Students in UWM's international studies program take courses in history, political science, economics, anthropology, comparative literature, and foreign languages to build a program around their own specialized interests in international relations, politics, economics, development, or culture and langauge. The International Studies (IS) major offers a number of special options designed to help students deepen their knowledge of international affairs.

Understanding the nuances of globalization in our personal and professional lives, speaking the languages of others, and appreciating cultural diversity are essential skills for living and working in the world today. UWM's International Studies program is based on the principles of the liberal arts with an emphasis in broad knowledge of people, places, and institutions, coupled with the skills to be an adaptable professional in a global marketplace. International studies majors have the ability to interact across cultures, converse in more than one language, analyze problems across cultural or national boundaries, adapt to new situations, appreciate differences in people and processes, and problem solve across different areas and formats.

With this background, students have job opportunities in many different industries and are prepared for many different roles. Career choices immediately after college are often influenced by the hands-on experiences obtained during the college years. Students are encouraged to explore all of their options through internships, part-time jobs, and volunteer experiences. Students may opt to complete an internship for credit as part of the International Studies major.

Similarly, a study abroad experience can open up new opportunities that would not have even been imagined prior to going abroad. UWM has programs at more than 70 sites around the world that vary in length from 2 to 3 weeks, to semester-long, to even a full year. Because of the complexities of planning a study abroad experience, students are encouraged to start planning early in sophomore year. Most students engage in study abroad during their junior year.  Studying abroad is strongly encouraged for all International Studies majors, but not required.

Students often wonder what the differences are between Global Studies and International Studies at UWM. The foreign language requirements for the International Studies program are not as stringent as those in Global Studies.  Global Studies majors also complete experiential learning credits, choosing a combination of study abroad and internship options.  Both studying abroad and internships are optional for International Studies majors. In addition, International Studies coursework is focused exclusively on courses found in the College of Letters & Science.

Requirements

Course of Study – Bachelor of Arts Degree

Complete 120 credits including 90 credits in the College of Letters & Science and with 36 of the 90 credits in L&S upper-level (numbered above 300) courses. The College requires that students must complete in residence at UWM at least 15 credits in upper-division (numbered 300 or above) courses in their major. Students are also required to complete University-wide General Education Requirements and the specific L&S requirements listed below.

To complete a major, students must satisfy all the requirements of the major as stated in this catalog. Students who declare their majors within five years of entering the UW System as a degree candidate may satisfy the requirements outlined in any catalog issued since the time they entered. Credits used to satisfy the major also may be used to satisfy other degree requirements.

University General Education Requirements (GER)

Oral and Written Communication
Part A
Achieve a grade of C or better in the following course:
ENGLISH 102College Writing and Research (or equivalent)
Part B
Course designated as OWC-B; may be completed through a major-specific course requirement
Quantitative Literacy
Part A
Earn at least 3 credits with a grade of C or higher in one of the following courses or an equivalent course, or achieve a placement code of at least 30 on the mathematics placement test (or other appropriate test, as determined by the Mathematical Sciences Department)
Mathematical Literacy for College Students II
Contemporary Applications of Mathematics
Introduction to College Algebra
Algebraic Literacy II
Introduction to Logic - Critical Reasoning 1
Introduction to Logic - Critical Reasoning
College Algebra
Or equivalent course
Part B
Course designated as QL-B; may be completed through a major-specific course requirement
Arts
Select 3 credits3
Humanities
Select 6 credits6
Social Sciences
Select 6 credits6
Natural Sciences
Select 6 credits (at least two courses including one lab)6
UWM Foreign Language Requirement
Complete Foreign Language Requirement through:
Two years (high school) of a single foreign language
Two semesters (college) of a single foreign language
Or equivalent
UWM Cultural Diversity Requirement
One course from the Arts, Humanities, or Social Sciences must also satisfy UWM's Cultural Diversity requirement

College of Letters & Science Requirements

I. English Composition Requirement

Students must satisfy the English Composition Requirement with one of the following options:

1) Completing ENGLISH 102 with a grade of C or higher; or

2) by placing beyond ENGLISH 102 on the English Placement Test (EPT) (or other assessment as determined by the English Department); or

3) transferring a course of at least 2.5 equivalent credits from another institution that is equivalent to English 102, or a UWM higher-level expository writing course, with a grade of C or higher.

Note: This requirement is the same as the University General Education Requirement for Oral and Written Communication Part A. The College of Letters & Science does not have a specific requirement for a writing course beyond English 102, but students must complete the university-wide requirement for Oral and Written Communication Part B listed above.

II. Mathematics and Formal Reasoning

To satisfy the Mathematics and Formal Reasoning Requirement, students must satisfy the following two requirements:

1. Achieve a placement code of at least 30 on the mathematics placement test (or other appropriate test, as determined by the Mathematical Sciences Department) or earn at least 3 credits with a grade of C or higher in one of the following courses or an equivalent course:

MATH 102Mathematical Literacy for College Students II3
MATH 103Contemporary Applications of Mathematics3
MATH 105Introduction to College Algebra3
MATH 108Algebraic Literacy II3
MATH 111Introduction to Logic - Critical Reasoning 13
or PHILOS 111 Introduction to Logic - Critical Reasoning
MATH 116College Algebra3
MATH 175Mathematical Explorations for Elementary Teachers I3

Note: This requirement is the same as the University General Education Requirement for Quantitative Literacy Part A, listed above.

2. Complete one course (at least 3 credits) at the 200 level or above chosen from courses in Mathematics, PHILOS 211, or Letters and Science statistics courses:

Complete one of the following:
3 or more credits in any 200-level or above Math course
Introduction to Statistics in African and African Diaspora Studies
Introduction to Anthropological Statistics
Statistical Methods in Atmospheric Sciences
Biostatistics
Economic Statistics
Quantitative Analysis in Geography
The Quantitative Analysis of Historical Data
Elementary Statistical Analysis
Elementary Logic
Political Data Analysis
Survey Research
Psychological Statistics
Introduction to Statistical Thinking in Sociology

Note: This requirement is NOT the same as the University General Education Requirement for Quantitative Literacy Part B. To complete the BA, students must take one of the L&S approved courses. Not all of the courses listed here will satisfy the QL-B requirement.

III. Foreign Language Requirement 

Placement testing may be used to satisfy all or part of this requirement. Language courses (including American Sign Language) other than English taken in high school may be used to satisfy all or part of this requirement. One year of high school language equates to one semester of college work.

Completion of the L&S Language Requirement also satisfies the university-wide Foreign Language GER, but not vice versa.

Completed in one of the following ways:0-18
Successful completion of the 4th semester of college work or equivalent in one language other than English (including American Sign Language)
Successful completion of the 3rd semester of college work or equivalent in one language other than English (including American Sign Language) PLUS the 2nd semester of college work or equivalent in another language other than English (including American Sign Language)

IV. International Requirement 

See Approved Courses for the L&S International Requirement for course options.  

Completed in one of the following ways:9
Complete 3 courses (min. 9 cr) in a single foreign language (not including literature-in-translation or American Sign Language) at the 3rd semester level and above
Complete 3 non-language courses (min. 9 credits) with an international content chosen from at least 2 curricular areas.
Complete 9 credits in combination of the two options above.

V. Breadth Requirement

Along with completing the University General Education Requirements of 3 credits in the Arts (A); 6 credits in the Humanities (HU), Social Sciences (SS), and Natural Sciences (NS/NS+); and a course with the Cultural Diversity (CD/+) designation, L&S students must complete the Breadth requirement.

Arts
Select 3 credits3
Humanities
Complete 12 credits of L&S courses with Humanities Breadth designation; no more than 6 credits from a single subject area. *12
Social Sciences
Complete 12 credits of L&S Courses with Social Science Breadth designation; no more than 6 credits from a single curricular area. *12
Natural Sciences
Complete 12 credits of L&S Courses with Natural Sciences Breadth designation, including at least one laboratory or field course; no more than 6 credits from a single curricular area. *12
Cultural Diversity
Complete 3 credits in a course with Cultural Diversity (CD) designation. **3

 VI. The Major

The College of Letters and Science requires that students attain at least a 2.0 GPA in all credits in the major attempted at UWM.  In addition, students must attain a 2.0 GPA on all major credits attempted, including any transfer work.  Individual departments or programs may require higher GPAs for graduation. Some departmental majors require courses from other departments.  Contact your major department for information on whether those credits will count as part of the major GPA.  The College requires that students must complete in residence at UWM at least 15 credits in upper-division (numbered 300 or above) courses in their major.

Research Requirement

Within their majors, students must complete a research experience approved by the L&S faculty.  A list of courses satisfying the research requirement in each major can be found here.

VII. The Minor

The College of Letters and Science requires that students attain at least a 2.0 GPA in all credits in the minor attempted at UWM.  In addition, students must attain a 2.0 GPA on all minor credits attempted, including any transfer work.

International Studies Major Requirements

The major requires 4 semesters or the equivalent in one foreign language. Students must complete at least one college course to meet this requirement; high school work alone will not suffice. Students must attain a 2.0 GPA in all UWM credits attempted for the major. In addition, the College requires that students attain a 2.0 GPA in all major credits attempted, including any transfer work.

Students may receive credit toward the International Studies (IS) major for participation in study abroad programs or the United Nations Summer Seminar. Credit towards the major also may be obtained through a semester-long internship in an international business, a government office, or a private organization with an international focus, either in Milwaukee or abroad.

Students may declare the International Studies (IS) major once they have reached 15 credits. The advisor will assist each student in preparing a logical sequence of studies.

Introductory Requirements 1
ECON 103Principles of Microeconomics3
ECON 104Principles of Macroeconomics3
GEOG 110The World: Peoples and Regions3
Select one of the following:3
Introduction to Anthropology: Culture and Society
Lifeways in Different Cultures: A Survey of World Societies
East Asian Civilization Since 1600
Latin American Society and Culture
Women and Gender in Europe: 1750 to the Present
The Modern Middle East in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries
POL SCI 106Politics of the World's Nations3
or POL SCI 175 Introduction to International Relations
Requirements for the Major
General
INTLST 550Senior Seminar in International Studies: (subtitle) (satisfies L&S research requirement)3
Select one of the following:3-4
Introduction to Research Methods in Anthropology
Techniques and Problems in Ethnography
Economic Statistics
Introduction to Geographic Information Science
Seminar on Historical Method: Research Techniques
Elementary Statistical Analysis
Introduction to Political Science Research
Political Data Analysis
Introduction to Statistical Thinking in Sociology
Women's and Gender Studies Research Methods:
Options
Select one of the following:18
Option A: International Politics and World Affairs
Option B: International Economics and Development
Option C: World Languages and Culture
Electives
Select 11-12 credits from the list of electives for a total of 36 credits11-12
Total Credits50-52

Option A: International Politics and World Affairs

This option emphasizes political aspects of international studies. 18 credits are required as outlined below:

Required
ECON 351Introduction to International Economic Relations3
HIST 434The United States as a World Power in the 20th Century3
POL SCI 359Problems of American Foreign Policy3
Select a minimum of three of the following:9
Economic Development
International Law
International Organization and the United Nations
Seminar in International Relations: (part of UN Summer Seminar)
Politics of Nuclear Weapons
Theories and Methods in International Politics
International Conflict
Nationalism and Ethnic Conflict
Total Credits18

Option B: International Economics and Development

This option emphasizes the political, economic, and cultural aspects of developing countries as well as the economic aspects of international studies. 18 credits are required as outlined below:

ECON 301Intermediate Microeconomics3
ECON 302Intermediate Macroeconomics3
ECON 353Economic Development3
POL SCI 330The Politics of International Economic Relations3
Select a minimum of two of the following:6
International Marketing
International Business
Introduction to International Economic Relations
International Trade
International Finance
International Law
International Conflict
Great Cities of the World: Their Growth and Guided Urbanization
Planning Local Economic Development
Total Credits18

Option C: World Languages and Culture

This option emphasizes the cultural aspects of international studies, examining topics such as globalization and politics from a range of perspectives. 18 credits are required as outlined below:

Select four from the following list, selecting from four different disciplinary areas:12
Anthropology:
Globalization, Culture, and Environment
Cities and Culture
Humanitarianism in Global Perspective
The Global Politics of Human Rights
The Human Economy
Political Anthropology
Cross-Cultural Study of Religion
Comparative Literature:
Literature and Religion:
Literature and Politics:
English:
Introduction to World Literatures Written in English:
World Cinema:
Studies in World Literature Written in English:
Global Studies:
The Global City in History
Language, Media, and Social Practice in Global Communications
Humanitarianism in Global Perspective
The Global Politics of Human Rghts
History:
The Twentieth Century: A Global History
Topics in Global History:
Topics in Global History:
World Literature in Translation:
Italian Fictions:
Topics in Italian Literature and Culture in Translation:
Dostoyevsky and Tolstoy in Translation: Major Works
Russian Literature and Culture in Translation:
Introduction to Latino Literature in English
Select at least two upper-division courses (numbered 300 or above) in a single foreign language6
Total Credits18

Electives

AFRIC 232Survey of African Societies and Cultures3
AFRIC 311African Religious Thought and Social Organizations3
AFRIC 320Black Cultures in Latin America and the Caribbean3
AFRIC 325Africa/China Relations3
AFRIC 329Economic Growth and Sustainable Development in Africa3
AFRIC 334Survey of Black American and Black Brazilian Societies3
AFRIC 344Global Black Social Movements3
AFRIC 351Sexuality, Gender, and Health in Africa and the Diaspora3
AFRIC 352Extended Families in Black Societies3
AFRIC 362Philosophy and Thought in Africa and the Diaspora II3
AFRIC 414The Black Woman in America, Africa, and the Caribbean3
AFRIC 418Race, Class, and Gender in Latin America and the Caribbean3
AFRIC 420The Political Economy of Slavery3
AFRIC 565Selected Texts/Topics in African & African Diaspora Studies:3
ANTHRO 104Lifeways in Different Cultures: A Survey of World Societies3
ANTHRO 102Introduction to Anthropology: Culture and Society3
ANTHRO 156Food and Culture3
ANTHRO 250Women's Roles in Cross-Cultural Perspective3
ANTHRO 320Peoples and Cultures of Africa3
ANTHRO 326Peoples and Cultures of South Asia3
ANTHRO 349Seminar in Ethnography and Cultural Processes3
ANTHRO 355Globalization, Culture, and Environment3
ANTHRO/GLOBAL 362System Failure: Globalization and Language Extinction3
ANTHRO 381Honors Seminar:3
ANTHRO 431Cities and Culture3
ANTHRO 440Medical Anthropology3
ANTHRO 441Nature, Knowledge, and Technoscience in Anthropological Perspective3
ANTHRO/GLOBAL 442Humanitarianism in Global Perspective3
ANTHRO 443Medicine and Pharmaceuticals in the Global Age3
ANTHRO 445Psychological Anthropology3
ANTHRO 446The Child in Different Cultures3
ANTHRO/GLOBAL 447The Global Politics of Human Rights3
ANTHRO 448Cultural and Human Ecology3
ANTHRO 449The Human Economy3
ANTHRO 450Political Anthropology3
ANTHRO 540Applications of Anthropology3
ANTHRO 543Cross-Cultural Study of Religion3
ANTHRO 561Techniques and Problems in Ethnography3
ANTHRO 641Seminar in Anthropology:3
ARABIC 111Cultures and Civilizations of the Muslim Middle East3
ART 509Art & Design Seminar:3
ARTHIST 205History of Film I: Development of an Art3
ARTHIST 206History of Film II: Development of an Art3
ARTHIST 382Chinese Art and Architecture3
ARTHIST 481Topics in Chinese Art:3
BUS ADM 201Introduction to Financial Accounting4
BUS ADM 456International Financial Management3
BUS ADM 465International Marketing3
BUS ADM 496International Business3
CHINESE 150Contemporary Chinese Society and Culture3
CHINESE 200Chinese Calligraphy3
CHINESE 320Contemporary Chinese Societies through Film3
COMMUN 310Communication in Organizations3
COMMUN 350Intercultural Communication3
COMMUN 363Communication in Human Conflict3
COMMUN 450Cross-Cultural Communication3
COMMUN 550International and Global Communication3
COMMUN 665Introduction to Mediation3
COMMUN 675Communication in International Mediation and Peacebuilding3
COMMUN 681Seminar in Communication in a World of AIDS3
COMPLIT 135Experiencing Literature in the 21st Century:3
COMPLIT 207Global Literature from Antiquity to the 1600s:3
COMPLIT 208Global Literature from the 17th Century to the Present:3
COMPLIT 231Literature and Religion: (Nazis and Anti-Semitic Propaganda)3
COMPLIT 232Literature and Politics: (subtitle)3
COMPLIT 233Literature and Film: (subtitle)3
COMPLIT 230Literature and Society:3
COMPLIT 350Topics in Comparative Literature:3
COMPLIT 360Seminar in Literature and Cultural Experience:3
COMPLIT 362Transnational Asian Cinemas:3
COMPLIT 363Chinese Literature in the Global Context:3
COMPLIT 461Film-Fiction Interaction:3
COMPLIT 463Literary Criticism: Major Authors3
COMPLIT 464Seminar in Comparative Literary Criticism: (subtitle)3
ECON 248Economics of Discrimination3
ECON 301Intermediate Microeconomics3
ECON 302Intermediate Macroeconomics3
ECON 328Environmental Economics3
ECON 351Introduction to International Economic Relations3
ECON 353Economic Development3
ECON 413Statistics for Economists3
ECON 447Labor Economics3
ECON 454International Trade3
ECON 455International Finance3
ED POL 698Fieldwork in International Education1-6
ENGLISH 210Global Englishes3
ENGLISH 214Writing in the Professions: (International Business Writing)3
ENGLISH 278Introduction to World Literatures Written in English:3
ENGLISH 285Modern Irish Language and Literature in Translation3
ENGLISH 306Survey of Irish Literature3
ENGLISH 312Topics in Film, Television and Digital Studies:3
ENGLISH 316World Cinema:3
ENGLISH 381World Literatures Written in English:3
ENGLISH 404Language, Power, and Identity3
ENGLISH 522Studies in World Literature Written in English:3
ENGLISH 622Seminar in Irish Literature: (subtitle)3
ENGLISH 624Seminar in Modern Literature:3
ENGLISH 625Seminar in Literary History:3
ENGLISH 627Seminar in Literature and Culture:3
ETHNIC 250Selected Topics in Ethnic Studies:3
FLL 216Survey of Civilization:3
FRENCH 311French for International Business/Professional Communication: Oral Emphasis3
FRENCH 324Contemporary French Language and Culture3
FRENCH 357Literature of the French-Speaking World in Translation:3
FRENCH 361French for International Business/Professional Communication: Writing Focus3
FRENCH 426Growing Up French3
FRENCH 430Reaction and Innovation: French Culture of the 19th and 20th Centuries3
FRENCH 431Seminar in Literature of the Francophone World:3
FRENCH 432Seminar in French and Francophone Cultures:3
FRENCH 450Institutions and Culture of Contemporary France3
FRENCH 451Cinema of the French-Speaking World: (subtitle)3
FRENCH 510Seminar on Masterpieces of Literature Written in French: (subtitle)3
GEOG 115Globalization and Economic Development3
GEOG 125Introduction to Environmental Geography3
GEOG 213Geography of Asia3
GEOG 231Muslim Geographies: Identities and Politics3
GEOG 309Nationalities and Nations of the World3
GEOG 330Europe: East and West3
GEOG 400Population, Environment, Development3
GEOG 421Geography of Latin America3
GEOG 443Cities of the World: Comparative Urban Geography3
GEOG 470Geography of South Asia3
GERMAN 333Texts and Contexts 3
GERMAN 334Introduction to German Studies3
GERMAN 360German for the Global World3
GERMAN 410German Cultural History3
GERMAN 415Topics in German Studies:3
GERMAN 460German Literature from 1945 to the Present3
GLOBAL 101Introduction to Global Studies I: People and Politics3
GLOBAL 201Introduction to Global Studies II: Economics and the Environment3
GLOBAL 202Introduction to Global Studies III: Globalization and Technology3
GLOBAL 297Study Abroad: (subtitle)1-12
GLOBAL 311Contexts for Global Management3
GLOBAL 321The Global City in History3
GLOBAL 351Language, Media, and Social Practice in Global Communications3
GLOBAL 362System Failure: Globalization and Language Extinction3
GLOBAL 371Rethinking Global Security3
GLOBAL 442Humanitarianism in Global Perspective3
GLOBAL 443Medicine and Pharmaceuticals in the Global Age3
GLOBAL 447The Global Politics of Human Rghts3
GLOBAL 448Intellectual Property in the Global Information Economy3
GLOBAL 451Access, Security, and Intercultural Contexts in Global Communications3
GLOBAL 471Strategies for Realizing Security in Global Contexts3
GLOBAL 489International Internship in Global Studies, Upper Division1-6
GLOBAL 497Study Abroad: (subtitle)1-12
GLOBAL 499Ad Hoc: (subtitle)1-6
GLOBAL 541Cross-Cultural Management3
HIST 180Latin American Society and Culture3
HIST 200Historical Roots of Contemporary Issues: (Cuba Under Castro)3
HIST 210The Twentieth Century: A Global History3
HIST 236Britain Since 1688: Rise and Decline of a Great Power3
HIST 242Women and Gender in Europe: 1750 to the Present (if not selected as one of the introductory courses)3
HIST 248The First World War3
HIST 249The Second World War in Europe3
HIST 282The Modern Middle East in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries (if not selected as one of the introductory courses)3
HIST 286The Korean War3
HIST 287The Vietnam War3
HIST 290Topics in Global History:3
HIST 341Imperial Russia3
HIST 343Russia Since 19173
HIST 348Poland and Its Neighbors, 1945 to the Present3
HIST 363Germany: Hitler and the Nazi Dictatorship3
HIST 364The Holocaust: Anti-Semitism & the Fate of Jewish People in Europe, 1933-453
HIST 372Topics in Global History:3
HIST 377Modern China3
HIST 378Revolution in China3
HIST 386Africa: The Age of Empires to 18803
HIST 387Africa: Imperialism and Independence Since 18803
HIST 392The History of Southern Africa3
HIST 393History of Mexico3
HIST 394History of Japan to 16003
HIST 395History of Japan Since 16003
HIST 400Topics in Latin American and Caribbean History:3
HIST 401Topics in Middle Eastern History:3
HIST 402Topics in Asian History:3
HIST 434The United States as a World Power in the 20th Century3
HONORS 200Honors Seminar: The Shaping of the Modern Mind:3
INTLST 260Introduction to International Careers2
INTLST 450Internship in International Studies2-6
INTLST 699Independent Study1-6
ITALIAN 245Italian Fictions: (subtitle)3
ITALIAN 256Introduction to Italian Food Studies: A Cultural History3
ITALIAN 312Contemporary Italian Language and Culture3
ITALIAN 321Introduction to Italian Literature3
ITALIAN 322Introduction to Italian Literature and Film3
ITALIAN 457Topics in Italian Literature and Culture in Translation:3
JAPAN 110Japanese Popular Culture3
JAPAN 200Japanese Culture and Its Effect on Language3
JAPAN 321Analyzing Hollywood-Japan Film Remakes3
JAPAN 331Reading Japanese Short Stories3
JAPAN 441Business Japanese I3
JEWISH 328The Arab-Israeli Conflict3
JEWISH 358The Jews of Modern Europe: History and Culture3
JEWISH 421Introduction to Yiddish Literature:3
LACS 101Introduction to Latin American and Caribbean Studies3
LACUSL 300Advanced Topics in Latin American, Caribbean, and U.S. Latinx Studies: (Latino, Latin American, and Caribbean Cities)3
NURS 110Introduction to Global Health3
PEACEST 203Introduction to Peace and Conflict Studies3
PHILOS 204Introduction to Asian Religions3
PHILOS 237Technology, Values, and Society3
POLISH 236Polish Culture in its Historical Setting3
POL SCI 300Western European Politics3
POL SCI 302Politics of Eastern Europe3
POL SCI 310Russian and Post-Soviet Politics3
POL SCI 316International Law3
POL SCI 320Politics of Developing Countries3
POL SCI 325Latin American Politics3
POL SCI 330The Politics of International Economic Relations3
POL SCI 333Seminar in Comparative Politics:3
POL SCI 334German Politics and the New Europe3
POL SCI 335Comparative Political Systems3
POL SCI 337International Organization and the United Nations3
POL SCI 338Seminar in International Relations:3
POL SCI 339European Integration3
POL SCI 340Politics of Nuclear Weapons3
POL SCI 343Asian International Relations3
POL SCI 359Problems of American Foreign Policy3
POL SCI 365Theories and Methods in International Politics3
POL SCI 370International Conflict3
POL SCI 371Nationalism and Ethnic Conflict3
POL SCI 381The Development of Western Political Thought3
POL SCI 382Modern Political Thought3
POL SCI 423Conduct of American Foreign Affairs3
PORTUGS 225Understanding Brazil:3
PORTUGS 299Ad Hoc:1-6
PORTUGS 360Luso-Brazilian Culture:3
PORTUGS 499Ad Hoc: (Understanding Portuguese-Speaking Africa)3
RUSSIAN 245Russian Life and Culture3
RUSSIAN 350Dostoyevsky and Tolstoy in Translation: Major Works3
RUSSIAN 391Russian Literature and Culture in Translation:3
SOCIOL 324Race and Ethnicity in Global Contexts3
SOCIOL 325Social Change3
SOCIOL 331Sociology of Health Care3
SOCIOL 350Environmental Sociology3
SOCIOL 377Urbanism and Urbanization3
SOCIOL 495Seminar in Sociology: (International Urban Sociology)3
SPANISH 225Understanding the Hispanic World: (subtitle)3
SPANISH 332Business and Legal Spanish I3
SPANISH 342Business and Legal Spanish II3
SPANISH 350Introduction to Literary Analysis3
SPANISH 371Introduction to Latino Literature in English3
SPANISH 391Social and Historical Issues in the Hispanic World:3
SPANISH 470Survey of Hispanic Literature and Civilization3
SPANISH 472Survey of Spanish-American Literature and Civilization3
SPANISH 474Survey of Spanish Literature and Civilization3
SPANISH 491Topics in Hispanic Culture:3
SPANISH 506Seminar in Spanish Literature:3
SPANISH 507Seminar in Spanish-American Literature:3
SPANISH 570Seminar in Spanish Golden Age Literature:3
URBPLAN 315Great Cities of the World: Their Growth and Guided Urbanization3
URBPLAN 684Planning Local Economic Development3
WGS 500Advanced Social Science Seminar in Women's and Gender Studies: (Gender in Asia)3

Current students with questions about the International Studies major can contact Assistant Director, Christine Wolf, cawolf@uwm.edu.

Letters & Science Advising

The College of Letters and Science provides general academic advising for all students with a major in the College, particularly as it relates to campus' general education requirements and the College's degree requirements. We also provide specialized advising for pre-professional students (pre-med, pre-dental, pre-pharmacy, etc.) regardless if their major is in Letters and Science or not. Prospective students, including high school students and students seeking to transfer to a program in Letters and Science may also receive advising from our admissions counselors. 

Upon admission, students are assigned an advisor in the College advising office. Academic advising is available Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. by appointment. Appointments outside of these times may be available and phone appointments are available for online students. The advising office is located on the first floor of Holton Hall. Current students should call (414) 229-4654 to schedule an appointment or use the Navigate website to make an appointment with your assigned advisor; online scheduling is only available if you already have a Letters & Science advisor assigned to you. Prospective students should call (414) 229-7711 or email let-sci@uwm.edu.

When students declare a major, they will receive an additional faculty advisor located within the major department who will assist with requirements for that major. Students should read the "Declaration of Major" information on the website of the major that they are interested in. In some cases, the student will need to choose a faculty advisor as part of the declaration process.

All students are cautioned to consult their Letters & Science academic advisor AND their major advisor prior to each registration period to ensure they understand all requirements. Do not rely on pre-printed sample plans, as they are intended to be samples only and may not be right for your particular situation.

Honors in the Major

Honors and high honors in the major are awarded at graduation to students who achieve the following:

Honors: at least a 3.0 overall GPA with a 3.5 GPA on all credits attempted in the major and a 3.50 GPA on all advanced credits attempted in the major;

High Honors: at least a 3.0 overall GPA with a 3.75 GPA on all credits attempted in the major and a 3.75 GPA on all advanced credits attempted in the major.

Honors in the College of Letters and Science

Dean's Honor List

GPA of 3.750 or above, earned on a full-time student's GPA on 12 or more graded credits in a given semester.

Honors College Degree and Honors College Degree with Distinction

Granted to graduating seniors who complete Honors College requirements, as listed in the Honors College section of this site.

Commencement Honors

Students with a cumulative GPA of 3.500 or above, based on a minimum of 40 graded UWM credits earned prior to the final semester, will receive all-university commencement honors and be awarded the traditional gold cord at the December or May Honors Convocation. Please note that for honors calculation, the GPA is not rounded and is truncated at the third decimal (e.g., 3.499).

Final Honors

Earned on a minimum of 60 graded UWM credits: Cum Laude - 3.500 or above; Magna Cum Laude - 3.650 or above; Summa Cum Laude - 3.800 or above.