Bachelor of Arts in International Studies (B.A.I.S.) Major in International Studies (Asian Studies Concentration)

Minimum required: 120 semester credit hours

General Requirements

  1. The general education core curriculum courses are listed in the degree plan below along with the statewide component code number. See the General Education Core Curriculum section of this catalog for the Texas State requirements and options in the core curriculum, including Honors courses.

  2. In addition to the general education core curriculum requirements, the Bachelor of Arts in International Studies (B.A.I.S.) degree requires three additional hours of English literature; three hours of mathematics, science, logic, or computer science courses; and six hours of 2000-level modern language courses. Most students will have to complete the 1410 and 1420 language courses as prerequisites before attempting the 2310 course.

  3. Students are required to complete a global academic experience that can be fulfilled by a study abroad course or IS 4387, if it entails international work, service, or group research. Consult with the academic program coordinator in the Center for International Studies for options.
  4. Students must complete a minimum of 36 advanced hours (3000 or 4000 level courses).
  5. Nine hours of writing intensive (WI) courses are required for graduation.
  6. To satisfy graduation requirements, students must have at least a 2.75 Texas State GPA and a 3.00 GPA in the International Studies major.

Course Requirements

First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
ENG 1310 (Communication Component Code 010 [TCCN ENGL 1301])3ENG 1320 (Communication Component Code 010 [TCCN ENGL 1302])3
POSI 2310 (Government/Political Science Component Code 070 [TCCN GOVT 2306])3American History Component Code 0603
Modern Language 14104POSI 2320 (Government/Political Science Component Code 070 [TCCN GOVT 2305])3
MATH 1315 (Mathematics Component Code 020 [TCCN MATH 1314])3Modern Language 14204
GEO 1310 (Social & Behavioral Sciences Component Code 080 [TCCN GEOG 1303])3COMM 1310 (Component Area Option Code 090/091 [TCCN SPCH 1311])3
US 11001 
 17 16
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
ENG Literature (Component Area Option Code 090/094) [TCCN ENGL 2322, 2323, 2332, 2333, 2327 or 2328]3ECO 2315 (TCCN ECON 2301)3
American History Component Code 0603Life & Physical Sciences Component Code 0303
PS 33513PHIL 1305 or 1320 (Language, Philosophy & Culture Component Code 040 [TCCN PHIL 1301 or 2306])3
Modern Language 231013HIST 2310 or 2311 (TCCN HIST 2311 or 2321)3
ECO 2314 (TCCN ECON 2302)3Modern Language 232013
 15 15
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
HIST 2312 or 2320 (TCCN HIST 2322 or 2312)3BAIS ENG Literature [TCCN ENGL 2322, 2323, 2332, 2333, 2327 or 2328]3
Modern Language Advanced13BAIS Computer Science, Logic, Mathematics or science3
Asian Studies Elective3GEO 33033
ART 2313, DAN 2313, MU 2313, or TH 2313 (Creative Arts Component Code 050 [TCCN HUMA 1315])3Asian Studies Electives6
Life & Physical Sciences Component Code 0303 
 15 15
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
Asian Studies Electives15IS 43803
 Asian Studies Electives9
 15 12
Total Hours: 120

Asian Studies Electives (No more than 3 courses may be taken from the same discipline/prefix. Prerequisites and restrictions may apply to the following courses.)

International Food and Fiber Systems
Cultures Through Film
Global Art Histories
Asian Art
Conversational Chinese
Studies in Chinese Language and Culture
Intercultural Communication
Diversity and Communication
Introduction to Global Diversity Issues
International Economics
Emerging Market Economies
Comparative Economic Systems
Studies in World Literature
Geography of South and Southeast Asia
Geography of China and Japan
Political Geography
World Population
History of U.S. Foreign Policy in Indochina
History of Religion in India
History of India
Modern China, 1600-Present
Modern Japan, 1600-Present
Modern Korea
Hong Kong in the Modern World
Mahatma Gandhi and Nonviolence
Origins of the Modern Global Economic System
Empire and Identity in Central Asia
Postwar Japan
History and Culture of Modern India
History of Southeast Asia
History of Indochina
European Colonial
Piracy Through the Ages
Japanese Urban Life
International Studies Internship
International Studies Internship
Advanced Japanese Grammar I
Modern Japanese Literature and Culture
Advanced Japanese Writing and Grammar
Advanced Japanese for Business
Japanese Post-War Fiction
Japanese Science Fiction
Studies in Japanese Language and Culture
Foreign Language Acquisition
Independent Study in Applied Linguistics and Language Learning
World Musics
Asian Philosophy
Comparative Politics
Government and Politics of Asia
Politics of Modern Southeast Asia
Theories of International Politics
Issues in World Politics
Islamic Law and Politics
Government and Politics of Japan
International Conflict and Security
International Law
International Organizations
Politics of International Economic Relations
International Psychology
Asian Religious Traditions
The Philosophical and Spiritual Heritage of India
Sociology of Racial and Ethnic Relations
Complex Organizations
Globalization and Development