and Thought

3

HIST 352Selected Topics in Global History

3

HIST 400Selected Topics in European History

3

SPAN 325Culture of Spain (in Spanish)

3

SPAN 341Spanish Culture (in English)

3

SPAN 345Literature of Spain: Major Works

3

SPAN 499Study/Internship in a Spanish-Speaking Country

1 to 12

Latin America

BLMC 330International Living/Study/Internship

1 to 12

BLMC 343Hispanic/Latino Influences in the United States

3

RELI 315Religions of Africa and the Americas

3

SPAN 328Spanish-American Culture (in Spanish)

3

SPAN 344Spanish-American Culture (in English)

3

SPAN 346Spanish-American Literature

3

SPAN 499Study/Internship in a Spanish-Speaking Country

1 to 12

*The language requirement of six to 18 hours may include prerequisite courses depending upon the student’s language placement. Student must complete at least six semester hours of 300-level or higher courses of a European language (e.g., SPAN 310, SPAN 320, SPAN 323, or SPAN 360) or at least six semester hours of 200-level or higher courses of a non-European language (e.g., JAPN 220 and JAPN 221). The chosen language must match the regional focus.

Student must complete at least six semester hours in an international academic experience. The international academic experience may be taken through UF international study courses (e.g., BLMC 330) or through an affiliated study abroad program chosen in consultation with the academic advisor.