Minor in International Studies

The minor in international studies is designed to increase the global awareness and cross-cultural sensitivity of graduates. Students may focus on one of the following five world regions: Latin America, Europe, Asia, Africa, or Middle East; or one of the following three global topics areas: Global Conflict, Global Culture, or Global Economy.

The minor in international studies is an 18-hour program consisting of 1) a required core course, 2) one or two courses of upper-division directed electives dealing with global issues, 3) two courses in the world area or topic of concentration, and 4) a travel-study course. Courses taken to fulfill requirements for a major cannot be applied to the minor.

Students pursuing a minor in international studies are encouraged to complete 6-8 hours in a foreign language before graduation. Students wishing to pursue the International Studies minor should consult with an advisor in the Center for Global Education.

  1. Core course:

    INTS 3300: Global Relations and Issues

  2. Directed Electives: (3-6 hours)
  3. Concentration area: (6 hours)
    1. Asia
    2. Europe
    3. Latin America
    4. Africa
    5. Middle East
    6. Global Conflict
    7. Global Culture
    8. Global Economy
  4. Travel-Study Experience: (3-6 hours)