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; and three hours of mathematics, science, logic, or computer science courses.

  3. Students are required to complete a global academic experience that can be fulfilled by an education 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
Communication Component Code 0103Communication Component Code 0103
Mathematics Component Code 02023Creative Arts Component Code 0503
Government/Political Science Component Code 0703American History Component Code 0603
GEO 1310 (Social and Behavioral Sciences Component Code 080 [TCCN GEOG 1303])3Government/Political Science Component Code 0703
US 11001FR 1420, GER 1420, ITAL 1420, POR 1420, RUSS 1420, or SPAN 142014
FR 1410, GER 1410, ITAL 1410, POR 1410, RUSS 1410, or SPAN 141014 
 17 16
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
Language, Philosophy, and Culture Component Code 0403Life and Physical Sciences Component Code 0303
American History Component Code 0603ENG Literature (Component Area Option Code 090/094)33
FR 2310, GER 2310, ITAL 2310, POR 2310, RUSS 2310, or SPAN 231013FR 2320, GER 2320, ITAL 2320, POR 2320, RUSS 2320, or SPAN 232013
ANTH 13123PS 3352 or 33533
PS 33513HIST 2310 or 2311 (TCCN HIST 2311 or 2321)3
 15 15
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
Life and Physical Sciences Component Code 0303BAIS English Literature3
Component Area Option Code 090/0913BAIS Science, Math, Computer Science, or Logic3
Advanced FR, GER, ITAL, POR, RUSS, or SPAN13GEO 33033
HIST 2320 or 2312 (TCCN HIST 2312 or 2322)3European Studies Electives6
European Studies Elective3 
 15 15
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
European Studies Electives15IS 43803
 European Studies Electives9
 15 12
Total Hours: 120

All five semester of language requirements must be in the same language.


One course from the following may be chosen to satisfy the Mathematics Component Code 020: MATH 1315 (TCCN 1314), MATH 1319 (TCCN 1324), MATH 1329 (TCCN 1325), MATH 2417 (TCCN 2412), or MATH 2471 (TCCN 2413).


An ENG Literature course may be selected from the following: ENG 2310 (TCCN ENGL 2322), ENG 2320 (TCCN ENGL 2323), ENG 2330 (TCCN ENGL 2332), ENG 2340 (TCCN ENGL 2333), ENG 2359 (TCCN ENGL 2327), ENG 2360 (TCCN ENGL 2328), ENG 2371.

European Studies Electives*

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 Global Literature
Early Medieval Literature of the British Isles
British Literature, 1750-1800
Twentieth- and Twenty-First 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
The Contemporary German-Speaking World
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 Rome and the Mediterranean 500 B.C. to 500 A.D.
Medieval European History, 300-1400
Tudor-Stuart England, 1485-1689
Britain and the World
Topics in Industrial Britain
Origins of Christianity
Germany from 1815 to Present
Germany and National Socialism, 1918-1945
International Studies Internship
International Studies Internship
Advanced Grammar and Composition
Studies in Italian Language and Culture
World Music Cultures
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

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