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This concentration provides a frame of reference to better understand the world in which we live; one's position in the world; and how different cultural, economic, political, and social systems operate and interrelate. The program epuips students with the cultural tools they need to navigate and succeed in the new international environment in which they will increasingly find themselves living. The International Studies track would require students to choose one concentration from the International Studies major (Europe, Latin America, or East Asia). In that concentration students would complete the following requirements for the M.I.S. degree:

M.I.S. Requirements

Required M.I.S. degree courses (13 credit hours)
Dept./Course # Title Credit Hours
IDIS-D 510 Intro to Graduate Liberal Studies 4
IDIS-D 501 Humanities Seminar 3-4
IDIS-D 502 Social Sciences Seminar 3-4
IDIS-D 503 Natural Sciences Seminar 3-4

Electives (15 credit hours)

  • One multinational course (3 cr.)
  • One economics course (3 cr.)
  • One humanities course (3 cr.
  • One social sciences course (3 cr.)
  • One additional course in economics, humanities or social sciences

Graduate seminars (9 credit hours)

Graduate project must be of an international nature with focus in the major area selected for other course work by the student (Europe, Latin America or East Asia). In each seminar the student's paper should be cross-cultural in perspective.

Additional Requirements

Students must have a foreign language proficiency equivalent to two years of college study. Students from a college of arts and sciences should meet this requirement. Students from schools without a language requirement (e.g. business) would be required to demonstrate the appropriate level of language proficiency or to take two years of a foreign language. The foreign language in which the student is proficient is not required to match his/her major area (Europe, Latin America or East Asia) with the International Studies concentration.

Campus Events

Classes Begin for Summer II

Classes Begin for Summer II

June 25th, 2018

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MIS Information Session II

MIS Information Session II

June 27th, 2018

6:00 PM - 7:15 PM

Orientation (First-Year Students)

Orientation (First-Year Students)

June 28th, 2018

All day event

Independence Day Holiday - No Classes

Independence Day Holiday - No Classes

July 4th, 2018

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Orientation (First-Year Students)

Orientation (First-Year Students)

July 11th, 2018

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Orientation (Transfer Students)

Orientation (Transfer Students)

July 13th, 2018

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Orientation (First-Year Students)

Orientation (First-Year Students)

July 17th, 2018

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Orientation (First-Year Students)

Orientation (First-Year Students)

July 24th, 2018

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Orientation (Transfer Students)

Orientation (Transfer Students)

July 24th, 2018

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Orientation (First-Year Students)

Orientation (First-Year Students)

July 26th, 2018

All day event

Classes End for Summer II Session

Classes End for Summer II Session

August 6th, 2018

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Orientation (First-Year Students)

Orientation (First-Year Students)

August 8th, 2018

All day event

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