Associate of Arts Concentration: International StudiesACADEMIC TRANSFER DEGREE

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Program Pathway

To earn an Area of Concentration in IS, students must take at least 15 credit hours in IS-designated courses.

Courses Include 15 Credits
ACNT 2337 International Financial Reporting* 3
IBUS 1305 Introduction to International Business and Trade* 3
ENGL 2332 Survey of World Literature - Ancient World through the 16th Century 3
ENGL 2333 Survey of World Literature - 17th Century through Present 3
GEOG 1303 World Regional Geography 3
HIST 2321 World History to 1492 3
HIST 2322 World History from 1492 3
PHIL 1304 Introduction to World Religions 3

A student may also include one (1) foreign language course (3-4 credit hours). In addition, many core courses have been internationalized-from English to History to Art and Sciences.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Be sure to consult with your academic advisor regarding these courses' impact on your degree plan and transferability.

Area of Concentration in International Studies Program Total 15 Credits
Area of Concentration in International Studies Degree Program Total 60 Credits


*At least 50% of the courses must be completed at Lone Star College to receive the AOC designation.

*Associate of Applied Science (AAS) Students Only

1Communication component must include ENGL 1301 and one Speech course. 2Specifically designed for elementary and middle school teachers.3This course satisfies the mathematics core requirement of three semester hours; however, the fourth hour is not a part of the transfer core curriculum and may be transferred as an elective hour. 4Select two HIST courses.


Program Details

This AOC requires a minimum of 15 credit hours in courses that have the International Studies (IS) designation. 

Students must complete at least 50% of the courses towards the degree within Lone Star College to receive the AOC designation.

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