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International Studies

Associate in Arts (Transfer Program) - 60 Credit Hours

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Program Information/Mission:
The International Studies program of study at Illinois Central College is for students who plan to transfer to a four-year college or university for completion of a baccalaureate degree. Within this curriculum, students take courses in the social sciences and humanities to gain a more global perspective, as well as an understanding of other cultures. The student is required to take a foreign language to deepen his/her understanding of another culture. Study abroad is encouraged with this program. This degree will serve as a basis for various careers in the field of international relations, foreign or public service, or careers in international institutions. This degree indicates to future employers that the student has a basic understanding of the world and its peoples.

Recommended Course Sequence:

Fall Semester 1:
ENGL 110; HIST 117 or HIST 118; POLSC 124; Intermediate Foreign Language I

Spring Semester 1:
ENGL 111; COMM 110; Mathematics; Intermediate Foreign Language II; INTST 132 or INTST 133

Fall Semester 2:
PHIL 112; POLSC 122; ECON 110; Life Science; INTST 130 or INTST 134

Spring Semester 2:
GEOG 116; HIST 111 or HIST 112; Physical Science; Fine Arts; Elective


Course Information:
Required General Education Courses
CourseNameCredit
FINE ARTS *3
INTERMEDIATE FOREIGN LANGUAGE II **4
LIFE SCIENCE *3 to 4
MATHEMATICS *3
PHYSICAL SCIENCE *4
COMM 110COMMUNICATION: PROCESS AND PRACTICE 3
ECON 110PRINCIPLES OF MACROECONOMICS 3
ENGL 110COMPOSITION I 3
ENGL 111COMPOSITION II  3
HIST 117EARLY WESTERN CIVILIZATION 3
or
HIST 118MODERN WESTERN CIVILIZATION 3
PHIL 112COMPARATIVE RELIGIONS 3
POLSC 122INTRODUCTION TO INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS 3
Required Program Courses
CourseNameCredit
INTERMEDIATE FOREIGN LANGUAGE I **4
GEOG 116GEOGRAPHY OF THE DEVELOPING WORLD  3
HIST 111EARLY WORLD CIVILIZATIONS 4
or
HIST 112MODERN WORLD CIVILIZATIONS 4
INTST 130THE SOCIETY AND CULTURE OF CHINA 3
or
INTST 134INTRODUCTION TO MIDDLE EASTERN CULTURES 3
INTST 132LATIN AMERICAN HUMANITIES 3
or
INTST 133CULTURES AND CIVILIZATIONS OF SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA 3
POLSC 124COMPARATIVE POLITICAL SYSTEMS 3
Elective Courses
CourseNameCredit
ELECTIVE ***3

* See specific requirements for Associate in Arts Degree.
** Foreign languages offered are: French, German, Spanish, and Arabic. It is assumed students have tested out of levels 110 and 111.
*** Recommended electives: ART 110, 150, 151; FILM 110; HUMAN 128; MUS 149, 150.

For Program Information Contact:

Social Sciences and Public Services Department
Room 220D
(309)694-5331