The International Studies Program

The primary purpose of the minor in international studies is to give participants a global awareness and broader perspective of the modern world. A secondary purpose is the development of skills in speaking, writing and reading a second language in order to enhance cross-cultural understanding. Sponsored by the Department of Modern and Classical Languages, the international studies minor consists of either a concentration for a liberal arts major, or a minor with a language and culture area concentration

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Results

Students who minor in international studies develop global awareness and a broad perspective of the modern world, and are prepared to participate in multilingual and multicultural communities in the United States and abroad. 

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Requirements for a Minor in International Studies

Both the International Studies Concentration and International Studies Minor require the completion of 18 credit hours. The Concentration/Minor is available in the language areas of French, German, Italian and Spanish. All language, culture and history requirements must be completed in the same area (e.g., French, German, Italian or Spanish). A maximum of six (6) credit hours of requirements can be used to fulfill requirements for the Core and/or a major or additional minor. 

Modern and Classical Languages and Culture (9 credits)
6 credits at the 300 level
3 credits of Culture and Civilization (400 number)

History (3 credits)
3 credits at the 200 level in a course that corresponds to the language

Societies and Religion (3 credits)
3 credits—selected from SO 217 Sociology of Religion, AN 242
Anthropology of Religion, RS 241 World Religions

Elective (3 credits)
The student may take additional courses in the areas listed above or select from a list of approved electives. A current list of approved electives for the International Studies Program can be obtained in the Modern and Classical Languages office. 

  • Learning Objectives

    The primary purpose of the minor in International Studies is to give participants a global awareness and a broader perspective of the modern world. A secondary purpose is the development of skills and abilities in speaking, writing, and reading a second language in order to enhance cross-cultural understanding. We strongly encourage students who minor in International Studies to consider study abroad.