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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 International Health and Environment [IST/IHLH] (Major)

This International Studies Interdisciplinary Degree Program concentration prepares the individual for an entry level position with international agencies that deal with international health, nutrition, development and relief issues.

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. Required Courses: Six credit hours
  • HLH 111 - International Health and Culture (3 cr. hr.)
  • HLH 163 - The HIV Epidemic (3 cr. hr.)
C. Health and environment elective courses

Six credit hours chosen from the following:

  • ECO 335 - Resource and Environmental Economics (3 cr. hr.)
  • EST 100 - Introduction to Environmental Studies (3 cr. hr.)
  • GRY 370 - Will the World Provide? A Research Experience for Students (3 cr. hr.)
  • HIS 432 - World Environmental History (3 cr. hr.)
  • HLH 220 - Safety Education and Emergency Response (3 cr. hr.)
  • HLH 390 - Environmental Health and Ecology (3 cr. hr.)
  • HLH 392 - Environmental Pollutants and Toxicology (3 cr. hr.)
  • PHI 320 - Environmental Ethics (3 cr. hr.)
  • POL 242 - Environmental Policy (3 cr. hr.)
  • SOC 335 - Technology and Society (3 cr. hr.)
  • SOC 340 - Environmental Sociology (3 cr. hr.)
D. Nutrition and global health elective courses

Six credit hours chosen from the following:

  • ANT 318 - Medical Anthropology (3 cr. hr.)
  • ANT 322 - Sociocultural Study of AIDS (3 cr. hr.)
  • ECO 305 - Political Economy of Globalization (3 cr. hr.)
  • HLH 201 - Health Problems of the Underserved (3 cr. hr.)
  • HLH 203 - Community Health (3 cr. hr.)
  • HLH 323 - Foods and Nutrition (3 cr. hr.)
  • HLH 360 - Health Care Administration and Planning (3 cr. hr.)
  • HLH 391 - Epidemiology and Biostatistics (3 cr. hr.)
  • IST 301 - Globalization, Culture and Society in the Modern World (3 cr. hr.)
  • SOC 235 - Sociology of Globalization (3 cr. hr.)
E. Elective Course

Choose one course from those listed in sections B, C, and D or from the general College curriculum with approval of advisor.

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.)