International Studies

http://internationalstudies.wvu.edu/

Degree Offered

  • Bachelor of Arts 

Nature of the Program

The international studies major is composed of internationally oriented courses drawn from several disciplinary and interdisciplinary study areas.  Students take courses from such departments as economics, foreign languages, geography, history, political science, and sociology.

Students who earn a degree in the Eberly College of Arts and Sciences must complete the University requirements, the College requirements for their specific degree program, and their major requirements.

Minors

All students have the possibility of earning one or more minors; a list of all available minors and their requirements is available at http://catalog.wvu.edu/undergraduate/minors/. Please note that students may not earn a minor in their major field.

Certificate of Global Engagement

Students in the Eberly College, regardless of their major, can earn a Certificate of Global Engagement. Completion of the Certificate demonstrates the student’s knowledge of diverse cultures, as well as the ability to communicate and interact effectively with people of different cultural backgrounds.  Students will be required to apply their knowledge of contemporary issues and global social contexts to their course work and their broader citizenship.  For details regarding Certificate requirements, please visit the Eberly College page.

Study Abroad and Internships

Students are strongly encouraged to take advantage of opportunities for professional internships and study abroad, which may be undertaken for academic credit (often fulfilling specific course requirements for the major) with the approval of students’ designated international studies advisers. Through internships, students gain first-hand knowledge of private and business organizations engaged in international social, economic, and governmental affairs.  To experience another society and in many cases to improve their foreign language capabilities, students may also study abroad for a summer, one semester, or an entire academic year.  Interested students should consult their international studies adviser.

Admission Requirements

Freshmen are admitted directly into the major. Students admitted from Center for Learning, Advising, and Student Success or another major must have a 2.00 GPA.  Please see an International Studies adviser.

Benchmark Expectations

For their third semester in the program, students should have completed or be registered for:  ECON 201, ECON 202, as well as 3 courses from core list, as well as having made progress toward foreign language requirement.  All majors must meet with an INTS adviser each semester (double majors should meet with both advisers).  Students who do not meet these requirements may be removed from their major.

General Education FOUNDATIONS

Please use this link to view a list of courses that meet each GEF requirement.

NOTE: Some major requirements will fulfill specific GEF requirements. Please see the curriculum requirements listed below for details on which GEFs you will need to select.

General Education Foundations
F1 - Composition & Rhetoric3-6
Introduction to Composition and Rhetoric
and Composition, Rhetoric, and Research
Accelerated Academic Writing
F2A/F2B - Science & Technology4-6
F3 - Math & Quantitative Skills3-4
F4 - Society & Connections3
F5 - Human Inquiry & the Past3
F6 - The Arts & Creativity3
F7 - Global Studies & Diversity3
F8 - Focus (may be satisfied by completion of a minor, double major, or dual degree)9
Total Hours31-37

Degree Requirements

Students must complete WVU General Education Foundations requirements, College B.A. requirements, major requirements, and electives to total a minimum of 120 hours. For complete details on these requirements,visit the B.A. Degrees tab on the Eberly College of Arts and Sciences page

Departmental Requirements for the B.A. in International Studies

Curriculum Requirements

UNIVERSITY REQUIREMENTS31
First Year Seminar
GEF: number of classes will vary depending on overlap
ECAS B.A. Requirements12
Foreign Language
Fine Arts Requirement
Global Studies & Diversity Requirement
DEPARTMENTAL REQUIREMENTS
Core Courses16
Orientation to International Studies
Principles of Microeconomics
Principles of Macroeconomics
Select three courses from at least two disciplines:
Contemporary African Literature
Introduction to French Literature
World Regions
Physical Geography
Human Geography
Western Civilization: 1600 to Present
Latin America: Past and Present
The Middle East
East Asia: An Introduction
North America: Past and Present
World History Since 1500
Society and Food
Global Political Issues
Introduction to Comparative Politics
Introduction to International Relations
Introduction to Anthropology
Area of Emphasis36
Select an area of emphasis (36-42 credits)
Capstone Experience3
Capstone International Studies
GENERAL ELECTIVES22
Number of electives may vary depending on overlap and area of emphasis.
Total Hours120

Suggested Plan of Study

First Year
FallHoursSpringHours
WVUE 1911ENGL 101 (GEF 1)3
GEF 23GEF 23
Foreign Language 1013GEF 33
INTS 1991GEF 53
Core Elective 13Foreign Language 1023
Core Elective 23 
General Elective1 
 15 15
Second Year
FallHoursSpringHours
ENGL 102 (GEF 1)3ECAS Global Studies & Diversity Requirement (GEF 7)3
ECAS Fine Arts Requirement (GEF 6)3Foreign Language 2043
Foreign Language 2033ECON 202 (GEF 8)3
ECON 201 (GEF 4)3AoE Course 13
Core Elective 33General Elective3
 15 15
Third Year
FallHoursSpringHours
GEF 8*3GEF 8*3
AoE Course 23AoE Course 53
AoE Course 33AoE Course 63
AoE Course 43General Elective3
General Elective3General Elective3
 15 15
Fourth Year
FallHoursSpringHours
AoE Course 73INTS 4883
AoE Course 83AoE Course 113
AoE Course 93AoE Course 123
AoE Course 103General Elective3
General Elective3General Elective3
 15 15
Total credit hours: 120
*

 Students completing a minor, a second major or a dual degree already meet F 8.

Areas of Emphasis

Majors are required to select an area of emphasis for specialized advanced study.  The international studies program offers two types of areas of emphasis: regional tracks and global affairs tracks. 

Regional Areas of Emphasis:

Global Affairs

Regional Areas of Emphasis

Africa and the Middle East Area of Emphasis Requirements

REGIONAL AREA OF EMPHASIS: AFRICA AND THE MIDDLE EAST
FOREIGN LANGUAGE6
Select six hours of same language:
Language Through Civilization
and Language Through Culture
Conversations in Context 1: Germany and its Past
and Conversations in Context 2: Germany Today
ANALYTIC COURSES12
Select four of the following with at least two disciplines:
International Economics
Comparative Economic Systems
Economic Development
Structure and Communication
Advanced Readings
Population Geography
Political Geography
Global Issues
Communication through Culture: Building the German Nation
Stories and Histories: Reading and Writing German- Speaking Culture
American Foreign Relations 1941 to Present
International Political Economy
International Law and Institutions
Comparative Foreign Policy
International Law
American Foreign Relations
Foreign Policy Decision-Making
Politics of War and Peace
Third World Development
Women in International Development
CROSS CULTURAL COURSES18
Select six from the following with at least two disciplines:
Francophone Literature in Translation
Geography of Africa
Geography of the Middle East
Rural and Regional Development
Pre-Colonial Africa
Colonial Africa and Independence
East Africa to 1895
East Africa Since 1895
West Africa to 1885
West Africa from 1885
Music of Africa
Politics of the Middle East
Politics of Africa
History and Practice of Islam
Traditional and Changing Africa
Total Hours36

The Americas Area of Emphasis Requirements

REGIONAL AREA OF EMPHASIS: THE AMERICAS
FOREIGN LANGUAGE6
Readings in Spanish
and Spanish Conversation
ANALYTIC COURSES12
Select four of the following with at least two disciplines:
International Economics
Comparative Economic Systems
Economic Development
Population Geography
Political Geography
Global Issues
American Foreign Relations to 1941
American Foreign Relations 1941 to Present
International Political Economy
International Law and Institutions
Comparative Foreign Policy
American Foreign Relations
Foreign Policy Decision-Making
Politics of War and Peace
Third World Development
Writing in the Hispanic World
Spanish Through Media
Women in International Development
CROSS CULTURAL COURSES18
Select six of the following with at least two disciplines:
Spanish American Literature in Translation 1
Spanish American Literature in Translation 2
Brazilian Literature Translation
United States and Canada
Rural and Regional Development
Latin America: Culture, Conquest, Colonization
Latin America: Reform and Revolution
Governments of Latin America
Latin American Culture
Latin American Culture
Early Spanish American Literature
Modern Spanish American Literature
Commercial Spanish 1
Caribbean Literature
Total Hours36

Asia Area of Emphasis Requirements

REGIONAL AREA OF EMPHASIS: ASIA
FOREIGN LANGUAGE6
Select six hours of same language:
Third Year Chinese 1
Third Year Chinese 2
Conversation and Composition 1
Conversation and Composition 2
ANALYTIC COURSES12
Select four of the following from at least two disciplines:
Readings in Modern Chinese 1
Readings in Modern Chinese 2
International Economics
Comparative Economic Systems
Economic Development
Population Geography
Political Geography
Global Issues
American Foreign Relations to 1941
American Foreign Relations 1941 to Present
Advanced Structure
Advanced Reading
International Law and Institutions
American Foreign Relations
Politics of War and Peace
Women in International Development
CROSS CULTURAL COURSES18
Select six of the following from at least two disciplines:
Chinese Civilization and Culture
Japanese Literature Translation
Chinese Literature Translation 1
Chinese Literature in Translation 2
Rural and Regional Development
Modern China
Modern Japan
Government of Japan
Government of China
Far East International Affairs
Religions of China and Japan
Total Hours36

Europe Area of Emphasis Requirements

REGIONAL AREA OF EMPHASIS: EUROPE
FOREIGN LANGUAGE6
Select six hours of same language:
Language Through Civilization
and Language Through Culture
Conversations in Context 1: Germany and its Past
and Conversations in Context 2: Germany Today
Composition and Conversation
and Advanced Conversation
Conversation and Composition 1
and Conversation and Composition 2
Readings in Spanish
and Spanish Conversation
ANALYTIC COURSES12
Select four of the following from at least two disciplines:
International Economics
Comparative Economic Systems
Structure and Communication
Advanced Readings
Population Geography
Political Geography
Global Issues
Communication through Culture: Building the German Nation
Stories and Histories: Reading and Writing German- Speaking Culture
American Foreign Relations 1941 to Present
International Political Economy
International Law and Institutions
Comparative Foreign Policy
American Foreign Relations
Foreign Policy Decision-Making
Politics of War and Peace
Advanced Structure and Reading 1
Advanced Structure and Reading 2
Writing in the Hispanic World
Spanish Through Media
CROSS CULTURAL COURSES18
Select six of the following from at least two disciplines:
German Literature in Translation 1
German Literature in Translation 2
French Literature in Translation 1
French Literature in Translation 2
Francophone Literature in Translation
Italian Literature Translation 1
Italian Literature Translation 2
Russian Literature Translation 1
Russian Literature Translation 2
Spanish Literature Translation 1
Spanish Literature Translation 2
Women Writers of Spain
Survey of Literature 1
Survey of Literature 2
French Civilization
Contemporary Culture
Commercial French 1
Geography of Europe
Rural and Regional Development
German Literature: Fables/Fairy Tales/Enlightenment -Romanticism
German Literature: Since Romanticism
German Cultural History: 350-1700
German for Business
Professional Life in Germany
German Cultural History Since 1945
Absolutism & Enlightenment
Revolutionary Europe
Twentieth Century Europe
History of Russia to 1917
History of Russia: 1900-Present
History of Modern Germany
France from 1450 to 1750
France Since 1815
World War II in Europe
Eastern Europe Since 1945
Revolutionary Russia: 1900-1953
USSR and After: 1953 to Present
Hitler and the Third Reich
Twentieth-Century Germany from Weimar to Bonn
Eighteenth Century Britain: 1715-1832
Russian and Post-Soviet Politics
Politics of the European Union
Western Democratic Governments
Survey of Russian Literature
Survey of Russian Literature
Russian Culture
Culture of Spain
Modern Literature of Spain
Commercial Spanish 1
Total Hours36

Global Affairs Areas of Emphasis

Developmental Studies Area of Emphasis Requirements

AREA OF EMPHASIS: DEVELOPMENT STUDIES
POLITICAL ANALYSIS COURSES12
Political Geography
Introduction to Public Administration
Empirical Political Analysis
Social Research Methods
Elementary Statistical Inference
ANALYTIC COURSES12
Select four of the following with at least two disciplines:
Principles of Accounting
Principles of Accounting
International Economics
Comparative Economic Systems
Economic Development
Population Geography
Global Issues
American Foreign Relations 1941 to Present
International Political Economy
International Law and Institutions
Comparative Foreign Policy
International Law
American Foreign Relations
Foreign Policy Decision-Making
Third World Development
Women in International Development
CROSS CULTURAL COURSES12
Select four of the following with at least two disciplines:
Geography of Africa
Geography of the Middle East
Rural and Regional Development
Geography of Gender
Latin America: Reform and Revolution
Colonial Africa and Independence
Modern China
East Africa Since 1895
West Africa to 1885
West Africa from 1885
Government of China
Governments of Latin America
Politics of the Middle East
Politics of Africa
Latin American Culture
Traditional and Changing Africa
Total Hours36

International Business Area of Emphasis Requirements

AREA OF EMPHASIS: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS
BUSINESS AND ECONOMICS COURSES15
Principles of Accounting
Principles of Accounting
Elementary Business and Economics Statistics
International Economics
Comparative Economic Systems
ANALYTIC COURSES12
Select four of the following with at least two disciplines:
Economic Development
Population Geography
Political Geography
Global Issues
American Foreign Relations 1941 to Present
International Political Economy
International Law and Institutions
American Foreign Relations
Politics of War and Peace
Third World Development
Women in International Development
CROSS CULTURAL COURSES9
Select three of the following with at least two disciplines:
Commercial French 1
United States and Canada
Geography of Europe
Geography of Africa
Geography of the Middle East
Rural and Regional Development
Geography of Gender
German for Business
Professional Life in Germany
Twentieth Century Europe
History of Russia: 1900-Present
History of Modern Germany
Latin America: Reform and Revolution
France Since 1815
Colonial Africa and Independence
Modern China
Modern Japan
Eastern Europe Since 1945
USSR and After: 1953 to Present
Twentieth-Century Germany from Weimar to Bonn
East Africa Since 1895
West Africa to 1885
West Africa from 1885
Government of Japan
Russian and Post-Soviet Politics
Politics of the European Union
Western Democratic Governments
Government of China
Governments of Latin America
Politics of the Middle East
Politics of Africa
Far East International Affairs
Latin American Culture
Traditional and Changing Africa
Commercial Spanish 1
Total Hours36

International Environment Area of Emphasis Requirements

AREA OF EMPHASIS: INTERNATIONAL ENVIRONMENT
ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES COURSES9
Environmental Biology
Environmental Geoscience
Environmental Geoscience
International Law and Institutions
ANALYTIC COURSES15
Select five of the following from at least two disciplines:
International Economics
Comparative Economic Systems
Economic Development
Elements of Environmental Protection
Global Forest Resources
Natural Resources
Population Geography
Political Geography
Global Issues
Global Environmental Change
Environmental Policy
International Political Economy
Comparative Foreign Policy
International Law
American Foreign Relations
Foreign Policy Decision-Making
Politics of War and Peace
Principles of Conservation Ecology
Women in International Development
CROSS CULTURAL COURSES12
Select four of the following from at least two disciplines:
United States and Canada
Geography of Europe
Geography of Africa
Geography of the Middle East
Rural and Regional Development
Geography of Gender
Twentieth Century Europe
History of Russia: 1900-Present
History of Modern Germany
Latin America: Reform and Revolution
France Since 1815
Colonial Africa and Independence
Modern China
Modern Japan
Eastern Europe Since 1945
USSR and After: 1953 to Present
Twentieth-Century Germany from Weimar to Bonn
East Africa Since 1895
West Africa to 1885
West Africa from 1885
Government of Japan
Russian and Post-Soviet Politics
Politics of the European Union
Western Democratic Governments
Government of China
Governments of Latin America
Politics of the Middle East
Politics of Africa
Far East International Affairs
Latin American Culture
Traditional and Changing Africa
Total Hours36


 

Diplomacy and International Security Area of Emphasis Requirements

AREA OF EMPHASIS: DIPLOMACY AND INTERNATIONAL SECURITY
POLICY ANALYSIS COURSES12
Political Geography
Empirical Political Analysis
Social Research Methods
Politics of War and Peace
Elementary Statistical Inference
ANALYTIC COURSES12
Select four of the following from at least two disciplines:
International Economics
Comparative Economic Systems
Population Geography
Global Issues
American Foreign Relations to 1941
American Foreign Relations 1941 to Present
Politics of Terrorism
International Political Economy
International Law and Institutions
Comparative Foreign Policy
International Law
American Foreign Relations
Foreign Policy Decision-Making
Transformation of War
Terrorism
Women in International Development
CROSS CULTURAL COURSES12
Select four of the following from at least two disciplines:
Language Through Civilization
Language Through Culture
United States and Canada
Geography of Europe
Geography of Africa
Geography of the Middle East
Twentieth Century Europe
History of Russia: 1900-Present
History of Modern Germany
Latin America: Reform and Revolution
Colonial Africa and Independence
Modern China
Modern Japan
Eastern Europe Since 1945
USSR and After: 1953 to Present
Twentieth-Century Germany from Weimar to Bonn
East Africa Since 1895
West Africa to 1885
West Africa from 1885
Government of Japan
Russian and Post-Soviet Politics
Politics of the European Union
Western Democratic Governments
Government of China
Governments of Latin America
Politics of the Middle East
Politics of Africa
Far East International Affairs
Latin American Culture
Traditional and Changing Africa
Total Hours36

Intelligence and National Security Area of Emphasis Requirements

AREA OF EMPHASIS: INTELLIGENCE AND NATIONAL SECURITY
POLICY ANALYSIS COURSES12
Introduction to Intelligence Analysis
Intelligence Analysis Methods
Comparative Foreign Policy
Foreign Policy Decision-Making
ADVANCED LANGUAGE6
Select one of the following language option
Third Year Chinese 1
and Third Year Chinese 2
Language Through Civilization
and Language Through Culture
Conversations in Context 1: Germany and its Past
and Conversations in Context 2: Germany Today
Composition and Conversation
and Advanced Conversation
Conversation and Composition 1
and Conversation and Composition 2
Conversation and Composition 1
and Conversation and Composition 2
Readings in Spanish
and Spanish Conversation
ANALYTIC COURSES12
Select four of the following:
International Economics
Comparative Economic Systems
Population Geography
Political Geography
Global Issues
American Foreign Relations to 1941
American Foreign Relations 1941 to Present
American Presidency
National Security Analysis
Politics of Terrorism
International Political Economy
International Law and Institutions
International Law
American Foreign Relations
Politics of War and Peace
Transformation of War
Terrorism
Women in International Development
CROSS CULTURAL COURSES12
Select four of the following from at least two disciplines:
United States and Canada
Geography of Europe
Geography of Africa
Geography of the Middle East
Twentieth Century Europe
History of Russia: 1900-Present
History of Modern Germany
Latin America: Reform and Revolution
Colonial Africa and Independence
Modern China
Modern Japan
Eastern Europe Since 1945
USSR and After: 1953 to Present
Twentieth-Century Germany from Weimar to Bonn
East Africa Since 1895
West Africa to 1885
West Africa from 1885
Government of Japan
Russian and Post-Soviet Politics
Western Democratic Governments
Government of China
Governments of Latin America
Politics of the Middle East
Politics of Africa
Far East International Affairs
Latin American Culture
Traditional and Changing Africa
Total Hours42

Major Learning Goals

International Studies

Upon successful completion of the B.A. degree, International Studies majors will demonstrate:

  1. A substantive knowledge of basic political, economic, and cultural structures that define the contemporary international system, e.g., the enduring and evolving balance of power among Great Powers, the emerging role of transnational actors with increasing globalization, and significance of international organizations and institutions emerging from international integration. 
  2. An interdisciplinary knowledge of major foreign policy issues facing the United States as well as the global issues that confront the international community at the advent of 21st Century, i.e., an understanding of the logic of diplomatic-security, economic, human rights, and development problems.   
  3. An ability to think analytically about international affairs that applies the theoretical and conceptual logic of the program’s component disciplines: geography, history, political science, economics, sociology, and culture (via foreign languages).
  4. A detailed understanding of the culture, politics, economics, geography, and history of at least one of the following regions: Africa/Middle East, East Asia, Europe, or the Americas.  This includes an ability to analyze comparatively the polities of regional actors and explain their domestic and foreign policies. 

Africa and the Middle East

Minor Code - U019

Courses must be taken in at least three disciplines/departments, and all FLIT, FCLT, and foreign language courses are considered to be in one discipline/department.

A minimum overall GPA of 2.0 in the minor.
Foundation Course
Select one of the following:3
International Economics
Comparative Economic Systems
Political Geography
Global Issues
American Foreign Relations to 1941
American Foreign Relations 1941 to Present
Introduction to Comparative Politics
Introduction to International Relations
American Foreign Relations
Politics of War and Peace
Specialized Courses:
Select four of the following from at least three disciplines:12
Group I
Economic Development
Group II
Geography of Africa
Rural and Regional Development
Group III
East Africa to 1895
East Africa Since 1895
Pre-Colonial Africa
Colonial Africa and Independence
West Africa to 1885
West Africa from 1885
Group IV
Music of Africa
Group V
Politics of the Middle East
Politics of Africa
Group VI
History and Practice of Islam
Group VII
Traditional and Changing Africa
Group VIII
Women in International Development
Total Hours15

The Americas

MINOR CODE-U020

Courses must be taken in at least three disciplines/departments, all FLIT, FCLT, and foreign language courses are considered to be in one discipline/department.

A minimum GPA of 2.0 is required in all minor courses
Foundation Course
Select one of the following:3
International Economics
Comparative Economic Systems
Political Geography
Global Issues
American Foreign Relations to 1941
American Foreign Relations 1941 to Present
Introduction to Comparative Politics
Introduction to International Relations
American Foreign Relations
Politics of War and Peace
Specialized Courses:
Select four of the following (at least three must be from different disciplines/departments)12
Group I
Economic Development
Group II
Spanish American Literature in Translation 1
Spanish American Literature in Translation 2
Brazilian Literature Translation
Latin American Culture
Modern Spanish American Literature
Commercial Spanish 1
Caribbean Literature
Commercial Spanish 2
SPAN 494 - Seminar (subject matter changes)
Group III
United States and Canada
Rural and Regional Development
Group IV
Latin America: Culture, Conquest, Colonization
Latin America: Reform and Revolution
Group V
Governments of Latin America
Group VI
Latin American Culture
Group VII
Women in International Development
Total Hours15

Asia

Minor Code - U021

Courses must be taken in at least three disciplines/departments, all FLIT, FCLT, and foreign language courses are considered to be in one discipline/department.

Students must earn an overall GPA of 2.0 in the minor, with a grade of C- or better in all required courses.
Foundation Course:
Select one of the following:3
International Economics
Comparative Economic Systems
Political Geography
Global Issues
American Foreign Relations to 1941
American Foreign Relations 1941 to Present
Introduction to Comparative Politics
Introduction to International Relations
American Foreign Relations
Politics of War and Peace
Specialiazed Courses:
Select four of the following (at least three must be from different disciplines/departments)12
Group I
Economic Development
Group II
Japanese Literature Translation
Chinese Literature Translation 1
Group III
Rural and Regional Development
Group IV
Modern China
Modern Japan
Group V
Government of Japan
Government of China
Far East International Affairs
Group VI
Religions of India
Religions of China and Japan
Group VII
Women in International Development
Total Hours15

Europe

Minor Code - U022

Courses must be taken in at least three disciplines/departments, all FLIT, FCLT, and foreign language courses are considered to be in one discipline/department.

A minimum GPA of 2.0 is required in all minor courses
Foundation Course
Select one of the following:3
International Economics
Comparative Economic Systems
Political Geography
Global Issues
American Foreign Relations to 1941
American Foreign Relations 1941 to Present
Introduction to Comparative Politics
Introduction to International Relations
American Foreign Relations
Politics of War and Peace
Specialized Courses
Select four of the following (at least three must be from different disciplines/departments)12
Group I
German Literature in Translation 1
German Literature in Translation 2
French Literature in Translation 1
French Literature in Translation 2
Italian Literature Translation 1
Italian Literature Translation 2
Russian Literature Translation 1
Russian Literature Translation 2
Spanish Literature Translation 1
Spanish Literature Translation 2
Women Writers of Spain
Survey of Literature 1
Survey of Literature 2
Contemporary Culture
Commercial French 1
German Literature: Fables/Fairy Tales/Enlightenment -Romanticism
German Literature: Since Romanticism
German for Business
Professional Life in Germany
German Cultural History: 350-1700
German Cultural History Since 1945
Survey of Russian Literature
Survey of Russian Literature
Culture of Spain
Modern Literature of Spain
Commercial Spanish 1
Commercial Spanish 2
Group II
Absolutism & Enlightenment
Revolutionary Europe
Twentieth Century Europe
History of Russia to 1917
History of Russia: 1900-Present
History of Modern Germany
France from 1450 to 1750
France Since 1815
The French Wars of Religion
World War II in Europe
Eastern Europe Since 1945
Revolutionary Russia: 1900-1953
USSR and After: 1953 to Present
Hitler and the Third Reich
Twentieth-Century Germany from Weimar to Bonn
Eighteenth Century Britain: 1715-1832
Group III
Russian and Post-Soviet Politics
Politics of the European Union
Group IV
Women in International Development
Total Hours15

Development Studies

Minor Code - U023

Courses must be taken in at least three disciplines/departments, all FLIT, FCLT, and foreign language courses are considered to be in one discipline/department.

A minimum GPA of 2.0 is required in all minor courses
Foundation Course
Select one of the following:3
International Economics
Comparative Economic Systems
Political Geography
Global Issues
American Foreign Relations to 1941
American Foreign Relations 1941 to Present
Introduction to Comparative Politics
Introduction to International Relations
American Foreign Relations
Politics of War and Peace
Specialized Courses:
Select four of the following (at least three must be from different disciplines/departments)12
Group I
Economic Development
Group II
Geography of Africa
Rural and Regional Development
Geography of Gender
Group III
Latin America: Reform and Revolution
Colonial Africa and Independence
Modern China
East Africa Since 1895
West Africa to 1885
West Africa from 1885
Group IV
Government of China
Governments of Latin America
Politics of the Middle East
Politics of Africa
Group V
Latin American Culture
Traditional and Changing Africa
Group VI
Women in International Development
Total Hours15

Courses

INTS 199. Orientation to International Studies. 1,2 Hour.

Orientation to degree programs and requirements, departmental resources, curriculum options, student responsibilities and opportunities.

INTS 293A-H. Special Topics. 1-6 Hours.

PR: Consent. Investigation of topics not covered in regularly scheduled courses.

INTS 360. The European Union and Contemporary European Affairs. 3 Hours.

PR: Enrollment in the WVU Strasbourg Semester. An introduction to the European Union with a focus on its involvement in contemporary European affairs, including foreign policy, economic, and human rights concerns and issues. Taught as part of the WVU Strasbourg Semester, with site visits to EU institutions in Brussels, Strasbourg, and Luxembourg.

INTS 488A. Capstone International Studies. 1-3 Hours.

Capstone experience required for all majors. Options include study abroad, internships, simulations, and senior research projects.

INTS 491. Professional Field Experience. 1-18 Hours.

PR: Consent. (May be repeated for a Maximum of 18 hours.) Prearranged experiential learning program, to be planned, supervised, and evaluated for credit by faculty and field supervisors. Involves temporary placement with public or private enterprise for professional competence development.

INTS 493A-L. Special Topics. 1-6 Hours.

PR: Consent. Investigation of topics not covered in regularly scheduled courses.


Faculty

Director

  • Joe D. Hagan - Ph.D. (University of Kentucky)
    Barnette Professor of Political Science

Associate Professors

  • R. Scott Crichlow - Ph.D. (Louisiana State University)
    Chair, Department of Political Science
  • Àngel T. Tuninetti - Ph.D. (Washington University)
    Chair, department of World Languages, Literatures, & Linguistics

Assistant Professors

  • Karen Culcasi - Ph.D. (University of Florida)
    Department of Geography
  • Christina Fattore - Ph.D. (Florida State University)
    Department of Political Science
  • David M. Hauser - Ph.D. (University of Pittsburgh)
    Department of Political Science
  • Cyanne E. Loyle - Ph.D. (University of Maryland)
    Department of Political Science