Program Overview

International Studies is a broad, interdisciplinary social sciences degree that prepares students to engage with the global community. The social sciences integrate curriculum from the disciplines of anthropology, economics, geography, history, philosophy, political science, psychology, and sociology.


AA Degree Requirements Major: Core and Selective Requirements
Complete Core Courses, 12 units Units
ANTH 110 Cultural Anthropology 3 units
ECON 100 Principles of Macro Economics 3 units
HIST 106 World History II 3 units
PLSC 130 Introduction to International Relations 3 units
Selective Courses, choose a minimum of 9 units from the following: Units
ECON 102 Principles of Micro Economics 3 units
GEOG 100 Physical Geography 3 units
GEOG 150 World Regional Geography 3 units
HIST 202 U.S. History from 1877 to the Present 3 units
HIST 422 Modern Latin America 3 units
HIST 245 Race, Ethnicity and Immigration in the U.S. 3 units
PHIL 300 Introduction to World Religions 3 units
PLSC 103 Critical Thinking About World Politics 3 units
PLSC 170 Introduction to Comparative Politics 3 units
PSYC 106 Psychology of Prejudice and Discrimination 3 units
SPAN 131 Intermediate Spanish I 3 units
SPAN 132 Intermediate Spanish II 3 units
SPAN 140 Advanced Intermediate Spanish 3 units
SPAN 150 Spanish for Heritage Speakers I 4 units
SPAN 152 Spanish for Heritage Speakers II 4 units
SOCI 105 Social Problems 3 units
SOCI 141 Ethnicity and Race in Society 3 units
Total Required Major Units: 21

And required General Education coursework and electives as needed to meet the minimum 60 units required for the Associate degree.

Please refer to the AA/AS Degree Requirements for more information.