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Alexandru Balas, Coordinator
Old Main Room 217-C
Phone: 607-753-4823
Email:
Alexandru.Balas@cortland.edu
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Program Details

International Studies: Disciplinary concentration in Culture and Global Development [IST/CGLO] (Major)

In this International Studies Interdisciplinary Degree Program concentration, students will gain insight into the cultural institutions of global cultures in preparation to encounter the global issues facing present-day indigenous and migrant populations.

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. Development, diversity and discrimination elective courses

Nine credit hours chosen from the following:

  • ANT 230 - Prejudice and Discrimination (3 cr. hr.)
  • ANT 315 - Development Anthropology (3 cr. hr.)
  • ANT 318 - Medical Anthropology (3 cr. hr.)
  • ANT 322 - Sociocultural Study of AIDS (3 cr. hr.)
  • ANT 352 - U.S. Ethnic Identity and Conflict (3 cr. hr.)
  • ANT 406 - Contact and Culture Change (3 cr. hr.)
  • ANT 492 - Anthropological Theory (3 cr. hr.)
  • ECO 305 - Political Economy of Globalization (3 cr. hr.)
  • ECO 311 - Economic Development (3 cr. hr.)
  • GRY 240 - Economic Geography (3 cr. hr.)
  • GRY 315 - Ecotourism (3 cr. hr.)
  • GRY 470 - Resource Geography (3 cr. hr.)
  • IST 301 - Globalization, Culture and Society in the Modern World (3 cr. hr.)
  • PHI 271 - Philosophy of Human Nature (3 cr. hr.)
  • POL 450 - International Law (3 cr. hr.)
C. Culture and globalization elective courses

Six credit hours chosen from the following:

  • ANT 302 - Native American Cultures (3 cr. hr.)
  • ANT 304 - Peoples of Africa (3 cr. hr.)
  • ANT 310 - Peoples of South and Southeast Asia (3 cr. hr.)
  • ANT 311 - Peoples of East Asia (3 cr. hr.)
  • ANT 312 - Peoples of the Middle East (3 cr. hr.)
  • ANT 313 - Maya Culture (3 cr. hr.)
  • ANT 314 - Peoples of Latin America (3 cr. hr.)
  • HIS 327 - Latin American Revolutions in the 20th Century (3 cr. hr.)
  • HIS 385 - History of Japan (3 cr. hr.)
  • HIS 386 - Modern East Asia (3 cr. hr.)
D. Elective Courses

Six credit hours chosen from the following:

  • ANT 234 - Anthropology of Gender (3 cr. hr.)
  • ANT 318 - Medical Anthropology (3 cr. hr.)
  • ANT 350 - Language in Society and Culture (3 cr. hr.)
  • ANT 493 - Anthropological Methods (3 cr. hr.)
  • GRY 370 - Will the World Provide? A Research Experience for Students (3 cr. hr.)
  • PHI 320 - Environmental Ethics (3 cr. hr.)
  • POL 250 - International Relations (3 cr. hr.)
  • POL 362 - Politics of Developing Nation States (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.)