International Studies Minor

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College: College of Social Sciences & Professional Studies

Requirements for the International Studies Minor

The international studies minor consists of 18 credits.

Required Course
INTS 100Introduction to International Studies3
Core Elective Courses
Select six credits from two different departments of the following: 16
Anthropology
Cultural Anthropology
Peoples of Southeast Asia
Anthropology of Language
Livelihoods, Exchange, and Globalization
Migration and Immigration
Environmental Anthropology
International Development and Change
Business
Business Communication for International Students
Communication
Global Media
Criminal Justice
Restorative Justice
Violence
Comparative and International Criminal Justice Systems
Economics
Economic Development
International Economics
English
Modern and Contemporary British Literature
Pre-1800 World Literature
Post-1800 World Literature
Film Genres
Finance
Management of Financial Institutions
International Financial Management
French
French Civilization and Culture
Fieldwork in French
Geography
Political Geography
History
History of Modern Middle East
History of Islam
Arab-Israeli Conflict
History of Britain II: 1603 to Present
International Studies
Practicum: Global Skills in Culture and Language
Practicum: Global Skills in Political and Economic Systems
Management
Global Management
Marketing
Global Marketing
Modern Languages
Paris: The City and the People (in English)
Post-1800 World Literature
Music
World Music
Political Science
European Politics
The Politics of Developing Nations
Popular Music, Human Rights and Democratization
Fascism, Nazism, and the Contemporary Radical Right
The Latin American Left
African Politics
Women, Power and Politics
Sustainable Management
Marketing for a Sustainable World
Environmental and Sustainability Policy
Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainability
International Development and Sustainability
Sociology
Social Institutions in Contemporary China
Society and Environment
International Development and Change
Spanish
Latin American Civilization and Culture
Spanish and Spanish-American Literature to 1700
Spanish Literature Since 1700
Spanish American Literature Since 1700
Elective Course Options
Choose one option9
Total Credits18

Elective Course Options


Elective options allow students to focus on an area of interest within the broad scope of International Studies. Choose three 3-credit courses, in consultation with an International Studies adviser, that meet the requirements from one of the option areas listed below.

Every semester, a list of currently approved courses for each option is available from your adviser, the Center for International Studies office and the department website. That list may include some of the core elective courses.

Students may also propose an individually designed option, subject to the approval of the Center for International Studies Steering Committee.

Option A - Globalization and Development
Focuses on the processes of political, economic, and sociocultural change that accompany globalization and development, with an emphasis on developing nations. Courses that traditionally fit well for this option come from the following disciplines: Communication, Economics, Environmental Studies, Finance, Geography, History, Political Science, Sustainable Management. However, consultation with advisers is highly recommended. 

Option B - International Relations
Focuses on the major interactions among nations, including politics, trade and intercultural communication. Also includes consideration of international organizations and non- governmental organizations. Courses that traditionally fit well for this option should be drawn from the following disciplines: Criminal Justice, History, Political Science, Environmental Studies, Sustainable Management. However, consultation with advisers is highly recommended. 

Option C - Comparative Cultures and Societies
Focuses on cross-cultural and comparative study of societies and cultures, including the arts, literature, politics, and social organization. Courses that traditionally fit well for this option come from the following disciplines: Communication, English, Geography, History, Political Science, Spanish, Sociology. However, consultation with advisers is highly recommended. 

Option D - International Commerce
Focuses on commercial and economic relations among nations, including a business perspective as well as national economic policy. Courses that traditionally fit well for this option come from the following disciplines: Business, Economics, Finance, Management, Marketing, Sustainable Management. However, consultation with advisers is highly recommended.