Students majoring in International Studies are required to demonstrate basic proficiency in a modern foreign language. There are many ways in which to complete the requirement for the International Studies major and minor, each of which is detailed below.
Completion of a fourth quarter (or higher level) college language course at UCSD.
Language Course Offerings
It is important to note when sequential language courses are offered and create your academic plan accordingly. A helpful tool is located on Revelle’s Website under the heading “When Language Courses are Offered”.
Language Courses transferred to UCSD from:
Study Abroad/Non-US University
Completion of one (1) upper-division Heritage Language course for a letter grade or P/NP will fulfill the International Studies major language requirement.
LIHL 112. Filipino for Filipino Speakers
LIHL 132. Advanced Filipino for Filipino Speakers
JAPN 100A. Japanese for Bilingual Speakers I
LIHL 115. Korean for Korean Speakers
LIHL 117. Persian for Persian Speakers
LIHL 114. Vietnamese for Vietnamese Speakers
LIHL 124. Intermediate Vietnamese for Vietnamese Speakers
LIHL 134. Advanced Vietnamese for Vietnamese Speakers
Students should take this exam if they have completed four or more years of foreign language in high school, or if they are bilingual. There are two components to the proficiency exam: written and oral. Test scores are not recorded to the academic history unless both the written and oral proficiency exams are passed. Please follow the specific directions closely as is detailed at each individual website.
Proficiency Exam Information:
AP Language Exam
Score of 4 or better completes the International Studies language requirement.
AP Literature Exam
Score of 3 or better completes the International Studies language requirement.
IB Language Exam
Score of 6 or 7 completes the International Studies language requirement.
SAT II Language Exam
Score of 700 or better completes the International Studies language requirement.
Students must meet the following requirements:
Language Verification Form must be completed and submitted to the International Studies Advising Office.