Department of History & Political Science

International Studies - Political Affairs Concentration

For the Political Affairs concentration, students must complete twelve hours in the language. Students with previous foreign language experience may petition the Department of English and World Languages for advanced placement and credit. Petitioners will be given written and/or oral examinations by a foreign language faculty member who will then recommend an appropriate foreign language placement level based on university policy. The department head and dean must approve the determined placement level. Students who have omitted one or more courses in the basic language sequence will receive credit for omitted courses when they have validated their advanced placement by passing the course into which they are placed with a grade of "C" or better.


The matrix below is a sample plan for all coursework required for this program.

1See appropriate alternatives or substitutions in "General Education Requirements".
2Students with previous study in a foreign language should refer to Foreign Language Advanced Placement and Credit under Credit by Examination.
3Lab attendance is required for the beginning and intermediate foreign language courses.
4At least 40 of the total hours required for graduation must be 3000-4000 level.
5Students must complete course with a grade of C or better.