International Studies

B.A. with a Major in International Studies

Plan of Study Grid
Freshman Year
FallCredits
LANG 101 First Year Foreign Language I (Take language placement test or enroll 101 course in the foreign language of choice.) Level IV in one foreign language plus two upper-division courses required, OR Level IV in one language and Level II in another. Students may fulfill all or part of this requirement during study abroad. 4
Regional and Thematic Concentration see adviser to determine course(s) 3
Essential Studies Courses See adviser for list of ES courses. 8
 Credits15
Spring
LANG 102 First Year Foreign Language II 4
Regional and Thematic Concentration see adviser 3
Essential Studies courses 8
 Credits15
Sophomore Year
Fall
LANG 380 Global Gateways can also be taken in the spring semester 3
LANG 201 Second Year Foreign Language I 4
Regional Diversity see adviser 3
Essential Studies courses See adviser for list of ES courses. 5
 Credits15
Spring
LANG 202 Second Year Foreign Language II 4
LANG 380 Global Gateways if not taken in the fall semester 3
Regional and Thematic Concentration 3
Essential Studies course Communicating Cultures II (6-12 credits with UND-sponsored study abroad program are required and recommended for junior year.) 5
 Credits15
Junior Year
Fall
LANG 318 Individual Arranged Study Abroad (Students are required to take 6-12 credits of UND-approved study abroad.) See adviser and visit International Centre to find appropriate study abroad experience. 12
Essential Studies/General Elective courses 3
 Credits15
Spring
Regional and Thematic Concentration 3
Essential Studies/General Elective courses 12
 Credits15
Senior Year
Fall
LANG 480 Capstone: Global Connections can be taken in spring of senior year 3
Regional and Thematic Concentration 3
Essential Studies/General Elective courses 9
 Credits15
Spring
LANG 480 Capstone: Global Connections if not taken in fall semester 3
Regional and Thematic Concentration 3
Essential Studies/General Elective courses or 12 credits if LANG 480 is taken in fall semester 9
 Credits15
 Total Credits120

Please note the following:
1) There is a language requirement in the major, defined as either Level IV proficiency plus two additional courses at the 300-level or Level IV proficiency in one language and Level II proficiency in another. Students are encouraged to either take the placement exam or to begin fulfilling this requirement in fall semester of the freshman year.
2) There are an additional 15 hours of elective credit required to complete the major that serve as the student's area of Regional and Thematic Concentration. These courses must be 300- or 400-level, and must be approved by the program director. The student and program director decide upon an appropriate area of focus based on a student's interests.
3) 6-12 credits of UND-sponsored study abroad are required for the major; credits to be integrated with foreign language and/or Regional and Thematic Concentration requirements with adviser's approval.
4) This 4-year plan is a model and one way to complete the major. Students should work with the program director in order to efficiently complete their courses of study.
5) A minimum of 120 credits are needed to graduate.
^^ Please Note: Every student must fulfill all University, Departmental, and Essential Studies requirements. Essential Studies requirements are found at http://und.edu/academics/essential-studies/requirements.cfm

Office of the Registrar

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