Area of Concentration in International Studies

The International Studies Area of Concentration (AOC) is offered at LSC-CyFair, LSC-Kingwood, LSC-Montgomery, LSC-North Harris, LSC-Tomball, and LSC-University Park.

The International Studies AOC is an introduction for freshman/sophomore college students to global studies with an emphasis on the 20th and 21st centuries. Upon successful completion, graduates will receive an AA degree with an AOC in international education.

By taking a diverse set of courses with a world view, students will broaden their perspectives and gain an appreciation and awareness of the global community. Students desiring to work toward a major in international education can complete the requirements for the associate of arts degree and the AOC hours for international education.

There is a 15-hour minimum for this area of concentration with a one-year foreign language component. Students must complete at least 50% of the courses within the colleges of the LSCS to receive this AOC designation. AOC courses must be selected from those sections designated in the schedule as international studies sections (IS).

Subject Number Title Credits
Elective   Modern Language  6-8
GEOG 1303 World Regional Geography  3
Elective   Modern Language or
International Studies

Total Credit Hours for
International Studies Area of Concentration:


Students must also complete the core computer literacy requirement.