Best fit for:
- First-time college students or transfers
- Students 18-22
- Residential students at our main campus
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Become a citizen of the world.
With a Bachelor of Arts in International Studies, students develop a general interdisciplinary understanding of being a citizen in a global society.
Students also learn about the language and culture of one geographic area of the world, as well as an understanding of the political climate, economics, and history of that region. This major provides students with the necessary preparation to live and work in a globally connected world, whether in the business arena, government agencies, or nonprofit organizations.
As an International Studies major, you will spend your classroom time developing the cultural awareness and global perspective that are crucial for the 21st century. To complement your course work, International Studies majors can take advantage of Piedmont’s many opportunities for travel study such as semester abroad, Maymester travel, and international internships.
What classes will I take?
ANTH 2250. Cultural Anthropology
BUSA 4030. Survey of Marketing and Management
BUSA 4990. Special topics (international experience)
BUSA 1210. Principle of Economics
MCOM 1500. Mass Media Survey
MCOM 4200. Telecommunications and Globalization
POSC 3360. International Relations
POSC 4405. Global Issues
IDIS 4449. Interdisciplinary Capstone Course
English, History, and Culture:
(Choose ONE English class)
ENGL 4402. Medieval Literature
ENGL 4426. Twentieth-Century British Literature
ENGL 4401. Seminars in World Literature
ENGL 4429. Multicultural Literature
(Choose ONE History class)
HIST 3310. Twentieth-Century Europe
HIST 3320. History of England to 1714
HIST 3340. Latin America
HIST 3390. Modern Southeast Asia
HIST 4430. History of Spain
HIST 4440. History of Modern Germany
(Choose ONE elective)
IDIS 3305. Cultural Exploration
SPAN 3300. Spanish Culture and Civilization
Complete 9 credit hours in one language area:
FREN 2201, 2202, 3360
GRMN 2201, 2202, 3360
JPNS 2201, 2202, 3360
SPAN 2201, 2202, 3360
Prepare to Make a Life
What can I do with a major in
Piedmont students have gone on to pursue careers in:
- International Business
- International Relations
- International Government
- Language Services
- Language Education