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Program Details

International Studies: Area concentration in Europe [IST/EURO] (Major)

This International Studies Interdisciplinary Degree Program concentration provides a broad understanding of the forces that have made modern Europe and are shaping its culture, its people and its politics in the post-Cold War era.

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. Art, language and culture courses

Three credit hours chosen from the following:

  • A course in German, French or Spanish Literature, e.g., FRE 419, SPA 419, to be chosen in consultation with the student's advisor.
  • ATH 122 - Art in the Modern World (3 cr. hr.)
  • ATH 344 - Renaissance, Mannerism, Baroque (3 cr. hr.)
  • ATH 355 - Rococo Through Impressionism: 18th and 19th Centuries (3 cr. hr.)
  • ATH 357 - Modern Art (3 cr. hr.)
  • ENG 220 - Introduction to Western Literature I (3 cr. hr.)
  • ENG 221 - Introduction to Western Literature II (3 cr. hr.)
  • ENG 355 - Major Figures in British Literature to 1780 (3 cr. hr.)
  • ENG 445 - The Romantic Age (3 cr. hr.)
  • ENG 471 - The Modern English Novel (3 cr. hr.)
  • FRE 318 - French Civilization (3 cr. hr.)
  • FRE 319 - Francophone Civilization (3 cr. hr.)
  • SPA 318 - Spanish Peninsular Civilization (3 cr. hr.)
C. Economics, geography and political science elective courses

Six credit hours chosen from the following:

  • ECO 305 - Political Economy of Globalization (3 cr. hr.)
  • ECO 441 - International Trade (3 cr. hr.)
  • GRY 370 - Will the World Provide? A Research Experience for Students (3 cr. hr.)
  • GRY 484 - Geography of Europe (3 cr. hr.)
  • PHI 272 - Utopias (3 cr. hr.)
  • POL 250 - International Relations (3 cr. hr.)
  • POL 260 - Comparative Politics: Europe (3 cr. hr.)
  • POL 461 - Europe Today: People and Politics (3 cr. hr.)
D. History: European survey elective courses

Three credit hours chosen from the following:

  • HIS 111 - Western Civilization since 1715 (3 cr. hr.)
  • HIS 348 - Europe Since 1914 (3 cr. hr.)
E. History: Topical focus elective courses

Six credit hours chosen from the following:

  • HIS 318 - The History of Women in Modern Europe (3 cr. hr.)
  • HIS 333 - Russia, 850-1894 (3 cr. hr.)
  • HIS 334 - Russia Since 1894 (3 cr. hr.)
  • HIS 347 - Modern Europe: The French Revolution to World War I (3 cr. hr.)
  • HIS 349 - Central Europe 1789-1918 (3 cr. hr.)
  • HIS 441 - Britain Since 1688 (3 cr. hr.)
  • HIS 445 - France 1800-1945 (3 cr. hr.)
  • HIS 447 - Germany since 1815 (3 cr. hr.)
  • HIS 460 - The Holocaust (3 cr. hr.)
  • HIS 465 - The Soviet Union, 1917-1953 (3 cr. hr.)
F. 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.)