International Studies, M.S.

Program Curriculum

Course and Capstone Requirements

30 credits in International Studies (Plan A or Plan C)

2. Geographical Areas and Global Themes (18 credits)

Students will select 6-12 Credits from each of our program’s two focuses, for a total of 18 credits.

Geographical Areas:

12 credits for students who wish to develop a primary focus in a particular world geographical area. 

9 credits for students who wish to balance area and global focuses.

6 credits for students who wish to complement their primary focus on a global theme.

2a. Geographical Areas:

Middle East (6 to 12 credits)

HIST 431 and HIST 474: For any course designated HIST 4XX, graduate students must register for HIST 495 to receive graduate credit.

Total Credit Hours:  6-12 Credits

2b. Global Themes (6 - 12 credits)

12 credits for students who wish to develop a primary focus on a particular global theme.

9 credits for students who wish to balance global and area focuses

6 credits for students who wish to complement their primary focus on a geographical area.

Global Themes

Governance, Security, and Human Rights (6 to 12 credits)

HIST 420: For any course designated HIST 4XX, graduate students must register for HIST 495 to receive graduate credit.

Total Credit Hours:  6-12 Credits

4. Language and/or Study Abroad Requirements

The International Studies program requires that all students have a level of proficiency in reading, writing, speaking, and understanding of a single modern language, preferably relevant to the area of geographical specialization, equal to the completion of the 226 level. Fulfillment of this requirement will be determined by a CCSU instructor of the language, the chair of the Modern Language Department, or a CCSU faculty member designated by the director of International Studies.

In addition to the language requirement, IS students without significant life or study experiences abroad are strongly encouraged to participate in a study abroad program, whether a course abroad or a semester or summer exchange. Information about study abroad programs is available at the Center for International Education in Barnard Hall.

Total Credit Hours: 30