Academics

International Studies

The International Studies area 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.

Degree

Associate in Arts (Transfer Program)
Total Credit Hours: 60

Program Requirements

Select a course number below to see a course description.

Recommended General Education Courses

Course Name Credit Hours
ENGL 110COMPOSITION I 3
ENGL 111COMPOSITION II  3
COMM 110INTRODUCTION TO COMMUNICATION: PRESENTATION AND THEORY 3
ECON 110PRINCIPLES OF MACROECONOMICS 3
HIST 117
or
EARLY WESTERN CIVILIZATION 
or
3
HIST 118MODERN WESTERN CIVILIZATION 3
POLSC 122INTRODUCTION TO INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS 3
MATHEMATICS *3
LIFE SCIENCE *3 to 4
PHYSICAL SCIENCE *4
PHIL 112COMPARATIVE RELIGIONS 3
FINE ARTS *3
INTERMEDIATE FOREIGN LANGUAGE II **4

Recommended Program Courses

Course Name Credit Hours
INTERMEDIATE FOREIGN LANGUAGE I **4
GEOG 116GEOGRAPHY OF THE DEVELOPING WORLD  3
HIST 111
or
EARLY WORLD CIVILIZATIONS 
or
4
HIST 112MODERN WORLD CIVILIZATIONS 4
INTST 130
or
THE SOCIETY AND CULTURE OF CHINA 
or
3
INTST 134INTRODUCTION TO MIDDLE EASTERN CULTURES 3
INTST 132
or
LATIN AMERICAN HUMANITIES 
or
3
INTST 133CULTURES AND CIVILIZATIONS OF SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA 3
POLSC 124COMPARATIVE POLITICAL SYSTEMS 3

Elective Courses

Course Name Credit Hours
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.

Recommended Course Sequence

Semester Courses
Fall Semester 1ENGL 110; HIST 117 or HIST 118; POLSC 124; Intermediate Foreign Language I
Spring Semester 1ENGL 111; COMM 110; Mathematics; Intermediate Foreign Language II; INTST 132 or INTST 133
Fall Semester 2PHIL 112; POLSC 122; ECON 110; Life Science; INTST 130 or INTST 134
Spring Semester 2GEOG 116; HIST 111 or HIST 112; Physical Science; Fine Arts; Elective

Program Contact Information

Humanities Department

Room 314C

(309)694-5342

Illinois Career Cluster

Education and Training

Career Pathway:
Teaching/Training

General Bachelor Degree Transfer Options

Transfer agreements formalize the transfer process from ICC to other colleges and universities. For additional transfer information, including information on transfer partnerships and transfer guides:

Transfer Planning