International Studies (IST)

Assistant Professor White, Chair

The international studies department educates students in a manner to enhance their opportunities for success in global careers.  The international studies major provides the student with an interdisciplinary, internationally focused education in language, history, geography, philosophy, Bible, political science, humanities, business, and experiential study abroad.  International Studies majors may participate in a specialized track in their chosen vocation, using available elective courses under the direction of the discipline director and the international studies coordinator.  As a Christian liberal arts university, Belhaven emphasizes the importance of Christian values and ethics.

In addition to the general education courses required for graduation, the bachelor of arts in international studies requires 52 hours to include:  BIB 210 and 408; BUS 420; IST 202, 300, 301, 303, 305, 306, 401 or 450, 402, 403, and 444; plus one of the following Political Science courses: PSC 212, 311, 316 or 325. 

Global Studies minor:

The Global Studies Minor (GSM) in the International Studies department is a strong complement to most majors as it offers students an interdisciplinary framework to better understand the world we live in and have been called to serve. Through a service-learning experience, it also equips students to work in a cross-cultural environment both locally and globally while respecting and embracing diversity. The GSM requires 15 hours to include: IST 202, 300, 305, 444 and 456, as well as a choice of one of the following: BIB 210, 408, IST 301, 303, 306, or 403.

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ACC - Accounting
ART - Art
BHA - Health Administration
BIB - Biblical Studies
BIO - Biology
BUS - Business
CAS - Child Advocacy Studies
CES - Classical Education Studies
CHE - Chemistry
CJU - Criminal Justice
COM - Communication
COS - Council Studies
CSC - Computer Science
CWR - Creative Writing
DAN - Dance
DMA - Digital Media
ECO - Economics
EDU - Education
ELT - English Language Teaching
ENG - English
ESL - English as Second Lang
FAM - Family Studies
FLM - Film Production
FRE - French
GDS - Graphic Design
GER - German
GRE - Greek
HIS - History
HNS - Honors
HPE - Health and Physical Ed
HUM - Humanities
ICS - Intercultural Studies
IDS-Interdisciplinary Studies
IST - International Studies
LDC - Leadership & Coaching
LDS - Leadership Studies
MAT - Mathematics
MML- Ministry Leadership
MUS - Music
NUR - Nursing
PHI - Philosophy
PHY - Physics
PSC - Political Science
PSY - Psychology
REA - Reading
SAM - Sports Administration
SMA - Sports Management
SME - Sports Medicine
SOC - Sociology
SPA - Spanish
SPC - Speech Communication
SPE - Speech
SWK - Social Work
TDS - Tradigital Studies
Teaching English as a Second Language TESL
THE - Theatre
WVC - Worldview Curriculum
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