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International Studies

Requirements for the Minor

Required Courses:

GEO 101 World Geography
IS 101 Introduction to International Studies
PS 104 International Relations

Plus, one of the following:

FR 202 Intermediate French II
GER 202 Intermediate German II
SPA 202 Intermediate Spanish II

Plus, two additional 200-level or above electives from the same discipline and that lie outside the student’s declared major:

PS 204 Model United Nations (x4)
PS 222 Political Ideologies
PS 232 European Politics
PS 233 Politics in Developing Countries
PS 235 African Politics
PS 236 Russian Politics
PS 254 Political Science Seminar
PS 255 Political Science Seminar
PS 331 Geopolitics
PS 332 U.S. Foreign Policy
PS 342 Politics and the Economy
PS 431 International Law and Organization
HIS 241 Early Modern France, 1600-1815
HIS 242 England: The Age of Elizabeth I
HIS 243 England: The Age of Empire
HIS 245 19th Century Europe
HIS 246 20th Century Europe
HIS 251 Medieval and Early Modern Russia
HIS 252 Modern Russia
HIS 253 The Baptism of Rus: A History of Religion in Russia
HIS 261 China
HIS 262 Japan
HIS 271 Latin America to 1825
HIS 272 Latin America from 1825
HIS 281 Africa to 1800
HIS 282 Africa since 1800
HIS 303 The Vietnam War
HIS 305 Marriage, Family and Sexuality in History
HIS 307 Monarchs and Dynasties
HIS 308 Cold War
HIS 311 South Africa
HIS 312 Topics in History and Film
HIS 410 Historical Methods and Analysis
HIS 420 Historiography
HIS 590 Internship (with international content)
SOC 215 Women in Cross-Cultural Perspective
SOC 590 Internship

Any major may be combined with a minor in international studies. However, the required two upper division electives in the international studies minor may not be met using courses from the student’s major.


What can you do with an International Studies degree?

Imagine yourself an ambassador, cultural anthropologist, ESL teacher, international salesperson, international intelligence analyst, international news reporter, or transportation specialist.