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  Sep 19, 2017
 
 
    
2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

International Affairs Major, B.A.


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College of Arts and Sciences


Department of Political Science, International Affairs, and Public Administration


International Affairs Major Program Information


Dr. Michele Crumley, Director
email: crumleyml@etsu.edu

The International Affairs major is a study of the behavior of states, international organizations, and domestic political actors within the international community. The International Affairs curriculum is designed to provide a basis for analyzing international issues such as international cooperation and conflict, the global political economy, U.S. foreign policy, world cultures, global health and environmental concerns, and international law and organization. The International Affairs major provides excellent preparation for law school and/or graduate school, and majoring in International Affairs can lead to employment in many sectors of the economy. Potential positions of employment include policy analyst, social science teacher, foreign correspondent, consultant, legislative aide, intelligence officer, Foreign Service Officer, non-governmental organization researcher or manager, Peace Corps Officer, and United Nations staff member.

The total number of credits required for graduation in the International Affairs major is 120. A minor field of study, of 18-27 credit hours, is required. The International Affairs major requires the university-wide standard of a minimum of 2.0 GPA. Double counting of credits for the International Affairs major and for another major or minor is limited and must have the approval of the Coordinator of the International Affairs major or the Chair of the Political Science Department. Transfer students should note that the International Affairs major requires that at least 15 of the 33 credit hours required must be completed at East Tennessee State University.

For further information about the International Affairs major, contact Dr. Michele Crumley, Coordinator, at crumleyml@etsu.edu or 423-439-6629. The main office of the Department of Political Science, International Affairs, and Public Administration may be reached at 423-439-4217. To find and contact an academic advisor in the International Affairs major, go to http://www.etsu.edu/advisement/continuingstudents/default.aspx

International Affairs Major


General Program Information


To earn a degree from ETSU, there are specific course requirements put forth by ETSU, by the Tennessee Board of Regents (TBR), by each college, and by each department. All students must meet the degree requirements at each of these levels. Please follow the format below:

University-level Degree and Graduation Requirements


Total Credit Hours for Degree: 120


College of Arts and Sciences B.A. Degree Requirements


Students majoring in the College of Arts and Sciences must meet the following requirements for the Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree. Some requirements must be taken in addition to the General Education Core, whereas others specify which courses from the General Education Core must be taken.

Foreign Languages Completion of a foreign language course numbered 2020 or above with a grade of C- or better * **
   
Mathematics Specified General Education Core: MATH 1530  or MATH 1910 
   
Non-U.S. History 3 credit hours
   
Natural Sciences General Education Core
   
Social and Behavioral Sciences General Education Core

 

* International Students whose native language is not English, and whose admission to ETSU requires them to take a standardized test of English as a foreign language (e.g., TOEFL), may substitute scores that meet the admission requirements for the foreign language requirement.
** Consult the Literature and Language Department’s placement policy listed at  www.etsu.edu/cas/litlang/documents/foreignlanguagerequirement.pdf and in the listing for Foreign Languages in this catalog.

 

TBR General Education Requirements: 41 - 42 Credit Hours


Below you will see the categories and courses specified under TBR General Education Requirements. Note that certain courses are required for this degree, specific to this major. Thus, these courses will satisfy both a TBR General Education requirement AND a requirement of this major. (Other majors may require different General Education courses.) Where specific courses are required for this major, we only list those courses under the category. If there are no specific major requirements for a category, all course options appear.
 

Communication


9 credits, consisting of 6 credits of written composition and 3 credits of oral communication.

Written Composition


Complete both of the following: 

Oral Communication


Complete one of the following:

Humanities and Fine Arts


9 credits, consisting of 3 credits of literature, 3 credits of fine arts, and 3 credits of humanities electives.

History


6 credits, consisting of both of the following:

Natural Sciences


8 credits, consisting of two of the following (some require labs which are listed directly after the lecture):

(Note: Students pursuing a Bachelor of Science in the College of Arts and Sciences must select 8 credit hours in a SINGLE laboratory science. Please see listing in College of Arts and Sciences B.S. Degree Requirements for options.)

Mathematics


Students eligible to enroll in this math course must do so during their first calendar year of enrollment or prior to accumulating 33 semester credits at ETSU.

Complete one of the following:

Major Field Core: 15 Credit Hours


All majors are required to take fifteen credits in the major field core.

Major Field Electives: 18 Credit Hours


Political Science: 12 Credit Hours


Comparative Political Systems: 6 Credit Hours


Students must choose two courses (6 credits) from the following:

Issues in International Affairs: 6 Credit Hours


 Students must choose two courses (6 credits) from the following:

Guided Electives: 6 Credit Hours


Contemporary Societies and Cultures: 6 Credit Hours


Students must complete two 3-credit hour courses or one 6-credit hour course. The following list of courses is illustrative only. These courses or others not listed should be selected in consultation with a faculty advisor.

Minor Requirements: 18-28 Credit Hours


Additional university general electives: 10-22 Credit Hours


Additional Information


For more information regarding the International Affairs major, please contact Dr. Michele Crumley at (423) 439-6629 or crumleyml@etsu.edu.

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