About the Minor

International Studies Minor - Overview

A minor in International Studies supports the University’s mission of encouraging global citizenship by applying a scholarly framework to the processes of globalization in an increasingly interconnected world and the opportunity to examine the process of globalization using an interdisciplinary perspective. For some students, the major’s requirement to study abroad and proficiency in a second language presents a challenge, thus the minor adds an international dimension as well a professional component to any program of study. The student learning outcomes for this minor include:  

1)    the ability to analyze regional and global issues from economic, political, and cultural perspectives;

2)    the ability to gather information and use interdisciplinary analysis skills to critically evaluate regional and global issues;

3)    proficiency in formal written and oral communication;

4)    the skills you need to build an international career.

Courses Required

INTL 210 (Introduction to International Studies) is a starting point covering both the basics of research, writing and presentation while also introducing students to the idea of interdisciplinary research and the ability to analyze regional and global issues from economic, politics and cultural perspectives.

INTL 220 (Introduction to Culture), PSCI 240 (Introduction to International Relations) and ECON 305 (or 306) are designed to cover the fundamentals of the drivers of globalization and, together with INTL 410 (Global Issues Analysis), enable students to engage with information gathering and interdisciplinary analysis to critically evaluate regional and global issues.

INTL 387 (International Education Week) offers an intensive 1 unit survey of research being done here on campus as well as many practical avenues for employment while INTL 320 (Career Workshop) is uniquely designed to support students looking for international careers.

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MINOR

Students must earn a minimum grade of C- in all required courses for the minor.

INTL 210 Introduction to International Studies (4)

INTL 220 Introduction to Culture (3)

PSCI 240 Introduction to International Relations (3)

ECON 305 International Economics & Globalization (3) or

ECON 306. Economics of the Developing World (3)

INTL 410 Global Issues Analysis (4)

INTL 320 (career workshop) (1)                 

INTL 387 International Education Week Colloquium (1)

For further information contact the International Studies Program Leader.