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OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2007-08 
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2007-08 [Archived Catalog]

International Studies - Asia Major (B.A.)

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Major code BA4406

International Studies

The Bachelor of Arts in International Studies program is an interdisciplinary Arts and Science major administered through the Center for International Studies which seeks to prepare students for international competence. Major requirements consist of 33 hours in courses of a broad cross-cultural or international nature and 28 hours on a single world region. A certificate is available for students who wish to add an international dimension to their major. For the major and the certificate, students choose an area of focus in Africa, Asia, Europe, or Latin America.

College-level Requirements

Please see the appropriate college listing for college-level academic requirements.

Education Abroad Requirement

Students majoring in International Studies are required to have a minimum of one quarter (10 weeks) of education abroad in the area of the world in which they are concentrating and where their language of study is spoken. The primary goals of education abroad are to increase language competency and to gain exposure to the culture of the world region on which the student is concentrating. It is strongly recommended that students study abroad after completing the equivalent of at least two years of language study. Before going abroad, students must complete a Foreign Study checklist in consultation with the BAIS coordinator and the Office of Education Abroad.

International Studies Required Courses

Complete the following three courses with a B- or better average:

Complete one course based on area of focus:

Oral Proficiency Requirement

Completion of ACTFL Oral Proficiency Interview with Intermediate Mid score in one of the following languages: Chinese, Indonesian/Malay, Japanese, Khmer*, Thai*, or Vietnamese*. Go to for description of score. Students are advised to schedule their OPI after two years of language study (or the equivalent) and as soon as possible after study abroad by completing a Telephonic Oral Proficiency Interview Form available through the Department of Modern Languages. Students will pay $134.00 for their interview. Half-hour telephonic interviews will occur during final exam week in the library. Interviews will be rated by two ACTFL certified officials. Ratings will be accessed by password and certificates printed out if the necessary score is achieved.

Students may petition the BAIS Faculty Advisory Board through the BAIS Coordinator to have a language they take elsewhere fulfill the BAIS requirement, and complete an Oral Proficiency Interview according to standards and process outlined by the BAIS Faculty Advisory Board. If possible, it is advised that students make their petition before beginning the planned language study.

*Courses in these languages taken at Ohio University do not satisfy College of Arts and Sciences language requirement.


Coursework (24 hours)

24 hours of coursework from a minimum of 3 departments:

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