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2012-2013 Academic Catalogue 
    
2012-2013 Academic Catalogue [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

International Studies and Political Science, B.A.


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International Studies Curriculum Requirements


See the synopsis of the International Studies curriculum below.

Institute Core Curriculum: Note that WR 101  and WR 102  must be passed with a grade of C or better. The fourth class math requirement may be filled by other math courses with the approval of the head of the International Studies Department.

International Studies Core Curriculum: IS majors must complete the following courses with a grade of C or better: HI 205 -HI 206 , IS 201 , IS 210 , IS 220 , IS 230 , IS 301 , IS 310 , IS 320 , IS 340 , IS 401W , and EC 306 . Political Science electives should be filled with any IS course or SS course offered in the Department of International Studies and Political Science.

Economics electives may be filled from the following courses: EC 300 , EC 307 , EC 330 , EC 401 , EC 404 , EC 408 , EC 410 , EC 414 , EC 452 and BU 306 .

English (EN) and Writing (WR) electives should be filled with any literature course at VMI, as well as WR 330 , WR 332 , WR 340 , WR 345 .

The science elective may be filled from the following courses: AT 201 , AT 204 , BI 215 , BI 311 , BI 312 , EL 201, EL 402, GE 201, GE 202, GE 204, PY 201, PY 202.

The minimum foreign language requirement for majors is one foreign language through the 300 levels, or two foreign languages, each through the 200 level.

Minors in other disciplines and double majors are permitted. Consult with the Head of the International Studies Department.

Synopsis of the B.A. Curriculum in International Studies and Political Science


Fourth (Freshman) Class


First Semester


Total Semester Hrs: 17 1/2


Second Semester


Total Semester Hrs: 17 1/2


Third (Sophomore) Class


First Semester


Total Semester Hrs: 16 1/2 - 17


Second Semester


Total Semester Hrs: 16 1/2 - 17


Second (Junior) Class


First Semester


Total Semester Hrs: 15


Second Semester


Total Semester Hrs: 17 1/2


First (Senior) Class


First Semester


  • IS 310 - American Foreign Policy Credit Hours: 3 *
  • Electives (IS) Credit Hours: 6
  • Elective Credit Hours: 6 +
  • PE - Elective Credit Hours: 1/2
  • AS, MS, or NS Credit Hours: 2

Total Semester Hrs: 17 1/2


Second Semester


Total Semester Hrs: 17 1/2


Total Hours: 136 (includes 30 hours of political science)


*Minimum Grade of “C” Required
*Must be attempted in the 3rd class year or in 2nd class year if transferring from another department. Open only to IS majors.
**Open only to IS majors who have completed IS 201  with a grade of 75 or higher.
+Within the electives courses, cadets must take 6 credits within the civilization and cultures designation.

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