Bachelor of Arts in International Studies (B.A.I.S.) Major in International Studies (Russian/East European Studies Focus)

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
Russian/East European Studies Elective3Russian/East European 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
Russian/East European Studies Electives15IS 43803
 Russian/East European Studies Electives9
 15 12
Total Hours: 120

Russian/East 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
Intercultural Communication
Diversity and Communication
Introduction to Global Diversity Issues
Geography of Europe
Political Geography
World Population
Geography of the Russian Realm
Business German in Global Economy
Studies in German Culture, Language, or Literature
History of Europe, 1815-1919
History of Europe Since 1919
Europe During the Old Regime, 1600-1760
Revolutionary Europe, 1760-1815
History of U.S. Foreign Relations
The Space Race
Medieval European History, 300-1400
Origins of Christianity
The History of Russia and Eurasia to 1917
Germany from 1815 to Present
Germany and National Socialism, 1918-1945
International Studies Internship
International Studies Internship
Introduction to Public Relations
International Advertising
International Communication
World Musics
Public Finance Administration
Prevention of Disease
Professional Ethics
Social and Political Philosophy
Comparative Politics
Government and Politics of Europe
Government and Politics of Russia
Theories of International Politics
Issues in World Politics
The Holocaust
American Foreign Policy
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