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    CSU East Bay
  Feb 17, 2018
2015-2016 CSU East Bay Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

International Studies, B.A.

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Major Requirements (B.A.)

Because requirements are subject to change, consult an advisor in your major department for clarification and interpretation of your major requirements. The major consists of 58-85 units; the B.A. degree requires a total of 180 units.

I. Lower Division (12-36 units)

D. Modern Language Requirement (0-24 units)

Oral and written proficiency in a modern foreign language equivalent to two full years of university-level studies. The requirement can be fulfilled by the recent completion of the third quarter of intermediate language at Cal State East Bay or by an examination offered by the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures measuring oral and written proficiency at that level.

II. Upper Division Core (14-16 units)

A. Twelve units of the following courses

B. International Field Experience (minimum 2 units) through one of the following:


In order to fulfill this requirement, any experiential activity or course of study must be pre-approved by an International Studies advisor.

IV. Area of Emphasis (16 units)

Emphasis courses: 4 courses (16 units) to be chosen with the approval of an advisor in either

  1. a discipline area (example: Anthropology, Economics, History);
  2. a regional area (example: Asia, Europe, Latin America, Middle East); or
  3. a topic area (example: international business, international organizations and law, arms control, economic development, environmental issues, cross-cultural studies, migration). All courses selected should be internationally relevant.

V. Upper Division Electives (12 units)

Select from the following with no more than 2 courses in any one discipline

Other Degree Requirements

In addition to major requirements, every student must also complete the University requirements for graduation which are described in the Baccalaureate Degree Requirements chapter in the front of this catalog. These include the General Education-Breadth requirements; the second composition (ENGL 1002 ) requirement; the cultural groups/women requirement; the performing arts/activities requirement; the U.S. history, U.S. Constitution, and California state and local government requirement; the University Writing Skills Requirement; and the residence, unit, and grade point average requirements.

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