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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: Area concentration in Asia and Pacific Basin [IST/ASIA] (Major)

This International Studies Interdisciplinary Degree Program concentration provides a broad understanding of the diverse societies and peoples of Asia, which constitute more than half of the world's population.

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. Asia and Pacific Basin area studies elective courses

Nine credit hours chosen from the following:

  • ANT 310 - Peoples of South and Southeast Asia (3 cr. hr.)
  • ANT 311 - Peoples of East Asia (3 cr. hr.)
  • AST 200 - Introduction to Asia (3 cr. hr.)
  • ECO 313 - Economic Development of Asia (3 cr. hr.)
  • HIS 383 - Chinese Civilization (3 cr. hr.)
  • HIS 384 - Modern China (3 cr. hr.)
  • HIS 385 - History of Japan (3 cr. hr.)
  • HIS 386 - Modern East Asia (3 cr. hr.)
  • PHI 332 - Asian Philosophy (3 cr. hr.)
  • POL 262 - Comparative Politics: Asia (3 cr. hr.)
  • POL 454 - International Politics in Asia (3 cr. hr.)
  • RLS 200 - World Religions (3 cr. hr.)
C. Asia and Pacific Basin issues elective courses

Nine credit hours chosen from the following:

  • ANT 312 - Peoples of the Middle East (3 cr. hr.)
  • ANT 315 - Development Anthropology (3 cr. hr.)
  • ANT 322 - Sociocultural Study of AIDS (3 cr. hr.)
  • ECO 305 - Political Economy of Globalization (3 cr. hr.)
  • ECO 311 - Economic Development (3 cr. hr.)
  • ECO 441 - International Trade (3 cr. hr.)
  • GRY 370 - Will the World Provide? A Research Experience for Students (3 cr. hr.)
  • IST 301 - Globalization, Culture and Society in the Modern World (3 cr. hr.)
  • PHI 331 - War and Terrorism (3 cr. hr.)
  • POL 250 - International Relations (3 cr. hr.)
  • POL 262 - Comparative Politics: Asia (3 cr. hr.)
  • POL 362 - Politics of Developing Nation States (3 cr. hr.)
  • POL 454 - International Politics in Asia (3 cr. hr.)
  • POL 456 - International Politics in the Middle East (3 cr. hr.)
  • SOC 235 - Sociology of Globalization (3 cr. hr.)
D. Elective Course

Choose one course from those listed above 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.)