Undergraduate Course Catalog 2010-2011

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Total Credit Hours: 128
Major Credit Hours: 48

[Students seeking a business-focused curriculum should consult the International Business program in the College of Business.]

I. General Education (52)
General Education course requirements are listed in the General Information section of this catalog. The following are recommended:
06-334 Non-Western Literature (3)
19-298 Christianity and World Religions (3)
Social Sciences
18-200 American National Government (3)
18-210 State and Local Government (3)
04-195 The American Economy (3)
04-200 Basic Macroeconomics (3)

II. Core Courses (21)
61-210 Introduction to Contemporary Global Studies (3)
09-102 Culture and Civilization II (3)
18-250 Research Methods (3)

(Political Science/International Relations students take 18-250.)
70-190 Microcomputer Software (3)

(History students take 70-190.)
18-361 History of Political Thought I (3)
18-362 History of Political Thought II (3)
26-100 General Psychology (3)
26-285 Cross-Cultural Psychology (3)
04-346 Business-Government Relations in the Global Economy (3)

III. Two Major Concentrations are offered:  Political Science/International Relations and History.  The student must take eighteen hours in one concentration. (18) 

Option 1. Political Science/International Relations Concentration

A. Required course:
18-200 American National Government (3)

B. Choose one of the following courses:
18-361 History of Political Thought I (3)
18-362 History of Political Thought II (3)
18-368 Non-Western Political Thought (3)
C. Choose four courses from the following:
18-336 American Foreign Policy (3)
18-321 Comparative Government (3)
18-331 International Relations (3)
18-337 International Topics (3)
18-362 History of Political Thought II (3)
18-364 Political Ideologies (3)

Option 2.  History Concentration

A. Three required courses:
09-323 The Emergence of Modern America, 1877-1941 (3)
09-325 United States Since 1941 (3)
09-337 Immigration, Ethnicity, and Race in American History (3)

B. Choose three additional courses from the following regional clusters:
(1) Latin America
09-211 Latin American and Caribbean History: Ancient Times to the Present (3)
20-315 Sociology of Latinas/os in the United States (3)
09-384 France and Spain (3)
(2) Asia
09-261 History of India: Ancient Times to the Present (3)
09-351 Modern China (3)
09-352 Modern Japan (3)
(3) Europe/Eastern Europe
09-372 Modern Europe (1815-Present) (3)
09-385 Russia: Ancient Times to the Present (3)
09-386 Eastern Europe: From the Baltic to the Black Sea (3)

IV. Capstone Course: This is a writing-intensive/advanced course that satisfies the advanced writing requirement for General Education. Students must select the course related to their concentration from the following: (3)
09-403 Historiography II: Senior Research Seminar (2)
18-410 International Relations Capstone (3)
61-410 International Business Capstone (3)

V. International Experience Courses (6)

A. Study Abroad Options (3-6)
21-120 International Experience Seminar (1)
Study Abroad courses approved by the CGS advisor may be applied to the International Experience requirement up to 5 credits. (2-5)
For further information on the Study Abroad Options, consult the General Information section of this catalog.

B. International Internship Options (3-6) (Internships must be approved by a CGS advisor.)
09-398 Internship for History Majors (1-3)
18-398 Internship in Political Science (1-3)

C. International Experience Short Courses (3-6)
Generally includes a series of seminars at Lewis in preparation for a short course abroad. Course number will depend on concentration.

VI. Language/Communication Skills
Students majoring in Contemporary Global Studies will be required to complete one year of college-level study in a foreign language (or the equivalent). Students can fulfill this requirement in one of the following ways: 1. Successfully completing a two-semester language course in the Lewis University Language Program. 2. Transferring to Lewis University the equivalent training from another recognized post-secondary institution subject to current University transfer policies.

VII. Recommended Elective Courses
10-350 Intercultural Communication (3)
20-360 Sociology of Conflict and Cooperation (3)
26-365 Industrial and Organizational Psychology (3)


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