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Bachelor of Arts in International Law and Institutions (INTLWINBA)Department of International Studies

Students on Summer 2020, Fall 2020, or Spring 2021 requirements.

Description

Students pursuing the Bachelor of Arts in International Law and Institutions study a variety of topics, including the efforts to regulate the conduct of war, develop human rights doctrines, respond to migration, define and protect the global commons, and regulate international investments, trade, and development. An in-depth understanding of international law and institutions will help students appreciate the dynamic nature of international relationships, which are adjusting as notions of state sovereignty evolve and as non-state actors play significant roles. Students will develop practical and intellectual skills to prepare them for careers in international fields. In particular, they will sharpen their analytical, critical thinking, and writing skills in relation to the study of international law; they will also develop the cultural and regional expertise that is the hallmark of graduates from the Department of International Studies.

Major requirements

The major requires at least 36 credit hours, including the requirements listed below.

  1. Introductory Courses.
    1. Introduction to Law. One (1) course:
      • (approved topics only; see academic advisor)
    2. International Law and Institutions. One (1) course:
    3. Introductory Electives. Two (2) courses:
  2. Core Courses.
    1. Research Design. One (1) course:
    2. Origins and Evolution of International Law. One (1) course:
    3. International Law Electives. One (1) course:
    4. International Electives. Two (2) courses:
      • Additional course from the International Law Electives list.
    5. Free Elective. One (1) course:
      • Additional course from the International Electives list
      • Course from the Maurer School of Law (with approval of the Department of International Studies)
      • One (1) of the following:
        • (approved topics only; see academic advisor)
        • (with approval of the Department of International Studies)
    6. 400–499 Level Course. One (1) course (may be fulfilled by a course that also fulfills another Core Courses requirement):
  3. International Law Internship or Practicum. Three (3) credit hours (experience must last at least six weeks):
  4. Capstone. One (1) course:
  5. Electives. Additional INTL courses, as needed, to complete all major requirements.
  6. Additional Requirements*.
    1. Foreign Language**. One (1) of the following***:
      • Proficiency in a single foreign language through the second semester of the third year of college-level coursework (6 semesters)
      • Proficiency in a single foreign language through the second semester of the second year of college-level coursework and another foreign language through the second semester of the first year (4 + 2 semesters)
      • Proficiency in a single foreign language through the second semester of the second year of college-level coursework (4 semesters) and the first semester of a second foreign language and the first semester of a third foreign language (4 + 1 + 1 semesters)
    2. International Experience. Overseas study of at least six (6) weeks duration, approved in advance by International Studies.
  7. GPA and Hours Requirements.
    1. Major Residency. At least 18 credit hours in the major must be completed in courses taken through the Indiana University Bloomington campus or an IU-administered or IU co-sponsored Overseas Study program.
    2. Major Upper Division Courses. At least 18 credit hours in the major must be completed at the 300–499 level.
    3. Minimum Grade. Except for the GPA requirement, a grade of C- or higher is required for a course to count toward a requirement in the major.
    4. Major GPA. A GPA of at least 2.000 for all courses taken in the major—including those where a grade lower than C- is earned—is required.
    5. College Breadth. At least 58 credit hours must be completed in courses from College of Arts and Sciences disciplines outside of the major area.

Notes

  • * Courses used to fulfill additional requirements do not count toward the Major GPA or Major Hours.
  • ** Non-native speakers of English may petition the Department of International Studies for exemption from third-year language study.
  • *** The final course of the four or six-semester foreign language sequence must be completed with a passing grade. All other grades in the sequence must be either passing or meet the prerequisite for the subsequent course.

Bachelor of Arts requirements

The Bachelor of Arts degree requires at least 120 credit hours, to include the following:

  1. College of Arts and Sciences Credit Hours. At least 100 credit hours must come from College of Arts and Sciences disciplines.
  2. Upper Division Courses. At least 42 credit hours (of the 120) must be at the 300–499 level.
  3. College Residency. Following completion of the 60th credit hour toward degree, at least 36 credit hours of College of Arts and Sciences coursework must be completed through the Indiana University Bloomington campus or an IU-administered or IU co-sponsored Overseas Study program.
  4. College GPA. A College grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.000 is required.
  5. CASE Requirements. The following College of Arts and Sciences Education (CASE) requirements must be completed:
    1. CASE Foundations
      1. English Composition: 1 course
      2. Mathematical Modeling: 1 course
    2. CASE Breadth of Inquiry
      1. Arts and Humanities: 4 courses
      2. Natural and Mathematical Sciences: 4 courses
      3. Social and Historical Studies: 4 courses
    3. CASE Culture Studies
      1. Diversity in the United States: 1 course
      2. Global Civilizations and Cultures: 1 course
    4. CASE Critical Approaches: 1 course
    5. CASE Foreign Language: Proficiency in a single foreign language through the second semester of the second year of college-level coursework
    6. CASE Intensive Writing: 1 course
    7. CASE Public Oral Communication: 1 course
  6. Major. Completion of the major as outlined in the Major Requirements section above.

Most students must also successfully complete the Indiana University Bloomington General Education program.