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Interdisciplinary Studies: Concentration in International Studies

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Associate Professor Adcock (Interim Director); Professor Subramaniam; Associate Professor Li; Assistant Professor Kapur

The International Studies program provides students an opportunity to explore the challenges and opportunities facing the contemporary world from different disciplinary perspectives. This interdisciplinary approach is designed to provide students with a broad range of ideas and skills to analyze and respond to the diverse and complex mix of cultural, economic, and political forces that shape the global community. The concentration in International Studies provides students with an interdisciplinary understanding of the changing dynamics and forces that transcend national and regional boundaries.

Requirements for Concentration in International Studies

I. Required Courses for the major —at least 25 hours, including:

At least 18 hours of international studies related coursework chosen from the following courses:

Twelve hours must be at 300-400 level, and the courses must be from 3 different disciplines. Courses cross-listed between two departments (i.e. ASIA 320 and INTS 320) are considered to be a single discipline.

II. Other major requirements:

Students must select one of the following international experience options.

A. 6 hours earned in a UNC Asheville-approved Study Abroad experience

These credits can be from foreign language courses or other culture-based courses and must be approved by the International Studies director.


B. 6 hours from INTS 365

III. Other concentration requirements:

Major competency is demonstrated in INTS 494.

Liberal Arts Core (LAC)

For additional information about the Liberal Arts Core and the specific courses that fulfill the requirements, visit the Office of the Registrar website, https://registrar.unca.edu/liberal-arts-core.

Liberal Arts Core Requirements

The credit hours listed are the minimum required.

Requirement Credits
First-Year Seminar 3
Academic Writing and Critical Inquiry 4
Humanities 12
Laboratory Science 4
Scientific Perspectives 3
Quantitative Perspectives 4
Social Science 3
Second Language (proficiency through the 2nd semester) 0-4
Arts and Ideas 3
Senior Capstone 4
Diversity Intensive 3


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