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International Studies Minor

The minor is designed to enable students to be better prepared for positions with government, business, or industry with international connections. It strives to develop foreign language skills; helps to provide an opportunity for students to study abroad; and seeks to promote international understanding.

Dr. Karen Sorenson serves as coordinator for this minor. Drs. Matthew Kenney and Karen Sorenson are able to advise students regarding the minor's requirements.

Requirements: 18 Credit Hours

INTS 2000 - Introduction International Studies 3 or
POLS 2070 - International Politics 3

Select five (5) courses below from a minimum of three different disciplines:

AAST 2500 - Africana Women Across Cultures 3

COMM 309A - International Communication: Broadcast Media 3

COMM 309B - International Communication: Corporate Communication 3

COMM 309C - International Communication: Print and Web Journalism 3

COMM 309D - International Communication: Media Technologies 3

COMM 309E - International Communication: Public Relations 3

ECON 4410 - History of Economic Thought 3

ECON 4610 - International Economics 3

FIN 3510 - International Finance 3

FREN 3220 - Phonetics and Conversation in French 3

FREN 3320 - French Civilization 3

FREN 3330 - Quebec Literature and Culture 3

FREN 3410 - Business French 3

GEOG 1020 - Geography of Europe, the Americas, and Australia 3

GEOG 1030 - Geography of Africa, Asia, and Oceania 3

GEOG 3110 - Geography of the United States and Canada 3

GEOG 3750 - Geography of the African World 3

GERM 3220 - Phonetics and Conversation in German 3

GERM 3410 - Business German 3

GERM 3520 - German Civilization, Culture and Geography II 3

HIST 3360 - Modern Europe 1919 to Present 3

HIST 3410 - Modern Germany 3

HIST 3450 - Africa Since 1800 3

HIST 3470 - Modern Latin America 3

HIST 3520 - A History of Modern China 3

HIST 3620 - Modern Japan 3

HIST 3760 - The Middle East Since 1600 3

HIST 3820 - History of Modern Korea 3

HIST 4730 - US Foreign Relations Since 1890 3

MGT 4110 - International Management 3

MKT 3410 - International Marketing 3

MUS 2030 - World Music 3

PHIL 2200 - Religion and the World 3

PHIL 380A - Comparative World Religions 3

PHIL 380B - Islam as a World View 3

POLS 3010 - Comparative Politics 3

POLS 3020 - American Foreign Policy 3

POLS 3070 - Theories of International Relations 3

POLS 3110 - British Politics and Government 3

POLS 3120 - European Politics 3

POLS 3140 - Latin American Politics 3

POLS 3160 - African Politics 3

POLS 4170 - Power, Morality, International Relations 3

SOC 2500 - Cultural Anthropology 3

SOC 3050 - Race and Ethnicity 3

SOC 3070 - Families Across Cultures 3

SOC 3750 - Population Dynamics 3

SPAN 3220 - Phonetics and Conversation in Spanish 3

SPAN 3410 - Business Spanish 3

SPAN 3520 - Spanish Civilization II 3

SPAN 3620 - Spanish American Civilization II 3

Additional Requirements: 3-6 Credit Hours

Three to six (3-6) semester hours of study abroad are required for the international studies minor. These hours are applied to study taken outside the United States and must receive prior approval as a part of the minor by the coordinator of the International Studies program. Examples for Study Abroad are listed below–

Exchange program with Mid-Sweden University (12-18) hours.  Semester study courses are taught in English and Swedish.

FREN 3040 - Study Abroad 6-8
FREN 3050 - Semester Study in France 6-15
GERM 3040 - Study Abroad in German Speaking Countries 6-8
HIST 4910 - History Abroad 3-6
SPAN 3040 - Study Abroad Program in Spanish: Spain and Spanish-America 6-8
SPAN 304B - Study Abroad; Spain 6-8