Course Options

Language, Civilization, and Literature Requirements

The course combinations below represent the most common courses taken to fulfill International Studies Language, Civilization, and Literature requirements for specific languages.   

Arabic

Student wishing to study Arabic should discuss the requirements with the International Studies advisor because the upper level language courses are not available at MU and must be completed abroad.

  • Language Requirements
    • Arabic 1100 (6 hours)
    • Arabic 1200 (6 hours)
    • The additional 6 hours of language beyond the elementary level are fulfilled abroad.
  • Civilization and Literature Requirements (select two)
    • Film Studies 3845, Hebrew 3310, Religious Studies 2700, or complete these requirements abroad at the same time the upper-level languages are completed (3 hours).               

Chinese

  • Language Requirements
    • Chinese 1100 (6 hours)
    • Chinese 1200 (6 hours)
    • Chinese 2160 (3 hours)
    • Chinese 3160 (3 hours)
  • Civilization Requirement
    • Chinese 2310 or Chinese 2320 or Chinese 3300 or Chinese 3400 (3 hours)
  • Literature Requirement
    • Chinese 3310, Chinese 3320, Chinese 3880, or higher level Chinese literature course (3 hours) 

French

  • Language Requirements
    • French 1100 (4 hours beginning Academic Year 2016-17)
    • French 1200 (4 hours beginning Academic Year 2016-17)
    • French 2100 (4 hours beginning Academic Year 2016-17)
    • French 2160 (3 hours)
    • French 3160 (3 hours)
  • Civilization Requirement
    • French 2310 (3 hours)
  • Literature Requirement
    • French 3410, French 3420, French 3430, or higher level French literature course (3 hours)

German

  • Language Requirements
    • German 1100 (5 hours)
    • German 1200 (5 hours)
    • German 2100 (3 hours)
    • German 2260 (3 hours)
    • German 3160 (3 hours)
  • Civilization Requirement
    • German 2310 or German 2320 (3 hours)
  • Literature Requirement
    • German 3190, German 3230, German 3320, or higher level German literature course (3 hours)

Italian

  • Language Requirements
    • Italian 1100 (6 hours)
    • Italian 1200 (6 hours)
    • Italian 2160 (3 hours)
    • Italian 3160 or Italian 3150 (3 hours)
  • Civilization Requirements
    • Italian 2310 or Italian 2850 or Italian 3005 (3 hours)
  • Literature Requirement
    • Italian 3310, Italian 3420, Italian 3430, Italian 3820, or higher level Italian literature course (3 hours)

Japanese

  • Language Requirement
    • Japanese 1100 (6 hours)
    • Japanese 1200 (6 hours)
    • Japanese 2160 (3 hours)
    • Japanese 3160 (3 hours)
  • Civilization
    • Japanese 2310 or Japanese 2320 (3 hours)
  • Literature Requirement
    • Japanese 3320, Japanese 3360, Japanese 3370, Japanese 3880, or higher level Japanese literature course (3 hours)

Korean

  • Language Requirements
    • Korean 1100 (6 hours)
    • Korean 1200 (6 hours)
    • Korean 2160 (3 hours)
    • Korean 3160 (3 hours)
  • Civilization Requirements
    • Korean 2310 or Korean 2320 (3 hours)
  • Literature Requirements
    • Korean 3850, Korean 3890, or higher level Korean literature course (3 hours)

Russian

  • Language Requirements
    • Russian 1100 (6 hours)
    • Russian 1200 (6 hours)
    • Russian 2130 (4 hours)
    • Russian 2160 (4 hours)
  • Civilization Requirement
    • Russian 2100, Russian 2120, Russian 2310, Russian 2320, or Russian 2865 (3 hours)
  • Literature Requirement
    • Russian 3310, Russian 3320, Russian 3330, Russian 3350, Russian 3380, Russian 3390, or higher level Russian literature course.

Spanish

  • Language Requirements
    • Spanish 1100 (4 hours beginning Academic Year 2016-17)
    • Spanish 1200 (4 hours beginning Academic Year 2016-17)
    • Spanish 2100 (4 hours beginning Academic Year 2016-17)
    • Spanish 2160 (3 hours)
    • Spanish 3160 NOT Spanish 3150 (3 hours)
  • Civilization Requirement
    • Spanish 2310, Spanish 2320, Spanish 2330, Spanish 3005, or Romance Languages 2200 (3 hours)
  • Literature Requirement
    • Spanish 3420 or Spanish 3430 (3 hours)

Core Humanities

  • ARCHST 1600: Fundamentals of Environmental Design
  • ARHA 1110 or 1120
  • English 2155, 2156, 2157, 2158, or 2159
  • Film 2020: World Cinema for Non-Majors
  • FILM_S 2820: Trends in World Cinema
  • Gn Hon 2112, 2113, 2114
  • JOURN 1000: The News Media: Journalism and Advertising in a Democratic Society
  • Music NM 1310 or 1313
  • PEA_ST 2810: Think Global: Fundamentals of Globalization and Digital Technologies
  • Phil 2100 or 2410
  • PHIL 2430: Contemporary Moral Issues
  • REL_ST 1100: Introduction to Religion
  • Rel St 2100, 2110, or 2310
  • WGST 2080: Perspectives on Sexual and Gender Diversity

International Studies Area of Support

  • Complete 3 credit hours numbered 2000 level or above and 6 credit hours numbered 3000 level or above.
  • Courses used to fulfill requirements in this section must be courses from a College of Arts and Science department that have an international focus.
  • Business courses cannot be used to fulfill requirements in this section.
  • In general, select courses from the list at https://omd.missouri.edu/sites/default/files/forms/course_suggestions_international_studies_1-27-15.pdf. This list is not comprehensive, but it includes examples of the types of courses that could count.
  • There is no overlapping or “double-dipping” allowed with Business courses. For example, you cannot count Econ 3229 towards International Studies Area of Support if you are counting it towards your Business major.
  • Keep in mind that many students save at least some of these 9 credits until they study abroad.
  • If you have questions about what can/cannot count towards International Studies Area of Support, email the International Studies advisor, Kibby Smith, at smithkib@missouri.edu.