International Studies, Minor
The minor in international studies provides an interdisciplinary perspective on contemporary global issues, societies, and cultures. International studies minors acquire knowledge that will enable them to understand and contribute to shaping the rapidly evolving global community. The minor in international studies helps prepare students for graduate study or professional careers in a variety of fields in the national and international job markets such as international affairs and public policy, international business and finance, international organizations, and academic research and teaching.
Requirements for the minor include a core set of courses: Introduction to Global Studies, Global Cultures and Society, Global Political Ideologies, Global Political Economy, Human Rights and Global Governance, and Global Environmental Issues. Students also choose both a geographic focus and a global focus to enable them to broaden and deepen areas of knowledge and topics of particular interest. The final requirement is one quarter of the Global and International Studies Forum.
International Studies Minor Requirements
|INTL ST 1||Introduction to Global Studies|
|B. Select one of the following:|
|Global Cultures and Society|
|Global Political Ideologies|
|Global Political Economy|
|Human Rights and Global Governance|
|Global Environmental Issues|
|C. Geographic Focus: Two upper-division courses in one geographic area 1|
|D. Global Focus: Three upper-division courses. At least one must be from Module A.|
|Global Social Movements|
|Global Cities and Slums|
|Global Refugees and Stateless People|
|Case Studies in Global and Planetary Health|
|Global Gender and Sexuality|
|Global Political Ecology|
|Global Food Environment|
|Racism and Global Apartheid|
|Module B 1|
|E. One quarter of INTL ST 183A|
Visit the Global and International Studies website for a list of approved courses. Although some courses are listed in more than one focus, students may not double count a course for both their geographic and global focus. Study abroad counts as one course in the geographic focus.