The International Field Experience is required for the MA in International Studies and for undergraduate students receiving the Certificate in Global Understanding. Undergraduate students in international studies programs are strongly encouraged to study abroad as well. Learn about the study abroad programs at ECU.
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Multidisciplinary Major in International Studies
The multidisciplinary major in International Studies, catalog link, is offered through the Multidisciplinary Studies Program administered by the Thomas Harriot College of Arts and Sciences. "The goals of the [Multidisciplinary Studies] program are to foster multidisciplinary study among various schools and departments, enable motivated students to pursue degrees in specialized or new fields, and encourage undergraduates to pursue research interests while working closely with faculty. Honors are awarded to students who earn a 3.5 GPA in approved major courses."
The multidisciplinary major in International Studies offers courses from a range of disciplines focusing on social, cultural, economic and political areas of international importance in our increasingly globalized society. Majors are encouraged to study available modern language offerings and take advantage of study abroad opportunities. Transfer courses from study abroad programs may be used to satisfy requirements for the major, but must be approved by the director of the International Studies program. Additional courses beyond those listed may be approved by the director of international studies if they contribute significantly to the student's understanding of and appreciation for international studies.
The International Studies major is an "individual concentration" within the Multidisciplinary Studies Program. The individual concentration is "designed for the student (1) who has clear interests and objectives that overlap schools, departments, degrees, or concentrations; (2) whose interests and objectives cannot reasonably be met through existing majors, minors, and electives; and, (3) whose program is not fashioned in order to bypass a requirement of an existing program." To declare an International Studies major, a student must have completed 30 s.h. with a minimum cumulative 2.0 GPA.
For more information, contact Dr. Marie Olson Lounsbery, Department of Political Science, Brewster A105, East Carolina University; e-mail: email@example.com; tel: 252-328-2349.
This 30 s.h. concentration within the Multidisciplinary Major builds on the undergraduate minor in International Studies, adding the two multidisciplinary seminar:, MULT 3500 and MULT 4999. The concentration in International Studies brings together courses from a range of disciplines focusing on social, cultural, economic and political areas of international importance in our increasingly globalized society. Majors are encouraged to study available modern language offerings and take advantage of study abroad opportunities.
For more information contact the Director of the International Studies Undergraduate programs, Dr. Marie Olson Lounsbery (Brewster A-120, 252-328-2349, or firstname.lastname@example.org).
Minimum degree requirement is 120 s.h. of credit as follows:
Requirements for all Baccalaureate Degree Programs) ……………................. 42 s.h.
With the advice and written approval of the coordinator and the International Studies Executive Committee, 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.