Minor in International Studies
Program Contact: Sean Duffy 203-582-8324
A minor program in international studies is designed to stress connections between “classroom” learning and the international experience as well as to increase program options available to students with an interest in international studies who are pursuing major programs of study in fields such as English, history, legal studies, communications, political science, psychology, social services, sociology and Spanish, as well as programs in business and the health sciences. Students pursuing a minor in international studies are required to complete 18 credits in four years. Students are encouraged to meet with the international studies adviser to declare the minor by the end of their sophomore year or early in their junior year.
International Studies Minor Curriculum
Students are required to satisfy the following requirements within the 18-credit minor; at least 6 credits must be completed at the 300 level.
|Select two world language courses at the 200-level or above 1||6|
|Select one course that explores a non-American culture. Examples include: 2||3|
|Local Cultures, Global Issues: Introduction to Cultural Anthropology|
|Latin American Societies and Cultures (LAS 223)|
|Peoples of Africa|
|Anthropology of Health and Medicine|
|Russian Cultural and Intellectual History|
|History of Modern China/Asian Studies|
|History of Modern Japan/Asian Studies|
|African History and Culture|
|Select one course in international business/economics at the introductory or advanced level depending on the student’s major concentration:||3|
|Globalization and International Business|
|Select one course in geography, philosophy or political science. Examples include:||3|
|Introduction to Geography|
|Living Religions of the World|
|Thought and Work of Albert Schweitzer (SL:Service Learning)|
|Human Rights: Theory and Practice (PO 337)|
|Introduction to International Relations|
|Topics in International Relations|
|International Law (LE 317)|
|Topics in Comparative Government|
|Middle Eastern History and Politics|
|Topics in African Politics|
|Select one capstone course in international studies:|
|PO 321||Comparative Government 3||3|
In languages without advanced course offerings, students may complete two courses in a second language where the first language was pursued through the 102 course.
Courses offered in history, art, comparative literature or anthropology can all satisfy this requirement.
Required course for all students who choose to minor in international studies.
Students are encouraged, but not required, to take off-campus studies, either in the form of a study abroad or an internship in, for example, Washington, D.C.