Course Scheduling – MATH and ENG classes

The University System of Georgia Board of Regents has instituted a credit threshold for English and Math courses, to ensure that that students do not put off these basic skills courses until too late in their study plans.  The general idea of general education is to have students master the basic skills they need in their first year or  two years in preparation for their major requirements which will, most likely, require these skills for success. Freshmen admitted Summer 2010 or Fall 2010 are required to take ENGL 1101, ENGL…

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New Change of Major Policy

The Sam Nunn School of International Affairs has instituted a new Change of Major policy for students wishing to major in International Affairs (INTA) or International Affairs and Modern Language (IAML). Non-INTA/IAML/EIA students that want to change to INTA or IAML and have MORE than 60 hours, must:        -Have a minimum 2.3 GPA and        -Have to take at least two INTA courses with a 3.0 GPA or higher in INTA coursework. Non-INTA/IAML/EIA students with less than 60 hours are allowed one unrestricted change of major, keeping with Catalog…

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Choosing a Major

The Sam Nunn School of International Affairs encourages students to explore all the majors at the Institute to make sure they feel comfortable with their chosen majors. There are many ways students can explore other majors at Georgia Tech, including: * Check out the Choosing a Major Career Services website. * Attend the Majors Fair to talk to students and faculty from other majors. * Schedule a meeting with an advisor from another department to talk about requirements and career options * Schedule an appointment with a career advisor to…

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All About Independent Study Courses

Sometimes referred to as a directed study, or special problems, the independent study course allows Nunn School students to work independently with a faculty member on a research topic of the student’s choosing.   Credit for this can vary between one and three hours and is taken on a lette-grade basis.  The credit will count toward an INTA or Free elective. A students interested in an independent study course should meet with a faculty member he or she is interested in working with to talk about research options, decide on a…

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What is a Cluster?

A non-major cluster is a grouping of classes that are related or thematic, like Pre-law, Management, HTS, or Pre-health sciences.  The purpose of the cluster is to give students a secondary area of specialization and provide additional depth to the undergraduate program.  Students are encouraged to use cluster classes towards minors or certificates in other subject areas.  INTA majors must complete a 15-credit non-major cluster, and EIA majors must complete a 9-credit non-major cluster, but for IAML students, the cluster is optional because IAML majors already graduate with significant specializations in…

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How about a Minor in International Affairs?

First, only non-INTA/IAML/EIA majors are eligible for an INTA Minor.  INTA/IAML/EIA majors that wish to pursue a particular concentration should consider a Certificate. Second, yes, the INTA minor requires 18 hours of academic credit. Third, if you declare the minor, you become eligible for priority registration.  Declared minors get priority registration at the start of Phase II for a given term.  You also get access to our Thursday Jobs and other relevant scholarship, fellowship and award opportunities.  While you are not required to declare the minor, you are required to…

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Certificates

INTA offers certificates in Asian Affairs, European Affairs, European Union Studies, Latin American Affairs and International Affairs.  INTA/IAML/EIA majors are ineligible for the International Affairs certificate.  A certificate is awarded upon successful completion of a predetermined, 12-hour cluster of courses approved by the INTA Advisor or a specific INTA faculty member.  Students may apply for the Certificate in International Affairs by submitting the application, listing the courses taken and grades earned toward satisfying the certificate requirements.  The application is due the last day of classes of the term you graduate and certificates…

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Credit for Internships

Nunn School students can earn either academic or audit credit for internships.  Full or part-time, paid or unpaid, credit is available! Audit credit (through C2D2) is available for both paid or unpaid internships. Students are eligible for up to twelve hours of tuition-free audit credit, that allows for full-time enrollment and is recorded on the transcript. Students may also choose to earn academic credit for unpaid internships. Nunn School students participating in full or part-time unpaid internships may earn up to 3 credits for their internship experience.  Students are responsible…

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How to Change Your Major

Changing to INTA/IAML: Download the form from the Registrar’s website. If you are changing into INTA/IAML/EIA, please obtain the appropriate signatures from your current major advisor(s). Make an appointment to see the INTA Advisor to review the curriculum and program regulations. If additional signatures are needed, the INTA Advisor will notify you which advisor to contact. After all signatures have been obtained, be sure to turn in the form to the Registrar’s office on the first floor of Tech Tower. Changing to EIA: Follow steps 1 and 2 above, but…

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