International StudiesBradley A. Shaw, Director
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The international studies program promotes understanding of the international community. The program encourages a substantial distribution of foreign and international course work under the direct, personal guidance of an interdisciplinary faculty committee. Students must enroll in another major before taking international studies as a secondary major.
Students who complete the secondary major in international studies are expected to include the following within their areas of knowledge or competency: speaking capability in a foreign language; basic geographic knowledge of the world; ability to understand and analyze cultures other than their own; some understanding of developmental processes; some understanding of international relations and processes of interaction; and some integration of their program of study into a meaningful and coherent whole. Please check www.ksu.edu/ias for any program changes or announcements.
Students must also complete 24 hours of course work, distributed as follows:
During the senior year, the student will write a research paper or complete a project on an international topic. The research may be an honors thesis or design project in one of the participating colleges or it may involve independent study. Students may enroll in DAS 425 or in an approved alternative course. In all cases, the student must have the permission of a faculty member to supervise and evaluate the work. All students enrolled in Senior Research in International Studies must have their topics approved by the director of the secondary major in international studies.
Courses approved for the secondary major in international studies are found at www.ksu.edu/ias. The website listing is revised each semester as new courses are added and changed and others are removed from the curriculum.
Please note that other international studies courses are offered as ``special studies,'' ``topics,'' ``problems,'' or ``seminar'' categories. Intersession offerings may sometimes be acceptable. Transfer credits from approved study abroad programs, or other institutions, may be accepted as part of the student's program of study.
Please see www.ksu.edu/ias/iascourses.htm for a current list of courses.