B.A. in International Affairs / Culture, Conflict and Globalization

Program Information

Palace in Split, CroatiaThe International Affairs program offers eight thematic concentrations. The Anthropology thematic concentration is titled Culture, Conflict and Globalization.

A “C” or better is required in all International Affairs courses counting toward the major, regardless of concentration. For complete details regarding the International Affairs major and the thematic concentrations, please review program description in the Undergraduate Catalog.

IA-Anthro Major Checksheet 9-6-2017

Core Requirements

There is a five-course core requirement for all majors:

  • INA 101 – Introduction to International Affairs
  • ANT 102 – Introduction to Anthropology: Diversity of Cultures
  • ECO 121 – Principles of Macroeconomics
  • HTY 241 – History of Globalization
  • POS 120 – Introduction to World Politics


IA majors, like all students, must complete a Capstone course in their concentration. IA /Culture, Conflict and Globalization majors may complete their capstone requirement in one of the following ways:

  • ANT 493 – Capstone in Anthropology: What does it mean to be human?
  • ANT 497 – Independent study (prior approval required)
  • Honors Thesis (with anthropological component; prior approval required)
  • International Affairs majors with a second major may fulfill the requirement with the capstone in that major if it has sufficient content from the thematic concentration’s primary field (prior approval required)

Language Requirements

International Affairs majors for whom English is their native language must take and pass the Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI) of the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) with a rating of Intermediate (Low, Mid, or High) or better. Students are responsible for paying for these tests.  You can find descriptions at www.actfl.org. Minimum preparation for these tests is generally six credits at the 300-level or above in French or Spanish, or in the recommended equivalent in the VOX sequence of Critical Languages on campus. Learning abroad experience, including study abroad, also offers opportunities for language training. International Affairs students for whom English is not their native language are permitted to meet the language requirement with their TOEFL score, but are encouraged to undertake further foreign language study. Students cannot meet the language requirement in their native language.

Culture, Conflict and Globalization Requirements

The thematic concentration requires a minimum of 21 credits; 5 courses (15 credits) from the Culture, Conflict and Globalization (Anthropology) primary field, plus 2 courses (6 credits)  from the secondary field. Students may take up to 27 credits total in the concentration fields.

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