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The International Studies Minor (21 credit hours) enhances understanding of global issues and the various countries and cultures of the world. Students who minor in International Studies gain awareness of intercultural differences and patterns of international affairs. Minors also learn how global linkages in the world’s economy, politics, media, culture, and natural environment can bring benefits, but also increase international tensions.
The minor uses an interdisciplinary approach. Over 70 courses that fulfill program requirements are offered in the departments of Economics, English, Geography, History/Philosophy, Management & Marketing, Modern Languages, Political Science, Sociology/Anthropology and others. Study abroad and foreign language learning are not required for the minor, but are highly encouraged because they enhance the ability of college graduates to understand foreign cultures, function effectively in other countries, and find international jobs.