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2019-2020 Catalog
International Studies: Asian Studies (Bachelor of Arts)

Program Description for International Studies

Major: International Studies Concentration: Asian Studies Degree: Bachelor of Arts

Foundation (3 credits)


INR 2002 Introduction to International Relations and CPO 2002 Introduction to Compartative Politics are not prerequisites to the major itself, but are the respective prerequisites for INR4603 International Relations: Frameworks of Analysis and CPO 4014 Comparative Politics: Frameworks for Analysis, one of which students must take as a major requirement.

  • INR 2002 Introduction to International Relations (3 Credits)
  • CPO 2002 Introduction to Comparative Politics (3 Credits)

  • No more than 12 upper level credit hours toward this major can be used to complete another major or minor.

Requisites (14 credits)

Requires grades of C or above. Students in this major must demonstrate competency at the intermediate level in a spoken language other than English. This requirement is usually met by completing the intermediate-level course sequence (Intermediate I and II) in Chinese, French or Spanish, which are the three languages taught consistently at UNF through the intermediate level. Other options are available, however, including for those with existing proficiency. For the full policy on this requirement, see


Major Requirements (21 credits)

Requires grades of C or above.

INS3003 Intro to Intl Studies (3 Credits)

ANT3212 (CD)(FC)Peoples/Cultures World (3 Credits)

ECO3701 CD-Contemporary Intl Eco (3 Credits)

GEO3553 Cultural Dimensions of Eco Geo (3 Credits)


  • CPO 4014 Comparative Politics: Frameworks for Analysis (3 Credits)
    Prereq: CPO 2002
  • INR 4603 International Relations: Frameworks of Analysis (3 Credits)
    Prereq: INR 2002


  • ANT 4083 Quantitative Methods in Anthropology (3 credits)
  • ANT 4497 Ethnographic Methods (3 credits)
  • HIS 3051 The Craft of the Historian (3 credits)
  • POS 3733 Research Design for Political Scientists (3 Credits)
  • GIS 3043 Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (3 Credits)

INS4930 Intl Studies Sen Res Semi (3 Credits)

Prereqs: Senior standing and satisfactory completion of INS3003 Introduction to International Studies and the program's core courses: ANT3212, ECO3701, GEO3553, CPO4014 or INR4603, and ANT4083 or ANT4497 or HIS3051 or POS3733 or GIS3043

International Educational Experience

Students in this major must complete an international educational experience that involves at least three hours of academic credit. This requirement is usually met through the participation in a study abroad program or an internship with an international focus. All activities must be approved in advance by the program director. Completion of this requirement is marked on a student's transcript through registration in the 0-credit course INS 3950 during the semester of the activity in question. For the full policy on this requirement, see

INR3950 Int'l Educ Experience (0 Credits)

Major Electives (12 credits)

Thematic or regional studies area.
For additional courses check with the list in the COAS Advising Office each semester.


  • ANT4362 Peoples & Cultures of Southeast Asia (3 Credits)
  • ASH 3337 Gandhi/Modern India (3 Credits)
  • ASH 3401 Contemporary China (3 Credits)
  • ASH 3404 Modern China (3 Credits)
  • ASH 3440 Japanese Civilization (3 Credits)
  • ASH 3620 Asian Art & Culture (3 Credits)
  • ASH 3932 Selected Topics: Asian History (3 Credits)
  • ASH 4934 Seminar: Asian History (3 Credits)
  • ASN 3106 Women and Gender in East Asia (3 Credits)
  • CHI 3930 Special Topics in Chinese (3 Credits)
  • CHT 3500 Chinese Culture (3 Credits)
  • INS 4905 Directed Independent Study (3 Credits)
  • INS 4941 International Studies Internship (3 Credits)
  • LIT 3193 Literature of the East (3 Credits)
  • PHH 3811 Philosophy of Zen Buddhism (3 Credits)
  • PHH 3820 Chinese Philosophy (3 Credits)
  • PHH 3860 Japanese Philosophy (3 Credits)
  • PHI 3664 Ethics East & West (3 Credits)
  • PHI 3931 East & West: Selected Topics (3 Credits)
  • REL 3310 Asian Religions (3 Credits)
  • REL 3330 Religions of India (3 Credits)
  • PHH 3XXX Philosophies of India (3 Credits)
  • PHH 3810 Introduction od Buddhism (3 Credits)
  • PHH 4821 Confucianism (3 Credits)
  • PHI 3932 Special Topics in Asian Thought and Practice (3 Credits)

Minor Required

A minor is required for this major.* (Credits will vary)
The minor must be selected from the list of approved minors, including those outside the college of the major.
See List of Minors in the Undergraduate Catalog. Minors are generally completed during the last 60 credit hours of your program. Your minor may require prerequisites, so choosing a minor early is beneficial. See your Advisor to declare a minor.
*(Double majors are exempt from a minor.)