Bachelor of Science in International Affairs and Modern Language - Chinese

In partnership with the Sam Nunn School of International Affairs, the School of Modern Languages offers a joint Bachelor of Science in International Affairs and Modern Language (IAML) with separate concentrations in Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Russian, and Spanish. Students in this program take the same required core courses as for the Bachelor of Science in International Affairs, but also receive intensive foreign language training and learn the fundamentals of dealing with foreign cultures and societies. IAML students learn how to formulate the policy decisions that must be made in an increasingly multlingual and multicultural global forum. Our graduates are prepared for advanced graduate and professional study and are ready for employment in a large arena of globally oriented businesses, government agencies, as well as social service and not-for-profit organizations.

 
Wellness
APPH 1040Scientific Foundations of Health2
or APPH 1050 The Science of Physical Activity and Health
Core A - Essential Skills
ENGL 1101English Composition I3
ENGL 1102English Composition II3
MATH 1712Mathematics for Management II4
or MATH 1552 Integral Calculus
Core B - Institutional Options
CS 1315Introduction to Media Computation3
Core C - Humanities
Modern Languages 1,26
Core D - Science, Math, & Technology
Lab Science4
Lab Science4
MATH 1711Finite Mathematics4
or MATH 1551
MATH 1553
Differential Calculus
and Introduction to Linear Algebra
Core E - Social Sciences
Select one of the following: 3
The United States to 1877
The United States since 1877
American Government in Comparative Perspective
Government of the United States
American Constitutional Issues
Select one of the following:3
Economic Analysis and Policy Problems
The Global Economy
Principles of Macroeconomics
Principles of Microeconomics
Select one of the following:3
Europe Since the Renaissance
Revolutionary Europe: 1789-1914
Twentieth Century Europe: 1914 to Present
History of Islamic Societies
History of the Modern Middle East
Traditional Asia and Its Legacy
Asia in the Modern World
Ancient Greece: Gods, Heroes, and RuinS
Ancient Rome: From Greatness to Ruins
Medieval Europe: 350 to 1400
European Labor History
Modern European Intellectual History
Medieval England
Britain from 1815-1914
Britain Since 1914
The French Revolution
Modern France
Modern Spain
Modern Germany
Nazi Germany and the Holocaust
Science, Poliltics, and Culture in Nazi Germany
Women and the Politics of Gender in the Middle East
Modern China
Modern Japan
Outposts of Empire: Comparative History of British
History of Global Societies
Revolutionary Movements in the Modern World
Modern Cuba
INTA 1110Introduction to International Relations 23
Core F - Courses Related to Major
INTA 2010Empirical Methods 23
INTA 2040Science, Technology, and International Affairs 23
INTA 1000- or 2000-level Electives 29
Select one of the following: 4, 53
Introduction to Bioengineering Statistics
Fundamentals of Geographic Information Systems
Introduction to Computing
Introduction to Media Computation
Representing Structure and Behavior
Introduction to Object Oriented Programming
Data Manipulation for Science and Industry
Energy, Environment, and Society
Environmental Data Analysis
Digital System Design
Industrial Design Computing I
Graphic and Visual Design
The Rhetoric of Nonlinear Documents
Computer Applications
Management Applications of Information Technology
Decision Support and Expert Systems
Systems Analysis and Design
Major Requirements
INTA 2001Careers in International Affairs 1
INTA 3110U.S. Foreign Policy 23
INTA 3203Comparative Politics 23
INTA 3301International Political Economy 23
INTA 4500Pro-Seminar in International Affairs 23
INTA 3000- or 4000-level Electives 212
Capstone Requirement
CHIN 4500Advanced Intercultural Seminar 23
Modern Language
Modern Languages 1,215
Free Electives
Free Electives 316
Total Credit Hours122

Note: Non-credit requirement

With the goal of enhanced educational and career prospects and in accordance with the pedagogical objectives of the degree in International Affairs and Modern Language, all IAML students are required to fulfill an International Experience as part of their graduation requirements.  This requirement can be met through one of two ways:

1. Complete a minimum 6-week overseas experience. If this is not a country whose primary language is in the student's language of study, the student must justify and receive prior approval.

2. Complete a 15-week internship or similar experience of at least 10 credit hours per week at an international organization such as consulate, CNN International, etc. The internship must be approved in advance.

Students must complete 39 hours of upper division (3000/4000-level courses). Fifteen hours of the free electives, language, or technology requirements must be upper division (3000/4000-level coursework).

1

Students must complete 21 credit hours of CHIN electives from 2002, 3000- or 4000-level courses. Six credit hours are counted in Humanities, and 15 in Modern Languages Electives.

2

Minimum grade of C required.

3

CHIN courses below 2002 may count toward the free elective courses.

4

Technical elective.

5

 Approved instances of CS 2803 may be applied here by advisor.

Research Option

The Sam Nunn School of International Affairs also participates in the Research Option plan offered by the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP). The Research Option offers students the opportunity for in-depth research experience working under the guidance of a faculty mentor. Requirements for participation in the Research Option include completing nine hours of undergraduate research, at least six of which are on the same topic, writing a research proposal, taking two 1-hour courses: LMC 4701 Undergraduate Research Proposal Writing (typically taken during the first or second semester of research) and LMC 4702 Undergraduate Research Thesis Writing (taken during the term in which the thesis is written), and completing the thesis. Students are also required to send a weekly update of progress of research to the faculty mentor. Along with their application, students must explain how the faculty mentor’s research experience will benefit the student’s research.

International Plan

The degree requirements for the International Affairs and Modern Language (Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Russian, and Spanish) - International Plan (IAML - IP) are basically the same as for the IAML degree, except that students are required to spend two terms abroad and then achieve Intermediate High (for Chinese, Japanese, Russian: Intermediate Low) on the standardized ACTFL testing scale during an oral interview. The costs of the test will be paid for by the School of Modern Languages for each student. The terms abroad must total a minimum of twenty-six weeks; typically these consist of one semester of study plus a significant amount of time spent with a research or work project abroad. Only one summer semester abroad will count in this total. IAML-IP majors are strongly encouraged to enroll in the Language for Business and Technology (LBAT) intensive summer programs offered by the School of Modern Languages.

In addition to gaining advanced global competence, the International Plan designation will set IAML majors apart from other applicants with recruiters from top companies and governmental agencies. Other required courses include the following, which can easily be obtained within the regular required curriculum offerings of INTA and Modern Languages (these requirements can also be met with courses taken abroad, upon consultation with IAML degree advisors):

Required Courses
INTA 1110Introduction to International Relations 13
INTA 3301International Political Economy 23
Select one of the following: 33
Comparative Politics
INTA approved elective or upper-division Modern Language course
INTA 4500Pro-Seminar in International Affairs 43
CHIN/FREN/GRMN/JAPN/RUSS/SPAN 4500Advanced Intercultural Seminar 43
Total Credit Hours15
1

INTA 1110 focuses on international relations historically and theoretically, including topics such as the role of state sovereignty and nationalism and non-state actors in the international system; international conflict, peace, security, intervention, and nation-building; international organizations, law, and ethics; and transnational problems of the environment, terrorism, health, and migration; among other issues.

2

INTA 3301 provides a historical and theoretical understanding of the global economy, including topics such as international trade, finance, investment, and production; regional economic integration (such as the EU); economic development and modernization; and questions of natural resource sustainability.

3

INTA 3203 or approved INTA elective or upper-division Modern Language courses provide familiarity with an area of the world or a country that allows them to make systematic comparisons with their own society and culture.

4

A culminating course, occurring either at the end of or after the international experience that integrates knowledge of the discipline and the international experience in a global context.