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International Studies Minor

Jay Brown, Director

This program is designed to address the university's mission statement by helping students develop themselves to their full potential as individuals and as members of the world community. Student seeking to add a global dimension to their education are encouraged to add the International Studies Minor. When students add the minor to their degree plan, they must also select either the International Relations or Global Studies/Comparative Studies track. All students with the minor are encouraged to seek out appropriate advising for the minor as early as possible.

Minor Requirements

International Studies

IST 2300 Introduction to International Studies 3 Credits

take one of the following:

Approved Study Abroad course

IST 4393 International Studies Internship 3 Credits

Geography

take one of the following:

GEG 2304 World Geography 3 Credits
GEG 2305 Human Geography 3 Credits

Cultural Studies

take one of the following:

SOC 1302 Cultural Anthropology 3 Credits
REL 1321 Introduction to Comparative Religions 3 Credits

Choose one of the following three tracks:

International Relations Track

POL 4351 International Relations 3 Credits
or

HIS 4351 International Relations 3 Credits
Advanced International Relations

take one of the following:

POL 4316 International Organizations 3 Credits
POL 4321 International Law 3 Credits
POL 4328 International Political Economy 3 Credits
Area Studies

take one of the following:

HIS 4340 Modern Latin America 3 Credits
POL 3331 European Governments 3 Credits
POL 4324 Trial Advocacy & Preparation 3 Credits
POL 4332 Asian History & Politics 3 Credits
POL 4355 History & Politics of the Middle East 3 Credits

Global Studies/Comparative Studies Track

take three of the following:

(other courses may be approved)

BUA 3345 International Business 3 Credits
EDU 3310 Multicultural Education 3 Credits
ENG 2327 Exploring World Lit 3 Credits
ENG 3322 Survey of World Literature 3 Credits
GEG 2304 World Geography 3 Credits
GEG 2305 Human Geography 3 Credits
IST 2310 Comtemp Issues Intl Studies 3 Credits
MCO 4318 Intl & Intercultural Communica 3 Credits
POL 4351 International Relations 3 Credits
POL 4355 History & Politics of the Middle East 3 Credits
PSY 3375 Cultural & International Issues in Psych 3 Credits
SPN 3315 Hispanic History & Culture 3 Credits
SOC 1302 Cultural Anthropology 3 Credits
REL 1321 Introduction to Comparative Religions 3 Credits
REL 2321 Encountering Asian Traditions 3 Credits
REL 2322 Encountering Abrahamic Traditions 3 Credits

GEG 2304, GEG 2305, SOC 1302, REL 1321: if not taken above

POL 4351/HIS 4351 and POL 4355/HIS 4355 are cross-listed course.

History Track

HIS 2303 World History Since 1648 3 Credits
Europe/America History

take one of the following:

HIS 3332 Hist of Brit Empire 3 Credits
HIS 3361 Women in Western World Since 1500 3 Credits
HIS 4322 Foreign Policy of the US 3 Credits

HIS 4322/POL 4322 are cross-listed courses.

Global History

take one of the following:

HIS 4323 History of Democracy 3 Credits
HIS 4324 History of Sub-Saharan Africa 3 Credits
HIS 4340 Modern Latin America 3 Credits
HIS 4343 History of Mexico 3 Credits
HIS 4355 Hist & Pol Mid East 3 Credits
Total Credit Hours: 21

HIS 4355/POL 4355 are cross-listed courses.

Prerequisites must be met for all courses