Example Course Plan
International Studies Course Plan (first 3 semesters)
This is an example course plan based on the 2020-2021 University Catalog; your actual
schedule may deviate from this example. Your faculty advisor will work with you to
select appropriate courses.
As an IWU student, it is your responsibility to track your progress each semester
towards completing graduation requirements using the MyIWU degree evaluation tool.
Fall Semester *
*Itis mandatory that majors meet with the International Studies Program Director to
choose courses in their areas of concentration.
All International Studies majors are required to study abroad or, if they pursue a
Diplomatic Studies concentration, complete a relevant off-campus experience. The recommended
semester(s) for studying abroad is: fall or spring, third year.
- Students majoring in International Studies are required to take FOUR courses from
the list of core courses in the International Studies (IS) curriculum (please consult
the University Catalog for the list of these courses).
- IS offers major concentrations in seven different areas. The University Catalog or the departmental website should be consulted for information on all these different
- IS majors are strongly encouraged to discuss their future area concentration with
the IS Director via individual appointments during fall semester of their first year.
Note regarding second language: The International Studies major requires a fourth semester of language proficiency. IS majors should be advised to begin their study
in the second language of their choice during their first year.