Minor

The minor in International Studies requires a minimum of 18 semester credits. Students seeking a minor in International Studies must: complete two core courses plus courses in geographic regional studies and a topical module; demonstrate proficiency in a language relevant to the selected geographic region; participate in a required study, service or work abroad. NOTE: The minor must include a minimum of 9 credits not used to meet any other department, college, or university requirement.

International Studies Core (6 credits)


Each student must complete two required core courses:

  • INTST 235 “Introduction to International Studies” (3 cr.)
  • INTST 430 “Seminar in International Studies” (3 cr.)

Topical Module (6 credits)

Students must complete 6 credits of coursework (at least 3 credits at the 300+ level) from one of the following topics:

  • Global Environmental Issues
  • Globalization and Economic Development
  • International Issues in Science and Technology
  • International Communication
  • International Conflict
  • Social and Cultural Change

Geographic Region (6 credits)

Students must complete 6 credits of coursework (at least 3 credits at the 300+ level) from one of the following regions:

  • Africa & Middle East
  • Asia
  • Latin America
  • Western Europe
  • Russia, East Europe & Central Asia

View course list for Topical Modules and Geographic Regions

Fulfillment of World Language Proficiency

Students must complete or have language proficiency equivalent to two years of college-level study of a world language that is relevant to the selected geographic region.

Study, Service or Work Abroad

A minimum of three weeks of international experience (study, service, or internship) is required. Students must earn a minimum of 3 credits for their international experience. Up to 9 credits of coursework taken abroad can be applied to the minor with the approval of the International Studies program director.

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