UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN OSHKOSH

INTERNATIONAL STUDIES


Kenneth J. Grieb, Program Coordinator
Department Office: Polk Library 57
Department Telephone: 920-424-1291

Peter C. Johnson, African Studies Coordinator
Department Office: Polk Library 57
Department Telephone: 920-424-1291

Thomas Bickford, Asian Studies Coordinator
Department Office: Polk Library 57
Department Telephone: 920-424-7166

Werner Braatz, European Studies Coordinator
Department Office: Clow Faculty 310
Department Telephone: 920-424-7157

John Stone, Latin American Studies Coordinator
Department Office: Radford Hall 315
Department Telephone:920-424-4011

Code 59 or INTRCULT

I. FACULTY

Balistreri, Barricelli, Beane, Bickford, Bowen, Braatz, Brown, Bryan, Burdick, Burr, Cavender, de Hoyos, Dziedzic, Earns, Fitzgerald, Fu, Fukuta, Gier, Gomez-Torres, Grieb, Grunloh, Guilleman-Young, Gulley, Hintz, Hussain, Johnson, Khan, Kleinman, Lareau, Lee, Linenthal, Lishka, Missner, Mitchell, Ngaboh-Smart, Palmeri, Pontynen, Provinzano, Rivers, Robson, Roy, Slupik, Starr, Stone, Swanson, Taylor, Thomas, Ueltschy, Urbrock, Zaniewski

II. DEGREES

Undergraduate: A major in International Studies can lead to the degree(s): Bachelor of Arts; Bachelor of Science.

Graduate: The Department does not offer a graduate program. However, students who complete a major in our Department may wish to consider advanced study at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh in Business or Public Administration.

For specifics, please see the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh Graduate Bulletin.

III. SUMMARY OF FIELDS OF STUDY

1. GOAL(S)

See the department for a listing of their goal(s).

2. THE MAJOR(S)

The Department offers a choice of 2 emphases within the International Studies Major. These are: 1) General International Studies, 2) International Business.

Within the International Business emphasis, there is the option of taking a minor in Business Administration.

3. THE MINOR(S)

The Department offers 4 minors: 1) African Studies, 2) Asian Studies, 3) European Studies, 4) Latin American Studies.

IV. ADMISSION/GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

To be eligible for graduation, students must meet all requirements for the degree being sought in addition to earning a minimum grade point average of 2.00 in all courses required for the International Studies Major or Area Studies Minor.

All students majoring in International Studies are required to complete 36 credits in the major, including the courses listed under the required core courses, to have a recognized emphasis of 15 credits within their International Studies Major, and to count a maximum of 9 credits of introductory level courses from participating departments toward the major. Refer to the following for complete major/minor course requirements.

All International Studies Majors are also required to complete the Foreign Language requirement for the University's Bachelor of Arts Degree, in addition to the 36 required credits of International Studies courses. See the University degree requirements for details.

NOTE:

Students enrolled in all tracks of the International Studies Major are strongly advised to consult regularly with their advisor during programming each semester. Such sessions will enable advisors to assist enrolled majors in making appropriate choices from available courses to assure that they meet all requirements of the International Studies Major.

Because of the numerous tracks within International Studies and the choices each offers there is no such thing as a "typical program of study". Students enrolled in the International Studies Program may obtain sample programs of study from the International Studies office, but consultation with an advisor is essential due to the individual planning involved within the International Studies Major.

V. REQUIRED CORE COURSES

International Studies
  • 59-205 Contemporary International Issues 3 cr.
  • 59-402 Seminar in International Studies 3 cr. OR
  • 59-403 Honors: Seminar in International Studies 3 cr.

Comments:

Two types of courses count for credit in the International Studies Major: those with the prefix 59-, which appear as List 1 and courses offered by departments participating in this program, which appear as List 2. Only courses on lists 1 and 2 count toward International Studies.

VI. THE MAJOR(S), WITH EMPHASES AND/OR OPTIONS

1. GENERAL INTERNATIONAL STUDIES EMPHASIS

Recommended for students who wish to develop a broad knowledge of international affairs suitable to a wide variety of careers in government, teaching, tourism, and service professions.

Required Credits: 36 minimum

Required Courses: In addition to the Core Courses:

A 15 credit specialization in a single discipline, or in a single area of geographic study, or in a single topic of international relevance. Students must select one of the Area Studies (African, Asian, European, or Latin American Studies) using courses shown under the area or Course Lists 3, or one of the disciplines included in Course List 2, or plan a topical focus with the Coordinator.

An additional 15 credits selected from both Course Lists 1 and 2, or from Course List 2.

Students must include one course each from any four disciplines specified from Course List 2 in their 36 credit major.

A maximum of 9 credits of introductory level courses (100 or 200) from participating departments may be counted toward the major.

Electives: Additional courses beyond the Minimum Requirement may be taken from Course Lists 1 and 2.

Comment:

Students may find it advantageous to develop overlapping specializations by combining their chosen emphasis within the International Studies Major with a minor in one of the Area Studies or in a participating discipline.

2. INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS EMPHASIS

Recommended for students who wish to combine study in Business Administration with an International Studies Major, as preparation for business careers with firms engaged in international and global activities, including multinational corporations.

Required Credits: 36 minimum

Required Courses: In addition to the Core Courses:

A 15 credit specialization in International Business, to consist of:

An additional 15 credits selected from both Course Lists 1 and 2 only.

Students must include one course each from any four disciplines specified in Couse list 2 in their 36 credit major.

A maximum of 9 credits in introductory level courses (100 or 200) from participating departments may be counted toward the major.

In addition to the 36 credits included in their International Studies Major, students enrolled in the International Business Emphasis are required to take at least 9 credits of Business Administration and are strongly advised to complete a minor in Business Administration (21 credits).

The 12 credits required are:

Those completing a minor in Business Administration would add:

  • Business: 28-210, 28-352, 28-331 or 28-341 or 3 additional credits from any 300 or 400 Business Administration course.

Prerequisites: 36-206 and 36-207 are required for enrollment in 36-420; 67-103 is a prerequisite for 28-201; 28-371 is a prerequisite for 28-375; 59-205 or two courses from 36-206, 36-207, and 84-115 are prerequisites for 59-308 and 59-309; 67-104 or 67-108 or 67-204 are prerequisites for 36-206 and 36-207, 84-101 or 84-115 are prerequisites for 84-339; 28-202 or 28-209 and 67-204 are prerequisites for 28-331; 28-210, 36-210, and 67-206 are prerequisites for 28-341.

Comment:

Students studying French and Spanish to meet the International Studies Foreign Language Requirement should consider taking Business French (41-308) or Business Spanish (49-308) as an elective.

VII. MINOR(S)

1. AFRICAN STUDIES

Recommended for students who seek specialized knowledge of Africa to supplement their majors and to enhance their career opportunities.

Required Credits: 23 minimum

Required Courses:

Other Requirements: 20 additional credits from the courses in the African Studies section of Course List 3. Students must include one course each from any four of the departments specified in the African Studies list.

Electives: Additional courses beyond the Minimum Requirement may be taken from Course Lists 1 and 2.

Comment:

Courses which satisfy the credit requirements of this minor also count toward an International Studies Major, enabling students to combine the two into a package of complementing specializations. French is the recommended foreign language for this minor.

2. ASIAN STUDIES

Recommended for students who wish to acquire a competence in Asian affairs and culture to supplement their majors and enable careers related to this area.

Required Credits: 24 minimum

Required Courses:

Other Requirements: 21 additional credits from the courses in the Asian Studies section of Course List 3. Of these 21 credits: 12 must be upper division credits from three of the departments specified in the Asian Studies list. Additionally: 15 credits, out of these 21 required credits, must represent courses in general Asian studies, South Asian or East Asian studies.

Electives: Additional courses beyond the Minimum Requirement may be taken from Course Lists 1 and 2, or from any course on Course List 3 under Asian Studies.

Students enrolled in the Asian Studies Minor are encouraged to study the Japanese Language. Asian Studies Minors may count 44-204 as an elective in their Asian Studies Minor.

Comment:

Courses which satisfy the credit requirements of this minor also count toward an International Studies Major, enabling students to combine the two into a package of complementing specializations.

3. EUROPEAN STUDIES

Recommended for students who wish to acquire a specialized knowledge of European affairs and culture to supplement their majors and to prepare for careers related to this area.

Required Credits: 24 minimum

Required Courses:

Other Requirements: 21 additional credits from the courses in the European Studies section of Course List 3.

Electives: Additional courses beyond the Minimum Requirement may be taken from Course Lists 1 and 2.

Comment:

Courses which satisfy the credit requirements of this minor also count toward an International Studies Major, enabling students to combine the two into a package of complementing specializations.

4. LATIN AMERICAN STUDIES

Recommended for students who wish to acquire a specialized knowledge of Latin American affairs and culture to supplement their majors and to prepare for careers related to this area, or for a teaching license in this field.

Required Credits: 24 minimum

Required Courses:

  • International Studies: 59-420.

Other Requirements: 21 additional credits from the courses in the Latin American Studies section of Course List 3. Students must include at least one course each from any four of the departments specified in the Latin American Studies list.

Electives: Additional courses beyond the Minimum Requirement may be taken from Course Lists 1 and 2.

Comment:

Courses which satisfy the credit requirements of this minor also count toward an International Studies Major, enabling students to combine the two into a package of complementing specializations.

Students are strongly advised to include at least two years of Spanish in their studies.

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Last Updated July 1, 1999