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; 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 02013Creative 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])3RUSS 14204
RUSS 14104Government/Political Science Component Code 0703
US 11001 
 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)23
RUSS 23103RUSS 23203
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
Russian/East European Studies Elective3GEO 33033
RUSS Advanced3Russian/East European Studies Electives6
HIST 2320 or 2312 (TCCN HIST 2312 or 2322)3 
 15 15
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
Russian/East European Studies Electives15IS 43803
 Russian/East European Studies Electives9
 15 12
Total Hours: 120

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

Russian/East European Studies Electives*

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 Music Cultures
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

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