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.
Associate in Arts (Transfer Program)
Total Credit Hours: 60
Select a course number below to see a course description.
Recommended General Education Courses
|ENGL 110||COMPOSITION I ||3|
|ENGL 111||COMPOSITION II  ||3|
|COMM 110||INTRODUCTION TO COMMUNICATION: PRESENTATION AND THEORY ||3|
|ECON 110||PRINCIPLES OF MACROECONOMICS ||3|
|EARLY WESTERN CIVILIZATION |
|HIST 118||MODERN WESTERN CIVILIZATION ||3|
|POLSC 122||INTRODUCTION TO INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS ||3|
|LIFE SCIENCE *||3 to 4|
|PHYSICAL SCIENCE *||4|
|PHIL 112||COMPARATIVE RELIGIONS ||3|
|FINE ARTS *||3|
|INTERMEDIATE FOREIGN LANGUAGE II **||4|
Recommended Program Courses
|INTERMEDIATE FOREIGN LANGUAGE I **||4|
|GEOG 116||GEOGRAPHY OF THE DEVELOPING WORLD  ||3|
|EARLY WORLD CIVILIZATIONS |
|HIST 112||MODERN WORLD CIVILIZATIONS ||4|
|THE SOCIETY AND CULTURE OF CHINA |
|INTST 134||INTRODUCTION TO MIDDLE EASTERN CULTURES ||3|
|LATIN AMERICAN HUMANITIES |
|INTST 133||CULTURES AND CIVILIZATIONS OF SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA ||3|
|POLSC 124||COMPARATIVE POLITICAL SYSTEMS ||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
|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|
Program Contact Information
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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: