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2010-2011 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2010-2011 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

International Studies, B.A.


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Requirements for the liberal arts majors in international studies, B.A. programs


The international studies majors consist of a minimum of 40 credits, of which 28 credits must be taken in the primary area (East Asian studies, Latin American studies); 12 credits in a complementary area of study; and language proficiency equivalent to 8 credits of work at the third year of study in an appropriate language. Language courses at the 100 and 200 level do not count toward the total number of credits for the major. The complementary area of study ordinarily consists of the appropriate introductory course and two additional courses appropriate to the area, which may be either international studies courses or departmental courses.

Duplication of course credit in the primary and complementary areas is not permitted. However, majors may apply their introductory course to both their major and general education requirement in international studies.

East Asian studies, B.A. program


Coordinator: Richard B. Stamps (Sociology and Anthropology)

Course requirements for the major in Chinese studies include


Additional information

The additional 12 credits for the complementary area of study may be taken in either Japanese or South Asian studies. The appropriate language is Chinese.

The Center for International Programs periodically sponsors summer study tours to China including study at the Foreign Affairs College in Beijing.

Course requirements for the major in Japanese studies include


Additional information

The additional 12 credits for the complementary area of study may be taken in either Chinese or South Asian studies. The appropriate language is Japanese. Students wishing to study in Japan may do so through an exchange program between Oakland University and Nanzan University, Nagoya, Japan, and the Japan Center for Michigan Universities, Hikone, Shiga, Japan. See Study Abroad Opportunities .

Additional information


To be sure that course work in any of these courses will be counted toward their major, students must obtain the approval of the director or faculty adviser in the Center for International Programs before enrolling in them. Finally, all course work taken in the relevant language at the 300 level or above will count toward fulfillment of major requirements.

Latin American studies, B.A. program


Coordinator: Estela Moreno-Mazzoli (Modern Languages and Literatures)

Course requirements for the major in Latin American studies include


Additional Information

The 12 credits for the complementary area must be taken in African and African-American studies. The appropriate language is Spanish.

Other course work for the liberal arts majors in international studies, B.A. programs


Provided that the specific course topic to be studied in any given semester is consistent with their chosen major, students may also offer the following courses for major credit:

Additional Information


To be sure that course work in any of these courses will be counted toward their major, students must obtain the approval of the director or faculty adviser in the Center for International Programs before enrolling in them. Finally, all course work taken in the relevant language at the 300 level or above will count toward fulfillment of major requirements.

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