Associate of Arts Degree with Specialization in International Studies

The associate of arts degree with specialization in international studies is primarily the lower-division coursework for a business administration degree in international studies. This multidisciplinary program prepares students for the global environment, developing sensitivity for other cultures and appreciation of global interdependencies. It is also an excellent foundation for careers in the international arena in fields such as government service, international banking and finance, travel and tourism, and careers with international organizations and corporations. Baccalaureate programs in international studies commonly require students to select a specialization either in a global region (such as Southeast Asia studies) or a discipline focus (such as political science).

In the process of completing degree requirements, students seeking the associate of arts with specialization in international studies are required to complete at least 24 credit hours covering all three of the following areas:

  • INTL 151G and INTL 152G, Principles of International Studies I and II.
  • Foreign language study through the intermediate II level (252) in a language that is linked to the student’s area of interest. Students who have completed four years of foreign language in high school are encouraged to select a second foreign language.
  • Courses that end with a G are designated as internationalized. Students are encouraged to select these courses based on their intended specialization within international studies.

Students are advised to consult the program guides at the universities to which they intend to transfer, as well as the college website, published schedules, a division representative, counseling or the Enrollment, Financial and Career Services division prior to enrolling.

REQUIRED COURSES
General Education for Associates of Arts
Foreign Language8-12
INTL 151GPRINCIPLES/INTERNATIONAL STUDIES I3
INTL 152GPRINCIPLES/INTERNATIONAL STUDIES II3
SUGGESTED COURSES (CONSULT WITH TRANSFER INSTITUTION)
ENGL 253GINTRODUCTION TO WORLD LITERATURE3
GPHY 151GHUMAN GEOGRAPHY3
HSTR 151GCIVILIZATION I3
HSTR 152GCIVILIZATION II3
SOCY 161GINTRODUCTION TO CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY3
MUSC 262GMUSIC AS A WORLD PHENOMENON3
RELG 181GINTRODUCTION TO WORLD RELIGIONS3
PSSC 161GEARTH SCIENCE3
PLSC 157GCONTEMPORARY WORLD PROBLEMS3
Total Hours41-45
1

Indicates this course has a prerequisite.

International Studies Focus

Lorain County Community College’s international studies focus supports and encourages students through thematic international units across the curriculum including the international aspects of business, education, gender, health and languages.

Students who intend to graduate with an international studies focus must complete all of the degree requirements for their particular program and the international studies focus requirements. Students satisfy the international studies focus by completing a minimum of 24 credit hours in courses that are designated as international or global.

A course that is determined to have at least 30 percent of its content from material or resources found outside the United States is considered an international or global course. The courses that meet this definition are listed below. Those special offerings, along with the automatically international courses are identified in the class schedule with a G following the course number (e.g. CMMC 177G ). Any combination of these two types of international courses adding up to a minimum of 24 credit hours satisfies the international studies focus requirement.

Students may be able to satisfy the international studies focus without additional credit hours by selecting Ohio transfer module and/or program requirements that have been designated as having international content. Students are advised to consult the College website, published schedules, a division representative, counseling or the Enrollment, Financial and Career Services division, prior to enrolling.

SOCIAL SCIENCES (OHIO TRANSFER MODULE)
GPHY 151GHUMAN GEOGRAPHY3
HSTR 151GCIVILIZATION I3
HSTR 152GCIVILIZATION II3
HSTR 171GTHE WORLD SINCE 19003
HSTR 267GAFRICAN AMERICAN HERITAGE3
PLSC 151GCOMPARATIVE POLITICS3
PLSC 157GCONTEMPORARY WORLD PROBLEMS3
SOCY 151GINTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY3
SOCY 161GINTRODUCTION TO CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY3
SOCY 255GTHE FAMILY3
SOCY 276GRACE AND ETHNICITY3
ARTS AND HUMANITIES (OHIO TRANSFER MODULE)
ARTS 243GART HISTORY I3
ARTS 244GART HISTORY II3
ARTS 245GWORLD ART3
ENGL 253GINTRODUCTION TO WORLD LITERATURE3
ENGL 254GINTRODUCTION TO HISPANIC LITERATURE3
ENGL 255INTRODUCTION TO FICTION3
ENGL 257GINTRODUCTION TO POETRY3
ENGL 259GINTRODUCTION TO DRAMA3
ENGL 261GMASTERPIECES OF BRITISH LITERATURE I3
ENGL 262GMASTERPIECES OF BRITISH LITERATURE II3
ENGL 266GAFRICAN AMERICAN LITERATURE3
ENGL 267GCHILDREN'S LITERATURE3
ENGL 269GINTRODUCTION TO SHAKESPEARE3
HUMS 151GINTRODUCTION TO HUMANITIES3
HUMS 271GINTRODUCTION TO MYTHOLOGY3
MUSC 261GMUSIC APPRECIATION3
MUSC 262GMUSIC AS A WORLD PHENOMENON3
PHLY 151GINTRODUCTION TO PHILOSOPHY3
PHLY 271GSOCIAL AND POLITICAL PHILOSOPHY3
RELG 181GINTRODUCTION TO WORLD RELIGIONS3
THTR 151GINTRODUCTION TO THEATER3
THTR 185GTHEATER HISTORY3
MATHEMATICS AND SCIENCE (OHIO TRANSFER MODULE)
CHMY 155GCHEMISTRY AND SOCIETY3
PSSC 161GEARTH SCIENCE3
INTERNATIONAL COURSES NOT IN THE OHIO TRANSFER MODULE
BADM 281GINTERNATIONAL BUSINESS3
CMMC 177GINTERCULTURAL COMMUNICATION3
INTL 151GPRINCIPLES/INTERNATIONAL STUDIES I3
INTL 152GPRINCIPLES/INTERNATIONAL STUDIES II3
SOWK 251GSOCIAL WELFARE AND POVERTY3
SOWK 252GHUMAN BEHAVIOR/SOCIAL ENVIRONMENT3
URBS 151GINTRODUCTION TO URBAN STUDIES3
All foreign language courses

Completion of the required number of credit hours above (excluding SDEV 101) represents 33 of the 36-40 credit hours in the associate of arts degree requirements. To complete the requirements, a student must take another six to seven credit hours from the above courses. LCCC students must complete a minimum of 60 credit hours to complete the associate of arts degree. Therefore, a student may earn the associate of arts degree by completing the above degree requirements of 36-40 credit hours, SDEV 101 for one credit hour, and additional elective hours selected from the above courses or any other courses to complete a minimum of 60 semester hours. Completion of these requirements includes the Ohio transfer module. Choices within these ranges will require careful academic planning and advice. Students should seek assistance from a counselor or advisor before proceeding.