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Major Requirements

Major Requirements

Course Requirements

Course Title Quarter Hours
INT 100INTRODUCTION TO INTERNATIONAL STUDIES (*INT 100 is waived and open electives increased by 4 credits for students with 30+ transfer credits (excluding test credits)4
INT 200INTRODUCTION TO POLITICAL ECONOMY (prerequisite to INT 205)4
INT 201NATION STATES, NATIONALISM, AND EMPIRE4
INT 202THEORIES OF INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS4
INT 203INTERNATIONAL MOVEMENTS AND SOCIAL CHANGE4
INT 204CULTURAL ANALYSIS4
INT 205INTERNATIONAL POLITICAL ECONOMY4
INT 206IDENTITIES AND BOUNDARIES4
INT 301SENIOR SEMINAR (counts for the LSP Capstone)4
Select five courses in an individualized concentration20
Second language proficiency

Individualized Concentration (5 Courses)

All international studies majors are required to complete a twenty-credit  individualized concentration designed in consultation with their faculty advisors. This concentration provides students with a depth of knowledge on a particular theme, approach, region, and/or question of some international importance. The concentration is restricted to 300-level INT courses (including cross-listed courses), with the following exceptions:

  • Study Abroad: Up to eight credits (two courses) from Study Abroad may be counted toward the concentration, if approved in advance by the student's faculty advisor. 
  • Double Majors/Minors: Up to eight credits (two courses) in a double major or minor can be applied to the concentration, if approved in advance by the student's faculty advisor.

Second Language Proficiency

Proficiency in a language other than English is required and can be demonstrated through passing grades in college coursework through the intermediate (second-year) level, up to and including 106. Students with second language proficiency in a language taught at DePaul (go.depaul.edu/languages) may complete the language placement test through D2L. To request access, go to Campus Connect > New Student Homepage (select center title bar where it says Student Homepage) > Next Steps > Modern Language Placement Test. You’ll be directed to a new web browser tab and prompted to log into D2L. For languages not taught at DePaul, students may pay a fee to an external language test provider to demonstrate language proficiency in another language. Please visit go.depaul.edu/proficiency for additional instructions.

​Open Electives

Open elective credit is also required to meet the minimum graduation requirement of 192 hours. International Studies majors have 56 open elective credit hours. Courses taken to meet the second language proficiency requirement may count as electives, Honors Program language requirement or learning domain classes in the Liberal Studies Program per the Modern Language Option.

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