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The International Studies Program trains scholar-practitioners to work effectively with the major cultural, political, and economic issues of our time.  The course of study is anchored in the critical and creative investigation and practice of development, human rights and global cooperation. Students engage with multiple and cross-cultural perspectives through coursework, internships and research, to comprehend contemporary issues from global, regional and local viewpoints.

Rutgers United Nations and Global Policy MA Courses

Qualified seniors may elect to enroll in MA courses offered by the United Nations and Global Policy Program at Rutgers University.  These classes are held on the MMC campus, and open the universe of Masters level work to undergraduate students. 

Major International Studies: 51 Credits

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

REQUIREMENTS FOR A B.A. IN INTERNATIONAL STUDIES

Social Science Core: (6)
IS 207 World Geography 3
HIST/IS 218 Making of the Modern World
or SOC 330 Great Social Thinkers
3
International Studies Core: (15) 
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

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  • <span class="lw_profiles_image" style="float: left;"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/profiles/1243-"><img src="/live/image/gid/177/width/215/11482_sameera_uddin_ir_pic.rev.1453904266.jpg" alt="Sameera Uddin " title="Sameera Uddin " class="lw_image" width="215"/></a></span></span><div class="lw_profiles_103 styled-link"/><div class="lw_profiles_name"><a href="/live/profiles/1243-">Sameera Uddin </a></div><div class="lw_profiles_104"><p> Class of 2014, Major in <a href="/departments/political-science/" target="_blank">Political Science</a> and Minor in <a href="/departments/international-studies/minors/international-studies.php" target="_blank">International Studies</a></p></div>
  • <span class="lw_profiles_image" style="float: left;"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/profiles/974-alvin-young"><img src="/live/image/gid/117/width/215/src_region/0,0,540,540/8115_2810_alvin_young_study_abroad.rev.1453903258.jpg" alt="Alvin Young" title="Alvin Young" class="lw_image" width="215"/></a></span></span><div class="lw_profiles_103 styled-link"/><div class="lw_profiles_name"><a href="/live/profiles/974-alvin-young">Alvin Young</a></div><div class="lw_profiles_104"><p> Class of 2013, Major in <a href="/departments/history/">History</a> and <a href="/departments/international-studies/index.php">International Studies</a></p></div>
  • <span class="lw_profiles_image" style="float: left;"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/profiles/972-kiley-griffith"><img src="/live/image/gid/117/width/215/src_region/65,0,546,481/8113_2951_kiley_griffith_south_africa.rev.1453903258.jpg" alt="Kiley Griffith" title="Kiley Griffith" class="lw_image" width="215"/></a></span></span><div class="lw_profiles_103 styled-link"/><div class="lw_profiles_name"><a href="/live/profiles/972-kiley-griffith">Kiley Griffith</a></div><div class="lw_profiles_104"><p> Class of 2013, Major in <a href="http://www.mmm.edu/departments/dance/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Dance</a> and <a href="http://www.mmm.edu/departments/international-studies/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">International Studies</a></p></div>
  • <span class="lw_profiles_image" style="float: left;"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/profiles/1416-juanita-adames"><img src="/live/image/gid/117/width/215/src_region/0,0,720,960/11384_adames_juanita2.rev.1453904237.jpg" alt="Juanita Adames" title="Juanita Adames" class="lw_image" width="215"/></a></span></span><div class="lw_profiles_103 styled-link"/><div class="lw_profiles_name"><a href="/live/profiles/1416-juanita-adames">Juanita Adames</a></div><div class="lw_profiles_104"><p> Class of 2011, Major in <a href="/departments/international-studies/">International Studies</a></p></div>
  • <span class="lw_profiles_image" style="float: left;"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/profiles/1093-bridget-gormley"><img src="/live/image/gid/117/width/215/src_region/321,103,760,542/8580_bridget_gormley.rev.1453903408.jpg" alt="Bridget Gormley" title="Bridget Gormley" class="lw_image" width="215"/></a></span></span><div class="lw_profiles_103 styled-link"/><div class="lw_profiles_name"><a href="/live/profiles/1093-bridget-gormley">Bridget Gormley</a></div><div class="lw_profiles_104"><p> Class of 2013, Major in <a href="/departments/international-studies/">International Studies</a></p></div>
  • <span class="lw_profiles_image" style="float: left;"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/profiles/1316-matt-carroll"><img src="/live/image/gid/117/width/215/src_region/0,0,1650,1238/9928_matt_carroll.rev.1453903808.jpeg" alt="Matt Carroll" title="Matt Carroll" class="lw_image" width="215"/></a></span></span><div class="lw_profiles_103 styled-link"/><div class="lw_profiles_name"><a href="/live/profiles/1316-matt-carroll">Matt Carroll</a></div><div class="lw_profiles_104"><p> Class of 2017, Major in <a href="/departments/international-studies/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">International Studies</a></p></div>
  • <span class="lw_profiles_image" style="float: left;"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/profiles/1106-raghib-allie-brennan"><img src="/live/image/gid/117/width/215/src_region/195,708,1125,1639/8687_raghib_allie-brennan_edit.rev.1453903443.jpg" alt="Raghib Allie-Brennan" title="Raghib Allie-Brennan" class="lw_image" width="215"/></a></span></span><div class="lw_profiles_103 styled-link"/><div class="lw_profiles_name"><a href="/live/profiles/1106-raghib-allie-brennan">Raghib Allie-Brennan</a></div><div class="lw_profiles_104"><p> Class of 2013, Major in <a href="/departments/international-studies/">International Studies</a></p></div>
  • <span class="lw_profiles_image" style="float: left;"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/profiles/973-katelyn-sives"><img src="/live/image/gid/117/width/215/src_region/300,0,1536,1236/8114_10593270846_c7ab51dd9a_o.rev.1453903258.jpg" alt="Katelyn Sives" title="Katelyn Sives" class="lw_image" width="215"/></a></span></span><div class="lw_profiles_103 styled-link"/><div class="lw_profiles_name"><a href="/live/profiles/973-katelyn-sives">Katelyn Sives</a></div><div class="lw_profiles_104"><p> Class of 2013, Major in <a href="/departments/international-studies/index.php">International Studies</a></p></div>
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  • <span class="lw_profiles_image" style="float: left;"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/profiles/1299-julietta-lopez"><img src="/live/image/gid/117/width/215/src_region/0,0,500,500/9767_julietta_edit.rev.1453903766.jpg" alt="Julietta Lopez" title="Julietta Lopez" class="lw_image" width="215"/></a></span></span><div class="lw_profiles_103 styled-link"/><div class="lw_profiles_name"><a href="/live/profiles/1299-julietta-lopez">Julietta Lopez</a></div><div class="lw_profiles_104"><p> Class of 2012, Major in <a href="/departments/international-studies/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">International Studies</a> and <a href="/departments/political-science/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Political Science</a></p></div>
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  • <span class="lw_profiles_image" style="float: left;"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/profiles/1284-alexandra-devaris"><img src="/live/image/gid/117/width/215/src_region/0,82,302,384/9671_a_devaris.rev.1453903739.jpg" alt="Alexandra Devaris" title="Alexandra Devaris" class="lw_image" width="215"/></a></span></span><div class="lw_profiles_103 styled-link"/><div class="lw_profiles_name"><a href="/live/profiles/1284-alexandra-devaris">Alexandra Devaris</a></div><div class="lw_profiles_104"><p> Class of 2012, Major in <a href="/departments/international-studies/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">International Studies</a>, Minor in <a href="https://www.mmm.edu/departments/natural-sciences/minors/environmental-studies.php" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Environmental Studies</a></p></div>
  • <span class="lw_profiles_image" style="float: left;"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/profiles/976-cathryn-adams"><img src="/live/image/gid/117/width/215/src_region/0,0,1430,1073/8117_2815_cathryn_adams_study_abroad.rev.1453903259.jpg" alt="Cathryn Adams" title="Cathryn Adams" class="lw_image" width="215"/></a></span></span><div class="lw_profiles_103 styled-link"/><div class="lw_profiles_name"><a href="/live/profiles/976-cathryn-adams">Cathryn Adams</a></div><div class="lw_profiles_104"><p> Class of 2012, Major in <a href="/departments/international-studies/index.php">International Studies</a></p></div>