The International Studies minor allows students to explore a chosen set of issues across disciplinary and international boundaries. They can focus on culture (e.g., literature, art, music, and religion in various countries, and their mutual influences), political economy (e.g., the challenges faced by developing countries of a particular region, as studied by historians, economists, political scientists, geographers, anthropologists, and/or sociologists), human environmental impacts, or any other area of concern.
If they decide to focus on a specific region of the world, they can select a region conforming to conventional continental boundaries (e.g., Europe, Africa, or Latin America), but they can also define regions according to their own interests (e.g., the Mediterranean region, the Spanish-speaking parts of the world, or the Francophone world).
Thus, the International Studies minor supports and recognizes a broad range of ways of engaging with the world beyond the borders of the United States, and fosters critical reflection about one's own place in that world.
For formal description of the program, visit our Course Catalog.
To discuss any questions about the minor program, please contact the Chair or other committee members.