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School of International Studies

http://www.pacific.edu/sis
Phone: (209) 946-2650
Location: George Wilson Hall

Bill Herrin, Director
email: DirectorSIS@pacific.edu 

Mary-Lou Tyler, Academic Adviser
e-mail: mtyler@pacific.edu

Degree Offered

Bachelor of Arts

Majors Offered

International Relations 
Global Studies
International Affairs and Commerce
International Relations with Departmental Honors
Global Studies with Departmental Honors
International Affairs and Commerce with Departmental Honors
 

Minors Offered

International Studies
    Diverse Academic Track
    Foreign Language Track
    Study Abroad Track
Anthropology

Cooperative Programs Offered

5-year BA/MS in Applied International Economics (traditional 4-year BA at Pacific followed by 1-year MS at Marquette University, Milwaukee, Wisconsin)

Master's Degree programs in Public Administration, International Policy and Development and Nonproliferation and Terrorism Studies offered in collaboration with Middlebury Institute of International Studies (MIIS) in Monterey, California.

The school offers students three undergraduate majors that differ based on students' professional goals.

Mission

The School of International Studies is Pacific’s window to the world. Through international, interdisciplinary and intercultural immersion, we prepare students to succeed in a variety of global professions in industry, government, not-for-profit organizations and educational institutions.

The School of International Studies (SIS) grew out of the innovative programs in two of University of the Pacific’s three former “cluster colleges” (Callison and Elbert Covell) and the international majors offered in College of the Pacific. Established in 1987, SIS offers a unique and challenging environment that immerses students in an interdisciplinary approach to international affairs, and provides a community of students and faculty who share a deep intellectual curiosity for global issues.

The undergraduate program combines the study of political science, economics, history, anthropology and geography. Students develop strong research, critical thinking and analytical skills. Study abroad and competency in at least one second language are central to the curriculum. Students benefit from the school’s internationally recognized cross-cultural training program before and after their study abroad experience. They can take advantage of any number of experiential learning opportunities through local and global internships, and many choose to design their own experiential program. The careers SIS graduates pursue range widely, and include positions in non-governmental organizations, business, the government, and academe.

Bachelor of Arts Major in International Relations

The International Relations major is designed for students with a particular interest in comparative and international politics. In addition to the CORE Requirements and General Education Requirements, students take additional coursework in Economics and substantial upper division work in Political Science. While all majors provide an excellent foundation for a range of careers, as evidenced by SIS alumni, this major prepares students for careers in government and law in particular, as well as for graduate school.

Students must complete a minimum of 128 units with a Pacific cumulative and major/program grade point average of 2.0 in order to earn the bachelor of arts degree in international relations.

I. General Education Requirements

Students who enter college for the first time are required to take PACS 001, PACS 002 and PACS 003 in addition to six courses from the breadth program. These breadth courses must come from categories IA, IB, IIA, IIC, IIIA and IIIB. Courses taken for the major can also fulfill these general education requirements.

Transfer students with 28 or more transfer units are not required to take PACS 001 and PACS 002. They are required to take PACS 003 and complete general education courses in the following categories: IA, IB, IIA, IIC, IIIA, IIIB and either a IC or IIB course and either an additional IIIA or IIIC course. Courses taken for the major can also fulfill these general education requirements.

Pacific Seminars

PACS 001What is a Good Society4
PACS 002Topical Seminar on a Good Society4
PACS 003What is an Ethical Life?3

 
Note: 1) Pacific Seminars cannot be taken for Pass/No Credit.

One course from each subdivision below:

One course from each subdivision below:

Social and Behavioral Sciences
Arts and Humanities
Natural Sciences and Mathematics
or a second IIIA Natural Sciences course (Transfer Students only)

Note: 1) No more than 2 courses from a single discipline may be applied to meet the requirements of the general education program. 2) * Courses satisfy both GE and major requirements, except as noted.

II. Diversity Requirement

Students must complete one diversity course (3-4 units)


Note: 1) Transfer students with 28 or more transfer units prior to fall 2011 are encouraged but not required to complete a designated diversity course prior to graduation. 2) Courses may also be used to meet general education and/or major/minor requirements.

III. Fundamental Skills

Students must demonstrate competence in:

Writing
Quantitative analysis

IV. Core Requirements

ANTH 053Cultural Anthropology4
ECON 053Introductory Microeconomics4
ECON 055Introductory Macroeconomics: Theory and Policy4
INTL 010Director's Seminar1
INTL 077Contemporary World Issues4
INTL 081Perspectives on World History4
INTL 101Social Science Research Methods4
INTL 151Cross-Cultural Training I2
INTL 161Cross-Cultural Training II2
INTL 185SIS Capstone2
Select one of the following:4
Introduction to Comparative Politics
Principles of Comparative Politics *
Competence in a Modern Foreign Language at the level of 4th semester college course or equivalent (typically demonstrated through LANG 025)
SABD 000Overseas Study12-18

Note: 1) The semester abroad must be in a program approved by the advisor as appropriate to the major. 2) Students from abroad and Global Nomad students may be exempt from SABD 000

V. Major Requirements

POLS 051Introduction to International Relations4
Select one of the following4
Economic Development
Global Economic Issues
Select one of the following4
Econometrics
Introduction to Statistics and Probability
Introduction to Finite Mathematics and Calculus
Calculus I
Select one of the following *4
Modern Middle East
Anthropology of Africa
Language and Culture
Culture and Economy
Culture and Power
Anthropology Theory
Select three of the following: *12
Global Environmental Policy
Western European Comparative Politics
Principles of Comparative Politics **
Politics of Asia
Theories of International Politics
International Political Economy
International Conflict and Conflict Management
Comparative Foreign Policy
U.S. Foreign Policy

Bachelor of Arts Major in International Relations with Departmental Honors

The International Relations major is designed for students with a particular interest in comparative and international politics. In addition to the CORE Requirements and General Education Requirements, students take additional coursework in Economics and substantial upper division work in Political Science. While all majors provide an excellent foundation for a range of careers, as evidenced by SIS alumni, this major prepares students for careers in government and law in particular, as well as for graduate school.

Students must complete a minimum of 128 units with a Pacific cumulative and major/program grade point average of 3.5 in order to earn the bachelor of arts degree in international relations with departmental honors.

I. General Education Requirements

Students who enter college for the first time are required to take PACS 001PACS 002 and PACS 003 in addition to six courses from the breadth program. These breadth courses must come from categories IA, IB, IIA, IIC, IIIA and IIIB. Courses taken for the major can also fulfill these general education requirements.

Transfer students with 28 or more transfer units are not required to take PACS 001 and PACS 002. They are required to take PACS 003 and complete general education courses in the following categories: IA, IB, IIA, IIC, IIIA, IIIB and either a IC or IIB course and either an additional IIIA or IIIC course. Courses taken for the major can also fulfill these general education requirements.

Pacific Seminars

PACS 001What is a Good Society4
PACS 002Topical Seminar on a Good Society4
PACS 003What is an Ethical Life?3

 
Note: 1) Pacific Seminars cannot be taken for Pass/No Credit.

One course from each subdivision below:

One course from each subdivision below:

Social and Behavioral Sciences
Arts and Humanities
Natural Sciences and Mathematics
or a second IIIA Natural Sciences course (Transfer Students only)

Note: 1) No more than 2 courses from a single discipline may be applied to meet the requirements of the general education program. 2) * Courses satisfy both GE and major requirements, except as noted.

II. Diversity Requirement

Students must complete one diversity course (3-4 units)


Note: 1) Transfer students with 28 or more transfer units prior to fall 2011 are encouraged but not required to complete a designated diversity course prior to graduation. 2) Courses may also be used to meet general education and/or major/minor requirements.

III. Fundamental Skills

Students must demonstrate competence in:

Writing
Quantitative analysis

IV. Core Requirements

ANTH 053Cultural Anthropology4
ECON 053Introductory Microeconomics4
ECON 055Introductory Macroeconomics: Theory and Policy4
INTL 010Director's Seminar1
INTL 077Contemporary World Issues4
INTL 081Perspectives on World History4
INTL 101Social Science Research Methods4
INTL 151Cross-Cultural Training I2
INTL 161Cross-Cultural Training II2
INTL 185SIS Capstone2
Select one of the following:4
Introduction to Comparative Politics
Principles of Comparative Politics *
Competence in a Modern Foreign Language at the level of 4th semester college course or equivalent (typically demonstrated through LANG 025)
SABD 000Overseas Study12-18

Note: 1) The semester abroad must be in a program approved by the advisor as appropriate to the major. 2) Students from abroad and Global Nomad students may be exempt from SABD 000

V. Major Requirements

POLS 051Introduction to International Relations4
Select one of the following4
Economic Development
Global Economic Issues
Select one of the following4
Econometrics
Introduction to Statistics and Probability
Introduction to Finite Mathematics and Calculus
Calculus I
Select one of the following *4
Modern Middle East
Anthropology of Africa
Language and Culture
Culture and Economy
Culture and Power
Anthropology Theory
Select three of the following: *12
Global Environmental Policy
Western European Comparative Politics
Principles of Comparative Politics **
Politics of Asia
Theories of International Politics
International Political Economy
International Conflict and Conflict Management
Comparative Foreign Policy
U.S. Foreign Policy
Select one of the following:4
Independent Research ***
Capstone Seminar ****

Bachelor of Arts Major in Global Studies

The Global Studies major is designed for students with a particular interest in culture and in learning about the diversity of human behavior.  In addition to the CORE requirements and General Education Requirements, students will take additional upper division coursework in anthropology as well as an upper division course in international politics.  The major prepares students for working and living in different cultural settings, as well as for graduate school. 

Students must complete a minimum of 128 units with a Pacific cumulative and major/program grade point average of 2.0 in order to earn the bachelor of arts degree in global studies.

I. General Education Requirements

Students who enter college for the first time are required to take PACS 001, PACS 002 and PACS 003 in addition to six courses from the breadth program. These breadth courses must come from categories IA, IB, IIA, IIC, IIIA and IIIB. Courses taken for the major can also fulfill these general education requirements.

Transfer students with 28 or more transfer units are not required to take PACS 001 and PACS 002. They are required to take PACS 003 and complete general education courses in the following categories: IA, IB, IIA, IIC, IIIA, IIIB and either a IC or IIB course and either an additional IIIA or IIIC course. Courses taken for the major can also fulfill these general education requirements.

Pacific Seminars

PACS 001What is a Good Society4
PACS 002Topical Seminar on a Good Society4
PACS 003What is an Ethical Life?3

Note: 1) Pacific Seminars cannot be taken for Pass/No Credit.

One course from each subdivision below:

One course from each subdivision below:

Social and Behavioral Sciences
Arts and Humanities
Natural Sciences and Mathematics
or a second IIIA Natural Sciences course (Transfer Students only)

Note: 1) No more than 2 courses from a single discipline may be applied to meet the requirements of the general education program. 2) * Courses satisfy both GE and major requirements, except as noted.

II. Diversity Requirement

Students must complete one diversity course (3-4 units)


Note: 1) Transfer students with 28 or more transfer units prior to fall 2011 are encouraged but not required to complete a designated diversity course prior to graduation. 2) Courses may also be used to meet general education and/or major/minor requirements.

III. Fundamental Skills

Students must demonstrate competence in:

Writing
Quantitative analysis

IV. Core Requirements

ANTH 053Cultural Anthropology4
ECON 053Introductory Microeconomics4
ECON 055Introductory Macroeconomics: Theory and Policy4
INTL 010Director's Seminar1
INTL 077Contemporary World Issues4
INTL 081Perspectives on World History4
INTL 101Social Science Research Methods4
INTL 151Cross-Cultural Training I2
INTL 161Cross-Cultural Training II2
INTL 185SIS Capstone2
Select one of the following:
Introduction to Comparative Politics
Principles of Comparative Politics
Competence in a Modern Foreign Language at the level of 4th semester college course or equivalent (typically demonstrated through LANG 025)
SABD 000Overseas Study (1st Semester)12-18

Note: 1) The semesters abroad must be in a program approved by the advisor as appropriate to the major. 2) Students from abroad and Global Nomad students may be exempt from SABD 000. 3) Seniors with a 3.0 GPA or above may choose to complete a four unit senior thesis/independent research project (ANTH 197/ INTL 197) under the supervision of a cooperating professor. Students who complete a Senior Thesis with a B+ or better grade earn an SIS Honors Research designation.

V. Major Requirements

Select four of the following: *16
Modern Middle East
Anthropology of Africa
Language and Culture
Culture and Economy
Culture and Power
Anthropology Theory
Select one of the following: *4
Global Environmental Policy
Western European Comparative Politics
Principles of Comparative Politics
Politics of Asia
Theories of International Politics
International Political Economy
International Conflict and Conflict Management
Comparative Foreign Policy
U.S. Foreign Policy
Select one of the following:4
Economic Development
Global Economic Issues

Bachelor of Arts Major in Global Studies with Departmental Honors

The Global Studies major is designed for students with a particular interest in culture and in learning about the diversity of human behavior.  In addition to the CORE requirements and General Education Requirements, students will take additional upper division coursework in anthropology as well as an upper division course in international politics.  The major prepares students for working and living in different cultural settings, as well as for graduate school. 

Students must complete a minimum of 128 units with a Pacific cumulative and major/program grade point average of 3.5 in order to earn the bachelor of arts degree in global studies with departmental honors.

I. General Education Requirements

Students who enter college for the first time are required to take PACS 001PACS 002 and PACS 003 in addition to six courses from the breadth program. These breadth courses must come from categories IA, IB, IIA, IIC, IIIA and IIIB. Courses taken for the major can also fulfill these general education requirements.

Transfer students with 28 or more transfer units are not required to take PACS 001 and PACS 002. They are required to take PACS 003 and complete general education courses in the following categories: IA, IB, IIA, IIC, IIIA, IIIB and either a IC or IIB course and either an additional IIIA or IIIC course. Courses taken for the major can also fulfill these general education requirements.

Pacific Seminars

PACS 001What is a Good Society4
PACS 002Topical Seminar on a Good Society4
PACS 003What is an Ethical Life?3

Note: 1) Pacific Seminars cannot be taken for Pass/No Credit.

One course from each subdivision below:

One course from each subdivision below:

Social and Behavioral Sciences
Arts and Humanities
Natural Sciences and Mathematics
or a second IIIA Natural Sciences course (Transfer Students only)

Note: 1) No more than 2 courses from a single discipline may be applied to meet the requirements of the general education program. 2) * Courses satisfy both GE and major requirements, except as noted.

II. Diversity Requirement

Students must complete one diversity course (3-4 units)


Note: 1) Transfer students with 28 or more transfer units prior to fall 2011 are encouraged but not required to complete a designated diversity course prior to graduation. 2) Courses may also be used to meet general education and/or major/minor requirements.

III. Fundamental Skills

Students must demonstrate competence in:

Writing
Quantitative analysis

IV. Core Requirements

ANTH 053Cultural Anthropology4
ECON 053Introductory Microeconomics4
ECON 055Introductory Macroeconomics: Theory and Policy4
INTL 010Director's Seminar1
INTL 077Contemporary World Issues4
INTL 081Perspectives on World History4
INTL 101Social Science Research Methods4
INTL 151Cross-Cultural Training I2
INTL 161Cross-Cultural Training II2
INTL 185SIS Capstone2
Select one of the following:
Introduction to Comparative Politics
Principles of Comparative Politics
Competence in a Modern Foreign Language at the level of 4th semester college course or equivalent (typically demonstrated through LANG 025)
SABD 000Overseas Study (1st Semester)12-18

Note: 1) The semesters abroad must be in a program approved by the advisor as appropriate to the major. 2) Students from abroad and Global Nomad students may be exempt from SABD 0003) Seniors with a 3.0 GPA or above may choose to complete a four unit senior thesis/independent research project (ANTH 197/ INTL 197) under the supervision of a cooperating professor. Students who complete a Senior Thesis with a B+ or better grade earn an SIS Honors Research designation.

V. Major Requirements

Select four of the following: *16
Modern Middle East
Anthropology of Africa
Language and Culture
Culture and Economy
Culture and Power
Anthropology Theory
Select one of the following: *4
Global Environmental Policy
Western European Comparative Politics
Principles of Comparative Politics
Politics of Asia
Theories of International Politics
International Political Economy
International Conflict and Conflict Management
Comparative Foreign Policy
U.S. Foreign Policy
Select one of the following:4
Economic Development
Global Economic Issues
INTL 197Independent Research **4
or ANTH 197 Independent Research

Bachelor of Arts Major in International Affairs and Commerce

The International Affairs and Commerce major is designed for students with a particular interest in economics, or an intention of working in international business. In addition to the CORE Requirements and General Education Requirements, students take further coursework in economics, math, and business. The major prepares students for careers in business and economics, as well as for graduate school.

Students must complete a minimum of 128 units with a Pacific cumulative and major/program grade point average of 2.0 in order to earn the bachelor of arts degree in international affairs and commerce.

I. General Education Requirements

Students who enter college for the first time are required to take PACS 001, PACS 002 and PACS 003 in addition to six courses from the breadth program. These breadth courses must come from categories IA, IB, IIA, IIC, IIIA and IIIB. Courses taken for the major can also fulfill these general education requirements.

Transfer students with 28 or more transfer units are not required to take PACS 001 and PACS 002. They are required to take PACS 003 and complete general education courses in the following categories: IA, IB, IIA, IIC, IIIA, IIIB and either a IC or IIB course and either an additional IIIA or IIIC course. Courses taken for the major can also fulfill these general education requirements.

Pacific Seminars

PACS 001What is a Good Society4
PACS 002Topical Seminar on a Good Society4
PACS 003What is an Ethical Life?3

Note: 1) Pacific Seminars cannot be taken for Pass/No Credit.

One course from each subdivision below:

Social and Behavioral Sciences
Arts and Humanities
Natural Sciences and Mathematics
or a second IIIA Natural Sciences course (Transfer Students only)

Note: 1) No more than 2 courses from a single discipline may be applied to meet the requirements of the general education program. 2) * Courses satisfy both GE and major requirements, except as noted.

II. Diversity Requirement

Students must complete one diversity course (3-4 units)


Note: 1) Transfer students with 28 or more transfer units prior to fall 2011 are encouraged but not required to complete a designated diversity course prior to graduation. 2) Courses may also be used to meet general education and/or major/minor requirements.

III. Fundamental Skills

Students must demonstrate competence in:

Writing
Quantitative analysis

IV. Core Requirements

ANTH 053Cultural Anthropology4
ECON 053Introductory Microeconomics4
ECON 055Introductory Macroeconomics: Theory and Policy4
INTL 010Director's Seminar1
INTL 077Contemporary World Issues4
INTL 081Perspectives on World History4
INTL 101Social Science Research Methods4
INTL 151Cross-Cultural Training I2
INTL 161Cross-Cultural Training II2
INTL 185SIS Capstone2
Select one of the following:4
Introduction to Comparative Politics
Principles of Comparative Politics
Competence in a Modern Foreign Language at the level of 4th semester college course or equivalent (typically demonstrated through LANG 025)
SABD 000Overseas Study12-18

Note: 1) The semester abroad must be in a program approved by the advisor as appropriate to the major. 2) Students from abroad and Global Nomad students may be exempt from SABD 000. 3) Seniors with a 3.0 GPA or above may choose to complete a four unit senior thesis/independent research project (ANTH 197/ INTL 197) under the supervision of a cooperating professor. Students who complete a Senior Thesis with a B+ or better grade earn an SIS Honors Research designation.

V. Major Requirements

ANTH 170Culture and Economy *4
ECON 121International Trade4
ECON 123International Finance4
POLS 164International Political Economy *4
Select one of the following:4
Econometrics
Introduction to Statistics and Probability
Introduction to Finite Mathematics and Calculus
Calculus I
Select one of the following: **4
International Financial Management **
International Marketing **
International Management **
International Commercial Law **
Economic Development

Bachelor of Arts Major in International Affairs and Commerce with Departmental Honors

The International Affairs and Commerce major is designed for students with a particular interest in economics, or an intention of working in international business. In addition to the CORE Requirements and General Education Requirements, students take further coursework in economics, math, and business. The major prepares students for careers in business and economics, as well as for graduate school.

Students must complete a minimum of 128 units with a Pacific cumulative and major/program grade point average of 3.5 in order to earn the bachelor of arts degree in international affairs and commerce with departmental honors.

I. General Education Requirements

Students who enter college for the first time are required to take PACS 001PACS 002 and PACS 003 in addition to six courses from the breadth program. These breadth courses must come from categories IA, IB, IIA, IIC, IIIA and IIIB. Courses taken for the major can also fulfill these general education requirements.

Transfer students with 28 or more transfer units are not required to take PACS 001 and PACS 002. They are required to take PACS 003 and complete general education courses in the following categories: IA, IB, IIA, IIC, IIIA, IIIB and either a IC or IIB course and either an additional IIIA or IIIC course. Courses taken for the major can also fulfill these general education requirements.

Pacific Seminars

PACS 001What is a Good Society4
PACS 002Topical Seminar on a Good Society4
PACS 003What is an Ethical Life?3

Note: 1) Pacific Seminars cannot be taken for Pass/No Credit.

One course from each subdivision below:

Social and Behavioral Sciences
Arts and Humanities
Natural Sciences and Mathematics
or a second IIIA Natural Sciences course (Transfer Students only)

Note: 1) No more than 2 courses from a single discipline may be applied to meet the requirements of the general education program. 2) * Courses satisfy both GE and major requirements, except as noted.

II. Diversity Requirement

Students must complete one diversity course (3-4 units)


Note: 1) Transfer students with 28 or more transfer units prior to fall 2011 are encouraged but not required to complete a designated diversity course prior to graduation. 2) Courses may also be used to meet general education and/or major/minor requirements.

III. Fundamental Skills

Students must demonstrate competence in:

Writing
Quantitative analysis

IV. Core Requirements

ANTH 053Cultural Anthropology4
ECON 053Introductory Microeconomics4
ECON 055Introductory Macroeconomics: Theory and Policy4
INTL 010Director's Seminar1
INTL 077Contemporary World Issues4
INTL 081Perspectives on World History4
INTL 101Social Science Research Methods4
INTL 151Cross-Cultural Training I2
INTL 161Cross-Cultural Training II2
INTL 185SIS Capstone2
Select one of the following:4
Introduction to Comparative Politics
Principles of Comparative Politics
Competence in a Modern Foreign Language at the level of 4th semester college course or equivalent (typically demonstrated through LANG 025)
SABD 000Overseas Study12-18

Note: 1) The semester abroad must be in a program approved by the advisor as appropriate to the major. 2) Students from abroad and Global Nomad students may be exempt from SABD 0003) Seniors with a 3.0 GPA or above may choose to complete a four unit senior thesis/independent research project (ANTH 197/ INTL 197) under the supervision of a cooperating professor. Students who complete a Senior Thesis with a B+ or better grade earn an SIS Honors Research designation.

V. Major Requirements

ANTH 170Culture and Economy *4
ECON 121International Trade4
ECON 123International Finance4
POLS 164International Political Economy *4
Select one of the following:4
Econometrics
Introduction to Statistics and Probability
Introduction to Finite Mathematics and Calculus
Calculus I
Select one of the following: **4
International Financial Management **
International Marketing **
International Management **
International Commercial Law **
Economic Development
INTL 197Independent Research ***4
or ECON 197 Independent Research

Accelerated Master of Science in Applied International Economics at Marquette University, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

The School of International Studies, in collaboration with the Economics Department at Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, offers students the opportunity to pursue a Master of Science degree in Applied Economics (MSAE) at Marquette with six possible specializations including International Economics. This accelerated degree is designed to be completed within 5 years of entering Pacific, which is 1 year sooner than the usual time required to complete undergraduate and masters degrees.

Interested students would earn their BA degree at Pacific's School of International Studies while following the typical 4-year plan. During this time, in consultation with academic advisers, they would also successfully complete

  • At least one calculus course,
  • ECON 055,
  • ECON 101,
  • ECON 103,
  • ECON 190, and
  • Two upper-division economics courses (with a grade of "B" or better) specifically tailored to satisfy 2 of the 10 courses required to complete the MSAE.

Students must inform their academic advisers of their interest in the program by the time they achieve junior standing or they may not be able to complete both degrees in 5 years.

Students would apply to the MSAE program at Marquette during the first semester of their final year at Pacific. Marquette requires all applicants to take either the GRE or GMAT exam and to have an overall GPA of 3.0 or better. Admission to the MSAE program is at the sole discretion of Marquette and is not guaranteed.

Anthropology Minor

The Anthropology Minor is designed to allow students with an interest in Anthropology the opportunity to combine a generalized sequence of courses into a program. An Anthropology Minor broadens a student’s major field of study by exposing the student to the diverse ways of life of people around the globe. Students who complete the Anthropology Minor have a greater knowledge of the theories, concepts, and methods used by Anthropologists in the study of human cultures, past and present. A Minor in Anthropology is excellent preparation for further study in any field that requires the abilities to understand and engage with people from other cultures (including teaching, medicine, pharmacy, dentistry, business, law, and counseling).

Students must complete a minimum of 20 units and five courses with a minimum grade point average of 2.0 in order to earn a minor in anthropology,

Note: 1) At least two courses must be taken at Pacific as specified below.

ANTH 053Cultural Anthropology4
Select two of the following advanced anthropology electives:8
Modern Middle East
Anthropology of Africa
Language and Culture
Culture and Economy
Culture and Power
Anthropology Theory
Approved ANTH Course
Select one of the following groups:8
A)
Two Anthropology (ANTH) 4 unit Elective
B)
Overseas Study
Cross-Cultural Training I
Cross-Cultural Training II

International Studies Minor

The minor in International Studies helps students from other disciplines prepare for globalization in the 21st century by systematically deepening their understanding of the world outside of the U.S. All minors in international studies start with an introductory course on the world of the 20th century, followed by one of three different international tracks. Students who pursue a major in the School of International Studies are not eligible for an SIS minor. A student interested in the International Studies minor consults with the SIS Academic Advisor early in his or her academic planning.

Students must complete the required courses with a minimum grade point average of 2.0 in order to earn a minor in international studies.

Diverse Academic Track

Note: 1) A minimum of two electives must be taken from within the School of International Studies Electives and a minimum of two electives must be upper division (100 level courses).

(Minimum 20 units)

INTL 077Contemporary World Issues4
INTL 081Perspectives on World History4
Electives *12
School of International Studies Electives:
Cultural Anthropology
Modern Middle East
Anthropology of Africa
Language and Culture
Culture and Economy
Culture and Power
Anthropology Theory
Global Economic Issues
Economic Development
Social Science Research Methods
Cross-Cultural Training I
Cross-Cultural Training II
Global Environmental Policy
SIS Capstone
Introduction to Comparative Politics
Introduction to International Relations
Western European Comparative Politics
Principles of Comparative Politics
Politics of Asia
Theories of International Politics
International Political Economy
International Conflict and Conflict Management
Comparative Foreign Policy
U.S. Foreign Policy
Other International Electives:
Contemporary World Art 1945 to Present
International Financial Management
International Marketing
International Management
International Commercial Law
Intercultural Communication
Civilisation Française B
Littérature Française B
Le Cinema Francais/French Cinema in English
Individu et Societe
Penseurs et Philosophes
Images et Voix de Femmes
Europe in Turmoil 1900-1945
History of the Holocaust
Europe Since 1945
Modern Germany
Southeast Asia and the West
Modern Chinese History
Japan in War and Peace
Women in Latin America
People's History of Mexico
Advanced Japanese I
Advanced Japanese II
Japanese Literature in Translation
Modern Japanese Fiction
World Religions
Asian Religious Traditions
Food, Culture and Society
Social and Cultural Change
Civilización española
Teatro hispánico
Literatura del boom latinoamericano

Foreign Language Track

Note: 1) A minimum of two electives must be taken from within the School of International Studies Electives and a minimum of two electives must be upper division (100 level courses).

(Minimum 20 units)

INTL 077Contemporary World Issues4
LANG 025Intermediate Language, 4th Sem *4
LANG Elective (One upper division Modern Language and Literature course taught in a foreign language. The course may be taken at the University of the Pacific or on an approved study abroad program.)4
Electives **12
School of International Studies Electives:
Cultural Anthropology
Modern Middle East
Anthropology of Africa
Language and Culture
Culture and Economy
Culture and Power
Anthropology Theory
Global Economic Issues
Economic Development
Social Science Research Methods
Cross-Cultural Training I
Cross-Cultural Training II
Global Environmental Policy
SIS Capstone
Introduction to Comparative Politics
Introduction to International Relations
Western European Comparative Politics
Principles of Comparative Politics
Politics of Asia
Theories of International Politics
International Political Economy
International Conflict and Conflict Management
Comparative Foreign Policy
U.S. Foreign Policy
Other International Elective:
Contemporary World Art 1945 to Present
International Financial Management
International Marketing
International Management
International Commercial Law
Intercultural Communication
International Trade
International Finance
Civilisation Française B
Littérature Française B
Le Cinema Francais/French Cinema in English
Individu et Societe
Penseurs et Philosophes
Images et Voix de Femmes
Europe in Turmoil 1900-1945
History of the Holocaust
Europe Since 1945
Modern Germany
Southeast Asia and the West
Modern Chinese History
Japan in War and Peace
Women in Latin America
People's History of Mexico
Advanced Japanese I
Advanced Japanese II
Japanese Literature in Translation
Modern Japanese Fiction
World Religions
Asian Religious Traditions
Food, Culture and Society
Social and Cultural Change
Civilización española
Teatro hispánico
Literatura del boom latinoamericano

Study Abroad Track

Note: 1) A minimum of one elective must be taken from within the School of International Studies Electives and a minimum of two electives must be upper division (100 level courses).

(Minimum 20 units)

INTL 077Contemporary World Issues4
INTL 151Cross-Cultural Training I2
INTL 161Cross-Cultural Training II2
SABD 000 Overseas Study *
Electives: **12
School of International Studies Electives:
Cultural Anthropology
Modern Middle East
Anthropology of Africa
Language and Culture
Culture and Economy
Culture and Power
Anthropology Theory
Global Economic Issues
Economic Development
Social Science Research Methods
Global Environmental Policy
SIS Capstone
Introduction to Comparative Politics
Introduction to International Relations
Western European Comparative Politics
Principles of Comparative Politics
Politics of Asia
Theories of International Politics
International Political Economy
International Conflict and Conflict Management
Comparative Foreign Policy
U.S. Foreign Policy
Other International Electives:
Contemporary World Art 1945 to Present
International Financial Management
International Marketing
International Management
International Commercial Law
Intercultural Communication
International Trade
International Finance
Civilisation Française B
Littérature Française B
Le Cinema Francais/French Cinema in English
Individu et Societe
Penseurs et Philosophes
Images et Voix de Femmes
Europe in Turmoil 1900-1945
History of the Holocaust
Europe Since 1945
Modern Germany
Southeast Asia and the West
Modern Chinese History
Japan in War and Peace
Women in Latin America
People's History of Mexico
Advanced Japanese I
Advanced Japanese II
Japanese Literature in Translation
Modern Japanese Fiction
World Religions
Asian Religious Traditions
Food, Culture and Society
Social and Cultural Change
Civilización española
Teatro hispánico
Literatura del boom latinoamericano

Anthropology Courses

ANTH 053. Cultural Anthropology. 4 Units.

This introductory course covers the anthropological view of humanity, the character and nature of culture, and the diversity of the human species. The major concepts, methods, and theoretical assumptions of the discipline are illustrated by applying anthropological perspectives to peoples from around the world. Topics include culture, ethnicity, and language; kinship, marriage, and social organization; time and space; religion, magic and rituals; gender and sexuality; power, inequality, and political relations; economic production, circulation, and consumption; social control; and the various forces and forms of change. General Education IC. (DVSY, ETHC, GE1C)

ANTH 093. Special Topics. 1-4 Units.

Occasional offerings on topics in anthropology of current interest to faculty and students. Normally will have no prerequisite.

ANTH 132. Modern Middle East. 4 Units.

How do Palestinians and Israelis conceptualize the ideal polity? How do Muslims understand the roles of women and men? How are historical experiences related to the collective memory of a community, and how does memory shape contemporary social life in the Middle East? How are local histories, societies, and cultures related to global processes of politics, economics, and culture? How do modern Middle Eastern peoples see their own identities and how and why do these conceptions differ from Western discourses about the region? This course is an introduction to thinking critically about these and related questions. Readings are drawn from various areas, that include history, anthropology, and literature. Middle Eastern experiences are also surveyed through other media, such as film. Students are encouraged to think critically about and beyond both popular Western images of the Middle East and supposed boundaries between nations and civilizations. Particular emphasis is given to the interconnections – political, cultural, etc. – between East and West, South and North. Sophomore standing.

ANTH 134. Anthropology of Africa. 4 Units.

Africa is a large and diverse continent that is characterized by a multiplicity of cultures, histories, identities and experiences. This course is designed to encourage an appreciation of the complexity of contemporary Africa and to consider how African realities may differ from common stereotypes of the continent. This is primarily a course on contemporary Africa but it also includes a historical overview of key events that continue to shape current realities such as trade and migration, colonialism, and nationalist struggles for independence. While contemporary issues such as poverty and political violence are addressed, the focus is on the richness and diversity of African lives and experiences from rural to urban settings across the continent. Course material addresses the interconnections between politics, kinship, gender, ethnicity, economics and history. Sophomore standing is required.

ANTH 153. Language and Culture. 4 Units.

In this seminar, the interconnections between language and culture are explored from an anthropological perspective that include approaches to the study of language within anthropology, methods of linguistic anthropological research, linguistic relativity, conversational styles, and links between language and power. (DVSY)

ANTH 170. Culture and Economy. 4 Units.

This course provides an anthropological approach to the study of economic behavior in a cross-cultural context. Are there places in the world where people don’t care about the latest cell phones or clothing fashions? Do people always seek to buy the most goods that they can with their money? Do different cultures define rational, maximizing behavior differently? In this class students explore the variety of different ways in which people produce, exchange and consume goods and how these processes are embedded in social and cultural institutions. Throughout the semester, students read ethnographic articles and case studies that discuss other peoples’ economic lives and touch on important issues of global poverty and development. Topics include markets, gifts, commodities, property rights, systems of production and exchange, and change within local and global economies. Prerequisite: ANTH 053 or ANTH 054.

ANTH 172. Culture and Power. 4 Units.

What is power? How are power relations configured differently across cultures? How is power institutionalized and contested in an increasingly interconnected world? The theme that unites all these concerns is the politics of everyday life: how power works in and through culture to shape the lives of individuals and societies. Topics of discussion include: conflict and conflict resolution,; law and custom, leadership and authority, social and cultural control, ritual and symbolism, gender, ethnicity, and identity politics, nationalism and colonialism, representation, agency and political subjectivity, civil society organizations and social movements, borders, boundaries and citizenship. (DVSY)

ANTH 187. Internship. 1-4 Units.

An internship, approved and supervised by a faculty adviser, is an opportunity for a student to intellectually reflect on a supervised work experience in a setting appropriate for the student's career and life goals. Prerequisites: two advanced anthropology courses with a minimum 2.5 GPA.

ANTH 188. Anthropology Theory. 4 Units.

This course provides a critical review of the history of anthropological theory, that include its epistemology, paradigms, major concepts, central questions, and methodologies, as well as the relationships of these to each other and to their historical context. In tracing the discipline’s history from its precursors to its establishment as an academic discipline and then through the last century to the present, the course introduces students to major theoretical approaches in anthropology and interrogates the interconnections between anthropological theory, knowledge, ethics, and practice. Prerequisites: ANTH 053 or ANTH 054. Junior standing.

ANTH 191. Independent Study. 1-4 Units.

Permission of instructor. Junior standing.

ANTH 193. Special Topics, Upper Division. 1-4 Units.

Occasional offerings on topics in anthropology of current interest to faculty and students. Prerequisite: ANTH 053.

ANTH 197. Independent Research. 1-4 Units.

Advanced students are offered the opportunity to design and complete an independent research project under the direction of a faculty member beyond the requirements of other course work. Prerequisites: two advanced anthropology courses with a 3.0 Pacific GPA. Permission of Instructor.

International Studies Courses

INTL 010. Director's Seminar. 1 Unit.

A general introduction to making a successful transition to college. Emphasis is placed on developing research and presentation skills, collaborative learning, critical thinking, and self-assessment. Students also develop a 4-year academic plan while learning about University resources and opportunities that complement and supplement their academic work. Required for all SIS first year students.

INTL 067. Introduction to Model United Nations (MUN I). 1-2 Units.

This course is an overview of the workings of the United Nations with particular attention paid to current world issues before that body. Emphasis is placed on developing critical thinking and oral advocacy skills in preparation for attending a competitive Model United Nations conference. Course may be taken for up to 2 units.

INTL 077. Contemporary World Issues. 4 Units.

Students are introduced to the most important current global issues through a look at their contemporaneous history over the last century. Students also examine the political, economic, and cultural changes around the world that have led to today’s problems and opportunities.

INTL 077L. Twentieth Century Through Documentaries. 1 Unit.

Complementing INTL 077 (Contemporary World Issues), this video course offers historical footage of significant persons, events, and movements around the world throughout the 20th century. The discussion of the videos seeks to deepen understanding of the atmosphere and attitudes surrounding significant events of the 20th century. Prerequisite, may be taken concurrently: INTL 077 or permission of instructor.

INTL 081. Perspectives on World History. 4 Units.

Students study of the shape of human history from its beginnings to the present day. The course is built around the work of several modern historians whose interpretations differ, but whose insights help us to understand humanity’s attempt to cope with life on Earth. General education IIB. (GE2B)

INTL 093. Special Topics. 1-4 Units.

INTL 101. Social Science Research Methods. 4 Units.

Students are introduced to how research is conducted in the social sciences. The course shows how qualitative and quantitative research complements each other and it compares research methodologies in the different social science disciplines. The course also introduces basic statistical methods for analyzing social scientific data, and introduces the use of computers for quantitative analysis. Prerequisite: fundamental quantitative skills. (ENST, GE3B, PLAW)

INTL 107. Global Economic Issues. 4 Units.

This course is an introduction to international trade, international finance and economic development. Economic principles and tools are used to understand the interconnected global economy. Topics include trade theory and policy; regional and multilateral trading system; trade and climate change; balance of payments; foreign exchange markets and exchange rate determination; and the role of foreign aid private capital flows and trade policy in economic development. This course is cross-listed as ECON 071. Prerequisites: ECON 053; ECON 051 or ECON 055. INTL 107 cannot be taken for credit if the student has taken or is concurrently enrolled in ECON 121 or ECON 123. (ENST)

INTL 113. World Geography for the Social Sciences. 4 Units.

This interdisciplinary course is an overview of the study of human geography and is designed to promote both geographic literacy and critical geographical thinking. Issues and themes covered include cultural geography; political geography; space- and place-making; landscape, ecology, and resource consumption; cartography and its critics; and national, imperial, and gendered geographies and their critics. Case studies draw from many world regions and cultures. Sophomore standing.

INTL 123. Literature Across Cultures. 4 Units.

On the basis of selected works taken from the vast body of contemporary world literature, the course surveys the variety of literary expression from cultures around the globe. Although often separated physically by continents, creative writers respond to fundamental human dilemmas in ways characteristic of their craft as well as individuals and members of a culture. Students read, compare, and discuss these responses as they have been formed in Lagos, Berlin or Sao Paulo, Tokyo, Paris or Mobile. Emphasis is on conflicts that arise from post colonialism. General Education IC.

INTL 151. Cross-Cultural Training I. 2 Units.

This course prepares students for interacting in cultures other than their own. It is designed to assist students in developing learning and coping strategies when outside their native cultural environment, such as while studying abroad, as well as the communication and intercultural skills needed for interacting successfully in new cultural environments. Topics include cultural values and assumptions, intercultural communication, and cross cultural problems and adjustment. (DVSY)

INTL 161. Cross-Cultural Training II. 2 Units.

This course analyzes and evaluates the effects and consequences of cross-cultural exposure. Topics include entry and return culture shock, communication styles and channels, alterations in value structure, and models that characterize personal and cultural change. Prerequisites: INTL 151 and study abroad (SABD). (DVSY)

INTL 167. Advanced Model United Nations (MUN II). 1-2 Units.

This course offers advanced instruction on the workings of the specialized agencies of the United Nations and other international organizations with particular attention paid to current world issues before those bodies. Emphasis is placed on independent research and writing, as well as leadership skills, in preparation for attending a competitive Model United Nations conference. Prerequisite: POLS 051. May be taken for up to 2 units. (PLAW)

INTL 174. Global Environmental Policy. 4 Units.

Students examine the major environmental problems that confront the world today and an analysis of specific policies formulated to address those problems. Among the issues to be studied are deforestation, atmospheric and marine pollution, climate change, ozone depletion, and species loss. Prerequisite: POLS 051. (ENST)

INTL 185. SIS Capstone. 2 Units.

This capstone course integrates the interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary SIS core curriculum with the experiential learning of study abroad. This is accomplished through analysis of the role of the individual in a variety of cultural and historical contexts that pay particular attention to questions of identity and ethics in a complex global environment. Prerequisites: a semester of study abroad or permission of instructor. Senior standing.

INTL 187. Internship. 1-4 Units.

An internship, approved and supervised by a faculty adviser, is an opportunity for a student to intellectually reflect on a supervised work experience in a setting appropriate for the student's career and life goals. Prerequisites: two SIS core courses and a minimum 2.5 GPA.

INTL 191. Independent Study. 1-4 Units.

Ordinarily limited to SIS juniors and seniors. Student must be in good academic standing. Permission of instructor.

INTL 193. Special Topics. 1-4 Units.

INTL 197. Independent Research. 1-4 Units.

Advanced students are offered the opportunity to design and complete an independent research project under the direction of a faculty member beyond the requirements of other course work. A minimum 3.0 GPA is required. Permission of instructor.

Learning Outcomes

  1. The ability to think and communicate critically and clearly in both written and oral forms.
  2. The ability to recognize and explain relevant social science theories including their basic assumptions and how scholars in the discipline apply them to the analysis of historical events and contemporary international issues.
  3. The ability to communicate effectively in cross-cultural situations and to relate appropriately in a variety of cultural contexts.
  4. The ability to understand, evaluate, and apply quantitative and qualitative research methods.

School of International Studies Faculty

William E. Herrin, Director and Professor of Economics, 1985, BS, Wilkes College, 1980; MA, Binghamton University, State University of New York, 1982; PhD, 1985.

Laura Bathurst, Assistant Professor, 2005, BA, Kansas State University, 1997; MA, University of California, Berkeley, 1999; PhD, 2005.

Arturo Giraldez, Professor, 1990, BA, Universidad Com-plutense de Madrid, 1976; MA, 1979; PhD, Spanish and Portuguese, University of California, Santa Barbara, 1990; PhD, History, University of Amsterdam, 1999.

Gerald J. Hewitt, Professor Emeritus, 1969, BA, University of Notre Dame, 1963; MA, University of Chicago, 1966; PhD, 1973.

Leonard A. Humphreys, Professor Emeritus, 1970, BS, United States Military Academy, 1945; MA, Stanford University, 1960; PhD, 1975.

Ahmed Kanna, Associate Professor of Anthropology, 2009, BS, James Madison University, 1997; AM, Harvard University, 2000; PhD, Harvard University, 2006.

David Keefe, Associate Professor Emeritus, 1978, BS, Cornell University, 1965; PhD, University of California, Berkeley, 1980.

Bruce W. LaBrack, Professor Emeritus, 1975, BA, University of Arizona, 1967; MA, 1969; MPhil, Syracuse University, 1975; PhD, 1979.

Sarah M. Mathis, Associate Professor of Anthropology, 2008, BS, Principia College, 1997; MA, University of Notre Dame, 1999; PhD, Emory University, 2008.

Daniel O'Neill, Associate Professor of Political Science, 2010, BA, University of Texas at Austin, 1987; MA, Washington University in St. Louis, 2005; PhD, Washington University in St. Louis, 2010.

Susan G. Sample, Professor of Political Science, 1999, BA, University of Missouri, 1991; PhD, Vanderbilt University, 1996.

Cortlandt B. Smith, Professor Emeritus, 1970, BA, University of California, Berkeley, 1968; MA, 1969; PhD, 1975.

Howard Moseley, Instructor, 2005, BA, University of the Pacific, 1989; JD, University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law, 1996.