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Michael Bassman, Director, D-107 Brewster Building
Joyce G. Reed, Associate Director of the Honors Program and Director of the East Carolina Scholars Program

The Honors Program is a university-wide endeavor that exists to ensure superior undergraduate students an exceptional educational experience, beginning with their first day in college.† Eligible students accepted by the university are often contacted while they are still in high school.† Currently enrolled freshmen and sophomores with a GPA of 3.4 are also invited to participate in the program, which each semester offers honors sections of many regular introductory courses (in such disciplines as English, history, anthropology, and psychology) and special, often interdisciplinary, honors seminars designed to meet general education requirements.† Many of these seminars are team-taught.† In the HNRS course listing, general categories of the seminars are included; the precise topics and semesters in which the seminars are offered will be determined by honors student requests and faculty proposals.† Students may take seminars with the same number twice for credit, if the topics are different.† All honors seminars except the laboratory carry writing intensive credit.

To complete general education honors, students must complete 24 s.h. with a minimum grade of B and earn a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.3.† After completion of general education honors, students with a 3.5 GPA or better may earn university honors in their major by completing a 6 s.h. senior project such as a thesis, field experience, community service, portfolio, or co-teaching semester.

For further information on qualifications and specific offerings, students should consult the director.† The Honors Program is a member of the National Collegiate Honors Council and its regional and state affiliates and participates in national honors exchange programs.



Linner Griffin, Center on Aging, Associate Director for Educational Programs, 112 Ragsdale Building

The gerontology minor †augments major fields of study with an overview of issues confronting elderly people and their service providers.† In recognition that aging can be viewed from a variety of perspectives, courses from several academic programs are available. Special topics courses with aging as their primary content may be counted toward the minor.† Inquiries should be directed to the associate director for educational programs.† The minor requires 24 s.h. of credit.† A maximum of 6 s.h. may count toward general education requirements and the gerontology minor.

CDFR/GERO/SOCW 2400. Introduction to Gerontology (3) (F,S) (GE:SO)†
GERO/SOCW 5400. Seminar in Aging Studies (3) (F,S,SS) (P: Consent of instructor)
6 s.h.
Core electives (Choose a minimum of three.)
CSDI 5800. Communication Processes and Disorders in Aging (3) (P: Consent of instructor)
EXSS 5800. Physical Activity and Aging (3) (F,S,SS) (P: GERO 2400 or consent of instructor)
GERO/SOCW 5903. Readings in Aging Studies (3) (F,S,SS)
NURS 3205. Health in the Older Adult (3) (S) (P: GERO 2400 or consent of instructor)
PSYC 5400. Advanced Gerontology (3) (S) (P: GERO 2400 or consent of instructor)
SOCI 5600. Seminar in Aging (3) (P: SOCI 2110; consent of instructor)
9-18 s.h.
General electives (Choose a maximum of three.)
AMID 2239. Apparel and Human Behavior (3) (S)
HIST 3920. Social History of American Medicine (3) (GE:SO)
HLTH 3020. Health Problems II (3) (S) (P: HLTH 3010 or consent of instructor)
PHIL 3281. Introduction to Philosophical Ethics in the Health Care Professions (3) (WI*)
POLS 3242. Municipal Policy and Administration (3)
POLS 3255. Domestic Public Policy (3) (S)
PSYC 3206. Developmental Psychology (3) (WI*) (F,S,SS) (GE:SO) (P:
PSYC 1000 or 1060)
SOCI 3327. Introductory Medical Sociology (3) (S) (GE:SO) (P: SOCI 2110 or consent of instructor)
SOCI 4325. Marriage and the Family (3) (F,S,SS) (GE:SO) (P: SOCI 2110)
SOCI 5200. Seminar in the Sociology of Health (3) (P: SOCI 2110 or consent of instructor)
0-9 s.h.


John H.P. Williams, Acting Director, International House
Donald L. Spence, Associate Director, International House
Rita Gonsalves, Associate Director, International House
Marolyn McDiarmid, Director, International Admissions, International House
Anne Tillman, Assistant Director, International Admissions, International House
Wellyn Dawson, International Students Adviser, International House
Rhonda P. Brown, Immigration Coordinator, International House
Delores Randolph, Financial and Budget Manager, International House

East Carolina University views the creation of international awareness as an essential obligation of the contemporary university.† It seeks structures through academic and co-curricular programming to provide students with the knowledge and skills to comprehend the world within a broad, flexible, and sensitive conceptual framework that takes into account the reality of interdependence among states and of international structures through academic and co-curricular programming.† The university aims to produce liberally educated citizens of this and other countries capable of coping with complexity and diversity of the world in which we live.


The Office of International Affairs coordinates ECUís international student recruitment and admissions program, working with its own staff and others within the university to expand the international representation within its degree-seeking student body.† International Affairs coordinates the international studies minor, which is a university-wide opportunity for students to add this dimension to their degree program.† Additionally, the office offers all students and faculty a variety of opportunities to participate in international travel and learning experiences through summer-, semester-, or year-abroad programs. Fulbright and other scholarship or fellowship opportunities, teaching and research, or work experiences are a few of the activities addressed for students and faculty.

Students from countries other than the United States may apply to the chairperson of the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures for a Departmental Certificate of American Studies. (See Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures for requirements.)


East Carolina University is a member of several consortia which are designed to facilitate and promote the exchange of students within the US and abroad.† Students can attend more than 150 foreign institutions or almost 120 institutions throughout the US by utilizing these exchanges.† Of special interest is the fact that these exchanges permit students to study elsewhere while paying East Carolina University tuition and fees; thus, study abroad costs are often no more than the costs of studying at home.† Participation in these programs is an excellent way of experiencing other areas of the United States and the world.† Information and applications are available and processed through the Office of International Affairs.

In addition to the exchange programs, East Carolina University has numerous summer and longer-term study-abroad programs offered at its own tuition and fee rates. Programs in other countries are being added regularly.† Study abroad programs from other North Carolina institutions, and institutions throughout the US are also available to East Carolina University students.† The Office of International Affairs assists students in identifying and applying to programs of interest, utilizing its large resource library to find the best opportunities, and coordinates East Carolina study abroad activities.


The Office of International Affairs houses the Japan Center East †as a public service center for East Carolina University.† It is devoted to increasing understanding and strengthening ties of mutual benefit between Japan and North Carolina through cooperation with academic entities, public schools, and the community at large; to promote and develop research and teaching with Japan; and to form cooperative relationships which promote mutually beneficial activities and cultural understanding.

Phi Beta Delta, the international scholarsí honorary for students, staff, and faculty is represented at East Carolina University by the Gamma Rho Chapter.† Serving as its secretariat, the Office of International Affairs co-sponsors or arranges lecture programs, coffees, and dinners throughout the year to enhance the internationalization efforts of the institutionís students and faculty.


The endowment fund established by Thomas W. and Izabel B. Rivers promotes the internationalization of ECU through support for students to study abroad, to attract international degree-seeking students to the university, and to assist faculty to engage in scholarly activities overseas.† Awards are made throughout the year, as decided by a faculty panel.† Information and applications are available through the Office of International Affairs.

Additionally, International Affairs coordinates the Rivers Distinguished Chair of International Affairs program.†† It ensures that throughout each academic year outstanding scholars are in residence, assisting schools or departments as well as faculty in the internationalization process through teaching, research, and conferences.


The international studies minor program is designed to provide a central core of study along with a world region or academic topic and is available to students in any undergraduate division of the university.† The minor will provide insight into social, political, cultural, and economic areas of international importance in our increasingly globalized society.

The minor program, coordinated through the Office of International Affairs, requires 24 s.h. credit and can be earned with or without participation in either overseas opportunities or language training, although both are encouraged.† Courses must be approved by the coordinator.† No course credit counted toward a studentís major may be used to fulfill the requirements of the program.

INTL 1000. Introduction to International Studies (3) (F,SS) (GE:SO)
Choose two from the following; maximum of one from any discipline:
ANTH 2005. Environmental Anthropology (3) (S) (GE:SO)
ECON 3353. Development Economics (3) (GE:SO) (P: ECON 2133)
GEOG 3003. Political Geography (3) (WI) (S) (GE:SO)
HIST 1030. World Civilizations to 1500 (3) (WI*) (F,S) (GE:SO)
HIST 1031. World Civilizations Since 1500 (3) (WI*) (F,S) (GE:SO)
PHIL 2690. World Religions (3) (GE:HU)
POLS 2010. Introduction to Comparative Government and Politics (3) (WI) (F,S,SS) (GE:SO)
POLS 2020. Introduction to International Relations (3) (F,S,SS) (GE:SO)
9 s.h.
Concentration (Choose one.)
African Studies:
Choose a minimum of 6 s.h. from:
ANTH 3003. Cultures of Africa (3) (OY) (GE:SO) (P: ANTH 1000 or 2010 or 2200 or consent of instructor)†
GEOG 3050. Africa (3) (S) (GE:SO)†
HIST 3810. History of Africa (3) (WI*) (GE:SO)
POLS 3265. African Political Systems (3) (S) (GE:SO)
Choose an additional 6 s.h. from the remaining courses above or from the following or from a combination of the two.
ANTH 2010. Societies Around the World (3) (F,S,SS) (GE:SO)
ANTH 4054. Anthropology of Religion (3) (OY) (GE:SO) (P: ANTH 1000 or 2010 or 2200 or consent of instructor)
ECON 3353. Economics of Underdeveloped Countries (3) (GE:SO) (P: ECON 2133)
ENGL 3750. Introductory Linguistics (3) (S) (GE:HU) (P: ENGL 1200)†
FORL 2624. Francophone Literature of Africa in Translation (3)
FREN 2443. Readings in the Francophone Cultures of Africa (3) (P: FREN 1004)
FREN 3558. The Francophone World: Colonization to Independence (3) (P: FREN 3500 or consent of dept chair)
FREN 3560. The Contemporary French and Francophone World (3) (P: FREN 3500 or consent of dept chair)
GEOG 2110. World Geography: Less Developed Regions (3) (F,S,SS) (GE:SO)†
HIST 5300. Comparative History of Non-Western Civilizations (3) (WI*)
Asian Studies:
Choose four from:
ANTH 3002. Cultures of East Asia (3) (GE:SO) (P: ANTH 1000 or 2010 or 2200 or consent of instructor)
ANTH 3004. Cultures of the South Pacific (3) (EY)† (P: ANTH 1000 or 2010 or 2200 or consent of instructor)
ANTH 3009. Motherhood of God in Asian Traditions (3) (EY) (GE:SO)
GEOG 3051. Asia (3) (S) (GE:SO)†
HIST 3610. History of the Far East (3) (GE:SO)
HIST 3611. History of the Far East Since 1600 (3) (GE:SO)
HIST 5300. Comparative History of Non-Western Civilizations (3) (WI*)
HIST 5680. Diplomatic History of Modern Asia (3)
INTL 2003. Introduction to Chinese Culture (3) (GE:HU) (P: ENGL 1200)
INTL 2004. Introduction to Japanese Culture (3)
European Studies:
Choose one from:
Group I - Fine Arts, Literature, Music, and Philosophy
ART 1907. Art History Survey (3) (F,S) (GE:FA) (P: ART 1905 or 1910)
ART 2900. History of Prints and Drawings (3) (F) (P: ART 1906, 1907)
CLAS/ENGL 3460. Classical Mythology (3) (GE:HU) (P: ENGL 1200)
ENGL 3330. Early Twentieth Century Drama (3) (WI) (F-EY) (GE:HU) (P: ENGL 1200)
ENGL 3340. Contemporary Drama (3) (WI) (F-OY) (GE:HU) (P: ENGL 1200)
ENGL 3450. Northern European Mythology (3) (WI) (F,S-OY) (GE:HU) (P: ENGL 1200)†
ENGL 3600. Classics from Homer to Dante (3) (WI) (F) (GE:HU) (P: ENGL 1200)
FORL 2620. French Literature in Translation (3)
FORL 2660. Spanish Literature in Translation (3) (GE:HU)†
FORL 2680. German Literature in Translation (3) (GE:HU)
FREN 2440. Readings in the Culture of France I (3) (P: FREN 1004)
FREN 2441. Readings in the Culture of France II (3) (P: FREN 1004)
GERM 2420. Culture of the German-Speaking World I (3) (GE:HU) (P: GERM 1004 or consent of dept chair)
GERM 2421. Culture of the German-Speaking World II (3) (GE:HU) (P: GERM 1004 or consent of dept chair)
INTL 2100, 2101. Arts and Sciences Abroad: Humanities (3,6) (GE:HU)
INTL 2200, 2201. Arts and Sciences Abroad: Arts (3,6) (GE:FA)
MUSC 1406 (S), 2406 (F), 2416 (S). Music History and Literature (2,2,2) (WI)
PHIL 2330. Modern Philosophy (3) (F,S) (GE:HU) (P: 3 s.h. in PHIL or consent of instructor)†
PHIL 2453. Existentialism/Phenomenology (3) (F,S) (GE:HU)†
RUSS 2220. Russian Prose of the Nineteenth Century in Translation (3) (GE:HU)†
RUSS 2221. Russian Prose of the Twentieth Century in Translation (3) (GE:HU)
SPAN 2440. Spanish Culture and Civilization (3) (WI*) (P: SPAN 2222 or 2330 or consent of dept chair)
Group II - Geography, Political Science
GEOG 3047. Western Europe (3) (S) (GE:SO)†
INTL 2400, 2401. Arts and Sciences Abroad: Social Sciences (3,6) (SS) (GE:SO)†
POLS 3234. West European Political Systems (3) (F) (GE:SO)†
POLS 3235. East European Political Systems (3) (S) (GE:SO)†
POLS 4371. Western Political Thought I: Moses to Montesquieu (3) (RP: POLS 2070)
POLS 4373. Western Political Thought II: Rousseau to Camus (3) (F) (RP: POLS 2070)
Group III - History:
HIST 3420. Early Modern Europe to 1648 (3) (GE:SO)†
HIST 3430. History of Europe, 1815-1914 (3) (GE:SO)†
HIST 3435. History of Europe Since 1914 (3) (GE:SO)†
HIST 5310. Intellectual History of Europe (3)
HIST 5670. A Diplomatic History of Europe, 1815 to the Present (3)
INTL 2400, 2401. Arts and Sciences Abroad: Social Sciences (3,6) (SS) (GE:SO)†
Group IV - Choose one additional course from Groups I, II, III, or any subject-related course with prior approval of international studies coordinator.
Latin-American Studies:
Choose four from:
ANTH 3016. Cultures of the Caribbean (3) (S) (GE:SO) (P: ANTH 1000 or 2010 or 2200 or consent of instructor)
ANTH 3017. Cultures of Mexico and Guatemala (3) (OY) (GE:SO) (P: ANTH 1000 or 2010 or 2200 or consent of instructor)
ANTH 3018. Cultures of South and Central America (3) (EY) (GE:SO) (P: ANTH 1000 or 2010 or 2200 or consent of instructor)
ECON 3353. Development Economics (3) (GE:SO) (P: ECON 2133)
FORL 2661. Latin-American Literature in Translation (3) (GE:HU)†
FORL 2666. Latino Texts (3) (GE:HU)
GEOG 2110. World Geography: Less Developed Regions (3) (F,S,SS) (GE:SO)††
GEOG 3049. South America (3) (F) (GE:SO)†
GEOG 3056. Middle America (3) (GE:SO)
HIST 3710. Introduction to Latin-American History: Colonial Period (3) (WI*) (GE:SO)
HIST 3711. Introduction to Latin-American History: Since 1808 (3) (WI*) (GE:SO)
HIST 3780. Mexico and Central America (3) (WI*) (GE:SO)
HIST 5765. Latin America: 1492 to the Present (3) (WI*)
INTL 3010. Field Study in Latin America (6) (P: Consent of instructor)†
POLS 3270. Latin-American Political Systems (3) (S)
SPAN 1220. Conversational Spanish Practiced in a Spanish-Speaking Country (3) (P: Consent of dept chair)
SPAN 1440. Hispanic Culture Experienced in a Spanish-Speaking Country (2)
SPAN 2222. Intermediate Spanish Conversation (3) (P: SPAN 1004 or consent of dept chair) or SPAN 3220. Advanced Oral Communication Through Multimedia (3) (P: SPAN 2222 or consent of dept chair)
SPAN 2441. Latin-American Culture and Civilization (3) (P: SPAN 2222 or 2330 or consent of dept chair)
SPAN 4560. Major Latin-American Authors (3) (GE:HU) (P: SPAN 2441, 2550; or consent of dept chair)
SPAN 4561. Latin-American Texts of the Pre-Columbian and Colonial Periods (3) (GE:HU) (P: SPAN 2441, 2550; or consent of dept chair; RP: SPAN 4560)
SPAN 4563. Latin-American Texts: The Boom and Beyond (3) (GE:HU) (P: SPAN 2441, 2550; or consent of dept chair; RP: SPAN 4560)
Specialized Concentration:
With the advice and written approval of the coordinator and the coordinating committee of the international studies minor, a student may develop a topical course of studies (totaling 12 s.h.) around a specific theme in international studies.† The following examples are suggestive of possible themes: international environmental problems, global communications, human rights issues, peace and world order studies, international trade/technology, population/demographic issues, international art, comparative religions, comparative literatures, comparative gender relations, language, and civilization.
12 s.h.
Senior Seminar
INTL 5000. Senior Seminar in International Studies (3) (S) (P: Consent of instructor)
3 s.h.

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