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College: Arts and Sciences
Degree: Bachelor of Arts
Major: International Studies
Effective Term: Fall 2021
The Osprey Map provides a term-by-term sample schedule for each undergraduate academic program at the University of North Florida. It is designed to guide students in the selection of courses each term. The "Mile Marker" courses in the right-hand column are those courses that should be completed before or by the end of that term. Following the sample schedule, and completing the mile marker courses at the appropriate point of your undergraduate career, will facilitate graduation in four years. The term-by-term model assumes full-time enrollment. For students enrolled part-time, the sample schedule and mile markers should be followed based on the number of credits completed. The Osprey Map should be used in consultation with an academic advisor.

The Bachelor of Arts in International Studies is an interdisciplinary degree that enables students to better understand today’s world and prepares them for graduate study and/or employment in a broad range of professional fields. Students in this major an International Educational Experience, consisting of a study abroad program, an internship overseas, or an internship with an international focus in the United States. Completion of this requirement is marked on a student's transcript through registration in the 0-credit course INS3950 International Educational Experience during the semester of the activity in question. International Studies majors must study a foreign language through the Intermediate II level or demonstrate equivalent proficiency, and are encouraged to minor or double major in a foreign language.

Admitted students should self-enroll in the International Studies Canvas course to connect with the Program Director and for important information regarding the major.

Students may tailor this degree to their specific interests, designing their own route through the course options listed under Major Electives. Alternatively, students may consult the suggested paths, detailed on the International Studies website, related to a variety of professional directions and academic areas. Visit the International Studies webpage for additional information.

Career Planning
Engaging in career planning activities is significant to student success. UNF offers customized career centers to deliver targeted programs, events, services and resources. First-Year students should visit the Career Services webpage and Sophomore or higher level students with a declared COAS major should visit the College of Arts and Sciences Career Success Center.

Students should refer to their personalized Degree Evaluation provided by an advisor and to other university resources for additional university and college-specific policies. Visit the undergraduate university catalog for more information.

Summer terms may be utilized to facilitate graduation in four years.

  • Visit the university catalog for a list of General Education requirements. An Associate in Arts (AA) degree from a Florida public university, state college or community college satisfies UNF general education and Gordon Rule requirements. Math selection for First Time in College (FTIC) students is contingent upon Math Placement exam results, the student’s major and credit received through accelerated mechanisms (Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate, Dual Enrollment, etc).

  • Students should complete INS3003 Introduction to International Studies in their freshman year. INS3003 is offered in the spring term only and should be completed no later than spring of the sophomore year (Term 4 on the Map).

  • Students must undertake an international educational experience (Study Abroad or internationally focused internship). See the program's policy regarding this requirement. Visit the Study Abroad webpage for additional information.

  • Students must study a language through the Intermediate level (or demonstrate equivalent proficiency). Faculty recommend completion of foreign language through the Intermediate Level II by Term 4.

  • Students must take 27 hours of Major Electives to include: one course in Comparative Politics or International Relations; one course in Culture and Society; one course in History; one course in Economics or Geography; one course in Philosophy or Religious Studies; one course in Literature, Film or the Fine Arts; one course in Methods, Theories and Skills; and two courses in Various Topics to include any courses listed in the preceding sections. See course options for all Major Electives sections in the university catalog or on the Degree Evaluation.

  • POLICY ON DOUBLE COUNTING: At least 15 credit hours of coursework must be exclusive to this major. Because this major involves a total of 33 credit hours, a student may double-count up to 18 credit hours between this major and other programs of study (majors, minors or graduate-level programs).

  • This Major requires a Minor. See a complete list of minors in the undergraduate catalog. Minors are generally completed during the last 60 hrs of your program. Your minor may require prerequisites, so choosing a minor early is beneficial. See your academic advisor to declare a minor. Double majors are exempt from a minor.

  • Civic Literacy Requirement: Prior to graduation from a Florida state university, students must demonstrate competency in civic literacy through successful completion of a civic literacy course (AMH 2020 or POS 2041) and by achieving a passing score on an assessment. Consult an academic advisor, the university catalog and visit the Civic Literacy webpage for additional information.

  • A course offering sheet is available each semester summarizing the courses offered by each department that count toward the International Studies major. This information is also available through the College of Arts and Science Advising Office and from the Program Director. For additional information, visit the College of Arts and Sciences Advising Office webpage.

  • INS4930 International Studies Senior Research Seminar (Term 7) is currently offered in fall term only. Students who may be unable to take this course in the fall of their senior year, due to study abroad or for other reasons, may request permission from the program director to take it earlier.

  • A minimum of 120 hours (48 hours at the upper 3000/4000 level) is required for the bachelor's degree. Students may need to complete Free Elective credit at the upper level (3000/4000) to satisfy the minimum 48 semester hours of upper level hours for graduation.
 
Term 1: Attempted Hours 0-15
Schedule Credit Hours   Mile Markers
ENC1101 (GW) Audience and Purpose OR ENC1143 (GW) Writing with Evidence and Style 3  
   
Select a Beginning Foreign Language I Course 4  
   
Select a Foundation Course: (CPO2002 Intro to 3  
to Comp Politics OR INR2002 Intro to Intl Relations)  
   
Select a General Education Course (See Degree Evaluation) 3  
   
Select a Free Elective(If needed to satisfy 120 total hours) 2  
   
Total Hours: 15
 
Term 2: Attempted Hours 16-30
Schedule Credit Hours   Mile Markers
ENC1101 (GW) Audience and Purpose OR ENC1143 (GW) Writing with Evidence and Style 3   CPO2002 Intro Comp Politics OR INR2002 Intro Intl Relations
(Select the English course not taken in Term 1)  
   
Select a Beginning Foreign Language II Course 4  
   
INS3003 Intro to Intl Studies (Offered Spring term only) 3  
(Complete INS3003 no later than Term 4)  
   
Select a General Education Course (See Degree Evaluation) 3  
   
Select a Free Elective(If needed to satisfy 120 total hours) 2  
   
NOTE: Students should contact the International Studies  
Program Director to investigate opportunities for an  
International Educational Experience by the end of  
Freshman year  
   
Total Hours: 15
 
Summer 1
Schedule Credit Hours   Mile Markers
 
Term 3: Attempted Hours 31-45
Schedule Credit Hours   Mile Markers
Select a third Gen Ed Written Communication Course (See 3  
Degree Evaluation)  
   
Select a Major Elective course 3  
   
Select a General Education Course (See Degree Evaluation) 3  
   
Select an Intermediate Foreign Language I Course 3  
   
Select a Free Elective(If needed to satisfy 120 total hours) 3  
   
Total Hours: 15
 
Term 4: Attempted Hours 46-60
Schedule Credit Hours   Mile Markers
Select a General Education Course (See Degree Evaluation) 3   Beginning and Intermediate Levels of same Foreign Language
    INS3003 Intro to Intl Studies Minimum Grade C
Select an Intermediate Foreign Language II Course 3   INR3950 Int'l Educ Experience Minimum Grade P
   
Select two Major Elective courses 6  
   
Select a Free Elective(If needed to satisfy 120 total hours) 3  
   
NOTE: Students should complete INS3003 Introduction  
to International Studies by Term 4  
   
Total Hours: 15
 
Summer 2
Schedule Credit Hours   Mile Markers
 
Term 5: Attempted Hours 61-75
Schedule Credit Hours   Mile Markers
Select a General Education Course (See Degree Evaluation) 3  
   
Select a General Education Course (See Degree Evaluation) 3  
   
Select a Major Elective course 3  
   
Select a Major Elective or a Minor Course 3  
   
Select an upper level Free Elective (If needed) 3  
OR Select a Minor Course  
   
Total Hours: 15
 
Term 6: Attempted Hours 76-90
Schedule Credit Hours   Mile Markers
Select a General Education Course (See Degree Evaluation) 3   Civic Literacy Requirement
   
Select two Major Elective courses 6  
   
Select a Major Elective or a Minor Course 3  
   
Select a Minor Course (See university catalog for 3  
list of approved Minors)  
   
Total Hours: 15
 
Summer 3
Schedule Credit Hours   Mile Markers
 
Term 7: Attempted Hours 91-105
Schedule Credit Hours   Mile Markers
INS4930 Intl Studies Sen Res Semi (Offered Fall term only) 3   INS4930 Intl Studies Sen Res Semi Minimum Grade C
   
Select a Major Elective course 3  
   
Select a Minor Course (See university catalog for 3  
list of approved Minors)  
   
Select a Minor Course (See university catalog for 3  
list of approved Minors)  
   
Select an upper level Free Elective (If needed) 3  
   
Total Hours: 15
 
Term 8: Attempted Hours 106-120
Schedule Credit Hours   Mile Markers
Select a Minor Course (See university catalog for 3  
list of approved Minors)  
   
Select a Minor Course (See university catalog for 3  
list of approved Minors)  
   
Select a Major Elective course (If still needed) 3  
   
Select an upper level Free Elective (If needed) 3  
   
Select an upper level Free Elective (If needed) 3  
   
Total Hours: 15
Total Program Hours: 120
The Osprey Map is not a contract between the University of North Florida and the student. It should be used as a general guide for the purpose of meeting requirements and constructing course schedules. The Map may be altered periodically to meet the objectives of the academic program or the university.

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