Minor in International Studies

Program Contact: Sean Duffy   203-582-8324

A minor 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 another field. Students pursuing a minor in International Studies are required to complete 18 credits distributed across relevant curricular areas. 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 16
Select one course that explores a non-American culture. Examples include: 23
Local Cultures, Global Issues
Gender/Sex/Sexuality (WS 211)
Russian Cultural and Intellectual History
Irish History
Blood and Revolution in China/ Asian Studies
Japan's Modern Empire/Asian Studies
African History and Culture
History of India
Italy: A Journey Through Its Food, History and Culture (in Eng.)
Italian Cinema (in Eng.)
Select one course in international business/economics at the introductory or advanced level depending on the student’s major concentration:3
International Economics
Globalization and International Business
International Marketing
Negotiating Internationally
Select one course in geography, philosophy or political science. Examples include:3
Introduction to Geography
Human and Economic Geography
Diverse Global Philosophies
Philosophy of War and Peace (PO 312)
Human Rights: Theory and Practice (PO 337)
Introduction to International Relations
International Law (LE 317)
Middle Eastern History and Politics
Topics in African Politics
Complete a capstone course in international studies, decided in consultation with the international studies advisor.
Total Credits15

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.