- History I – One 3-credit course required from the College-approved History I course list (a 200-level survey course covering a culture significantly different from our own, i.e., ancient or non-Western).
- History II – One 3-credit course required from the College-approved History II course list (a 200-level survey course covering our own or a similar culture, i.e., United States or other Western Culture).
- Literature I – One 3-credit hour course required from the College-approved Literature I list (a survey course covering literature outside the U.S. and prior to the 20th century).
- Literature II – One 3-credit hour course required from the College-approved Literature II list (any course that meets the Literature I requirement, or a course in American or Twentieth Century Literature, or an upper division survey course or literature course in a period, genre, or major figure in English, a foreign language in English translation, or the original foreign language).
- Philosophy – Any PHI course on the approved GEP-Humanities list.
- Arts and Letters –One 3-credit hour course is required from the College-approved Arts & Letters course list.
- Social Sciences – Twelve (12) credit hours required from three different disciplines, six (6) must be on GEP-Social Sciences list.
- Foreign Language – Completion of FLx 201, or comparable proficiency as demonstrated by examination. BA in International Studies students are required to demonstrate proficiency in at least one foreign language to the FL_3xx, either through coursework or credit by exam, or taking the placement test and placing out (no credits are awarded if placing out). Opportunities for placing out of FL_3xx should be discussed with the international Studies Major Advisor.
- Free Electives – Maximum 12 credit hours of free electives may be taken for credit only (S/U).
- IS Area Studies – Choose 15 credit hours from IS concentration area of study (see departmental approved list). At least three courses (9 credits) need to be at the 300 or 400 level.
- IS Advised Electives- Two courses (6 hours) at the 300 or 400 level with an international focus. Advisor consultation and recommendation required.
- Although some courses are listed in more than one category, no course may satisfy more than one requirement. IS majors may take no more than four 200 level courses in their departmental requirements.
- Study Abroad: International major students are required to complete six (6) credit hours of study abroad coursework. Prior to enrolling in a study abroad program students are required to consult with their International Studies advisor in order to ascertain that the courses they plan on taking overseas may be transferred for credit to the NC State and may count toward the major and/or the GE requirements.
- Major Residency Requirements – Minimum of 15 hours of international studies at NC State.
- Major Grade Point Average (GPA) Requirements- A 2.0 major and cumulative gpa is required for graduation. All major courses must receive a grade of C- or better.
*General Education Program (GEP) requirements and GEP Footnotes
To complete the requirements for graduation and the General Education Program, the following category credit hours and co-requisites must be satisfied. University approved GEP course lists for each of the following categories can be found at http://oucc.dasa.ncsu.edu/general-education-program/.
A. Mathematical Sciences (6 credit hours – one course with MA or ST prefix)
Choose from the University approved GEP Mathematical Sciences course list as listed in footnote 8 in the Major requirements
B. Natural Sciences (7 credit hours – include one laboratory course or course with a lab)
Choose from the University approved GEP Natural Sciences course list.
C. Humanities (6 credit hours selected from two different disciplines/course prefixes)
Choose from the University approved GEP Humanities course list or the following course(s) if completed as part of the Major requirements may fulfill part or all of this requirement: College History I and Philosophy requirements
D. Social Sciences (6 credit hours selected from two different disciplines/course prefixes)
Choose from the University approved GEP Social Sciences course list or the following course(s) if completed as part of the Major requirements may fulfill part or all of this requirement: College Social Science requirement
E. Health & Exercise Studies (2 credit hours – at least one 100-level Health & Exercise Studies Course)
Choose from the University approved GEP Health & Exercise Studies course list.
F. Additional Breadth (3 credit hours to be selected from the following checked University approved GEP course lists)
Humanities/Social Sciences/Visual and Performing Arts or X Mathematical Sciences/Natural Sciences/Engineering
G. Interdisciplinary Perspectives (5-6 credit hours)
Choose from the University approved GEP Interdisciplinary Perspectives course list or the following course(s) if completed as part of the Major requirements may fulfill part or all of this requirement: IS 200
H. Introduction to Writing (4 credit hours satisfied by completing ENG 101 with a C- or better)
The following Co-Requisites must be satisfied to complete the General Education Program requirements
I. U.S. Diversity (USD)
Choose from the University approved GEP U.S. Diversity course list or choose a course identified on the approved GEP course lists as meeting the U.S. Diversity (USD) co-requisite. The following course(s) completed as part of the Major requirements may fulfill this requirement
J. Global Knowledge (GK)
Choose from the University approved GEP Global Knowledge course list or choose a course identified on the approved GEP course lists as meeting the Global Knowledge (GK) co-requisite. The following course(s) completed as part of the Major requirements may fulfill this requirement:
K. Foreign Language proficiency – Proficiency at the FL_102 level is required for graduation.
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