Course Requirements For Students Who Declared Their Major After Fall 2008

Core

Three total courses

  • Gateway course, GLBL 210
  • Two survey-level* courses, each in a different department (In the new curriculum, all courses numbered 200 and higher are above survey level.)

Concentration

Seven total courses

Of the seven concentration courses, five must be above the survey level*.

*Above Survey Level: In the new curriculum, all courses numbered 200 and higher are above survey level.

THEME

  • Four courses in one of the four themes listed below (GLBL 692H, the second-semester honors seminar, may count as one of the four courses.)
  • International politics, nation states, social movements
  • Global economics, trade, development
  • Global health and environment
  • Transnational cultures, identities, arts

AREA STUDIES

  • Three courses in one of the area studies regions listed below (GLBL 692H, the second-semester honors seminar, may count as one of the three courses.)
  • Africa
  • Asia
  • Latin America
  • Middle East
  • Russia/Eastern Europe
  • Western Europe/European Union

Foreign Language Requirement

  • Six levels total
  • Requirements may be filled with four levels of one language and two levels of another
  • The primary language needs to be relevant to the declared area concentration. Click here for a list of approved languages by region. This list is also available from your academic adviser.

When submitting via email a request to count specific UNC course(s) toward the major, please follow these guidelines.

Course Requirements For Students Who Declared Their Major Prior To Fall 2008

Core

Four total courses

  • Gateway course: INTS 210
  • Three survey-level courses*, each in a different department

Concentration

Six total courses in either Track 1 or Track 2

Of the six concentration courses, four must be above the survey level*.

INTS 692H, the second semester honors seminar, may count as one of the six courses

*Above Survey Level: In the new curriculum, all courses numbered 200 and higher are above survey level.

TRACK 1: INTERNATIONAL STUDIES CONCENTRATION

  • Four courses in one of the four themes listed below
  • Two courses that anchor the theme in an area studies region

TRACK 2: AREA STUDIES CONCENTRATION

  • Four courses in one of the area studies regions listed below
  • Two thematic courses to contextualize the area studies

Foreign Language Requirement

Six levels total

  • Requirement may be filled with four levels of one language and two levels of another
  • The primary language needs to be relevant tot he declared area of concentration. Click here for a list of approved languages by region. This list is also available from your academic adviser.

INTERNATIONAL STUDIES THEMES

  • International politics, nation states, social movements
  • Global economics, trade, development
  • Global health and environment
  • Transnational cultures, identities, arts

AREA STUDIES REGIONS

  • Africa
  • Asia
  • Latin America
  • Middle East
  • Western Europe
  • Eastern Europe

When submitting via email a request to count specific UNC course(s) toward the major, please follow these guidelines.