International Studies

Curriculum - Minor

Flags hanging from ceiling on campusThe International Studies minor requires 21-24 credit hours of courses. A grade of "C" (2.0) or better is required in all courses counted toward the minor.

Core Requirements

Students must complete 12 credit hours of core courses. Courses used to satisy this requirement may not be used to satisfy concentration requirements.

  • INT 105 - Introduction to International Studies
  • INT 300 - Interdisciplinarity and International Studies
  • At least two additional core courses from at least two different categories:
    • Geographic/Environmental Awareness. One of:
      • BIO 150 - Humans and Ecology
      • EVS 195 - Introduction to Environmental Studies
      • EVS 205 - Global Environmental Issues
      • GGY 140 - Introduction to Human Geography
      • GGY 180 - World Geography I
      • GGY 181- World Geography II
      • OCN 150 - Introduction to Oceanography
    • Political/Economic Awareness. One of:
      • ECN 250 - Capitalism and the Global Market
      • ECN 326 - Comparative Economic Systems
      • INT 200 - Global Capitalism and its Discontents
      • PLS 111 - Politics and Government in Global Perspective
      • PLS 220 - Introduction to International Relations
    • Social/Cultural Awareness. One of:
      • ANT 105 - Introduction to Anthropology
      • ANT 205 - Human Societies
      • ENG 111 - Introduction to Literature Global Emphasis
      • ENG 225 - World Literature to 1600
      • ENG 226 - World Literature since 1600
      • FNA 101 - Cultures of the World through Music and Dance
      • HST 103 - Introduction to Global History 1500-1848
      • HST 104 - Introduction to Global History since 1848
      • PAR 230 - Judaism, Christianity, and Islam
      • PAR 232 - Asian Religions

International Experience Requirement

Students must complete 3 credit hours of international experience. This will normally involve Study Abroad, but other options are possible as approved by the Director of International Studies. Courses fulfilling this requirement may count towards other requirements in the major.

Concentration Requirements

Students must complete at least three additional courses from one of the International Studies Thematic Concentrations:

Two of the courses must be selected from the 300-level or above.

Please Note:

  • some courses have prerequisites or co-requisites.
  • Study Abroad courses often fulfill concentration requirements.
  • courses with an * count only if topic is if applicable to the concentration.