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International Studies Program (ISP) (B.A. Degree)
Department of History, Politics and Geography / Department of Modern Languages / School of Business


This cross-disciplinary degree program is comprised of 60 credits of courses above the freshman level as specified by the department, including courses in political science, modern languages, business and a required semester of international experience.

This program offers a multidisciplinary B.A. degree in business, political science and modern language and is designed to serve a variety of vocational areas, such as international business, international nonprofit organizations, diplomacy, communications, travel, and international law.


Requirements for All ISP Majors

International Experience

In addition to the General Education requirements and the course requirements listed below, all ISP majors will be required to have the equivalent of a minimum of one semester of international experience which can be satisfied by participation in an international CCCU program or an approved ISP internship.


Language Proficiency

All ISP students must demonstrate proficiency at the intermediate level in a modern language other than English. Students whose native language is not English will be required to demonstrate proficiency in a modern language other than English or their native language. Proficiency can be demonstrated via the following:

  1. Complete a sequence of courses with a grade average of "B" or higher in the same modern language through the level that would be equivalent to Intermediate Spanish II or Intermediate French II at SNU (12 credits).

  2. Receive 12 credits in one modern language through the CLEP exam (equivalent to having completed language study through Intermediate II).

  3. Receive 12 credits in one modern language by achieving an intermediate high level on the ACTFL Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI).

Additionally, ISP students must take and pass Hispanic Area Studies (SPAN 3323) or Area Studies (G S 3323) for three additional credits.


Core Course Requirements

Course Credits
Business Courses
ACC 2113 Principles of Accounting I 3
ECO 2113 Macroeconomics 3
FIN 3103 Business Finance 3
MGT 2113 Principles of Management 3
MKT 2113 Principles of Marketing 3
 
Total Business Course Credits 15
 
History, Politics & Geography Courses
HP 2503 * World Regional Geography 3
HP 2123 Introduction to Political Science 3
HP 4113 International Relations 3
HP 4133 Comparative Government 3
Plus one of the following: 3
HP 3433 Modern Europe  
HP 3993 Modern Middle East  
HP 4123 Modern East Asia  
HP 4173 Modern Latin America  
 
Total History, Politics & Geography Course Credits 15

* Must take this course in the sophomore year.


Specialization Requirements

Choose one of the following 15-credit emphases to complete the program.

Modern Language Emphases
Course Credits
Business Spanish Emphasis**
SP C 4233 Intercultural Communication 3
SPAN 3423 Spanish Conversation and Composition 3
SPAN 3453 Commercial Spanish 3
SPAN 4233 Special Studies in Spanish: Advanced Topic in Business Spanish 3
SPAN 4473 Intensive Spanish Conversation and Composition 3
Total Business Spanish Emphasis Course Credits 15
 
English as a Second Language Emphasis
SP C 4233 Intercultural Communication 3
ENGL 2123 Teaching ESL I 3
ENGL 3123 Teaching ESL II 3
ENGL 4103 Advanced English Grammar 3
ENGL 4273 Linguistics 3
Total ESL Emphasis Course Credits 15
 
Language and Culture Emphasis
SP C 4233 Intercultural Communication 3
ENGL 4273 Linguistics 3
Elective Courses in selected language ^ and/or from the following 3-credit courses for a total of nine credits: 9
ENGL 3203 Special Studies: African-American Literature  
ENGL 3323 Survey of World Literature   
ENGL 3523 Latino Literature  
HP 4173 Modern Latin America  
MISS 4183 Cultural Anthropology  
SOC 3103 Race and Ethnicity  
Total Language and Culture Emphasis Course Credits 15

^May need to be taken at another institution.

** Completing this sequence of courses and ISP internship would also qualify the student to receive the Certificate in Business Spanish.


History, Politics & Geography Emphasis

Course Credits
HP 3213 Political and Social Philosophy 3
HP 4513 Political Geography 3
Nine credits from the remaining three area studies' 3-credit courses
(not taken as part of the core requirements):
HP 3433 Modern Europe  
HP 3933 Modern Middle East  
HP 4123 Modern East Asia  
HP 4173 Modern Latin America  
Total Political Science Emphasis Course Credits 15



International Business Emphasis

Course Credits
ACC 2123 or
ACC 3163
Principles of Accounting II or
Managerial Accounting
3
BADM 3133 or
BADM 3123
International Business Law or
Business Law II
3
FIN 4153 International Finance 3
MGT 4173 or
MKT 4163
International Management or
International Marketing
3
MGT 4123 Business Policy 3
Total International Business Emphasis Course Credits 15
 
Total International Studies Program Course Credits 60^^
^^ Including language proficiency and area studies course.