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Undergraduate: International Studies
International Studies (INT)
The interdisciplinary minor in International Studies provides an integrated view of global processes through a critical examination of the world's institutions, ideas, cultures, and historical traditions. Students should develop a strong grasp of current social, political, and economic developments in the world, and be able to apply this knowledge to analyze both the opportunities and problems created by global processes, and the possibilities for social activism and change. The minor is open to all undergraduates regardless of academic major or place of residence. As part of the minor requirements, students select a world region to study from among the following: Africa, Asia, Europe, Eurasia (post-Soviet states including Russia), Latin America/the Caribbean, and the Middle East. Students are strongly encouraged to participate in study abroad programs. With the approval of the director, credits earned for courses taken abroad may count toward fulfillment of the minor. In addition, the minor is a living learning center program affiliated with Stimson International College. Students are encouraged to live in Stimson College and actively participate in college events, but this is not required for completion of the minor.
Degrees and Requirements
Requirements for the Minor in International Studies (INT)
All courses offered for the minor must be passed with a letter grade of C or higher.
Completion of the minor requires 20 credits.
- INT 201 Democracy and Capitalism
- Two courses chosen from the following:
- AMR 101 Local and Global: National Boundaries and World-Systems
- ANT 102 What Makes Us Human?
- ANT 230 Peoples of the World
- EUR 101 The Foundations of European Culture
- EUR 201 The Development of European Culture
- LIN 101 Introduction to Linguistics
- PHI 105 Politics and Society
- POL 101 World Politics
- POL 103 Introduction to Comparative Politics
- SOC 105 Introduction to Sociology
3. Three courses (9 credits) from any department focusing on the student's regional area of study. Two of these courses must be numbered 300 or higher.
4. INT 401 Global Social Problems
with prior approval of the faculty director will study abroad be considered as a substitute for Requirement 3.
Students should declare the International Studies minor during their sophomore year or the beginning of the junior year, at which time they consult the director and plan their course of study.