International Studies

Department: International Studies

Required Core

Course Number Title Credits Prerequisites Dist. Skills
IS 104 Ideas & Power in the Modern World
IS 200 Politics & Culture of Modernization
PS 102 Introduction to International Politics
EB 105 International Economic Issues
sophomore standing SI  
IS 400 Senior Seminar in International Studies
senior status, study abroad and/or IS 104 or permission IHS  

Total credit hours = 18

Language Skills

Students must take the introductory language sequence plus two courses beyond FR 230, SP 230, RU 230, GR 230 or CN 220. At least one of these courses must be at the 300 level or above. Theses courses may be taken abroad. Currently, we have no Chinese language courses above CN 220 so you must take these advanced electives abroad.

Non-native speakers of English can satisfy this requirement by at 600 TOEFL score plus either EN 242 or EN 243.

Study Abroad

Students must study abroad for at least one semester. Study abroad is waived for International Students.

International Studies Electives

Students must take eight “I” courses, selected in consultation with your advisor, for a total of at least 24 credits. They must meet the following criteria:

  • At least three departments must be represented among the eight
  • At least two courses must be taken in two different departments
  • At least three of the courses must be taken at or above the 300 level
  • At least one of the courses must be taken outside the geographic or cultural region where you second language is spoken
  • Finally, it is expected that students use sources in more than one language in their upper level courses

Students must articulate in writing to their International Studies advisor why they have selected these eight courses. Courses taken while abroad may substitute for these courses if they have been previously determined to be comparable to a Juniata course, or with the permission of your advisor or the faculty member in that specialty (e.g. Emil Nagengast will approve courses in politics, Brad Andrew will approve courses in economics, etc.)

International students may take courses on United States topic (e.g. U.S. History) as part of their eight IS electives.

Secondary Emphasis in International Studies

An IS secondary emphasis includes four of the five core IS courses (EB 105, PS 102, IS 104, IS 200, IS 400) plus foreign language courses through two 200-level World Languages courses.

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