Montgomery College 2024-2025 Catalog 
    
    Jun 14, 2024  
Montgomery College 2024-2025 Catalog

International Studies Area of Concentration, Arts and Sciences AA: 152


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The international studies area of concentration is designed for students who envision a career in the international arena and plan to transfer into the upper division of another college or university with the intention of continuing their studies in such areas as international relations and area studies.

This area of concentration is for students who, subsequently, wish to work in this field, be it in government, international organizations, trade, finance, business, or related areas. All students in this area of concentration must see an advisor from the Department of History and Political Science and identify as early as possible their transfer institution, as well as the particular field or area of concentration. The international studies area of concentration includes the general education requirements as well as a number of alternate course choices (listed in the footnotes), which prepare the student for particular transfer options in international studies, such as international relations and area studies.

Students may study abroad for a semester or travel in a foreign country during the summer as part of the international studies track. The international studies advisor will aid students in integrating their studies abroad into the degree program.

A suggested course sequence for full-time students follows; part-time students should consult an advisor. This program can be completed either on campus or online.

General Education Course Selections


Click here to view the Foundation/Distribution Courses  for selection to fulfill the General Education course requirements.

Suggested Course Sequence


Students should complete the required English and Math foundation courses within the first 24 credit hours. All students should review the Program Advising Guide and consult an advisor.

Second Semester


Third Semester


Total Credit Hours: 60


* ENGL 101 /ENGL 101A , if needed, for ENGL 102 /ENGL 103  or elective.

** Some world languages courses may carry 4 or 5 credits.

‡   ENGL 122 ENGL 202 , ENGL 205 , ENGL 208 , ENGL 213  , ENGL 214  , ENGL 248  , GHUM 101 , HIST 255 ,PHIL 209 , additional world language course.

‡ ‡  ANTH 256 , ECON 201 , GEOG 101 , GEOG 105 , GEOG 113 , GEOG 124 , GEOG 130 , GEOG 211 , PSYC 100 , SOCY 105 .

AA and AS programs require one global and cultural perspectives (GCP) General Education course.

This program can be completed either on campus or online.

Program Outline / Degree Requirements


General Education Requirements


Foundation Courses


Distribution Courses


General Education Institutional Requirement


Program Requirements


Area of Concentration Requirements


Total Credit Hours: 60


* ENGL 101 /ENGL 101A , if needed, for ENGL 102 /ENGL 103  or elective.

** Some world languages courses may carry 4 or 5 credits.

‡   ENGL 122 ENGL 202 , ENGL 205 , ENGL 208 , ENGL 213 , ENGL 214 , ENGL 248 , GHUM 101 , HIST 255 PHIL 209 , additional world language course.

‡ ‡  ANTH 256 , ECON 201 , GEOG 101 , GEOG 105 , GEOG 113 , GEOG 124 , GEOG 130 , GEOG 211 , PSYC 100 , SOCY 105 .

AA and AS programs require one global and cultural perspectives (GCP) General Education course.

This program can be completed either on campus or online.

Program Outcomes


Upon completion of this program, a student will be able to:

  • Articulate the political, cultural, ideological, historical, religious, and/or philosophical contexts of current global actors, systems, and controversies.
  • Explain the historic and contemporary consequences of geographic and linguistic boundaries for cross-cultural dialog and diplomacy.
  • Compare the costs and benefits of varying social, economic, and political structures in the context of globalization.

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