Major Requirements

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Raised Hands

Course Requirements For Students Who Declared Their Major After Fall 2008

Core

3 total courses

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

 

Concentration

7 total courses

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

THEME

  • 4 courses in one of the four themes listed below (GLBL 692H, the second semester honors seminar, may count as one of the 4 courses)

AREA STUDIES

  • 3 courses in one of the area studies regions listed below (GLBL 692H, the second semester honors seminar, may count as one of the 3 courses)

 

Foreign Language Requirement

  • 6 levels total
  • Requirements may be filled with 4 levels of one language and 2 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.

 

GLOBAL 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

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

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

 

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

 

Core

4 total courses

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

Concentration

6 total courses in either Track 1 or 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 6 courses

TRACK 1: INTERNATIONAL STUDIES CONCENTRATION

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

TRACK 2: AREA STUDIES CONCENTRATION

  • 4 courses in one of the area studies regions listed below
  • 2 thematic courses to contextualize the area studies

Foreign Language Requirement

6 levels total

  • Requirement may be filled with 4 levels of one language and 2 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

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

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