Bachelor of Arts in International Studies (B.A.I.S.) Major in International Studies (Travel and Tourism 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 1315])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 Advanced13MATH 1329 (BAIS Computer Science, Logic, Mathematics or science [TCCN MATH 1325])3
Life and Physical Sciences Component Code 0303GEO 33033
ACC 23013MKT 33433
ART 2313, DAN 2313, MU 2313, or TH 2313 (Creative Arts Component Code 050 [TCCN HUMA 1315])3MGT 33033
 15 15
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
Early World History Elective3IS 43803
Modern World History Elective3Travel & Tourism Electives9
IS 46876 
GEO 33403 
 15 12
Total Hours: 120

Early World History Elective (Prerequisites and restrictions may apply to the following courses.)

HIST 3313Europe During the Old Regime, 1600-17603
HIST 3315History of England to 16033
HIST 3319Colonial History of Brazil3
HIST 3322Colonial History of Latin America to 18283
HIST 3325IResistance and Rebellion in Colonial Latin America3
HIST 3327History of Mexico to 18483
HIST 3374CHistory of Religion in India3
HIST 4303Ancient Greece and the Mediterranean World, 1600 B.C. to 30 B.C.3
HIST 4304Ancient Rome and the Mediterranean 500 B.C. to 500 A.D.3
HIST 4307Medieval European History, 300-14003
HIST 4317Tudor-Stuart England, 1485-16893
HIST 4318ADaily Life in the Roman Empire3
HIST 4318RAncient and Medieval Spain3
HIST 4318TTopics in Roman and Medieval Britain3
HIST 4320Origins of Christianity3
HIST 4325Islamic History to 17983
HIST 4333The History of Russia and Eurasia to 19173
HIST 4350DEmpire and Identity in Central Asia3
HIST 4350LHistory of Southeast Asia3
HIST 4350OHistory of Indochina3
HIST 4350PEuropean Colonial3
HIST 4350VHistory of Pakistan3

Modern World History Elective (Prerequisites and restrictions may apply to the following courses.)

HIST 3310History of Europe, 1815-19193
HIST 3311History of Europe Since 19193
HIST 3312Renaissance and Reformation3
HIST 3314Revolutionary Europe, 1760-18153
HIST 3316History of England Since 16033
HIST 3320History of Mexico3
HIST 3324Latin America from Independence to Present3
HIST 3325GModern Revolutions in Latin American History3
HIST 3329Spanish Borderlands, 1521-18213
HIST 3368PThe U.S. and Britain in the Sixties3
HIST 3368UU.S. - Cuban Relations3
HIST 4318GWestern Eurpore and the Development of Modern Africa3
HIST 4318OHistory of Modern Spain3
HIST 4318PFrance and the Modern World3
HIST 4318QHistory of Early Modern Spain3
HIST 4318SBritain and the World3
HIST 4318UTopics in Industrial Britain3
HIST 4318VThe History of Modern Britain3
HIST 4326The Modern Middle East3
HIST 4327The Problem of Palestine3
HIST 4328History of India3
HIST 4334The History of Russia and Eurasia from 1917 to Present3
HIST 4336Germany from 1815 to Present3
HIST 4337Germany and National Socialism, 1918-19453
HIST 4343Modern China, 1600-Present3
HIST 4344Modern Japan, 1600-Present3
HIST 4346Modern Korea3
HIST 4347Hong Kong in the Modern World3
HIST 4348Mahatma Gandhi and Nonviolence3
HIST 4350EGender in Latin American History3
HIST 4350FPostwar Japan3
HIST 4350JHistory and Culture of Modern India3
HIST 4350KGender & Militarization in the Arab World3
HIST 4350N3
HIST 4350RWorkers and Work in the Arab World3
HIST 4350SPiracy Through the Ages3
HIST 4350TJapanese Urban Life3
HIST 4350YDevelopment of Secularism in Ottoman Empire and Modern Turkey3
HIST 4373Economic and Social History of the Americas3

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

Studies in Arabic Language and Culture
Conversational Chinese
Studies in Chinese Language and Culture
Intercultural Communication
Diversity and Communication
Introduction to Global Diversity Issues
Emerging Market Economies
Comparative Economic Systems
Business French I
Studies in French Culture, Language, or Literature
Latin America
United States and Canada
Geography of North Africa and the Middle East
Political Geography
World Population
Business German in Global Economy
Studies in German Culture, Language, or Literature
Studies in Italian Language and Culture
Advanced Japanese for Business
Japanese Language through Popular Culture
Studies in Japanese Language and Culture
International Advertising
International Communication
Latinas/Latinos and the Media
International Business
International Marketing
Public Finance Administration
Prevention of Disease
Consumer Health
Professional Ethics
Social and Political Philosophy
Comparative Politics
Theories of International Politics
Issues in World Politics
Economic Development in Latin America
International Conflict and Security
International Law
International Organizations
Politics of International Economic Relations
Industrial Psychology
International Psychology
Sociology of Latinos and Immigration
Sociology of Racial and Ethnic Relations
Complex Organizations
Globalization and Development
Business Spanish I
Business Spanish II
Studies in Spanish Culture, Language, or Literature