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International Studies Minor

Political Science
College of Liberal Arts
  • Program Type: Undergraduate minor related to major
  • Requirements for this program are current for Fall 2018
  • Required credits in this minor: 25
The international studies minor increases students' familiarity with their global surroundings and their understanding of important global issues and concerns. It provides them with an awareness of various aspects of international relations and an appreciation of the challenges and opportunities confronting specific world regions.
Program Delivery
This program is available:
  • via classroom (the majority of instruction is face-to-face)
Minor Requirements
Foreign language study is strongly recommended. A study abroad experience is encouraged.
Lower Division Core Requirements (13 cr)
ANTH 1604 - Cultural Anthropology [LE CAT6, LEIP CAT06, SOC SCI, GLOBAL PER] (4.0 cr)
GEOG 1205 - Our Globalizing World [SOC SCI, GLOBAL PER] (3.0 cr)
INTS 1010 - Introduction to International Studies [GLOBAL PER] (3.0 cr)
POL 1050 - International Relations [LE CAT8, LEIP CAT08, GLOBAL PER] (3.0 cr)
Upper Division Electives (12 cr)
Students take at least 3 courses from at least 2 different subjects, such as GER, POL, or WS. The approved list of courses is available within the INTS major Thematic and Regional Electives areas. Students propose 12 credits at or above the 2xxx level. Students may apply study abroad, including short-term programs, other appropriate courses, or INTS courses with approval from the INTS director. Other courses must be approved by the INTS director prior to the completion of the courses.
(At least one proposed course of at least 3 credits must be at the 3xxx level or higher.)
 
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ANTH 1604 - Cultural Anthropology (LE CAT6, LEIP CAT06, SOC SCI, GLOBAL PER)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Introduction to representative cultures of the world and to concepts and methods of cultural anthropology, focusing on range of variation and degree of uniformity in human behavior and in cultural adaptations.
GEOG 1205 - Our Globalizing World (SOC SCI, GLOBAL PER)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
This course analyzes the relationship between the environment, economic development, culture, and politics by examining human geography in the context of global regions. This course introduces core concepts in human geography such as space, place, and scale, and globalization, and applies those concepts to understand the diversity of our globalizing world. Topics from the impact of climate change, to colonialism, the geography of agriculture, urbanization, geopolitics, and ethnic and national identities are explored.
INTS 1010 - Introduction to International Studies (GLOBAL PER)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Introduction to the field of International Studies, examination of the implications of our global world, and analysis of a selection of issues in contemporary international affairs.
POL 1050 - International Relations (LE CAT8, LEIP CAT08, GLOBAL PER)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Introduction to contemporary international politics: levels of analysis; the international system; nation-state behavior; foreign policy decision making; economic and defense policy issues.