Bachelor of Arts in International Studies (B.A.I.S.) Major in International Studies (European 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 and 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 and Physical Sciences Component Code 0303
PS 33513PHIL 1305 or 1320 (Language, Philosophy, and 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
Life and Physical Sciences Component Code 0303GEO 33033
European Studies Elective3European Studies Electives6
ART 2313, DAN 2313, MU 2313, or TH 2313 (Creative Arts Component Code 050 [TCCN HUMA 1315])3 
 15 15
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
European Studies Electives15IS 43803
 European Studies Electives9
 15 12
Total Hours: 120

European 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
Ancient to Medieval Art
Renaissance to Modern Art
History of Modern Art
Global History of Cinema
Renaissance Art
History of Italian Art
Hellenistic Art and Culture
Contemporary Art in Italy
Intercultural Communication
Diversity and Communication
Introduction to Global Diversity Issues
Emerging Market Economies
International Economics
Comparative Economic Systems
Studies in World Literature
Early Medieval Literature of the British Isles
British Literature, 1750-1800
Twentieth-Century British Literature
The Later Shakespeare
French Composition and Conversation
History of French Cinema I, 1895-1960
French Genre Fiction
Study of French Language
History of French Media
French Poetic Realist Cinema
Studies in French Culture, Language, or Literature
Geography of Europe
Political Geography
World Population
Geography of the Russian Realm
German Cinema
German Translation
German on the Stage
German Civilization
Masterpieces of German Literature
Studies in German Culture, Language, or Literature
History of Europe, 1815-1919
History of Europe Since 1919
Renaissance and Reformation
Europe During the Old Regime, 1600-1760
Revolutionary Europe, 1760-1815
History of England to 1603
History of England Since 1603
The U.S. and Britain in the Sixties
History of Christianity 1300-1700
Ancient Greece and the Mediterranean World, 1600 B.C. to 30 B.C.
Ancient Rome and the Mediterranean 500 B.C. to 500 A.D.
Medieval European History, 300-1400
Tudor-Stuart England, 1485-1689
Daily Life in the Roman Empire
Western Eurpore and the Development of Modern Africa
History of Modern Spain
France and the Modern World
History of Early Modern Spain
Ancient and Medieval Spain
Britain and the World
Topics in Roman and Medieval Britain
Topics in Industrial Britain
The History of Modern Britain
Origins of Christianity
Germany from 1815 to Present
Germany and National Socialism, 1918-1945
European Colonial
International Studies Internship
International Studies Internship
Advanced Grammar and Composition
Studies in Italian Language and Culture
World Musics
Comparative Politics
Government and Politics of Europe
Theories of International Politics
Issues in World Politics
Ancient and Medieval Political Thought (Greeks to 1600)
The Holocaust
International Conflict and Security
International Law
International Organizations
Politics of International Economic Relations
International Psychology
Studies in Russian Language and Culture
Sociology of Racial and Ethnic Relations
Complex Organizations
Globalization and Development
Business Spanish I
Business Spanish II
Studies in Spanish Culture, Language, or Literature