General Information for Transfer Students

Matthew Durington, Director

Associate Professor of Anthropology

mdurington@towson.edu (best way to contact)

410-704-5256

Bonnie Alexander 410-704-2128

-Students seeking information on admission to Towson University should contact the registrar’s office: www.towson.edu/registrar

-A description of the International Studies major is also available through the course catalog in pdf form on the registrar’s website: http://wwwnew.towson.edu/main/academics/coursesandcatalogs/index.asp

-Course equivalents for classes transferred to Towson University from either area community colleges or other institutions are evaluated by the registrar’s office, not the director of the program.  It is recommended that you contact the registrar’s office should you have questions about course equivalents for Towson University courses or refer to the ARTSYS website that lists course equivalents for area community colleges at: http://artweb.usmd.edu/ . If there are questions about courses not equated students can discuss this with their advisor upon admission to the university.

-Transfer students through the spring 2013 semester fall under the former general education requirements for Towson University

-Students should be aware that International Studies is not a department, but an interdisciplinary program under the Interdisciplinary Studies major at Towson University.  The major pulls on courses from a variety of departments throughout the university.

-The International Studies major requires a language proficiency of four semesters in a language offered by the Foreign Languages department at Towson University: http://www.towson.edu/FORL/

-It is recommended that students target the following courses in the core of the major if they are seeking to gain equivalents before admission or transfer into Towson University:

Foundation Courses (4 of the following from at least three different disciplines):

ANTH 207 Cultural Anthropology

ECON 201 Microeconomic Principles

ECON 202 Macroeconomic Principles

GEOG 102 World Regional Geography

GEOG 105 Geography of International Affairs

HIST 103 European Civilization since the 13th Century

HIST 161 World History Since 1300

POSC 107 Introduction to International Relations

-Students in the Honors College may take Honors versions of these courses.

-Should you have any further questions please contact the director of the program at the email above.

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