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BA in International Studies

Shorelight - Gonzaga University, United States

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Next enrollment cycle

December 2022

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First Year Course Fee

USD 48,990

Course Accredited By

NWCCU

  • 4 Years
  • On Campus
  • Undergraduate
  • Degree
  • Up to 30% scholarship
International Studies is a multi-disciplinary course of study preparing students for a variety of careers with an international dimension.
  • The curriculum is designed to support Gonzaga University’s mission to foster “a mature commitment to the dignity of the human person, social justice, diversity, intercultural competence, global engagement, solidarity with the poor and vulnerable, and care for the planet.” We are also committed to the College of Arts and Sciences vision of “engaging with meaningful problems in our local and global communities and pursuing the cause of social justice.”
  • The International Studies Programs offer four areas of concentration for both majors and minors: Asian Studies, European Studies, Latin American Studies and International Relations.
  • Each concentration features coursework across the disciplines and will develop your understanding of the growing interdependence of nations across the globe and the issues that arise from those relationships.

Asian Studies

  • Asian Studies gives students a foundational understanding of Asian cultures, history, civilizations, religious traditions, and contemporary political, economic and social change. Recent course offerings include Japan Past and Present; Politics of the Pacific Rim; Buddhism; Comparative Middle Eastern Politics; Post-Soviet Russia and China; The Politics of Eurasia; and Islamic Civilizations. Asian Studies majors and minors are required to study an Asian language. Gonzaga offers Japanese and Arabic language courses (though the 202 level). Students seeking proficiency through the 300 level in Japanese or Arabic study abroad at Sophia or Akita universities in Japan or the CET Program in Amman, Jordan, as well as arranging individualized study with Gonzaga faculty. Courses, in, e.g., culture, history, etc., taken abroad can be used to substitute for language courses in cases where it is not possible to achieve the required level of proficiency at Gonzaga.

European Studies

  • European Studies cultivates an appreciation of European civilization, a knowledge of its history and role in the world, as well as exposure to its contemporary social, economic and political challenges. Students can study French, German, Italian or Spanish at Gonzaga through the required levels. Recent course offerings include: Renaissance Europe; The Age of the French Revolution; Italian Civilization and Culture; Spanish, Italian, French, and German Cinema; Eastern Europe since 1945; The New Europe; and Comparative European Politics. Gonzaga students have studied in: Austria (Graz); Belgium (Brussels); France (Paris and Aixen-Provence); Italy (Gonzaga in Florence); Spain (Grenada and Madrid); the UK (Glasgow and London); and many more.

Latin American Studies

  • Latin American Studies introduces students to the histories, cultures, and political experiences of Latin America and requires the study of Spanish. Course offerings include: Colonial Latin America, Revolutions in Latin America, Latin American Politics, and Latin American Society. Gonzaga students can participate in faculty-led study abroad programs to Mexico and Colombia as well as study in Buenos Aires, Argentina or Valparaiso, Chile.

International Relations

  • The International Relations major and minor allow students to pursue coursework and research on a variety of global issues with an emphasis on interactions among countries through international organizations, treaties, law, trade and so forth. Course offerings regularly include: American Foreign Policy; Global Economic Issues; Global Political Economy; Global Sociology; Intercultural Competence Development; International Organizations; Inter-religious Dialogue; and Model United Nations.

Enrollment Cycles

  • December 2022
  • April 2023
  • June 2023
  • September 2023
  • Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE)
  • Undergraduate AAP 2 Terms C /7
  • Undergraduate EAP 3 Terms C /7
  • Undergraduate ID 2 Terms B-/8
  • 1-29 post-secondary credits the applicant must meet entry requirements for high school and post-secondary transcripts. For applicants who have 29 or fewer post-secondary credits and whose credits do not meet the post-secondary requirement, evaluation will be based on their secondary school GPA only; and may be admitted as Accelerator students (ie not eligible for International Direct), provided they meet the relevant admission criteria. 30 post-secondary credits the applicant must meet entry requirement on the post-secondary transcript only.
  • Undergraduate PS AAP 2 Terms Third Class, D, 45%
  • Undergraduate PS EAP 3 Terms Third Class, D, 45%
  • Undergraduate PS ID 2 Terms Second Class Honours, Lower D/C, 50%

English Requirements Certificate

IELTS

  • EAP (3 Terms) 5.0 (No part below 4.5)
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 4.5
  • ID (2 Terms) 6.5
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 4.0
  • Academic English (3 Terms) Below 4.0
  • AAP (2 Terms) 5.5 (No part below 5.0)

TOEFL

  • EAP (3 Terms) 60 (No part below 12) MyBest Accepted
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 50 MyBest Accepted
  • ID (2 Terms) 80 MyBest Accepted
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 40
  • Academic English (3 Terms) Below 40
  • AAP (2 Terms) 68 (No part below 14) MyBest Accepted

Duolingo

  • EAP (3 Terms) 80
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 70
  • ID (2 Terms) 105
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 60
  • Academic English (3 Terms) Below 60
  • AAP (2 Terms) 90

UGANDA

  • 1-29 post-secondary credits the applicant must meet entry requirements for high school and post-secondary transcripts. For applicants who have 29 or fewer post-secondary credits and whose credits do not meet the post-secondary requirement, evaluation will be based on their secondary school GPA only; and may be admitted as Accelerator students (ie not eligible for International Direct), provided they meet the relevant admission criteria. 30 post-secondary credits the applicant must meet entry requirement on the post-secondary transcript only.
  • Undergraduate PS AAP 2 Terms 65. Pass Class
  • Undergraduate PS EAP 3 Terms 65. Pass Class
  • Undergraduate PS ID 2 Terms 67.5. Pass Class
  • Undergraduate PS AAP 2 Terms 2.5/4
  • Undergraduate PS EAP 3 Terms 2.5/4
  • Undergraduate PS ID 2 Terms 2.7/4
  • Uganda Certificate of Education or General Certificate of Education Level (O Level) Examination Certificate with 5 academic subjects passed is required. In addition, Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education with a minimum of 2 Principal Passing grades and at least 1 subsidiary pass in a college preparatory subject.
  • Undergraduate AAP 2 Terms O-level - D7/A-level – D
  • Undergraduate EAP 3 Terms O-level - D7/A-level – D
  • Undergraduate ID 2 Terms O-level - C5/A-level - C

English Requirements Certificate
IELTS

  • EAP (3 Terms) 5.0 (No part below 4.5)
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 4.5
  • ID (2 Terms) 6.5
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 4.0
  • Academic English (3 Terms) Below 4.0
  • AAP (2 Terms) 5.5 (No part below 5.0)

TOEFL

  • EAP (3 Terms) 60 (No part below 12) MyBest Accepted
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 50 MyBest Accepted
  • ID (2 Terms) 80 MyBest Accepted
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 40
  • Academic English (3 Terms) Below 40
  • AAP (2 Terms) 68 (No part below 14) MyBest Accepted

Duolingo

  • EAP (3 Terms) 80
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 70
  • ID (2 Terms) 105
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 60
  • Academic English (3 Terms) Below 60
  • AAP (2 Terms) 90

TANZANIA

  • 1-29 post-secondary credits the applicant must meet entry requirements for high school and post-secondary transcripts. For applicants who have 29 or fewer post-secondary credits and whose credits do not meet the post-secondary requirement, evaluation will be based on their secondary school GPA only; and may be admitted as Accelerator students (ie not eligible for International Direct), provided they meet the relevant admission criteria. 30 post-secondary credits the applicant must meet entry requirement on the post-secondary transcript only.
  • Undergraduate PS AAP 2 Terms 2.5/4
  • Undergraduate PS EAP 3 Terms 2.5/4
  • Undergraduate PS ID 2 Terms 2.7/4
  • Undergraduate PS AAP 2 Terms 45. Pass Class
  • Undergraduate PS EAP 3 Terms 45. Pass Class
  • Undergraduate PS ID 2 Terms 47. Pass Class
  • Certificate of Secondary Education (CSE)
  • Undergraduate AAP 2 Terms E/5
  • Undergraduate EAP 3 Terms E/5
  • Undergraduate ID 2 Terms D/4

English Requirements Certificate

IELTS

  • EAP (3 Terms) 5.0 (No part below 4.5)
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 4.5
  • ID (2 Terms) 6.5
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 4.0
  • Academic English (3 Terms) Below 4.0
  • AAP (2 Terms) 5.5 (No part below 5.0)

TOEFL

  • EAP (3 Terms) 60 (No part below 12) MyBest Accepted
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 50 MyBest Accepted
  • ID (2 Terms) 80 MyBest Accepted
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 40
  • Academic English (3 Terms) Below 40
  • AAP (2 Terms) 68 (No part below 14) MyBest Accepted

Duolingo

  • EAP (3 Terms) 80
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 70
  • ID (2 Terms) 105
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 60
  • Academic English (3 Terms) Below 60
  • AAP (2 Terms) 90

United Kingdom

  • See IGCSE/GCE
  • Undergraduate AAP 2 Terms See IGCSE/GCE
  • Undergraduate EAP 3 Terms See IGCSE/GCE
  • Undergraduate ID 2 Terms See IGCSE/GCE
  • 1-29 post-secondary credits the applicant must meet entry requirements for high school and post-secondary transcripts. For applicants who have 29 or fewer post-secondary credits and whose credits do not meet the post-secondary requirement, evaluation will be based on their secondary school GPA only; and may be admitted as Accelerator students (ie not eligible for International Direct), provided they meet the relevant admission criteria. 30 post-secondary credits the applicant must meet entry requirement on the post-secondary transcript only.
  • Undergraduate PS AAP 2 Terms 45, Third Class
  • Undergraduate PS EAP 3 Terms 45, Third Class
  • Undergraduate PS ID 2 Terms 50, Second Class - Lower Division

English Requirements Certificate

IELTS

  • EAP (3 Terms) 5.0 (No part below 4.5)
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 4.5
  • ID (2 Terms) 6.5
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 4.0
  • Academic English (3 Terms) Below 4.0
  • AAP (2 Terms) 5.5 (No part below 5.0)

TOEFL

  • EAP (3 Terms) 60 (No part below 12) MyBest Accepted
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 50 MyBest Accepted
  • ID (2 Terms) 80 MyBest Accepted
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 40
  • Academic English (3 Terms) Below 40
  • AAP (2 Terms) 68 (No part below 14) MyBest Accepted

Duolingo

  • EAP (3 Terms) 80
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 70
  • ID (2 Terms) 105
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 60
  • Academic English (3 Terms) Below 60
  • AAP (2 Terms) 90

GCSE/IGCSE

  • EAP (3 Terms) C (c)
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) Below C (c): Other approved test required
  • ID (2 Terms) B
  • Academic English (2 Terms) Below C: Other approved test required
  • Academic English (3 Terms) Below C: Other approved test required
  • AAP (2 Terms) C (c)

BTEC

  • (BTEC) Extended Diploma (Level 3)
  • Undergraduate AAP 2 Terms 80 UCAS Points or MMP Grade
  • Undergraduate EAP 3 Terms 80 UCAS Points or MMP Grade
  • Undergraduate ID 2 Terms 96 UCAS Points or MMM Grade

English Requirements Certificate

IELTS

  • EAP (3 Terms) 5.0 (No part below 4.5)
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 4.5
  • ID (2 Terms) 6.5
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 4.0
  • Academic English (3 Terms) Below 4.0
  • AAP (2 Terms) 5.5 (No part below 5.0)

TOEFL

  • EAP (3 Terms) 60 (No part below 12) MyBest Accepted
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 50 MyBest Accepted
  • ID (2 Terms) 80 MyBest Accepted
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 40
  • Academic English (3 Terms) Below 40
  • AAP (2 Terms) 68 (No part below 14) MyBest Accepted

Duolingo

  • EAP (3 Terms) 80
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 70
  • ID (2 Terms) 105
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 60
  • Academic English (3 Terms) Below 60
  • AAP (2 Terms) 90
  • INST 190 Directed Study

INST 193 FYS:

  • INST 201 Intro to International Studies
  • INST 285 Special Topics
  • INST 290 Directed Study
  • INST 302 Topics: Int'l Differences
  • INST 303 Topics: Int'l Interactions
  • INST 304 Interreligious Dialogue
  • INST 305 Religion and Violence
  • INST 310 Third World Development
  • INST 315 Latin American Society
  • INST 316 Survey Latin American Lit I
  • INST 317 Latin American 19th-21st Cent
  • INST 320 Resistance, Struggle, & Power
  • INST 325 Post-Soviet Russia and China
  • INST 326 Global Gender Regimes
  • INST 330 Religions of Asia
  • INST 332 Politics of Space and Place
  • INST 333 Buddhism
  • INST 334 Russia & USSR Since 1945
  • INST 337 The Stalin Era
  • INST 339 Contemporary French Cinema
  • INST 341 African Environmental History
  • INST 342 International Relations
  • INST 343 Global Economic Issues
  • INST 344 International Organizations
  • INST 345 International Law
  • INST 346 Parliamentary Government
  • INST 347 International Treaties
  • INST 348 20th Century Northern Ireland
  • INST 350 International Ethics
  • INST 351 Politics of Social Memory
  • INST 355 The Politics of Eurasia
  • INST 356 The U.S. in the World
  • INST 360 Japanese Culture I
  • INST 361 Japanese Culture II
  • INST 362 Intro to Chinese Culture
  • INST 363 Colonial Africa
  • INST 364 African Health and Healing
  • INST 366 Topics Int'l Political Economy
  • INST 368 Islamic Civilization
  • INST 369 Revolutions in Mod Latin Amer
  • INST 372 Colonial Latin America
  • INST 374 Modern China
  • INST 375 Modern Japan
  • INST 377 Mexico
  • INST 378 Global-Intercultural Connectns
  • INST 379 Topics in War and Peace
  • INST 381 Mafia&PoliticViolence-Film/Lit
  • INST 383 Age of The French Revolution
  • INST 384 Fnd of East Asian Civilization
  • INST 385 Latin American Politics
  • INST 387 Europe, 1918-1939
  • INST 389 Politics of the Pacific Rim
  • INST 390 African Politics and Develpmnt
  • INST 391 Fascist Italy
  • INST 392 Tyranny to Democracy 21st Cen
  • INST 393 New Europe
  • INST 394 Modern Latin America
  • INST 395 Comparative European Politics
  • INST 396 Chinese Philosophy
  • INST 397 Nazi Germany
  • INST 398 Modern Britain
  • INST 399 Region Studies Abroad
  • INST 401 Perspectives on Global Issues
  • INST 406 Narrative Fiction in Span Amer
  • INST 414 Latin American Cinema
  • INST 415 Spanish Cinema
  • INST 416 The Italian Cinema
  • INST 430 Intersectional Communication

INST 432 CIS:

  • INST 440 Rhetoric of Social Change
  • INST 480 Topic in International Studies
  • INST 490 Directed Reading
  • INST 492 Independent Research or Study
  • INST 497 Internship in Intr'l Studies
  • INST 498 Thesis
  • INST 499 Senior Capstone
  • Typical cost for two semesters $63,780
  •  Tuition $48,990 
  • Housing $6,520
  •  Dining $6,270
  •  Other $2,000

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