Dec 05, 2019  
2019-20 Hamilton Holt Undergraduate 
    
2019-20 Hamilton Holt Undergraduate

International Affairs Major


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The International Affairs major prepares students for a range of fulfilling careers in our rapidly changing world, from here in Central Florida to throughout the globe. Given globalization and the continued growth of interdependence among nation-states, students require knowledge that is both broad and deep when it comes to cultural, economic, political, and business institutions of other countries. The major develops invaluable problem-solving skills and critical thinking around the intersection of these fundamental forces shaping our world today. Graduates go on to stints with Fulbright and the Peace Corps as well as careers in business and law, government and politics, the non-profit sector and media, and preparation for graduate studies.

Requirements for the Major (12)


A minimum of twelve (12) courses must be taken, of which at least six (6) must be at the 300 level or above–including one of which must be the senior seminar. At least three (3) of these courses must be from the cultures and languages area; at least four (4) must be from history and politics; and three (3) must be from economics and business. Two (2) additional courses are also required, and these may come from any of the three areas listed above. One of the upper-division courses must be an approved seminar. The seminar paper, in addition to being a graded course requirement, is also used for evaluation of the IA program. Additional courses, including one independent study and/or one internship, may be substituted for those listed below if approved by the Director of the International Affairs Program.

Required Language


All majors who are not bilingual or multilingual must take at least one (1) language-learning class at the 200 level or above (e.g., SPN 201 or JPN 201). The language-learning course can count toward the cultures and languages area requirement. Students who are already bilingual (or multilingual) may have the language requirement waived at the discretion of the director of the International Affairs Program. 

Required courses for all incoming students


Core Courses


 Course

 fall        

 spring 

 summer 

Cultures & Language: 200-level JPN or SPN

 

x

x

 History & Politics: INAF 301  

x

 

 

 Economics & Business: ECO 202  or ECO 203  or BUS 233  

x

x

 

 Senior Seminar: INAF 415  or INAF 459 

 

 

x

 

Cultures and Language (3)


All majors must take at least one semester of a foreign language at the 200 level, at Rollins OR other accredited institutions. As of this publication, the Hamilton Holt School offers courses in Japanese and Spanish. Students who are already bilingual (or multilingual) may have the language requirement waived at the discretion of the director of the International Affairs Program.

Seminar (Select 1)


Three (3) additional courses are also required, and these may come from any of the three areas listed above.

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