The International Studies minor is an interdisciplinary minor, comprised of a cluster of foreign culture, language, and international affairs courses with a largely contemporary focus. It provides the students with enhanced understanding of the conditions in the rest of the world that are making themselves felt in the daily lives of Americans. In addition to the general liberal arts goal of broadening students’ horizons of awareness of other peoples and places, the minor offers a valuable complementary education for many career-oriented and pre-professional programs of study. The minor provides three principal categories of an international education: competency in a second language, knowledge of other cultures, and appreciation of global interdependence among nations.
For further information, contact the International Studies Minor Advisor, Dr. Oya Ozkanca, Department of Politics, Philosophy, and Legal Studies.
Student Learning Outcomes:
Students will be able to:
- Draw effectively on primary and/or secondary sources to analyze a multicultural and/or international topic from a political, historical, economic, legal, cultural, religious, or geographic perspective.
- Communicate in a language other than English at an intermediate level.
- Communicate effectively orally and in writing about a multicultural and/or international topic.
The requirements for an International Studies minor are 26 credits as follows: