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2010-2011 Undergraduate Catalog 
2010-2011 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

International Affairs Major, B.A.

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General 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 major provides 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.

Although International Affairs majors take most of their courses in political science, they also may take courses in history, economics, anthropology, public health, and other liberal arts disciplines. Beyond learning theories, concepts, and principles within the study of international relations, students in the major develop research, analytical, presentation, and communication skills. Additionally, students must acquire knowledge of at least one foreign language, and participation in study abroad programs is highly encouraged.

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, international business management, foreign correspondent, consultant, legislative aide, intelligence officer, Foreign Service Office, non-governmental organization researcher or manager, Peace Corps Office, and United Nations staff member.

ETSU Academic Proficiency Requirements

Writing: Students must complete a minimum of four writing-intensive courses. At least two of these courses must be in the major field of study. At least two of the four courses must be at the  3000-4000 level.

Oral Communication: Students must complete a minimum of two oral communication-intensive courses. At least one of these courses must be in the major field of study.

Using Information Technology: Students must pass the information technology proficiency exam or successfully complete CSCI 1100 - Using Information Technology  during their first calendar year or prior to accumulating 33 semester credits at ETSU. In addition, students must complete at least one using information technology-intensive course in the major field of study.

Transfer students may be subject to reduced number of intensives.

See ETSU Academic Proficiency Requirements for details.

International Affairs Major

TBR General Education Requirements: 41-42 Credit Hours


* See the General Education Core Requirements  for options.

B.A. Requirements: 6 Credit Hours

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

Total Credit Hours Required for Degree: 120 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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