International Studies

Minor in International Studies

Coordinator: Amelia J. Harris, Academic Dean

The minor in international studies is designed to provide students with understanding of the economic and political structures, languages and literatures, history and interrelationships of cultures other than their own. It is particularly suited to enhance the education of students majoring in English or history, concentrating in business, economics, or political science, or pursuing a College Major involving foreign languages. The student will plan a coherent curriculum in consultation with the international studies coordinator and the advisor of the
academic major.

The minor will include:

I. Six semester hours in one foreign language beyond the general education requirements. Students may select French, German, or Spanish. Foreign students whose native language is not English may satisfy this requirement with six semester hours of English literature.

II. Six semester hours chosen from the following courses:

ECO 4100 History of Economic Thought
POL 3050 Northern European Government and Politics
POL 3060 Southern European Government and Politics
POL 4810 International Relations
HIS 3440/4440 Contemporary History of the Western World

III. Six semester hours chosen from the following courses in consultation with the international studies coordinator:

COM 3210 Introduction to Film Analysis
ECO 3120 International Trade and Policy
ENG 3060 Western Literary Tradition II
HIS 3430/4430 Modern Europe from 1890 to 1945
HIS 3460/4460 Intellectual History of Europe in the 20th Century
HIS 3515/4515 History of Modern Russia
POL 4820 American Foreign Policy
SPA 3890 Studies in Hispanic Culture and Literature in Translation