...a Living Learning Center program for students interested in:
The International Studies Living Learning Center is located in Stimson College and is affiliated with the Global Studies Undergraduate College.
Rosa Guerrero, Residence Hall Director
What is the minor in International Studies?
Thousands protest the World Bank and IMF in Washington and Prague. Big Macs are sold in Paris. Zapatista rebels broadcast on the internet from Southern Mexico. One in three South African students will die of AIDS within ten years. Microsoft Corporation is worth more money than Spain makes in a year.
While you have no doubt heard of “globalization,” you might be wondering: “What does it really mean for me?” It means that the world outside of the U.S. is becoming more important to the way we study, work, and, in general, live our lives. It also means that regardless of your major or future plans, a solid understanding of global issues and world cultures will be an essential component of your resume.
The minor in International Studies (department code INT) provides such a background. Through an interdisciplinary and integrated program of study, we examine the major social, economic, and political developments in the world today. In the end, you will have a broader understanding of the world around you -- the opportunities and problems created by global processes, and the possibilities for social activism and change.
You will choose a region of specialization to gain deeper knowledge of a particular part of the world and are urged to spend at least one semester abroad.
You do not have to live in Stimson College to minor in International Studies. However, if you are a residential student we encourage you to do so.
What are the requirements of the minor?
Any undergraduate student at Stony Brook may minor in International Studies, regardless of academic major or where you live.
The minor requires 20 credits, all completed with a letter grade of C or higher. The course requirements are summarized below. For a detailed description of the requirements, refer to the SUNY Stony Brook Undergraduate Bulletin.
Note: With approval from the director, study abroad may substitute for the courses related to the regional area of study.
What activities take place in the International Studies LLC?
You will benefit from the interdisciplinary nature of a Living Learning Center, which breeds cooperation among students with diverse backgrounds. Peer advising, tutoring and college skills training are provided to all Living Learning Center students.
Students in the International Studies Living Learniing Center have been involved in projects such as: