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 1||6|
|Select one course that explores a non-American culture. Examples include: 2||3|
|Local Cultures, Global Issues|
|Gender/Sex/Sexuality (WS 211)|
|Russian Cultural and Intellectual 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|
|Globalization and International Business|
|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.|
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/culture or anthropology can all satisfy this requirement.
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.