The interdisciplinary courses and language instruction taken by students prepare them for enriching cultural experiences during their study abroad. 

SMC courses that fulfill the interdisciplinary required courses are listed in the course catalog. Students often fulfill the Interdisciplinary course requirements during their study abroad experience. IAS 100 and IAS 196 must be taken at Saint Mary's. If you have any questions about these requirements, please contact the program director.

Lower Division

Students must complete the following five courses:

    • Anthropology 1: Introduction to Social and Cultural Anthropology
    • Economics 3: Principles of Micro-Economics
    • Economics 4: Principles of Macro-Economics
    • History 2: World History
    • Politics 1: Introduction to Comparative Politics

Upper Division

Student must complete the following six courses:

    • IAS 100: Cultural Geography and Global Societies
    • An anthropology course with a focus on the student's region of study
    • An history course with a focus on the student's region of study
    • A literature or art course with a focus on the student's region of study
    • A politics course with a focus on the student's region of study
    • IAS 196: Independent Study – Senior Thesis

East Asia Europe Latin America
Anthropology ANTH 121: China ANTH 121: Europe ANTH 121: Central America or Latin America
History HIST 160, 161, 162 HIST 110, 115, 116, 117 HIST 150, 151, 152, 153, 154
Literature
and Art
check with Director for appropriate courses ENG 103, 104, 144, 160, 161; FREN 121, 122, 123; SPAN 120, 121, 122, 127, 160 or
MODL 187; MODL 186
SPAN 140, 141, 143, 145; MODL 188, 189
Politics POL 144 POL 146 POL 145

Note: Students must take ANTH 121 when the content is on their region.


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