International Studies

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The International Studies Program

Technology and the forces of cultural and economic integration are reducing the distances between societies. At the same time, ethnic, religious, and economic conflicts continue to erupt within and among societies. Both the proximity of other societies and the remaining divides within and among them demand a better understanding of their cultures and institutions. Societies cannot be understood in isolation or at a single point in time, however; they are shaped by global and regional environments—including their political, military, economic, and cultural interests—and their pasts. Individuals and societies in turn shape those environments as they reinterpret their histories.

The International Studies Program is multidisciplinary and builds on the strengths of existing international specializations at UC San Diego. International relations and comparative politics are established and distinguished fields of political science. Economic theory and methodologies are critical to an understanding of the global world. The comparative study of societies and cultures lies at the core of sociology and anthropology. Literature and linguistics offer a rich array of courses concerned with languages and traditions outside English-speaking societies. And area studies programs provide comprehensive understanding of particular countries and regions.

The international studies major provides students with both a firm grounding in a discipline and the flexibility to permit exploration from alternative perspectives. The Disciplinary Focus and Interdisciplinary Electives chosen by each student contain the disciplinary foundations of the major. International studies majors also complete two core courses (INTL 101: Culture and Society in International Perspective and INTL 102: Economics, Politics and International Change) that serve as gateways to disciplinary approaches and to central international and comparative issues that cut across disciplines. Among the subjects considered are cultural boundaries and identities, economic and social development, international and regional integration and their effects, the evolution of political and social institutions, and forms of communication and language. A required capstone research seminar (INTL 190) permits the completion of a research paper in close association with a member of the faculty. International studies majors benefit throughout from the activities and programs of the Institute for International, Comparative, and Area Studies (IICAS), the School of International Relations and Pacific Studies (IR/PS), the Center for Iberian and Latin American Studies (CILAS), and many other departments on campus.

Education Abroad

Majors in international studies are encouraged to participate in the UC Education Abroad Program (EAP) and UC San Diego’s Opportunities Abroad Program (OAP). Subject to approval by the faculty director of the major, up to four courses taken through EAP/OAP will be accepted for credit toward the major. Students are strongly encouraged to complete INTL 101 and INTL 102 before departure. Students interested in studying abroad should see an International Studies Program adviser to discuss appropriate courses and programs for their plan of study. Information on EAP/OAP is given in the Education Abroad Program section of the UC San Diego General Catalog. Interested students should contact the Programs Abroad Office in the International Center and visit its website at http://programsabroad.ucsd.edu. Financial aid can be used for EAP/OAP study. Special study abroad scholarships are also available.

For information on study abroad at ISP, visit http://isp.ucsd.edu and http://programsabroad.ucsd.edu/pao/pdffiles/newintlabroadmap.pdf.

Careers

International studies attracts students who are interested in a variety of careers, including government and international organizations, international business, nongovernmental organizations, journalism, education, the arts, and the media. Because of its strong disciplinary core, the major also prepares students who wish to pursue graduate degree programs in international affairs or in one of the participating disciplines.

Honors

The Honors Program in International Studies recognizes academic excellence in the major. The Honors Program allows qualified students to complete an honors thesis on a topic of their choice in close collaboration with a member of the UC San Diego faculty. Students who wish to participate in the Honors Program in International Studies should indicate their interest in the spring quarter of their junior year. Honors program applications are available on the ISP website. Applications are due by Monday of the ninth week, the quarter before you enroll in 190H.

Refer to http://isp.ucsd.edu/undergraduate/honors.html for additional requirements and information pertaining to the ISP Honors Program.

Requirements for the Honors Program

Candidates for honors in any of the international studies degrees must meet the following requirements:

Criteria for Distinction, High Distinction, and Highest Distinction

Please refer to the International Studies Program website for additional requirements.

The International Studies Major

A student who satisfactorily completes the general-education requirements of Muir, Revelle, Marshall, Warren, Roosevelt, or Sixth College in addition to the international studies requirements described below will be awarded one of the following bachelor of arts degrees based upon selection of the Disciplinary Focus:

International Studies—Anthropology

International Studies—Economics

International Studies—History

International Studies—Linguistics

International Studies—Literature

International Studies—Political Science

International Studies—Sociology

All upper-division courses applied to the requirements of the major must be taken for a letter grade. A 2.0 grade point average is required in the major, and students must earn at least a C– in each course counted for the major. Transfer students should see the International Studies Program adviser to determine whether courses taken elsewhere satisfy international studies major requirements.

Lower-Division Requirements

Foreign language (four quarters of college-level language or equivalent proficiency).

Students majoring in international studies are required to demonstrate basic proficiency in a foreign language by completing four quarters of foreign language instruction (or the equivalent) with a passing grade. Students may also complete this requirement by demonstrating advanced language ability on a proficiency exam.

College-level language study is a prerequisite for study abroad in most non-English speaking countries and enhances understanding of those societies. Students who plan to study abroad in non-English speaking countries may need to take additional language classes, and they will need to take all language courses for a letter grade.

Students should make substantial progress toward fulfilling college general-education requirements and the foreign language requirement of the international studies major before beginning the core sequence of the international studies major.

Upper-Division Requirements

The upper-division requirements for a major in international studies are

  1. Two core courses (INTL 101 and INTL 102)
  2. A capstone seminar (INTL 190)
  3. Eight 4-unit, upper-division, nonlanguage courses in a Disciplinary Focus
  4. Three 4-unit, upper-division, nonlanguage courses chosen from an ISP Interdisciplinary Elective list. (Courses may not be from Primary Track department.)
  5. Regional Requirement: Three of the eleven courses taken for the Disciplinary Focus and Interdisciplinary Electives must focus on one country or region.

Core Courses

Two core courses (INTL 101 and INTL 102) provide an intellectual gateway to central issues and disciplinary approaches in international studies. Students may begin the sequence with either course. Sophomore status is a prerequisite for both courses. Students are advised to complete both INTL 101 and INTL 102 before enrolling in INTL 190.

INTL 101. Culture and Society in International Perspective (4)

INTL 102. Economics, Politics, and International Change (4)

Capstone Seminar

All majors will complete the capstone seminar during their senior year. Students are required to complete a research paper for this course.

INTL 190. Seminar in International Studies (4)

Regional Requirement

Of the eleven Disciplinary Focus and Interdisciplinary Elective courses (eight Disciplinary Focus and three Interdisciplinary Electives), three courses must concentrate on one country or region outside the United States to complete the International Studies Program regional requirement.

Departments Offering A Primary Track

Anthropology

Disciplinary Focus: Students are required to take at least one course from the following:

ANTH 101. Foundations of Social Complexity

ANTH 102. Human Evolution

ANTH 103. Sociocultural Anthropology

The remaining upper-division courses should be selected from the Anthropology: Sociocultural (ANSC) and Archaeology (ANAR) listings. Up to two approved courses from Anthropology: Biological (ANBI) may also be counted toward the major with the approval of the International Studies Program adviser.

Economics

Disciplinary Focus: IS majors must satisfy the following six lower-division department requirements with a C– or better:

Calculus. Mathematics 10A-B-C or Mathematics 20A-B-C and Economics 1, 2, 3

Upper-division courses may be selected from

Economics 100A-B-C. Microeconomics

Economics 110A-B. Macroeconomics

Economics 120A-B-C. Econometrics

Economics 101. International Trade

Economics 102. Globalization

Economics 103. International Monetary Relations

Economics 114. Economics of Immigration

Economics 116. Economic Development

Economics 117. Economic Growth

Economics 125. Demographic Analysis and Forecasting

Economics 131. Economics of the Environment

Economics 132. Energy Economics

Economics 133. International Environmental Agreements

Economics 144. Economics of Conservation

Economics 145. Economics of Ocean Resources

Economics 161. Global Integration of Latin America

Economics 162. Economics of Mexico

Economics 163. Japanese Economy

Economics 165. Middle East Economics

ISP Economics Track students must take Economics 101 or Economics 102 or Economics 103 or Economics 116 and at least one of the following:

Economics 101. International Trade

Economics 102. Globalization

Economics 103. International Monetary Relations

Economics 114. Economics of Immigration

Economics 116. Economic Development

Economics 117. Economic Growth

Economics 125. Demographic Analysis and Forecasting

Economics 131. Economics of the Environment

Economics 132. Energy Economics

Economics 133. International Environmental Agreements

Economics 144. Economics of Conservation

Economics 145. Economics of Ocean Resources

Economics 161. Global Integration of Latin America

Economics 162. Economics of Mexico

Economics 163. Japanese Economy

Economics 165. Middle East Economics

History

Disciplinary Focus: At least six of eight courses must be taken in any of the following categories:

History of Africa (HIAF)

History of Europe (HIEU)

History of East Asia (HIEA)

History of the Near East (HINE), with the exception of HINE 151, 152, 153

History of Latin America (HILA)

History of Science (HISC)

History of Religion (HIRE) and/or History Topics (HITO), except HITO 194–199

Up to two courses may be taken in History of the United States (HIUS).

Linguistics

Disciplinary Focus: Eight upper-division courses in linguistics, which must include LIGN 101 (Introduction to the Study of Language) and at least three courses from the following list:

LIGN 105. Law and Language

LIGN 108. Languages of Africa

LIGN 141. Language Structures

LIGN 142. Language Typology

LIGN 143. Structure of Spanish

LIGN 150. Historical Linguistics

LIGN 155. Evolution of Language

LIGN 174. Gender and Language in Society

LIGN 175. Sociolinguistics

LIGN 176. Language of Politics and Advertising

LIGN 177. Multilingualism

At most, one of the eight courses can be LIGN 199 (Independent Study in Linguistics) by petition.

Literature

Disciplinary Focus: Eight upper-division courses selected from the following:

Literatures in English (LTEN)

LTEN 188. Contemporary Caribbean Literature

LTEN 189. Twentieth-Century Postcolonial Literatures

Literatures of the World (LTWL)

LTWL 140. Novel and History in the Third World

LTWL 141. Islam and Modernity

LTWL 149. The Last Turn of the Century in the West

LTWL 150. Modernity and Literature

LTWL 151. Religion and Politics

LTWL 152. Introduction to Islam

LTWL 153. Literature, Religion, and Culture in Iran

LTWL 157. Iranian Film

LTWL 167. Russia and the Jewish Imagination from the Enlightenment to the Present

LTWL 168. Death and Desire in India

Literatures of the Americas (LTAM)

LTAM 110. Latin American Literature in Translation

LTAM 111. Comparative Caribbean Discourse

LTAM 130. Reading North by South

LTAM 132. The Dark Side of Enlightenment in Spain, the Americas, and the Philippines

Literature/Cultural Studies (LTCS)

LTCS 133. Globalization and Culture

LTCS 141. Race and Empire

LTCS 145. National Cultures in Colonial and Postcolonial Contexts

And all courses listed under

African Literatures (LTAF)

Literatures in Chinese (LTCH)

East Asian Literatures (LTEA)

European and Eurasian Literature (LTEU) with exception of LTEU 100, 102, 105

Literatures in French (LTFR) with exception of LTFR 160

Literatures in German (LTGM)

Literatures in Italian (LTIT) with exception of LTIT 161

Korean Literature (LTKO)

Literatures in Portuguese (LTPR)

Russian Literature (LTRU) with exception of LTRU 104A, B, C

Literatures in Spanish (LTSP) with exception of LTSP 150, 151, 152, 153, 154, 160, 162, 166

With approval of the undergraduate adviser, students may take up to two theory or methods courses selected from Literature/Theory (LTTH) courses LTTH 110, LTTH 115, or LTTH 150, and from among the Literature/Cultural Studies (LTCS) courses LTCS 100, LTCS 102, or LTCS 120.

Political Science

Disciplinary Focus: Eight courses selected from the following. All courses numbered Poli Sci 120 through Poli Sci 159:

Comparative Politics: Poli Sci 120A through Poli Sci 139A

International Relations: Poli Sci 140A through Poli Sci 159

Up to three courses may be from the following subfields:

American Politics: Poli Sci 100A through Poli Sci 108

Political Theory: Poli Sci 110A through Poli Sci 119A

Policy Analysis: Poli Sci 160AA through Poli Sci 168

Research Methods: Poli Sci 170A and Poli Sci 181

Sociology

Disciplinary Focus: Eight upper-division courses selected from the following list:

SOCI 111E. Human Rights–Principles and Problems

SOCI 111F. Human Rights–Practices and Cases

SOCI 125. Sociology of Immigration

SOCI 133. Immigration in Comparative Perspective

SOCI 134. The Making of Modern Medicine

SOCI 136E. Sociology of Mental Illness: A Historical Approach

SOCI 136F. Sociology of Mental Illness in Contemporary Society

SOCI 148. Political Sociology

SOCI 156. Sociology of Religion

SOCI 157. Religion in Contemporary Society

SOCI 158. Islam in the Modern World

SOCI 162R. Religion and Popular Culture in East Asia

SOCI 163. Migration and the Law

SOCI 169. Citizenship, Community, and Culture

SOCI 175. Nationality and Citizenship

SOCI 176. War and Society

SOCI 177. International Terrorism

SOCI 178. The Holocaust

SOCI 179. Social Change

SOCI 180. Social Movements and Social Protest

SOCI 181. Modern Western Society

SOCI 182. Ethnicity and Indigenous Peoples in Latin America

SOCI 183. Minorities and Nations

SOCI 185. Globalization and Social Development

SOCI 187. African Societies through Films

SOCI 188D. Latin America: Society and Politics

SOCI 188E. Community and Social Change in Africa

SOCI 188F. Modern Jewish Societies and Israeli Society

SOCI 188G. Chinese Society

SOCI 188H. Social Movements in Latin America

SOCI 188J. Change in Modern South Africa

SOCI 188O. Dilemmas of Israeli Society

SOCI 189. Special Topics in Comparative-Historical Sociology

Note: SOCI 189 must be preapproved by program adviser.

Interdisciplinary Electives Course List

(Students must take three of the following.)

Anthropology

ANTH 101. Foundations of Social Complexity

ANTH 102. Humans are Cultural Animals

ANTH 103. Sociocultural Anthropology

You may also choose any four-unit, upper-division, nonlanguage course from the following categories:

Anthropology: Sociocultural (ANSC)

Archaeology (ANAR)

Communication

COMM 100C. Social Formations

COMM 104D. Comparative Media Systems: Asia

COMM 104E. Comparative Media Systems: Europe

COMM 104F. Comparative Media Systems: Africa

COMM 104G. Comparative Media Systems: Latin America and the Caribbean

COMM 104M. Comparative Media Systems: Middle East

COMM 106G. Cultural Industries: Tourism: Global Industry and Cultural Form

COMM 110I. Language, Literacy and Communication: Social Organization and the Individual

COMM 111G. Communication and Cultural Production: Popular Culture

COMM 111W. Communication and Cultural Production: Politics of World Music

COMM 112G. Interaction and Mediation: Language and Globalization

COMM 114C. Communication and Social Institutions: Gender, Labor, and Culture in the Global Economy

COMM 128. Education and Global Citizenship

COMM 131. Communication, Dissent, and the Formation of Social Movements

COMM 138. Black Women, Feminism, and Media

COMM 140. Cinema in Latin America

COMM 141. African Cinema

COMM 142. Cuban Cinema

COMM 152. Global Economy and Consumer Culture

COMM 156. Colonialism and Communication

COMM 160. Political Economy and International Communication

COMM 168. Bilingual Communication

COMM 179. Global Nature/Global Culture

Economics

Economics 101. International Trade

Economics 102. Globalization

Economics 103. International Monetary Relations

Economics 114. Economics of Immigration

Economics 116. Economic Development

Economics 117. Economic Growth

Economics 125. Demographic Analysis and Forecasting

Economics 131. Economics of the Environment

Economics 132. Energy Economics

Economics 133. International Environmental Agreements

Economics 144. Economics of Conservation

Economics 145. Economics of Ocean Resources

Economics 161. Global Integration of Latin America

Economics 162. Economics of Mexico

Economics 163. Japanese Economy

Economics 165. Middle East Economics

History

Any four-unit, upper-division, nonlanguage course from the following categories:

History of Africa (HIAF)

History of Europe (HIEU)

History of East Asia (HIEA)

History of the Near East (HINE)

History of Latin America (HILA)

History of Science (HISC)

History of Religion (HIRE)

History Topics (HITO), except HITO 194–199

Linguistics

LIGN 105. Law and Language

LIGN 108. Languages of Africa

LIGN 141. Language Structures

LIGN 143. Structure of Spanish

LIGN 150. Historical Linguistics

LIGN 155. Evolution of Language

LIGN 174. Gender and Language in Society

LIGN 175. Sociolinguistics

LIGN 176. Language of Politics and Advertising

LIGN 177. Multilingualism

Literature

Literatures in English (LTEN)

LTEN 188. Contemporary Caribbean Literature

LTEN 189. Twentieth-Century Postcolonial Literatures

Literatures of the World (LTWL)

LTWL 140. Novel and History in the Third World

LTWL 141. Islam and Modernity

LTWL 149. The Last Turn of the Century in the West

LTWL 150. Modernity and Literature

LTWL 151. Religion and Politics

LTWL 152. Introduction to Islam

LTWL 153. Literature, Religion, and Culture in Iran

LTWL 157. Iranian Film

LTWL 167. Russia and the Jewish Imagination from the Enlightenment to the Present

LTWL 168. Death and Desire in India

Literatures of the Americas (LTAM)

LTAM 110. Latin American Literature in Translation

LTAM 111. Comparative Caribbean Discourse

LTAM 130. Reading North by South

LTAM 132. The Dark Side of Enlightenment in Spain, the Americas, and the Philippines

Literature/Cultural Studies (LTCS)

LTCS 133. Globalization and Culture

LTCS 141. Race and Empire

LTCS 145. National Cultures in Colonial and Postcolonial Contexts

You may also choose any four-unit, upper-division, nonlanguage course from the following categories:

African Literatures (LTAF)

Literatures in Chinese (LTCH)

East Asian Literatures (LTEA)

European and Eurasian Literature (LTEU) with exception of LTEU 100, 102, 105

Literatures in French (LTFR) with exception of LTFR 160

Literatures in German (LTGM)

Literatures in Italian (LTIT) with exception of LTIT 161

Korean Literature (LTKO)

Literatures in Portuguese (LTPR)

Russian Literature (LTRU) with exception of LTRU 104A, B, C

Literatures in Spanish (LTSP) with exception of LTSP 150, 151, 152, 153, 154, 160, 162, 166

Music

MUS 111. Topics/World Music Traditions (ONLY when not on the US)

Political Science

Comparative Politics: POLI 120A through POLI 139A

International Relations: POLI 140A through POLI 159

Sociology

SOCI 111E. Human Rights–Principles and Problems

SOCI 111F. Human Rights–Practices and Cases

SOCI 121. Economy and Society

SOCI 125. Sociology of Immigration

SOCI 128. Religion and Popular Culture in East Asia

SOCI 133. Immigration in Comparative Perspective

SOCI 134. The Making of Modern Medicine

SOCI 136E. Sociology of Mental Illness: A Historical Approach

SOCI 136F. Sociology of Mental Illness in Contemporary Society

SOCI 148. Political Sociology

SOCI 156. Sociology of Religion

SOCI 157. Religion in Contemporary Society

SOCI 158. Islam in the Modern World

SOCI 162R. Religion and Popular Culture in East Asia

SOCI 163. Migration and the Law

SOCI 169. Citizenship, Community, and Culture

SOCI 175. Nationality and Citizenship

SOCI 176. War and Society

SOCI 177. International Terrorism

SOCI 178. The Holocaust

SOCI 179. Social Change

SOCI 180. Social Movements and Social Protest

SOCI 181. Modern Western Society

SOCI 182. Ethnicity and Indigenous Peoples in Latin America

SOCI 185. Globalization and Social Development

SOCI 187. African Societies through Films

SOCI 188D. Latin America: Society and Politics

SOCI 188E. Community and Social Change in Africa

SOCI 188F. Modern Jewish Societies and Israeli Society

SOCI 188G. Chinese Society

SOCI 188J. Change in Modern South Africa

SOCI 188M. Social Movements in Latin America

SOCI 188O. Dilemmas of Israeli Society

SOCI 189. Special Topics in Comparative-Historical Sociology

Note: SOCI 189 must be preapproved by program adviser.

Visual Arts

VIS 105D. The Aesthetics of Chinese Calligraphy

VIS 122CN. Defining High Renaissance Art

VIS 122D. Michelangelo

VIS 125F. Latin American Film

VIS 126AN. Pre-Columbian Art of the Ancient Mexico and Central America

VIS 126BN. Art and Civilization/Ancient Maya

VIS 126C. Problems in Meso-American Art History

VIS 126D. Problems in Ancient Maya Iconography and Inscriptions

VIS 126P. Latin American Art: Modern to Postmodern 1890–1950

VIS 126Q. Latin American Art: Modern to Postmodern 1950–Present

VIS 127B. Arts of China

VIS 127C. Arts of Modern China

VIS 127D. Early Chinese Painting

VIS 127E. Later Chinese Painting

VIS 127G. Twentieth-Century Chinese Art

VIS 127N. Twentieth-Century Art in China and Japan

VIS 127P. Arts of Japan

VIS 126R. Latin American Photography

VIS 128D. Topics in Art History of the Americas

VIS 128B. Topics in Early Modern Art History (when NOT on U.S.)

VIS 128E. Topics in Art History of Asia

VIS 129B. Seminar in Early Modern Art History (when NOT on U.S.)

VIS 152. Film in the Social Context (when International in content)

Bachelor of Arts/Master of International Affairs (BA/MIA)

The International Studies Program and the School of International Relations and Pacific Studies (IR/PS) have collaborated to create a contiguous Bachelor of Arts/Master of International Affairs Program (BA/MIA). The program is designed specifically for selected UC San Diego undergraduate majors in international studies who seek advanced training for leadership positions in the Pacific Rim community. In addition to serving the needs of UC San Diego undergraduate students, the program creates a societal benefit by providing students with advanced training that is suitable for a wide array of careers in government, industry, nonprofit institutions, and other organizations involved in the international affairs of the Pacific Rim.

The BA/MIA Program retains and builds on the interdisciplinary core of the existing international studies degree and adds to it the professional training of a one-year Master of International Affairs professional degree (final year of the program). This program permits undergraduates to incorporate graduate-level courses into their senior year of the international studies major. The degree provides an interdisciplinary program of study in the international studies major during the first four years. It is expected that up to ten undergraduate students will be accepted into this program each year. Some students may take longer to complete the BA/MIA if they enter UC San Diego as transfers or opt to study abroad for a year.

The structure of the program is as follows:

Freshman to Junior Year

Undergraduate lower- and upper-division course work; general-education, language courses, INTL courses, major prerequisites, and half the undergraduate track courses. Application to the BA/MIA Program is made in the spring of a student’s junior year.

Senior Year

Students are still undergraduates, but the majority of course work is completed at IR/PS at the graduate level; at the end of the senior year, students graduate with a BA in international studies.

Summer

Required summer internship between undergraduate graduation and matriculation to graduate student status.

Final Year—Graduate Status

Students matriculate into IR/PS as graduate students and complete remaining graduate course work. Upon successful completion, they graduate with a master of international affairs (MIA) at end of year five.

Note: The undergraduate requirements for this program are different from those for the standard ISP major. The BA/MIA Program requires students to have a Primary Track (eight courses) and Secondary Track (five). This program is only open to students whose Primary and Secondary tracks are economics and political science, in either order.

Students apply to the program in their junior year. Acceptance is tentative until successful completion of the senior year and the required summer internship. Admission requires the completion of all lower division course work for the major. In the final year, the student is officially accepted into the MIA program and begins to pay professional fees.

The BA/MIA Program is much more rigidly structured than the regular IS major. Students will need to meet frequently with the International Studies Program academic adviser from their first year onward to ensure proper course selection each quarter. Once admitted to the BA/MIA Program, students should also meet with the academic advisers at IRPS.

The approved course list for the BA/MIA Program is different from the list for the regular IS major. Please be sure to consult the appropriate list to find approved courses.

Students must study a Pacific Rim foreign language for this program because the language must match the IR/PS region of specialization during the fifth year. Consult the ISP website for a complete list of approved BA/MIA languages and their corresponding IR/PS regions.

Students must complete a minimum of four quarters of a Pacific Rim foreign language in order to meet the BA requirement. Two additional quarters are required for the MIA It is recommended (but not required) that students complete all six quarters at the undergraduate level.

Students choosing to satisfy their language requirement by taking six quarters of course work as undergraduates must earn a grade of C– or better. If they take their final quarter of language after matriculating to graduate standing, students must earn a grade of B or better in their sixth quarter of language.

For additional information about the BA/MIA Program, please visit our website at http://isp.ucsd.edu. For application information and admissions criteria, please visit https://gradapply.ucsd.edu/.

The International Studies Minor

The international studies minor is designed to offer students an introduction to the interdisciplinary investigation of other societies and the forces of global integration and conflict. To receive a minor in international studies, a student must complete seven four-unit courses (twenty-eight units).

(A) Language requirement

ALL minors must demonstrate basic proficiency in a modern foreign language by completing four quarters of foreign language instruction (or equivalent). Students may also complete this requirement by demonstrating advanced language ability on a proficiency exam. Students completing the language requirement through waiver (700 or better on SAT II language exam or if you attended high school outside the U.S.) or proficiency will fulfill the language component of the minor by completing one of these requirements but no course credit will be applied toward the seven courses required for the minor.

Up to two courses in foreign language can be included in the seven courses required for the minor. These may be lower-division courses but must be taken for a C– or better to apply. The remaining five courses must be upper-division courses in the humanities and social sciences. (See below.)

(B) Additional course requirements

  1. All minors must take INTL 101 and INTL 102. INTL 101 and INTL 102 may be taken in any order and are offered during different quarters throughout each academic year. You will need to receive department approval to enroll in INTL 101 and INTL 102. INTL 101 and 102 are gateway courses and should be taken in the sophomore or junior year.
  2. The remaining three to five courses (depending on the number of language courses applied to the minor) must be distributed in two broad tracks. Students must take at least one course in each of two tracks:

    Track 1. Economics, Politics, and International Change

    Track 2. Culture and Society in International Perspective

    (See course listings for each track.)

  3. The minor must include courses from at least two departments.
  4. All courses applied to the minor (including applicable language courses) must receive a letter grade of C– or better.
  5. Minors in international studies are encouraged to participate in the UC Education Abroad Program (EAP) and UC San Diego’s Opportunities Abroad Program (OAP). Subject to approval by the IS faculty director, up to three courses taken through EAP/OAP or at another university will be accepted for credit toward the minor.

TRACKS IN THE INTERNATIONAL STUDIES MINOR

Track 1: Economics, Politics, and International Change
Communication

COMM 104F. Comparative Media Systems: Africa

COMM 114E. Communication and Social Institutions: Gender, Labor, and Culture in the Global Economy

COMM 131. Communication, Dissent, and the Formation of Social Movements

COMM 152. Global Economy and Consumer Culture

COMM 160. Political Economy and International Communication

Economics

Economics 101. International Trade

Economics 102. Globalization

Economics 103. International Monetary Relations

Economics 114. Economics of Immigration

Economics 116. Economic Development

Economics 117. Economic Growth

Economics 125. Demographic Analysis and Forecasting

Economics 131. Economics of the Environment

Economics 132. Energy Economics

Economics 133. International Environmental Agreements

Economics 144. Economics of Conservation

Economics 145. Economics of Ocean Resources

Economics 161. Global Integration of Latin America

Economics 162. Economics of Mexico

Economics 163. Japanese Economy

Economics 165. Middle East Economics

History

HIAF 111. Modern Africa Since 1880

HIAF 112. West Africa Since 1880

HIAF 113. Small Wars and the Global Order: Africa and Asia

HIAF 120. History of South Africa

HIAF 123. West Africa from Earliest of Times to 1800

HIAF 130. African Society and the Slave Trade

HIEA 111. Japan: Twelfth to Mid-Nineteenth Centuries

HIEA 112. Japan: From the Mid-Nineteenth Century through the US Occupation

HIEA 113. The Fifteen-Year War in Asia and the Pacific

HIEA 114. Postwar Japan

HIEA 116. Japan-U.S. Relations

HIEA 130. History of the Modern Chinese Revolution: 1800–1911

HIEA 131. History of the Modern Chinese Revolution: 1911–1949

HIEA 132. History of the People’s Republic of China

HIEA 150. Modern Korea, 1800–1945

HIEA 151. The Two Koreas, 1945–Present

HIEA 165/265. Material Culture in China (requires approval of ISP adviser to apply toward minor)

HIEA 167/267. Special Topics in Modern Chinese History (requires approval of ISP adviser to apply toward minor)

HIEU 101. Greece in the Classical Age

HIEU 102. The Roman Republic

HIEU 103. The Roman Empire

HIEU 104. Byzantine Empire

HIEU 113A. Conflict and Settlement in Medieval Europe

HIEU 117A. Greece and the Balkans in the Age of Nationalism

HIEU 117B. Greece and the Balkans during the Twentieth Century

HIEU 119. Modern Italy: From Unification to the Present

HIEU 122. Politics Italian Renaissance Style

HIEU 126. Age of Expansion: Europe and the World, 1400–1600

HIEU 128. Europe Since 1945

HIEU 131. The French Revolution: 1789–1814

HIEU 132. German Politics and Culture: 1648–1848

HIEU 134. The Formation of the Russian Empire, 800–1855

HIEU 136. European Society and Social Thought, 1870–1989

HIEU 137. History of Colonialism: From New Imperialism to Decolonization

HIEU 138. Imperial Spain, 1476–1808

HIEU 139. The Origins of Constitutions

HIEU 141. European Diplomatic History, 1870–1945

HIEU 146. Fascism, Communism, and the Crisis of Liberal Democracy: Europe 1919–1945

HIEU 150. Modern British History

HIEU 151. Spain Since 1808

HIEU 153A. Nineteenth-Century France

HIEU 154. Modern German History: From Bismarck to Hitler

HIEU 155. Modern Austria

HIEU 156. The Russian Empire and the Soviet Union, 1855–1991

HIEU 157. Religion and the Law in Modern European History

HIEU 158. Why Hitler? How Auschwitz

HIEU 159. Three Centuries of Zionism from 1648–1948

HIEU 181. Immigration, Ethnicity, and Identity in Contemporary European Society

HIEU 182. The Muslim Experience in Contemporary Europe

HILA 100. Latin America–Colonial Transformation

HILA 101. Latin America: The Construction of Independence 1810–1898

HILA 102. Latin America in the Twentieth Century

HILA 103. Revolution in Modern Latin America

HILA 104. Modern U.S.-Latin American Relations

HILA 112. Economic and Social History of the Andean Region

HILA 113. Lord and Peasant in Latin America

HILA 114. Dictatorships in Latin America

HILA 116. El Salvador and the United States: Human Rights and Revolution

HILA 120. History of Argentina

HILA 121. History of Brazil

HILA 121A. History of Brazil, 1808 to 1904

HILA 122. Cuba: From Colony to Socialist Republic

HILA 131. A History of Mexico

HILA 132. A History of Contemporary Mexico

HILA 161. History of Women in Latin America

HINE 101A. History of Ancient Mesopotamia

HINE 114. History of the Islamic Middle East

HINE 116. The Middle East in the Age of European Empires (1798–1914)

HINE 118. The Middle East in the Twentieth Century

HINE 119. Contemporary Middle East Conflicts

HINE 122. Politicization of Religion in the Middle East

HINE 123. The Emergence of Middle East Nationalisms

HINE 126. Iranian Revolution in Historical Perspective

HINE 127. History of Modern Turkey

HINE 166. Nationalism in the Middle East

HITO 111. Marxian Theory

HITO 117. World History. 1200–1800

HITO 133. War and Society: The Second World War

HITO 134. International Law—War Crimes and Genocide

Linguistics

LIGN 105. Law and Language

LIGN 108. Languages of Africa

LIGN 174. Gender and Language in Society

LIGN 177. Multilingualism

Political Science

Comparative Politics: POLI 120A through POLI 139A

International Relations: POLI 140A through POLI 159

Track 2: Culture and Society in International Perspective
Anthropology

ANSC 108. Tourism and Global Culture

ANSC 110. Societies and Cultures of the Caribbean

ANSC 130. Hinduism

ANSC 131. Urban Cultures in Latin America

ANSC 132. Modernity in Brazil

ANSC 133. Peoples and Cultures of the Middle East

ANSC 134. Global Islam

ANSC 135. Indigenous Peoples of Latin America

ANSC 136. Traditional Chinese Society

ANSC 137. Chinese Popular Religion

ANSC 142. Anthropology of Latin America

ANSC 165. Contemporary South Asia

ANAR 140. The Foundation for Social Complexity in the Near East

ANAR 141. Prehistory of the Holy Land

ANAR 142. The Rise and Fall of Ancient Israel

ANAR 144. Pharaohs, Mummies, and Pyramids: Introduction to Egyptology

ANAR 145S. Study Abroad: Egypt of the Pharaohs

ANAR 153. The Mysterious Maya

ANAR 154. The Aztecs and Their Ancestors

ANAR 155S. Study Abroad: Ancient Mesoamerica

ANAR 156. The Archaeology of South America

ANAR 157. Early Empires of the Andes: The Middle Horizon

ANAR 157S. Early Empires of the Andes: The Middle Horizon

ANAR 158. The Inca: Empire of the Andes

ANAR 185. Middle East Desert Ecology

ANAR 190. Middle East Archaeological Field School

ANAR 194S. Summer Middle East Archaeological Field School

Communication

COMM 100C. Social Formations

COMM 104D. Comparative Media Systems: Asia

COMM 104E. Comparative Media Systems: Europe

COMM 104G. Comparative Media Systems: Latin America and the Caribbean

COMM 106G. Cultural Industries: Tourism: Global Industry and Cultural Form

COMM 110I. Language, Literacy and Communication: Social Organization and the Individual

COMM 111G. Communication and Cultural Production: Popular Culture

COMM 111W. Communication and Cultural Production: Politics of World Music

COMM 112G. Interaction and Mediation: Language and Globalization

COMM 128. Education and Global Citizenship

COMM 138. Black Women, Feminism, and Media

COMM 140. Cinema in Latin America

COMM 141. African Cinema

COMM 142. Cuban Cinema

COMM 156. Colonialism and Communication

COMM 168. Bilingual Communication

History

HIAF 122. Traditional African Religions

HIAF 124. Islam in Contemporary African Societies

HIEA 115. Social and Cultural History of Twentieth-Century Japan

HIEA 117. Ghosts of Japan

HIEA 119/SOCI 162R. Religion and Popular Culture in East Asia

HIEA 120. Classical Chinese Philosophy and Culture

HIEA 121. Medieval Chinese Culture and Society

HIEA 122. Late Imperial Chinese Culture and Society

HIEA 125. Women and Gender in East Asia

HIEA 126. The Silk Road in Chinese and Japanese History

HIEA 128. History of Material Culture in China

HIEA 129. Faces of the Chinese Past

HIEA 133. Twentieth Century China: Cultural History

HIEA 134. History of Thought and Religion in China: Confucianism

HIEA 135. Thought and Religion in China: Buddhism

HIEA 136. History of Thought and Religion in China: Daoism

HIEA 137. Women and Family in Chinese History

HIEA 138. Women and the Chinese Revolution

HIEA 165/265. Material Culture in China (requires approval of ISP adviser to apply toward minor)

HIEA 167/267. Special Topics in Modern Chinese History (requires approval of ISP adviser to apply toward minor)

HIEU 101A. Ancient Greek Civilization

HIEU 105. The Early Christian Church

HIEU 110. The Rise of Europe

HIEU 111. Europe in the Middle Ages

HIEU 112. Saints and Sinners in the Middle Ages

HIEU 113. Rule, Conflict, and Dissent in the Middle Ages

HIEU 115. The Pursuit of the Millennium

HIEU 116. The Greek Diaspora

HIEU 118. Americanization of Europe

HIEU 120. The Renaissance in Italy

HIEU 125. Reformation Europe

HIEU 127. Sport in the Modern World

HIEU 129. Paris, Past and Present

HIEU 130. Europe in the Eighteenth Century

HIEU 133. Gender in Antiquity and the Early Medieval Mediterranean

HIEU 136A. European Society and Social Thought, 1688–1870

HIEU 136B. European Society and Social Thought, 1870–1989

HIEU 142. European Intellectual History, 1780–1870

HIEU 143. European Intellectual History, 1870–1945

HIEU 145. The Holocaust as Public History

HIEU 147. The History of Women in Europe: Middle Ages to the Early Modern Era

HIEU 147A. Women in the Middle Ages

HIEU 148. The History of Women in Europe: The Enlightenment to the Victorian Age

HIEU 149. History of Women in Europe: 1870 to the Present

HIEU 152. The Worst of Times: Everyday Life in Authoritarian and Dictatorial Societies

HILA 115. The Latin American City, a History

HILA 121. History of Brazil

HILA 124A. History of Women and Gender in Latin America

HILA 126. From Columbus to Castro: Caribbean Culture and Society

HILA 127. History, Culture, and Power

HINE 102. The Jews in their Homeland in Antiquity

HINE 103. The Jewish Diaspora in Antiquity

HINE 108. The Middle East before Islam

HINE 111. Anthropology and the Hebrew Bible

HINE 113. Ancient Near East Mythology

HINE 115. Islamic Civilization

HIRE 115. Women in Chinese Religions

HIRE 120. Buddhist Thought and Practice

HISC 101A. Science in the Greek and Roman World

HISC 101B. Medieval Science in the Latin West, ca. 500–1500

HISC 101C. Early Modern Science

HISC 102. Technology in World History

HISC 103. Gender and Science in Historical Perspective

HISC 104. History of Popular Science

HISC 105. History of Environmentalism

HISC 106. The Scientific Revolution

HISC 107. The Emergence of Modern Science

HISC 108. Science and Technology in the Twentieth Century

HISC 109. Science in Western Civilization

HISC 111. Origins of the Atomic Age

HISC 114. The Darwinian Legacy

HISC 117. History of Neurosciences

HISC 118. History of Sexology

HITO 102. Religious Traditions: East Asian Religious Traditions

HITO 104. The Jews and Judaism in the Ancient and Medieval Worlds

HITO 105. The Jews and Judaism in the Modern World

HITO 106. Love and Family in the Jewish Past

HITO 119/HMNR 100. Human Rights I: History and Theory

HITO 135. Historical Anthropology

HITO 126. A History of Childhood

Linguistics

LIGN 141. Language Structures

LIGN 142. Language Typology

LIGN 143. Structure of Spanish

LIGN 150. Historical Linguistics

LIGN 155. Evolution of Language

LIGN 175. Sociolinguistics

LIGN 176. Language of Politics and Advertising

Literature

Literatures in English (LTEN):

LTEN 188. Contemporary Caribbean Literature

LTEN 189. Twentieth-Century Postcolonial Literatures

Literatures of the World (LTWL):

LTWL 140. Novel and History in the Third World

LTWL 141. Islam and Modernity

LTWL 149. The Last Turn of the Century in the West

LTWL 150. Modernity and Literature

LTWL 151. Religion and Politics

LTWL 152. Introduction to Islam

LTWL 153. Literature, Religion, and Culture in Iran

LTWL 157. Iranian Film

LTWL 167. Russia and the Jewish Imagination from the Enlightenment to the Present

LTWL 168. Death and Desire in India

Literatures of the Americas (LTAM):

LTAM 110. Latin American Literature in Translation

LTAM 111. Comparative Caribbean Discourse

LTAM 130. Reading North by South

LTAM 132. The Dark Side of Enlightenment in Spain, the Americas, and the Philippines

Literature/Cultural Studies (LTCS):

LTCS 133. Globalization and Culture

LTCS 141. Race and Empire

LTCS 145. National Cultures in Colonial and Postcolonial Contexts

And all courses listed under

African Literatures (LTAF)

Literatures in Chinese (LTCH)

East Asian Literatures (LTEA)

European and Eurasian Literature (LTEU) with exception of LTEU 100, 102, 105

Literatures in French (LTFR) with exception of LTFR 160

Literatures in German (LTGM)

Literatures in Italian (LTIT) with exception of LTIT 161

Korean Literature (LTKO)

Literatures in Portuguese (LTPR)

Russian Literature (LTRU) with exception of LTRU 104A, B, C

Literatures in Spanish (LTSP) with exception of LTSP 150, 151, 152, 153, 154, 160, 162, 166

With approval of the undergraduate adviser, students may take up to two theory or methods courses selected from Literature/Theory (LTTH) courses LTTH 110, LTTH 115, or LTTH 150, and from among the Literature/Cultural Studies (LTCS) courses LTCS 100, LTCS 102, or LTCS 120.

Sociology

SOCI 111E. Human Rights—Principles and Problems

SOCI 111F. Human Rights—Practices and Cases

SOCI 125. Sociology of Immigration

SOCI 133. Immigration in Contemporary Perspective

SOCI 134. The Making of Modern Medicine

SOCI 136E. Sociology of Mental Illness: A Historical Approach

SOCI 148. Political Sociology

SOCI 156. Sociology of Religion

SOCI 157. Religion in Contemporary Society

SOCI 158. Islam in the Modern World

SOCI 162R. Religion and Popular Culture in East Asia

SOCI 163. Migration and the Law

SOCI 169. Citizenship, Community, and Culture

SOCI 175. Nationality and Citizenship

SOCI 176. War and Society

SOCI 177. International Terrorism

SOCI 178. The Holocaust

SOCI 179. Social Change

SOCI 180. Social Movements and Social Protests

SOCI 181. Modern Western Society

SOCI 182. Ethnicity and Indigenous Peoples of Latin America

SOCI 183. Minorities and Nations

SOCI 185. Globalization and Social Development

SOCI 187. African Societies Through Films

SOCI 188D. Latin America: Society and Politics

SOCI 188E. Community and Social Change in Africa

SOCI 188F. Modern Jewish Societies and Israeli Society

SOCI 188G. Chinese Society

SOCI 188H. Social Movement Latin America

SOCI 188J. Change in Modern South Africa

SOCI 188O. Dilemmas of Israeli Society

SOCI 189. Special Topics in Comparative-Historical Sociology


Note:
SOCI 189 must be preapproved by program adviser.