International Studies

Overview & Academics

The LIBERAL STUDIES program is ideal for students who wish to explore topics that are not explored by traditional majors. The student may design a multidisciplinary major around an area or choose from one of three pre-approved areas: Communication, American Studies and International Studies.

Career Options

  • Social Services Human Relations Officers
  • Public Relations Personnel
  • Urban Planner/City Manager
  • Non-profit Organizational Director
  • Copywriter
  • Medical Communications Trainer
  • Advertising Account Executive

Major Requirements                                                       

Lower level courses:

Choose 12 semester hours from…

  • Cultural Anthropology
  • World Literature I
  • World Literature II
  • Non-Western Literature
  • Western Civilization I
  • Western Civilization II
  • African History
  • Intro. to International Relations
  • Religious Worlds or Religions of the East

Upper-level courses:

Choose 18 semester hours from:

  • Studies in International Literature
  • Ethnic Studies
  • Gender Studies
  • Nineteenth Century Europe
  • Latin American History
  • Early Modern Europe
  • Middle East
  • Church History I
  • Church History II
  • Comparative Politics
  • Sociology of the Workplace

Required seminar

  • Liberal Studies Capstone

Minor Requirements

No minor available

International Studies Faculty

Chad C. Ross, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of History
Liberal Studies Program Coordinator
Ph.D., University of Missouri-Columbia