Marymount Manhattan

Department of International Studies

Requirements

Major International Studies: 51 Credits

General Education: 42 Credits
Major: 51 Credits
Elective Credits: 27 Credits

The curriculum is built around core courses that examine the dynamics and institutions of the global economy and international politics, as well as the historical origins of the global system. These core courses are supplemented with study in geography, history, sociology, and foreign languages, as well as courses that explore the cultural dimensions of human communities.

Advanced coursework focuses on issues such as international law, food security, conflict resolution, gender and development, war and peace, and area studies in each world region – leading to the senior thesis where students conduct original research.

Requirements for a B.A. in International Studies

Social Science Core:  
IS 207 World Geography 3
HIST/IS 218 Making of the Modern World
OR SOC 330 Great Social Thinkers
3
International Studies Core:  
IS/PS 109 International Relations 3
IS/ECO 150 Economy, Society and the State
OR IS/ECO 210 Macroeconomics
3
IS/PS 231 Comparative Politics 3
IS/ECO 214 Global Economy 3
IS 479 International Studies Seminar 3
Six of the following: (18)
IS 311 Democracy and Its Critics 3
IS 305 Politics of Developing Nations 3
IS/ECO 306 Political Economy of Development and Underdevelopment
3
IS/PS 307 Government and Politics in Russia and Eastern Europe
3
IS/HIST 309 Twentieth Century Europe 3
IS 313 Global Issues: Conflict Resolution 3
IS/PS 315 International Law 3
IS/ECO 317 International Economics 3
IS 343 Population and Development 3
IS/ECO 334 Gender and Development 3
IS/HIST 346 The Middle East in the 20th Century 3
IS/ECO 350 Comparative Economics 3
IS/PS 356 War and Peace 3
IS/HIST 372 Women and Family in Chinese History 3
IS/HIST 374 History of the People’s Republic of China 3
Foreign Language 12
Students are required to complete four college-level courses
(through intermediate level II) in a foreign language, unless
comparable proficiency is demonstrated. Internships are highly

recommended.

 
Total Credits 51