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Alexandru Balas, Coordinator
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Phone: 607-753-4823
Email:
Alexandru.Balas@cortland.edu
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Program Details

International Studies: Disciplinary concentration in Global Economic Systems [IST/GES] (Major)

In this International Studies Interdisciplinary Degree Program concentration, students will gain a strong background in economic theory and a clear understanding of key economic trends, issues and policies as they relate to globalization and the changing world economy.

A. Required Courses: IST Core: 15 credit hours
  • ECO 105 - Political Economy and Social Thought (3 cr. hr.)
  • HIS 101 - The World Since 1500 (3 cr. hr.)
  • IST 200 - Foundations of the International System (3 cr. hr.)
  • IST 210 - The Making of the Modern World (3 cr. hr.)
  • IST 400 - Themes in International Studies (3 cr. hr.)
    Select IST 400, or a topic-approved course selected in consultation with advisor
B. Elective Courses

Three credit hours chosen from the following:

  • ECO 110 - Principles of Macroeconomics (3 cr. hr.) or
  • ECO 111 - Principles of Microeconomics (3 cr. hr.)
C. Public policy and global economy elective courses

Six credit hours chosen from the following:

  • ECO 300 - Macroeconomic Theory (3 cr. hr.)
  • ECO 325 - Political Economy of Women (3 cr. hr.)
  • ECO 326 - Political Economy of Race and Class (3 cr. hr.)
  • ECO 335 - Resource and Environmental Economics (3 cr. hr.)
  • ECO 383 - Labor Economics (3 cr. hr.)
  • POL 240 - Introduction to Public Administration and Public Policy (3 cr. hr.)
  • POL 242 - Environmental Policy (3 cr. hr.)
D. Development and international political economy elective courses

Nine credit hours chosen from the following:

  • ANT 315 - Development Anthropology (3 cr. hr.)
  • ECO 305 - Political Economy of Globalization (3 cr. hr.)
  • ECO 306 - Comparative Approaches in Political Economy (3 cr. hr.)
  • ECO 311 - Economic Development (3 cr. hr.)
  • ECO 312 - Economic Development of Latin America (3 cr. hr.)
  • ECO 313 - Economic Development of Asia (3 cr. hr.)
  • ECO 441 - International Trade (3 cr. hr.)
  • ECO 443 - International Finance (3 cr. hr.)
  • POL 362 - Politics of Developing Nation States (3 cr. hr.)
  • POL 441 - Comparative Public Policy (3 cr. hr.)
E. Elective Course

Three credit hours chosen from the following:

  • Additionally, you may select from courses not taken in categories C and D.
  • ECO 301 - Economics of the Firm (3 cr. hr.)
  • ECO 307 - Marxian Economics (3 cr. hr.)
Total Credit Hours Required for Graduation: 124
Example of the B.A. in International Studies over four years
First Year
Fall Total credit hours: 16-17
  • Foreign language
  • GE course
  • COR 101 - The Cortland Experience: A First Year Seminar (1 cr. hr.)
  • CPN 100 - Writing Studies I (3 cr. hr.) or
  • CPN 102 - Writing Studies in the Community I (4 cr. hr.)
  • ECO 105 - Political Economy and Social Thought (3 cr. hr.)
  • IST 200 - Foundations of the International System (3 cr. hr.)
Spring Total credit hours: 15 -16
  • Foreign language
  • GE course
  • CPN 101 - Writing Studies II (3 cr. hr.) or
  • CPN 103 - Writing Studies in the Community II (4 cr. hr.)
  • HIS 101 - The World Since 1500 (3 cr. hr.)
  • IST 210 - The Making of the Modern World (3 cr. hr.)
Second Year
Fall Total credit hours: 18
  • Foreign language
  • IST concentration
  • GE course
  • GE course
  • GE course
  • Elective
Third Year
Fall Total credit hours: 15
  • IST concentration
  • IST concentration
  • Foreign language/Elective
  • Elective
  • Elective
Spring Total credit hours: 15
  • Study Abroad
Fourth Year
Fall Total credit hours: 15
  • IST concentration
  • IST concentration
  • Foreign language/Elective
  • Elective
  • Elective
Spring Total credit hours: 15
  • IST concentration
  • Foreign language/Elective
  • Elective
  • Elective
  • IST 400 - Themes in International Studies (3 cr. hr.)